The Celtic Music Radio CD Album of the Week is the debut album from The Cujo Family
Listen to Edmund McKay talk to The Cujo’s on Saturday 27 August at 12 noon and at 12 midnight and on Monday 29 August at 6.00pm.
The Cujo Family were formed over two years ago in the foothills of Wicklow, Ireland and since then have been rolling and rocking around the country, quickly becoming the talk of the town and the city. Their brand of music is pure and heartfelt and they know how to kick up a storm.
It has been labeled country and folk-rock but they have taken these genres and truly made them their own. They have been linked to such bands as Old Crow Medicine Show, The Pogues and The Band; a rock group with a keen sense of lyrical melody, close harmonies and a cache of traditional instruments. Giving a nod to the past they are very much of their own time and place.
The group is Gavin McCabe (vocals, guitar); Will Slattery (vocals, guitar, banjo); Reuben Poutch (keepin the beat); Hook (bass, vocals); Joni Kelly (fiddle, vocals); Luke Deignan (mandolin) and Christina ‘Banjo’ Gallagher (banjo, dobro).
Live shows are a journey through waltzing ballads, foot stomping hoe downs and good old fashioned rockers.
Since their inception in the seaside town of Bray in Co. Wicklow, the family have done the festival circuit of Ireland, from the rootsy bluegrass of Dunmore East to the vast fields of The Electric Picnic and The Life Festival. Not to mention tearing the roof of gateway’s festival in support of Kila as well as being seasoned campaigners on the festival circuit, this gang of reprobates have played numerous bars across the country including Sweeney’s (le Cirk), Whelan’s, The Village, The Button Factory (Dublin Temple Bar music centre) and Monroe’s of Galway, to name, quite literally, but a few.
Album of the Week is presented this week by Edmund McKay who will be talking to some of the “Family”on Saturday 27 August at 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday 29 August at 6.00pm.