Music from the Heart

Davey Long - Last Train to Tupelo (single)

Davey Long is a songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist  from Kilkenny City who is well known in the Irish music scene. He has appeared on several albums including Celtic Woman’s GRAMMY nominated Destiny, The Fundamentals Past and Present Collide, Edisons Little Bohemia, The Kilkennys The Colour Of Freedom, Emma Langford’s Sowing Acorns and The Barnets’ forthcoming LP.  Davey co-wrote On The Carousel for Drops Of Green and the song went on to win an ASLR Celtic Music Award.  

As a member of The Kilkennys, Davey wrote for the band and toured extensively worldwide.  He has performed at many prestigious music festivals including Milwaukee Irish Fest, Zwarte Cross, Temple Bar Tradfest and Smithwicks Source in support of Bob Dylan.  Davey’s poetry has been shortlisted for the Kilkenny Arts Office 2021 Poetry Broadsheet.  His song Lampedusa has been featured by the charity OPEN ARMS in their social media campaigns highlighting the urgent migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.

Last Train to Tupelo’ is the second single from Davey Long’s upcoming debut solo album Eitilt, which will be released in September 2021. The album is produced by Davey Long and mixed by Martin O'Neill, Martin Quinn and The Production Suite. The songs range in sound and influence from Americana to folk to rock.  Eitilt features contributions by many fine Irish musicians including Sara Ryan, Dave Gough, Rob Larkin, Kealan Kenny, Shane O’Dwyer, James Delahunty and others.

Nearly twenty years ago, Davey Long was given a book by his father. ‘Last Train to Memphis’ was written by Peter Guralnick, and it painted for Long an intimate picture of the life of the young artist. Years later, he is ready to share the song which the book inspired.

Last Train to Tupelo’ impressively straddles the genres of folk, rock, blues, country and Americana, and is evocative of artists from J.J. Cale and Jason Isbell, to Muscle Shoals and Eric Clapton. It takes you back to the golden rock'n'roll era. It's catchy, joyful with undeniable respect hidden beneath. The King would surely be proud.

"All The Southern girls still waitin’ at the station

For a blue-eyed King of rock n’ roll

He’s Just a Country boy

On the last train to Tupelo"

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