Luka Bloom Looks Back And Ahead On Dreams In America

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Irish singer-songwriter Luka Bloom will release his new album, Dreams In America, on September 28 via Compass records.

The album’s fifteen tracks find the soulful folkie re-interpreting songs from his storied career. Bloom, who’s moniker comes in part form Suzanne Vega’s 1987 hit “Luka,” recorded new, solo-acoustic versions of songs like “The Acoustic Motorbike,” “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself” and “Blackberry Time.” There are also a few live, full-band versions of songs thrown in, like “Sunny Sailor Boy” and “Love Is A Monsoon,” as well as a news song, a take on the traditional “Lord Franklin.”

“I’m allergic to nostalgia,” says Bloom. “Long nights reminiscing about the good old days are a bit of a yawn to me. Much more excited by the good now days, the next song, the next gig, the seed of the next record….And yet, perhaps it’s ok to press the pause button for a moment, and reflect a tiny bit on experiences over a period of time. Not dwell too long; just feel it again, pay respect to the places and the people.”

Bloom will hit the road at the end of the month in support of Dreams In America. Check out the tour dates below:

Friday, September 24 – Stone Mountain Arts Center – Brownfield, ME

Saturday, September 25 – Narrows Center for the Arts – Fall River, MA

Sunday, September 26 – McGann’s Irish Pub – Boston, MA

Tuesday, September 28 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT

Friday, October 1 – Kitty Carlisle Hart Theatre at The Egg – Albany, NY

Saturday, October 2 – Berrie Center for Performing & Visual Arts – Mahwah, NJ

Sunday, October 3 – City Winery – New York, NY

Thursday, October 7 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA

Friday, October 8 – The Barns at Wolftrap – Vienna, VA

Saturday, October 9 – Rams Head Tavern & Onstage – Annapolis, MD


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