Tuesday, May 25, 2010

the universe is laughing

I frequently write about the Irish folk/pop duo, The Guggenheim Grotto, because, well, frankly, I adore them. I've seen them live several times and have had the opportunity to meet and chat with them. Not only can these boys sing, but they are really nice guys

(This was Spring 2009 and yes, my hair changes that often.)

The Guggenheim Grotto has just released their new CD, The Universe is Laughing.  Their spring tour featured a preview of some of the songs from it and they were really good. (And it was nice to hear some new stuff, since I have just about worn out all their other CDs.)  Here's a little taste of what the CD has to offer...

The Grotto are doing two "residencies" this summer... one in NYC and the other in Philly.  Both of these cities are close enough to be a temptation for me.  Countrymouse's sister lives in New York City and my baby brother lives in Greater Philadelphia, so I have no excuse.  I've determined I'll make one of these show, just have to decide which one (or two or three).  The poster for the residencies (below) was designed by Kelly Dyson.  Whatcha think?  You can check out more of her work here.  Me?  I love it and think it would look awesome hanging in my kitchen.  It's available as a tee shirt for a limited time.  I don't really do graphic tees, but I am seriously considering making an exception.

Have a listen and let me know what you think and if you live near Philly or NYC, go see them in June.  It'll be worth the effort.


  1. They have a unique sound! I like them...especially the first song!

  2. Thank you so much for the suggestion! I will check them out!

  3. That is a great poster and would look fabulous as a wall hanging.


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