June 12, 2017
Avourneen on CPR
Follow the link below to hear Adam’s Saint Patrick’s Day interview on Colorado Matters!
“When listening to Avourneen’s 2014 debut album, Beloved, one might think they are hearing the latest work from The Decemberists. However, Colin Meloy’s gang are not the group behind Avourneen’s modern Irish folk music. “Celtic music is the overarching theme for us, but we cover a whole range of folk idioms via a whole range of different instruments,” Avourneen’s guitarist, harmonica player, and vocalist, Adam Goldstein, recently told AXS. “I play guitar and harmonica, CL Morden plays violin and Aeryk Parker, our talented multi-instrumentalist, plays Irish drum (called the ‘bodhran’), tin whistle, saxophone and flute. Even someone with only passing familiarity with Irish music could find something to appreciate in just the instrumentation.” All the members of this Denver-based Irish folk trio offered their opinions and perspectives in this exclusive interview.”
We’re on TV!
Thanks to Eden Lane for the shout-out on this week’s episode of “In Focus.” Check out the video here:
Thanks for the coverage!
Letter to WERU radio, Belfast, ME
Adam Goldstein’s music—a new fan writes.
Just when you thought there was nothing new a love song could do, along comes mature, new Adam Goldstein.
New to us. He is known locally in the Denver, Colorado area as “Denver’s only Irish Jew” for all his Celtic music, especially at the famous Lannie’s Cabaret at The Clocktower in the 16th street Mall—in case you, like many, get there some night.
Two newly released CD’s: “Avourneen” a Celtic word for ”Beloved” and truly the songs and handy instrumental accompaniments bespeak the sweet and crazy Eros we know from the Celts.
His personal six-song CD is entitle “Old Love Songs and Other Unhealthy Fixations.” You get the tone: ironic, persistent, psychological love, and all the crashing and burning that go with that.
But Goldstein sails and flies as much as he nose dives and he does it in lilting original words and musicality that intrigues and hold. Holds is a good word here. Hs songs hold your attention. You can make out the revelations of the words, and they hold in in mind and heart afterword.
You feel that you have been to the door, the window, the microscope of a man’s heart, a gentleman’s heart, beseeching, composed, jilted. And, oh, so lyrical and literate. How many love songs do you know that have a phrase to rhyme with “Edgar Allen Poe” or “Venus with a scar upon her chin” in some Renaissance urban déjà vu.
These songs, both albums, are clear, intricate, pure and feel-able. You come away not only entertained, but maintained, sustained, contained and you will want to be retained. The music holds.
By day Goldstein is a well-read journalist in Denver, reporting on the arts scene, the news, and the life he sees and feel around about him, even if his heart is often in the rustic counties of Ireland, or the coast of Maine, or wondering just exactly what love can be these days.
Social media response to “Beloved” by Avourneen
“I got this four days ago and can’t hardly listen to anything else. Seriously. This album is beautiful and speaks to a place in my soul. You have a new and lifelong fan in Seattle!”
– A.R. in Seattle, WA