Announced on February 3 by Western Publicity, and featured on NPR's Morning Edition.
“Steafán Hanvey is thoughtful, intelligent and reflective about the culture and family that shaped him, as well as how it has influenced and defined his recent album, Nuclear Family.
Coburn Dukehart, NPR
Although Northern Irish singer and songwriter, Steafan Hanvey, was born during the bloodiest years in the Northern Irish Troubles, specifically in Downpatrick, N. Ireland, this location has produced successful pop-rock acts such as Ash and Relish. Hanvey grew up in an artistic household to an acclaimed photographer and both of his parents are traditional Irish musicians; Steafan's love and play of music began in the womb. His influences include Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Soundgarden, to Irish folk, and his homeland, of course. Recently, Hanvey has created a two-dimensional project and will tour the US this spring.
ONE PROJECT: TWO SIDES
Side 1. Nuclear Family.
Steafán’s new album Nuclear Family was released in the US and Canada (eOne) on February 26, 2013 when Steafán embarked on a three-tiered, twenty state tour of colleges, music venues, cultural centers, libraries and people's living rooms.
Nuclear Family’s artistic corollary: Look Behind You! In tandem with the album-release, Steafán is touring a multimedia performance-lecture entitled Look Behind You! A Father and Son's Impressions of The Troubles In Northern Ireland Through Photograph and Song . Look behind You! details how a father and son (both artists) have negotiated the personal and political landscapes of Northern Ireland. Look Behind You! promotes the Yeatsian/Heaney maxim that “The End of Art is Peace”. Steafán has performed Look Behind You! at Boston College, The University of Wisconsin, The University of San Diego, Grinnell College, amongst others. He launched Nuclear Family at Club Passim in Boston, and Rockwood Music Hall in NY and has 50 dates in over 20 states behind him since March of 2013.
Steafán spoke at length with No Depression: photo essay and interview.
Feb 26 University of Waterloo* Waterloo, Canada
Feb 27 University of Waterloo* Waterloo, Canada
Mar 1 Irish Cultural Institute* Danbury, CT
Mar 6 Drew University* Madison, NJ
Mar 8 Mercury Lounge** New York, NY
Mar 10 Spring Lake Inn* Spring Lake, NJ
Mar 11 John Fisher College* Rochester, NY
Mar 12 May Memorial Church* Syracuse, NY
Mar 13 Irish American Heritage Museum* Albany, NY
Mar 16 University of Nebraska* Omaha, NE
Mar 18 The Basement** Nashville, TN
May 01 The Univeristy of St Thomas* Houston, TX
*Multimedia Performance for Irish American Cultural Institute
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