This is the 5th studio release in 5 years for Johnny McEvoy
Johnny has been described as a living legend in Irish folk music by many music commentators from around the world and this new Double Album “The Eclectic Johnny McEvoy” doesn’t disappoint. Bill Shanley described Johnny as being “A very musical man, Just simply a very cool musician, he understands the value of getting inside a song, playing the part required by the song of the singer and bringing it to life. He is the consummate professional and one of the greats.” Johnny, himself has played a much bigger part in the whole process of recording since he teamed up with Bill Shanley back in 2014 and it has resulted in Johnny’s songs taking on a whole new lease of life which has helped bring his songs back to the mainstream around the world.
“The Eclectic Johnny McEvoy” is a very colourful album crossing a wide range of musical styles. It features some new music like the song “Thomas” a beautiful contemporary song written for his brother Tom who passed away in July 2018. Johnny said about his brother Tom “He was like a father figure to me”. The album also features some forgotten songs from the past, “New York Girls” a fun song that has been given a new lease of life “big band” style, “Sing Me A Song” a song that became a radio hit in the 90’s which has been given a new contemporary country feel and “Staten Island” an emigration song which has a very contemporary Irish feel.