The Dirt Road Band

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music


Dermot Byrne : Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Ash Leonard : Guitar Will Comerford : Upright Bass Art Lorigan : Drums

The Dirt Road Band comprises a bunch of seasoned Blues players performing authentic renditions of classic blues and roots music as well as self penned material. They will be playing for Grainy Blues, a blues dancing social night. Fronting the ensemble is Dermot Byrne who has built up a steady following over the years bringing his brand of real down home blues and roots music to venues throughout Europe and the United States. Playing slide guitar and harmonica he is recognized as being one of Ireland’s finest interpreters of blues songs. His influences include Robert Johnson, Fred McDowell, Son House, and Muddy Waters as well as artists such as Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. For over a decade Dermot has hosted the legendary Dublin Blues Nights on Saturday evenings at the Ha’penny Bridge Inn where he has been joined over the years by a host of great blues acts. Dermot has opened for or performed with legendary blues artists such as Eric Bibb, Long John Hunter, Steve James, Sam Mitchel, Byther Smyth and Catfish Keith. Dermot is joined by the steadfast playing of Ash Leonard on slide guitar who has been gigging at the Dublin Blues Nights, and an ace rhythm section comprising of Dublin based Will Comerford on upright bass, and the legendary Art Lorigan on drums. “Foot stomping slide guitar… Irish band with lots of soul” Expect some originals with classics from John Lee Hooker, Mississppii John Hurt, Muddy Waters and more…. 8euro


  • 28 Thomas Street
    D08 VF83 - Dublin


Opening Hours

Mon-Thu: 11am - 11.30pm
Fri-Sat: 11am - 00.30pm
Sun: 11am - 11pm