The Duke and the King and Jason Isbell to play Kilkenny festival
The Duke and the King and Jason Isbell are the latest artists confirmed for the Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots festival, taking place from April 30 to May 3.
Named after the travelling players in Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” the band was founded by Robert Bird Burke and Simone Felice, who left the Felice Brothers last year. Their first album, Nothing Gold Can Stay, has received enthusiastic reviews.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit is the name both of Isbell’s second studio album and of his band. Isbell, a former member of the Drive-By Truckers, is based in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the album was recorded at the FAME recording unit there.
Also confirmed for Kilkenny are Chicago-based singer-songwriter Joe Pug and duo Uncle Monk.
The festival had already announced that Jason and the Scorchers, the Band of Heathens, Hot Club of Cowtown and Chris Smither would play in Kilkenny.