After thirty years as one of the world’s leading Celtic Rock bands, the Young Dubliners have begun work on their tenth studio album while still maintaining their busy tour schedule.
Although based in the United States, The YD have toured extensively in Europe, as the opening act for Jethro Tull (Germany, Italy, Belgium and France) and headlining tours in Ireland, Denmark and Norway.
Each year the band brings 120 Americans with them to Ireland for a 10-day run. It’s a unique way for the travellers to see the country and provides a great mixed audience of Americans and Irish for the band’s performances.
In recent years the Young Dubs have appeared on The Late Late show in Ireland, twice on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America and had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang, Los Lobos, Chris Isaak and many more.
The Young Dubliners are Keith Roberts (vocals / guitar), Chas Waltz (Violin, keys, vocals), Justin Pecot (guitar, vocals), Dave Ingraham (drums) and Ethan Jones (bass guitar).
“We want to be the band who reminds the world how important a good gig can be to our sanity after what we’ve all been through” says Roberts. The Young Dubs have released nine albums to date, five of which have been produced by Dublin native, Tim Boland.
Their sound defies categorization. The Young Dubliners can be seen as Ireland’s answer to Los Lobos, with a similar combination of traditional folk music, raucous electric rock, and forward-thinking experimentation – Allmusic.com
(the songs) range from stadium-friendly extravaganzas to more intimate but equally outspoken pub-sized opuses. Lead singer Keith Roberts’ powerhouse vocals front a maelstrom of fiddle vamps, howling guitars and frenzied drums. But even so, the hint of rueful melancholy that lies at the heart of traditional Celtic music survives, transformed yet triumphant! – Christina Roden, Amazon Music