TETON VALLEY, Ida. —Okay, Teton Valley. They are back! You know them, you love them, and you’re ready for more. The Young Dubliners are heading back to Victor for another stellar show, bringing their ever-growing, ever-celebrated Celtric rock sounds. Dirt Road Band opens the evening at 6 p.m., be sure to arrive early!
The Young Dubliners include Keith Roberts, lead vocals and acoustic guitar; Chas Waltz, violin, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals; Brendan Holmes, bass guitar and vocals; Justin Pecot, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals; and Dave Ingraham, drums and percussion.
Justin Pecot is the newest member of the group, coming on as lead guitar just in time for the new album. “It’s been quite a while since our last album, “Nine”, was released. We had a major delay in the process when we had to work in new guitarist Justin Pecot and get him familiar with the nine albums of material we already have,” Keith Roberts says. “After a year of solid touring I’m happy to report that he is a Young Dub through and through.”
The Young Dubliners have mastered the animated Celtic rock sound, a folksy rock genre that fuses traditional Irish Celtic music, instrumentation, and modern rock styles. But while the Irish influences are no doubt there, their influences run the gamut, as well. Keith Roberts notes that, although two of the band members are from Ireland, they all grew up listening to a variety of styles and genres.
In recent years the band have appeared on “ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, 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.
Whether you’re a long-time fan or this will be your first Dubs experience, get ready for a nonstop fun evening of rock, Irish tunes, and contagious energy from this much-loved band.