|Tags:||singer-songwriter folk irish acoustic folk rock|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Kevin Barry Moore, 23 May 1955, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Eire. Folk singer and guitarist Moore, and younger brother of the legendary Christy Moore, has made a career for himself, despite considerable hardship. He recorded several albums under his own name, beginning with 1978s Treaty Stone, before developing carpal tunnel syndrome, which halted the finger-picking guitar style that he had thus far favoured. Forced to adapt to an open-string approach, he relocated to New Jersey, USA, before relaunching his career in the late 80s as Luka Bloom - adapting the first name from Suzanne Vegas song about child abuse, and the surname from Leopald Bloom, the character in James Joyces celebrated novel Ulysses. He displayed a bountiful Celtic soul on 1990s Riverside, particularly in This Is For Life, a defiant tale of sweethearts torn apart and put in an English prison. Elsewhere, Gone To Pablo discussed the suicide of...