Luka Bloom

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Tags: singer-songwriter folk irish acoustic folk rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
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 1978’s 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 Vega’s song about child abuse, and the surname from Leopald Bloom, the character in James Joyce’s celebrated novel Ulysses. He displayed a bountiful Celtic soul on 1990’s 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...

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