At long last indeed. If there was ever a post that was long overdue, this is the one. Bereft of an internet presence Appo (aka David Aspell) has managed to remain one of Newbridge’s best kept secrets for quite sometime.
That’s not to say he’s not been busy, quite the opposite in fact, doing things the old fashioned way hitting the gig trail; including a couple of BarryGruff gigs and support for Damien Dempsey. Always a scintillating live performer, the gravelly voiced troubadour’s blend of folk and blues is powerful, captivating and delivered with some gusto. A wonderful songwriter, who pours his heart and soul into his works of genuine veracity.
‘Cold Cold Rainy Night’, ‘Broken Love’ and ‘The Sea of Souls’ are taken from some studio work with Poggy Dillon in Newbridge, allowing others not privy to his shows a glimpse of his talent and blow his cover once and for all.
*Photo: Stephen Connelly