Imelda May, the rising rockabilly star from Dublin, is performing at the Brighton Music Hall in Boston this summer, on July 30, 2011.
She has been touring over the past year with guitar legend Jeff Beck, and has performed on the Grammy Awards, in a tribute to guitar innovator Les Paul, and most recently appeared on the Jay Leno Show on Friday, April 8.
May fell in love with American music as a young girl in the Liberties section of Dubliln, listing to Elvis Presley and Gene Vincent, then switching up to blues legend Elmore James and jazz great Billie Holiday. While performing on the burlesque circuit for many years, she has perfected her own brand of country, R&B and pop, melding it into a unique brand of Irish rockabilly.
Located at 158 Brighton Street in Boston's Allston neighborhood, Brighton Music Hall is the site of the former blues club Harper's Ferry.
For year round details on Irish music in greater Boston, visit IrishBoston.org.