Hot Press Album Review

Memorable Debut By The Man From The Forgotten County

It’s a long way from Ballyshannon to Nashville might sound like the first line of one of his songs, but that’s the twenty-year journey Danny Burns had to take to arrive at this fine debut album. While it would be hard to mistake Burns for anything other than Irish - he’s got a head like safety match, as my Gran would have put it - this album is very much an American(a) record. The most casual of glances at the list of collaborators involved – Nashville Royalty Jerry Douglas, Tift Merritt, O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Alison Krauss man Dan Tyminski, and mandolinist Sam Bush to name but a few – marks this out as a release to be taken seriously."