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Nora O'Connor & Kelly Hogan backing Iron & Wine on Fallon

Set your TVs to swoon!

Iron & Wine has seen the wisdom of having two of the finest harmony vocalists in the known world, our own Nora O'Connor and Kelly Hogan, back them up on their upcoming tour, as well as on the Jimmy Fallon show this Friday (April 26th)!


NORA O'CONNOR on the road with KELLY HOGAN

So I'm at the Hideout the other night, doling out soup for a fundraiser thrown by the good folks at Soup & Bread, and Nora O'Connor stops by.  She offhandedly remarks that she'll be playing bass on Kelly Hogan's upcoming tour in addition to singing her sweet backing vocals.

"JESUS CHRIST" I yelled, "THIS is the kind of thing you need to tell us in advance!"

So, there you have it.  Go catch two of the finest voices on the planet together on the same stage.

Furthermore, both of them have albums on sale during our YEAR END BLOWOUT sale!

Nora O'Connor in Billboard and Jakob Dylan Video

Check out THIS article in the huge industry mouthpiece BILLBOARD on Nora O'Connor. She talks about recording with Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples for an upcoming record, touring with Jakob Dylan and where she's been the past few years.

HERE is a video of Nora and Kelly Hogan singing with a "nice-smelling" Jakob Dylan on the Craig Ferguson show.  If you look carefully in the background you'll see Jon Rauhouse on pedal steel and Tom Ray on bass hiding behind their comically large beards.

Nora O'Connor & Kelly Hogan on tour with Jakob Dylan

Two of the finest songbirds in the world (we may be biased on that one, but we really don't think by TOO much) Nora and Kelly are even better when they sing together.  Anyone who ever saw them Struts or Flat Five shows at the Hideout knows what we're talking about.

Jakob Dylan ain't no fool and is having them back him up on his summer tour.

So, while you're enjoying the show and gettin' all swoony over Mr D, check out the foxy ladies with the powerhouse vox behind him.

Go HERE for tour dates near you.


Sick of Lady GaGa and Susan Boyle cluttering up yer TV?

Here's some REAL ladies singing.  Nora O'Connor and Kelly Hogan appear TONIGHT on the LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON backing up Jakob Dylan.

DVR or TiVo or do it old school by actually watching it!

Check local listings for air time


Nora O'Connor singing with the New Pornographers

Our doe-eyed, southside chanteuse Nora O'Connor will be hitting the stage with her pals the New Pornographers on some West Coast amphitheater shows.  Also appearing is Death Cab for Cutie.  Check her out in these cities.

Bloodshot Digest 6-9-09

Bloodshot Digest: The "Where's mah summer?" Edition

  • The New Times weekly newspaper of Broward-Palm Beach, FL named Charlie Pickett its BEST Male Rock Vocalist of 2009 in this year's Best Of poll! Congrats, Charlie!
  • Sweet Home New Orleans, an organization dedicated to supporting the NOLA'sLangford Art unique and cultural music community, has teamed up with LeMieux Galleries to raise money for the cause. You can support the organization when you buy this BEAUTIFUL print of Danny Barker by Jon Langford.
  • Neko Case will be performing on the revamped Tonight Show with Conan O'Brian on Thursday night. Joining Neko will be Bloodshot babes Kelly Hogan and Nora O'Connor. Set yr TIVO!
  • Justin Townes Earle will take part in the BIG SUPRISE TOUR this summer with The Felice Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show and Dave Rawlings Machine (featuring Gillian Welch). Check out the tour dates here.
  • Finally, here's a picture of Mary from Scotland Yard Gospel Choir with Justin after his performance at Chicago's Metronome Fest. Sez Mary, "My only requirement is some sort of caption about us battling it out for the title of skinniest Bloodshot artist." Ok, Mary. If you see these two on tour, bring them some mac-n-cheese (or vegan mac for Mary), eh?

    JTE and Mary

Nora O'Connor Singing with Neko Case on the Letterman Show

Check out our own Southside Irish sweetheart Nora O'Connor belting it out on the LETTERMAN show with Neko Case as she supports her fab new disc Middle Cyclone on APRIL 15th---that's Wednesday!

Cheer yourself up after you've emptied your pockets to the IRS to pay for bailing out the billionaire bankers!

Also, if yer attending Neko's shows at the Nokia Theater in Times Square on April 13th and 14th, that'll be Nora singing back up!

Nora O'Connor Singing with Neko Case on Leno

Our own sweet Nora O'Connor will be backing up Neko Case on her appearance on Jay Leno on Wednesday, March 4th.

Nora also appeared on Neko's new album Middle Cyclone on the songs "This Tornado Loves You," "People Got A Lotta Nerve," "Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth" and "Prison Girls."