Chris Meehan And His Redneck Friends


Dancing in the Kitchen Roundstone Records****

This is a joyful love letter testifying to a devotion to country and blues from a bunch of rusty old geezers who clearly never have lost their grá for the music. Well marshalled by noted Nashville producer Jim Rooney, sharp pianist and legal eagle Chris Meehan and his crew skilfully negotiate country waltzes, western swing, cajun craic, jump blues, jazz and Americana standards coloured by a dizzying array of sharp solos by the likes of guitarists Francie Lenehan and Brian Harris, steel guitarist Percy Robinson and sax and harp wizard Eamon Murray. Meehan’s song selection is bang on, ranging from the playful Diggy Liggy Loto Percy Mayfield’s profound Please Send Me Someone To Love. This is an Irish album that, with some flourish, nails the essence of Americana. See

Download tracks: Please Send Me Someone To Love, Steel Guitar Rag