Hometown: Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
Description: Sometimes tradition can stem from unlikely places. Avourneen, a Denver-based trio that specializes in Irish folk, doesn’t have direct geographic ties to Ireland. The band is composed of guitarist/vocalist Adam Goldstein, a Denver native, violinist CL Morden, an import from California, and Aeryk Parker, a longtime Colorado resident and talented multi-instrumentalist. It was the music of Ireland that brought the trio together. Since launching in 2014, the band has quickly become one of Colorado's best-known Celtic outfits, with plenty of promise and potential to expand further.
Similiar: The Pogues, The Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, Bob Dylan, Flogging Molly, Liz Carroll
Instruments: guitar, fiddle, flute, penny whistle, bodhran, mandolin, harmonica
Personal Fact: Two of the band members visited Ireland in 2015, and the trip provided plenty of inspiration. Our second record is set to include songs written during that two-week trip.