Liam ó Maonlaí has been the charismatic front man for the internationally-adored band, Hothouse Flowers, since their beginnings in the late 1980’s. He has honed his craft for decades and has earned his place as one of the most beloved and respected music carriers in Ireland. In addition to his two solo albums, Rían and To Be Touched, Liam’s recent projects include showcasing the songs of Van Morrison, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen in Irish Gaelic, touring the world as musical director for the dance performance, Rían, playing vibrant live shows with The Flowers and with his trad band Ré, and collaborating with jazz singer Cassandra Wilson at the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan and in sold-out venues in Chicago and Los Angeles. Liam is an unforgettable performer who conveys sheer mastery in authentic Gaelic styles, original ballads, and blues-inspired rock and roll. He is a gifted singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who delivers the ethos of Ireland and the universality of the human soul. Hothouse Flowers have just released a new album, Let’s Do This Thing, have just returned from a successful show at Fuji Rock Festival in Tokyo, and are performing at festivals all around Europe. They will be sharing a stage with Van Morrison and The Waterboys in England at the end of August and will be on tour in the UK this November.
(Sunday) 8:00 pm
The Locks at Sona
4417 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127