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Bluebonnet Spring EP by Edel Murphy & Ewan Cowley 
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'Bluebonnet Spring EP' is the debut recording from Irish indie-folk duo Edel Murphy and Ewan Cowley. Rehearsed and recorded in hotels and theatre dressing rooms, their collaboration began on long journeys across America with 'back of the tourbus' song sessions. Soon, tunes were chosen, harmonies devised and a plan was formed to capture the sound of ukulele, guitar and two voices. 

The five track EP evokes Americana, Indie Folk and features a new song 'Careless Hands' written by Edel Murphy. Other songs are 'Gulf Coast Highway' by Nanci Griffith, the American folk classic 'Hard Times Come Again No More’, The Divine Comedy's 'Songs Of Love' and 'The Rainbow Connection' from the 1979 film 'The Muppet Movie’.

Released February 7, 2016 

01 Gulf Coast Highway (J. Hooker/N. Griffith/D. Flowers) 
02 Songs Of Love (N. Hannon) 
03 Careless Hands (E. Murphy) 
04 Hard Times Come Again No More (Trad. Arr. E. Cowley/E. Murphy)
05 The Rainbow Connection (P. Williams/K.Ascher) 

Edel Murphy - Vocal, Ukulele. 
Ewan Cowley - Vocal, Guitar, Piano, Bouzouki, Banjo. 
Joe Csibi - Double Bass ( 3, 5 ) Electric Bass ( 2 ) 
Dave McCune - Drums 
Tommy Martin - Irish Flute 
Lynda O'Connor - Violin 
Eoghan O'Neill - Acoustic Bass ( 4 ) Electric Bass ( 1 ) 
Andrew Reilly - Bodhrán, Percussion 

Produced by Ewan Cowley. 
Mixed by Mark Murphy. 
Mastered by Andrew Boland. 
Recorded by Dave McCune at The Ventry, Dublin and Joe McGrath at Hellfire, Dublin. 
Additional U.S recording by Ewan Cowley in Tulsa OK, Lafayette LA and Memphis, TN.


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