Alabama 3 Bound For Limerick

Alabama 3 have put up a notice on their website and another on MySpace to say that they’ll be supporting Bob Dylan at his Thomond Park gig in Limerick this July. They’ll certainly be a welcome addition to the lineup as their musical mixture of blues, country, dance, gospel and rock should definitely get the crowd warmed up. In any case, the band are no strangers to Limerick’s shores as they’ve visited the Treaty City before and I was fortunate enough to see them play Dolan’s a few years back. I love their first album, Exile on Coldharbour Lane (1997), with its songs about Tennant’s lager, victims of rave culture and a fine version of a John Prine song. That album also contains a tune that many people may know as the intro to The Sopranos TV series, Woke Up This Morning. Their music has continued to be used to soundtrack TV shows and feature films and 2010 has seen the release of the band’s seventh studio album, Revolver Soul. So, unless someone’s taking the piss, Alabama 3 will join Seasick Steve and David Gray as support to Mr Zimmerman in Limerick this Independence Day. Here’s their take on Folsom Prison Prison from a Dublin radio show called the Strawberry Alarm Clock

Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash cover) – Alabama 3

Image courtesy of Alabama 3’s official site