A key figure in the US ‘Murder Folk’ scene that also includes contemporaries such as The Devil Makes Three and The Dead South, the music of singer-songwriter Amigo The Devil is a unique blend of Folk that also incorporates elements of Southern Gothic, Country and Bluegrass. Initially influenced by the likes of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the artist born as Danny Kiranos has a recognised sound that carries traces of US artists such as Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show and singer-songwriters William Elliott Whitmore and David Eugene Edwards (16 Horsepower), allied with direct, often morbid lyrics shot through with a dark sense of humour. A first taste from his new album ‘Everything Is Fine’, due to be released this coming Friday, is the confessional ballad ‘Cocaine And Abel’ (today's Track Of The Day). Kiranos has also amassed a sizeable following in the UK and will tour for the first time as Amigo The Devil in December kicking off at London's The Borderline on Friday 7th.
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