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Steafán Hanvey and The Honeymoon Junkies

Steafán Hanvey and The Honeymoon Junkies

(Honeyworks; US: 24 Oct 2011; UK: 1 Jan 2006)

This fine slab of sound has been floating around the globe since 2006. It’s now seeing official release in the United States, just months ahead of Hanvey’s upcoming album Nuclear Family. We can only hope that the Irish-born artist’s next effort is half as good as Steafán Hanvey and The Honeymoon Junkies. Its 13 songs are evidence of a master craftsman at work, whether on the opening track “Rooms”, or other songs like “My Woman (Ode to You)” and “Fair Weather Friend”. Each of those seems likely to find purchase on American AAA radio, as well as in the repertoire of younger singer-songwriters who will soon be uttering Hanvey’s name in oh-so-reverent tones. Hanvey has recently relocated to the U.S., a sure sign that we’re likely to see him on the touring circuit a great deal in the future.

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Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. He holds an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Wichita State University and hosts Strange Currency six nights week for Wichita Public Radio. His writing has appeared in No Depression and The Crab Orchard Review as well as at websites such as Ytsejam.com and Amazon.com.


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