April Video a Day: Carroll Brown, “Galway Girl”

One of my oldest and dearest musical friends is guitarist and singer Carroll Brown, who I started listening to in the summer of 1989 down in Charleston where he held down a six-night-a-week gig at the Best Friend Lounge at the historic Mills House Hotel for many years. Carroll started early, around 8 each night, so my friends and I would meet up there from wherever we came into downtown from (this is pre-internet, pre-cell phone, practically smoke signals era compared to today), down a couple while enjoying Brown’s mixture of classic pop and country tunes played effortlessly on acoustic guitar, then head out to whatever later evening entertainment awaited us.
For a number of years now, Carroll has traveled the southeast Irish pub circuit playing mostly the popular Irish drinking songs that one expects to hear in those places. Today’s video is from Delaney’s, in Columbia; in it he does a nice version of Steve Earle‘s very Irish-sounding “Galway Girl.”

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