Irish troubadour, Foy Vance, will be warming the stage for Grace Potter and The Nocturnals at Sydney's Oxford Art Factory on Wednesday 23rd April. Hailing from the outskirts of Belfast, as a child, Vance relocated to Oklahoma in the US. The son of a travelling church minister, he spent time exploring the American South; an experience that found his music horizons broadened, exposed to all manner of musical and social influences. Returning to Ireland some years later, Foy began writing his own music, deeply shaped by the sounds of his youth.
After a recent session with Daytrotter, they described Vance's songs and lyrics: “They will haunt you with light. They'll haunt you with pangs of love. They'll haunt you with the tears of others. They'll make you realize that you've never felt anything even as remotely deep as he has.” Recorded in Donegal, Ireland, his debut Joy Of Nothing includes 10 original songs written and performed by Foy Vance with very special guest appearances by Ed Sheeran and Bonnie Raitt, both artists he's toured extensively with. On this, his second tour of Australia in 6 months, Vance will also be playing at Bluesfest.