'As soon as I heard Conor Linnie's guitar skills, I stopped what I was doing, he had my full attention. His fingerstyle was flawless and beautiful, his voice melts superbly on to his guitar strings.'
Conor Linnie's songwriting style blends together a driving rhythm with intricate melody lines to create a complex folk sound. From Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, Linnie first began playing music in his local DIY scene where he shared the stage with musicians who would go on to form now well known acts such as Heathers and Enemies. Now he has grown & developed his own unique musical style of 'wild ecstatic folk'.
In March 2013, Linnie released his acclaimed debut album Astray with Toast Office Records and has since received widespread reviews and radio play including slots on the RTE Arena Show and BBC's Across the Line. In his short time performing, he has been invited to play a number of Ireland's major music festivals including Electric Picnic, Knockanstockan, 10 Days in Dublin, Spirit of Folk & The Jack of Diamonds Rhythm & Roots Festival. This summer he has supported major international acts such as Lord Huron, RM Hubbert & Vivienne Long.
'Conor plays the blues like he was born to it. Astray flows beautifully and is a clear indicator of a musician I can expect to see doing this for a long long time, honing a skill he's learned well with delicate and spine tingling vocals.'