Foy Vance hails from the seaside town of Bangor in Northern Ireland. As a child, Foy relocated with his father, a preacher, to the American Midwest settling in Oklahoma. With his father, Foy traveled the American South, widening his horizons and absorbing the rich musical traditions he was exposed to. 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 Foy’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.”
Foy Vance will be touring North America and making a few stops in the northwest in support of his Glassnote Records debut album, JOY OF NOTHING, and new single, “You and I,” featuring the legendary Bonnie Raitt. Since the release of his critically acclaimed record, Foy has had an astonishing year. In just a few short months after release, JOY OF NOTHING, brought home the inaugural Northern Irish Music Prize for Best Album and has shared the stage with artists as Ed Sheeran and Bonnie Raitt on tour. He’ll be at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre May 9 & 10 and in Vancouver BC at the Vogue Theatre the following day. Get tickets for Seattle here.