Recently relocated back to his native Belfast, Brian Houston has not had time to get over his transatlantic jet lag before he’s recorded and is releasing a brand new album. A complete departure from his always self penned albums, Houston has presented a selection of gems from his childhood. Entitled “Songs From My Father”, Brian has taken the songs he was taught at home by his parents and infused them with a fresh creative sparkle!
Currently on tour in the England, Houston will return home launch the album at his headline show on Saturday March 5th in the Empire Music Hall as part of the Belfast Nashville Festival. When asked why this sudden turn around from his policy of only releasing his own compositions, Houston replied:
“There’s some thing about being away from home for a long time that makes you appreciate your culture and heritage. I was being asked for songs from home in the states and I decided to look more into the folk music of the sixties after seeing the movie, “Inside Lewyn Davis”. I was reminded of how many great songs my Dad had introduced me to that I’d more or less ignored. The more I bought the more, I was inspired by the stories and the melodies of my childhood”