Nuala Honan, country singer-songwriter from rural South Australia has followed up the release of her debut album, The Tortoise, with a year full of touring all over the UK and abroad.
Nuala has followed her instinctual grass roots work ethic bringing the fireside honesty of country back to her music community. Her diary boasts summers full of big name festivals (Glastonbury, Womad, Larmer Tree), opening for The Magic Numbers, an extensive 21 date UK tour with Dave Gerard Autumn 2013, a tour of her homeland Australia at the beginning of this year and a final follow up solo tour this Autumn.
Recently, Nuala has mostly been travelling from house to house (and garden, and golf club!) playing in fan’s front rooms. This style of touring suits her solo shows, making the most out of the intimacy, and has been a memorable experience for auiences.
With a few distractions along the way in the shape of a couple of touring theatre shows and some interesting collaborative side projects, Honan’s plan is to hide away this winter and come out next spring with a new blooming set of fresh songs.
Nuala’s lyrical honesty and the fiercely independent environment that the album has emerged from combine to ensure that The Tortoise has an authenticity that commercial country so often lacks.
Nuala has that uncanny ability to write new songs that sound like they have been written before, somehow conjuring the sense that the lyrics have been worn smooth by the passage of time.