UPCOMING SHOWS IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER
For full tour details click TOUR button on the left
August 24 / Wed / Hamden, CT The Ballroom at the Outer
August 25 / Thurs / Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall
August 26 / Fri / Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
August 27 / Sat / Westampton, NJ Burlington County
Amphitheater (Updated Website Coming Soon)
September 9 / Fri / Richmond, VA The Tin Pan
September 10 / Sat / Bethlehem, PA Levitt Pavillion
September 16 / Fri / Denver, CO Levitt Pavilion
September 17 / Sat / Steamboat Springs, CO Oktoberwest
September 18th / Sun / Jerome, ID Diamondz Event Center
September 22nd / Thurs / Agoura HIlls, CA The Canyon
September 23rd / Fri / Pasadena, CA The Rose Theatre
September 24 / Sat / Murrieta, CA Get Shamrocked
September 30 / Fri / Pleasanton, CA Firehouse Arts
Our Ireland Trip ran
March 31st to April 9th and it was a blast. Next one will be announced
See what you missed IRELAND 2016
Fairwell to a beautiful lady and one of our
We just heard the sad news that a dear friend of the band had
passed away. She may have been one of our oldest fans but she was the
youngest one at heart. We'll miss you Butch but we'll never forget you.
Sleep well darlin.
Check out a video of our House of Blues show brought to you by our
friends at Stoutheart Entertainment Video.
.... check out some recent concert pics and vids on our Facebook
Alaska, Montana and the tale of Joey, the chubby Beagle.
I thought I would share a story that is actually about Montana but
could just as easily pertain to Alaska. During the last tour on a stop
in Cody Wyoming a very sweet young girl and her Dad gave me a gift of
some home made root beer and a bag of jerky. Now I am no aficionado of
jerky but by all accounts this was good stuff. It was in a ziplock bag
and packed to the brim.
As we had just finished playing the best place to put it for safekeeping
was in my guitar case. Now just to clarify this is a soft bag guitar
case for my Taylor, which I usually carry on board planes. It's small
enough to fit nicely in the overhead and it has a handy zippered pouch
for various knick-knacks. It also handily fits a bag full of deer
Anyhow, the tour continued and my mind wandered away from said jerky.
The plan was always to eat it once I got home but the truth is I may
have forgotten it was in there. No doubt I would have discovered it once
I unpacked. Unfortunately I never got that chance!!!
I arrived home exhausted after miles and miles of driving and a crack of
dawn flight and deposited the guitar in my studio as I always do. The
next day I went about the usual tour wrap up stuff and never gave the
guitar case a second thought. Big mistake.
As I drove around town doing various errands evil was at play in my
studio. A certain chubby beagle with an unbelievable nose had sensed
something delicious was nearby. As he sniffed his way into my studio he
undoubtedly saw the guitar case that he had ignored many times, but not
this time. He probably couldn't believe his luck when the irresistible
aromas of deer meat filled his senses. Where oh where was it coming
from. The guitar case? Could it be?
But the guitar case was zipped tight. How was a chubby beagle with no
thumbs to undue a zipped up guitar case. Then it hit him, it's a soft
When I walked in the door I instantly knew something was up. This dog
has a way of looking guilty like no other. It doesn't matter how long
ago the crime occurred, the minute he sees me a look comes over him. The
ears go down, the head bows and I know to start looking for devastation
Sure enough before long I discovered the scene. The guitar was still in
its case but now lying on the ground. A huge hole was ripped into the
pouch. At first I couldn't understand why he would do it, then it hit
me, the jerky.
I found half of the ziplock bag on the ground about 10 feet away. It
all came into focus. The chubby beagle had found the jerky and lost his
mind. He had savaged the guitar case with no thought of the
consequences. He had to have it, that smell, simply
The end of the story is I now have a new bag for the guitar and the dog
couldn't poop for three days. A combination of ziplock bag and guitar
case with a pound of jerky not far behind was to blame I'm sure. He
finally got back to normal and I would love to say he learned his lesson
but I doubt it. The reward was too great. Ultimately it was my fault so
no punishment was administered (unless you count the three days of sever
So to the young lass and her Dad who so kindly gave me the gift of the
homemade jerky I apologize that I never got to taste it but I'm sure if
the beagle could talk he would tell you it was truly delicious.
Hopefully we'll be back that way shortly and I'll get another chance to
sample your work. Until then it's back to the road, Alaska is calling
and then the Midwest. We'll see ya out there.
Our New Album "9" Available here.
Official Release Date March
"There are no gimmicky drinking songs. This is
like a pint of honest rock music with a shot of Irish flair dropped in
for extra kick." -Spokane Inlander
"The Los Angeles-based band of Irish- and American-born rockers still
busts out the Guinness-spilling anthems like nobody's business."
"(The Young Dubliners) always put on a great show, always get the crowd
dancing. And that vibe fortunately translates well to (NINE), there are
plenty of tracks to get you off your seat."
"(The Young Dubliners) have delivered a masterwork courtesy of their
first-ever independent release... Nine is an album that will ring true
on St Patrick's Day and every other day of the year." -Desert Star
The Young Dubs have a mini documentary made by
our good friend Doug Busby. Doug is responsible for the Day in the
Life of the Dubs St Paddys Day video seen below, but here, he has
really outdone himself. He tirelessly followed us through the writing,
recording and performing of WE THE MIGHTY over several months and has
now made it available to all of you. If you ever wondered about this
process, here it is! Big thank you to Doug.
TO SEE THE VIDEO
A Day in the Life of the Dubs
Click to see the organized
chaos of a St Patricks Day in the US for us.
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A FEW LIVE REVIEWS
The reviews are coming in. Here's an account of our show in Medford,
OR by Chris Conrad in the Mail
We really enjoyed playing the whole Irish Sessions Album in Dublin,
Waterloo, and Colorado. We just might pull it out again when ya least
expect it! See this review from Dublin, Ohio by Mike
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Keith started playing Sierra Guitars, in addition to the Godin
Guitars featured on our endorsements page. Check out this article on
Keith and a link to Sierra Guitars at Keith's Road Stories page! Keith's Road Stories.
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the Young Dubs rock the house for you then contact our:
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Thomas H Hansen
+45 6179 1701
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