Artist of the Day: Brendan Nolan
In honor of St. Patty's Day, we're naming as our Artist of the Day St. Pete Beach‚Äôs Brendan Nolan. The singer-songwriter grew up just north of Dublin; now he‚Äôs one of the area‚Äôs top traditional Irish folk musicians, traveling to bars and festivals around the country performing originals and traditionals; he says his music has become ‚Äúmore upbeat‚Äù since moving to Florida. He‚Äôs released more than a half-dozen albums, including 2007‚Äôs Song Brook, with vocals that call to mind American Recordings-era Johnny Cash. Tonight he'll celebrate the wearin 'o the green at O'Toole's Irish Pub in Brandon.