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Dermot Kennedy On World Cafe

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    Dermot Kennedy on World Cafe Dermot Kennedy has been called on stage by Glen Hansard and collaborated with Kanye West’s go-to producer – it seems clear why, the moment you hear the relatively unknown Dubliner sing. He plays live and talks about the emotional roots of his music, on the next World Cafe.
Listening to this Irish singer is like hearing someone drag their own heart through their vocal cords and send it right up to the heavens.
Today's guest made me cry in a church and I'll never forgive him. Dermot Kennedy was performing a showcase for SXSW. It was super dark, Kennedy was standing up there at the altar wearing this black sweatshirt and holding a guitar, and from the moment he opened his mouth, it was like hearing someone drag their own heart through their vocal cords and send it right up to the heavens: relentless emotion. It was like time stopped.

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