The tour will pull songs from the Songs of Freedom album, wherein Callahan contemporizes Connolly's old revolutionary songs as well as creates new musical compositions for select Connolly writings. A true international cast joins Callahan on the album, and prominently showcases traditional Irish airs as well as American rhythm & blues. Callahan also authored a book under the same name released by PM Press, and an excellent interview with Mat on the project was recently published by Good Times.
Musician, author, producer, provocateur, Callahan is a former Bay Area Music Awards winner, and currently resides in Switzerland. His solo albums include A Wild Bouquet and San Francisco, and past books include The Trouble With Music. J.H. Tompkins of the Bay Guardian once wrote "he just can't help but write beautiful songs."
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