Dempsey is also philosophical about his music, shrugging off the risk of playing places he’s ever been. Our phone interview took place while he was in the Swiss Alps, where he was part of a Guinness festival.
“It’s all about building a fan base,” he says. “Even if I don’t make money out of it, it’s grand.”
Dempsey has previously supported artists such as Sinead O'Connor, Morrissey (both in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland), David Gray, Bob Dylan, Willie Mason, Hot House Flowers and U2 on opening night of their U2360 tour in Dublin’s Croke Park. The time for Damo to highlight his own tour has arrived!
Dempsey plays the Bowery Ballroom in New York on September 7. For more dates visit www.damiendempsey.com.
Below is a video of Damien Dempsey performing "It's All Good" live.