"Since the mid 90’s Eamonn
Dowd and The Racketeers have brought their fiery brand of americana to
audiences throughout Europe, releasing seven albums along the way. In
recent years Dowd has toured (either with The Racketeers or solo)
throughout Germany, Scandinavia, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain,
Finland, Estonia, Austria, Czech, east coast USA and Canada.
Eamonn is currently touring Europe to promote his brand new solo album 'Things Aren't the Way They Used To Be'.
" No stranger to the highways and by ways
of Europe, Canada and the US, Dubliner Eamonn Dowd is one of the great
survivors of Irish rock ‘n’ roll – so old-school that he released an
album on cassette just a few years back...... Featuring 12 tracks, this
rough and ready country/garage collection is so raw you can practically
smell the stale fags and booze. Against a basic backing of guitar, bass,
drums and the occasional harmonica, Dowd growls his songs of wandering,
revenge, obsession, regret and the occasional party...... On ‘When I
First Came To Town’, he sounds like early period Nick Cave......His
memorable version of Eddie Noack’s country murder ballad ‘Psycho’ sticks
in the mind like blood on a barroom floor......... this wonderfully raw
album won’t let you forget the way they once were – and will definitely
appeal to rockers of a certain vintage. " OLAF TYARANSEN - HOT PRESS
" An album brimful of intent and spirit that starts out snarling and
finishes with a defiant spit.....It is everything you would expect from a
man who fronted a wild and hard rocking touring band for over 15 years.
It is raw and full of guitars, spite and spittle....This man must be
immense live and after listening to this any one would know that a night
with Eamonn Dowd on stage would be a full on experience." KEITH HARGREAVES - AMERICANA UK "