- 13 Jul 23
Mick Flannery's upcoming eighth studio album will arrive this September.
The double platinum-selling musician has also announced news that of a special signing for North America to Oh Boy Records, the legendary label started by multiple Grammy winner, songwriter John Prine, in 1981. Flannery is the label's first international signing.
“Oh Boy Records continues to be the home label for singer-songwriters who are dedicated to their craft," Fiona Prine, President of Oh Boy said of the partnership. "The body of work created by my husband, John Prine, remains our North Star when making decisions about the artists we bring onto our label. Mick Flannery is arguably one of the best songwriters to emerge from Ireland’s long and storied history of writers, poets and musicians.
"I couldn’t be more delighted to welcome Mick, as the first international signing, to our Oh Boy Records family. John was proud to be part of the music community on Ireland’s western coast and I know he would be proud of this new partnership with Mick and his team.”
The Cork musician added his delight and disbelief at the news, recalling his 2022 cover of John Prine's 'Hello In There' at Other Voices Dingle.
“I can hardly believe that my latest album will be released on John Prine’s label," Mick adds. "I have loved John Prine’s songs for a long time now. That those who John loved and trusted have put their faith in me is something I will never forget.”
Acknowledged by many as one of Ireland’s most cherished songwriters, Flannery has also announced a string of North American tour dates today in support of the album's release this coming September.
Headline shows in New York City, Toronto, and Boston join an array of previously announced tours in Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, UK, and Ireland.
Goodtime Charlie has more collaborative songwriting on it than any previous records. “It sparks you out of your comfort zone,” Mick says, “It opens up the neural pathways, you wonder ‘how would someone else do this?’. Collaborators on the album include Valerie June, Tianna Esperanza, Anaïs Mitchell all performing alongside Mick in a trinity of stunning duets, and Ana Egge, Justin Stanley, Adam Landry, longtime collaborator Tony Buchen and Andrew House (Christy Skulls) on co-writing duties.
The anticipated project was recorded in Cork with old friend, drummer, and producer Christian Best.
The album's namesake single ‘Goodtime Charlie’ was released last month, offering a departure from the epic ballads featured on his previous record with Susan O'Neill, In The Game. It embodies an infectious melody and upbeat tempo in an effort, Flannery cites in the song, to help us ‘grumpy mother f***ers let go’.
Goodtime Charlie, the eighth studio album from Mick Flannery, is now available to pre-order.
Goodtime Charlie (*Released as a single June 29th 2023)
Someone To Tell It To
Give Me Up
Old Friend (Feat. Tianna Esperanza)
The Fact (Feat. Valerie June)
Minnesota (Feat. Anais Mitchell)
What They Say
Push The Cart
Aug 3-5 Haldern Pop Festival, DE
Aug 26 National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, IE
Sept 15 Dolans Warehouse, Limerick, IE
Sep 21 Americanafest -Nashville TN
Sep 22 Zanzabar - Louisville KY
Sep 23 The Ark - Ann Arbor MI
Sep 24 Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto ON
Sep 26 Le Poisson Rouge - New York NY
Sep 27 Crystal Ballroom - Somerville MA
Sep 28 Word Barn - Exeter NH
Sep 29 Parlour Room - Northampton MA
Sep 30 The Falcon - Marlboro NY
Oct 1 NPR Mountain Stage - Blacksburg VA
Oct 12 Empire - Belfast IRE
Oct 13 Spirit Store - Dundalk IRE
Oct 14 Spirit Store - Dundalk IRE
Oct 19 Castlebar - Mayo IRE
Oct 20 Social Live - Donegal IRE
Oct 21 Sandinos - Derry IRE
Oct 22 Hawk’s Well - Sligo IRE
Oct 26 DeBarra's - Clonakilty IRE
Oct 27 DeBarra's - Clonakilty IRE
Oct 28 INEC - Killarney IRE
Oct 29 Spiegeltent Festival - Wexford IRE
Nov 6 Backstage - Munich DE
Nov 7 Club Stereo - Nuremberg DE
Nov 8 Ostpol - Dresden DE
Nov 9 Prachtwerk - Berlin DE
Nov 10 Nochtwache - Hamburg DE
Nov 11 KGB - Langenberg DE
Nov 12 Nachtleben - Frankfurt DE
Nov 13 Blue Shell - Cologne DE
Nov 21 GC De Wildeman - Herent BE
Nov 22 Paterskerk - Eindhoven NL
Nov 23 Bitterzoet - Amsterdam NL
Nov 25 Sonderborg Haus - Sonderborg DK
Nov 26 VEGA - Copenhagen DK
Nov 28 VaxHall - Aarhus DK
Nov 29 Gimle - Roskilde DK
Dec 2 Lafayette - London UK
Dec 29 Roisin Dubh - Galway IRE
Dec 30 Roisin Dubh - Galway IRE
For tickets, visit: mickflannery.com/tour