If you were to quickly look at Dermot Kennedy, you probably wouldn’t expect such a sweet and tender soul to exist, and yet to hear his music is a firm reminder of why looks can be deceiving. And maybe there’s something to that, maybe having such affecting songs that are honest, maybe that can only fortify ones strength. The streams on Spotify have been astronomical and to talk to the Irishman, you clearly realize that none of this was planned. All he wanted was to share his music with the world, and to his surprise, the world has responded with sold-out shows all over the US and Europe.

“He taught me that all that matters is the music and the people it connects with.”

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