“The Sweet Sorrows bring Celtic charm and edge together with soft harmonies to create an Americana/Celtic/Roots fusion. ”
— CrossRhythms UK
A Few Tunes
The Australian Sessions (2019)
Produced by Brian Baker (Gradual) in the Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne, Vic. All the tracks have Australian connections, either about Australia, written in Australia, or have connections to things and people Sammy and Kylie know in Australia. Special guests include multi-instrumentalist/producer Brian Baker, Kj McEvoy (The Remedy Club,IRE), Tim Cotterell (The Electrics,Oyster Band,UK) and Rich Davies (The Low Road,AU).
"Producer Brian Baker deserves full credit for making this album arguably the strongest yet from this energetic, well-travelled couple.. At least half of the songs are full-bore, in-your-face Americana. But The Sweet Sorrows have not abandoned their Celtic influences. Far from it. Kylie's gentle, plaintive interpretation of Brendan Graham's 'Orphan Girl' is genuine goosebumps material. 'The Australian Sessions' is highly recommended for fans of Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Buddy & Julie Miller and all followers of the earnest outlaws who inhabit the alt-country scene." (Vic Campbell ‘RadioActive’ 103.7 3WAY-FM. Australia)
“The two combine their individual influences to develop a blend of blues-infused, country tinged folk rock that is a joy to behold, something highlighted to perfection on the album The Australian Sessions”
“There is authenticity to the vocals from both singers that many contemporaries could only aspire to achieve.” (Brendan Keane, Journalist/Musician Wexford,Ireland)
Featuring Phil Madeira & Chris Donohue from Emmy Lou's Red Dirt Boys, Dennis Holt and Tim Cotterell. Recorded in Wexford Ireland and Nashville TN blending Celtic & Americana music. Produced by Phil Madeira.
“There’s a combination of sharp songwriting, a clear ‘feel’ for precise and engaging lyrics, wrapped up in a Celtic-Americana mix that’s rich in delivery and profuse with catchy hooks ... add luscious vocals, both lead and harmonies and that’s ‘Celticana.’” (FolkWords)
"Celticana is a romping collection of Celtic Americana!" (Down The Line, USA)
"Celticana is an enjoyable listen and The Sweet Sorrows are continuing down their chosen path. A path which stems from a base in Ireland from where they tour throughout the world." (Lonesome Highway, Ireland)
“Produced by long time friend Phil Madeira (Nashville) … a vibrant fusion of Celtic/folk and rootsy, country grooves while other musical elements also get a nod as they go from upbeat foot-stompers to gentle ballads.” (CrossRhythms)