Tupelo are an award-winning alt-folk act hailing from Ireland. Featuring four members from different musical backgrounds and an all acoustic line-up, the band take sounds as disparate as bluegrass, American folk and Irish traditional and make them their own.
A hardworking band, Tupelo enjoy the road and have played an impressive number of gigs since the band's formation, appearing at major festivals, playing support to some of music's biggest acts and attracting plenty of fans along the way.
Several tracks from Tupelo’s debut album in 2011 were released as singles and received rave reviews as well as plenty of airplay from Irish and UK radio stations including RTE Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2. In March 2013 Tupelo was announced as the 'Best Folk Act 2013' by the music magazine, Hot Press. The Sunday Times described the band’s music as “beautiful” and Metro described them as “deeply charming”.
The band members are James Cramer (lead vocals, banjo, acoustic guitar, guitjo and harmonica), Kevin Duffy (fiddle, mandolin and backing vocals), Damien McMahon (double bass and backing vocals) and Paul Murray (acoustic guitar, dobro, mandolin, guitjo and backing vocals).