5th February 2020
Large as Life and twice as hairy, Amigo The Devil is the alter-ego of Miami-based singer songwriter Danny Kiranos. His music has been described as residing in the genre Murder Folk. And whilst a few of his songs certainly feature individuals coming to a sticky end, the majority of Kiranos' compositions appear to be attempts by the man to come to terms with his own demons, rather than chronicling the actions of others.
And I particularly point you in the direction of Cocaine and Abel, the opening track on his latest album, which is as uncomfortable a piece of soul-baring as I have listened to in many a year. But for all its power, the song is actually rather unrepresentative of Kiranos's output; the majority of which has a wide (if rather dark, at times) seam of humour running through it.
Anyone who could pen a tune as much fun as I Hope Your Husband Dies, is more than OK by me.
If I'm Crazy
One Kind of People
Dahmer Does Hollywood
Cocaine and Abel
Hungover in Jonestown
I Hope Your Husband Dies
First Day of the End of My Life
Hell and You
Stronger Than Dead
(I am not 100% sure of things after Delilah)
|Danny sets up his pedals pre-gig..|
|..and also his Buckfast and Irn-Bru|
|Amigo The Devil - Glasgow 2020|
|First support act were locals The Brothers Outlaw. I only caught their final number, which was a pleasingly frantic bluegrass-influenced thingy.|
|Also supporting was Christian Hede - a folk singer from Denmark, who sang (logically, yet surprisingly) in Danish. |
Which was a first for me.