Ultan Conlon – There’s a Waltz

Album Review | DarkSideOut Records | Review by Allan Wilkinson

Galway crooner Ultan Conlon returns with ten soul searching songs, working alongside noted bluegrass producer Sean Watkins and a gathering of top drawer musicians that includes Don Heffington, Sebastian Steinberg, Gabe Witcher, Rich Hinman and Tyler Chester, all of whom have worked with a veritable list of notable contemporary songwriters.  Recorded at Heritage Recording Studio in California and mixed in Nashville, There’s a Waltz is Conlon’s fourth full-length album release and once again focuses on his remarkably warm voice, a rich blend of Roy Orbison/Richard Hawley, which is both strong and assertive, yet vulnerable at the same time, helped in no small measure by the harmonies of the Watkins siblings, Sean and Sara of Nickelcreek fame.