Im very excited to announce the launch of a new group:  Psychedelic Pill.  We will be paying tribute to the endless jams of Neil Young & Crazy Horse all over the country in the next month and a half.

Here are the dates:

DATE        CITY             VENUE

Aug. 13     Limerick        Cobblestone Joe’s

Aug. 14     Clifden          Mullarkey’s

Aug. 15     Wesport        McGings

Aug. 16  Ballaghaderreen  Spells Bar

Aug. 17   Roscommon     JJ Harlows

Aug. 22     Bantry           The Mariner

Aug. 23    Myrtleville       The Pine Lodge

Aug. 29     Cork              The Oliver Plunkett

Aug. 30    Galway           Monroes

Aug. 31   Ballinasloe       Maud Millars

Sep. 12   Clonakilty         DeBarra’s

Sep. 13     Cork             The Crane Lane



From delicate country tinged ballads laden with rich harmonies to driving rock numbers full of waling guitar solos and screaming feedback, the songs of Neil Young continue to be a beautifully schizophrenic collage of the best music 60s and 70s America had to offer. Psychedelic Pill are a 4 piece band who demonstrate this by combining their own diverse musical backgrounds to take you on a trip from Neil Young’s earliest work through the Crazy Horse collaborations and beyond.

Isaac Tabor (lead vocals and guitar) is a Dutch-American musician who started as a touring musician in Liverpool with various bands before joining the folk group Jukebox Gypsy, taking him on a 5 year journey of relentless gigging in Ireland and continental Europe. Isaac is returning to Ireland for a number of dates to pay homage to a lifelong influence, taking a break from touring his own recently released solo material to indulge in playing songs that are more often than not 80% guitar solo.

Darragh Coakley (drums and vocs) spends much of his time playing with Cork folk heroes the Calvinists as well as touring with a number of other regulars on the Cork music scene, highlights of which include being featured in the New York Times, playing national television and touring in Europe and America.

Brian Casey (guitar and keys) is a Cork native that splits his creative energy equally between gigging solo as a humble folk singer and as front man of electro-rock outfit Screenreader. Brian can never decide whether he prefers to play very quietly or hideously loud, so when playing with Psychedelic Pill, he can be found trying to do 14 different things at once.

Alan Brooks (bass) brings years of experience playing anything with strings on it in country bands, trad sessions and much more. While playing the music of Neil Young, Alan spends half his time wondering why there are so many chords and half trying not to make his bass lines more face-melting than what the guitarists are doing.

Psychedelic Pill Aug 2014 Poster copy 2




Howdy folks! Ive just put out a new record, ‘Live in Frankfurt‘, recorded at the lovely Maximal club in Rodgau, Frankfurt in April of this year with Bean Dolan on double-bass and Neil Fitzgibbon on fiddle.  It was a special night, always great vibes at this club, so Im delighted to get to share it with y’all in this way.

The record is available to stream or purchase as a digital download. If you purchase it, you get a download of 19 tracks (almost two hours!) in any sound quality you like (mp3, flac, wav) as well as a whole set of pictures and videos of the night. Click here to purchase a copy.

Isaac Tabor & Friends – Live in Frankfurt was recorded about halfway through our April tour of this year in which we tried to build a set comprising of a few Jukebox Gypsy tunes, some of my solo tunes and a bunch of as yet unreleased songs. There’s a lot more jamming going on than in the studio recordings, especially on tracks such as ‘Where’s Your Rainbow‘ and Justin Townes Earle’s ‘One More Night in Brooklyn‘ and we changed around a lot of the older tunes to suit the show so its great to have it on record and out to all of you now!

Stream the whole album below!