Luka Bloom (born Kevin Barry Moore; 23 May 1955) is an Irish folk singer-songwriter. He is the younger brother of folk singer Christy Moore. Kevin Barry Moore was born on 23 May 1955 in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland. His parents were Andy Moore and Nancy Power, who had already raised three daughters and two other sons.
Album · 2005 · 13 Songs. Innocence Luka Bloom. Listen on Apple Music.
Innocence seems like a strange title for Luka Bloom's tenth studio album. However, Innocence is an album that could easily be mistaken as an accomplished debut. Bloom's lyrics are so insightful and fresh that you'd be forgiven for mistaking him as a young and disillusioned twenty-something, instead of a 50 year old who has been making music for 36 years. Musically, Innocence is just as simple and static. There's an unrivalled tenderness to Luka Bloom's enchanting, earnest songwriting - his musical and lyrical delivery possesses that special charm.
Luka Bloom – Innocence. Label: Big Sky Records – BSCD-0003. Producer, Songwriter, Composed By, Guitar, Vocals – Luka Bloom. Saxophone, Clarinet – Kenneth Edge (tracks: 1, 4 to 7, 9). Vocals, Double Bass – Eithne Ni Cathain (tracks: 7, 12, 13).
Irish song bard Luka Bloom had a brief moment of notice in the United States with his Riverside recording. That record offered a furious and stunning strummed acoustic guitar technique, more like folk-rock than folk itself. His vocals were roaring and impassioned, but his own songs weren't quite there.