With roots in Ireland and Australia, New York City-based rustic folk singer and songwriter Vincent Cross has been described as "impeccably gifted" by Big City Rhythm and Blues, and " . . . powerful and unique . . ." by Red Line Roots. Playing banjo or guitar, with a few spare riffs of harmonica, Vincent Cross sings original songs that borrow melodies and lyrics from the American folk tradition while telling observant stories about modern times.
Vincent Cross has performed for and shared the stage with a diverse range of artists including Oscar winning songwriter Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, Michael Davies, master blues-picker Roy Book Binder and the late, great folk legend Odetta. Cross has toured in Europe and Australia, performing at TelemarkFestivalen (Norway), The Hebridean Celtic Festival (Scotland) and The Maverick Americana Festival (UK).
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"Brings a modern sensibility to songs that lie deep in our musical genes." - Fred Smith (Country Standard Time)
“He writes narrative songs he sings beautifully and wonderfully arranges, with traditional bluegrass instruments" - Moors Magazine, Netherlands
"Captures the spirit and methodology of the great tradition if troubadours, blues and old-time vocalists, songsters, and folk singers. He uses musical and lyrical tropes that have been transmitted across generations to create new songs addressing contemporary issues" - Art Meius, WCOM (The Revolution Starts Now)