Indie-pop and folk with Celtic overtones by Mike Scott and his band of raggle taggle musicians.
The music of **The Waterboys** encompasses Celtic folk and freewheeling rock and roll, giving it a southern soul edge in eleventh album *Modern Blues*, due to be released in 2015.
Their new line-up includes **Mike Scott**, Muscle Shoals legend **David Hood** on bass, Austin guitar-slinger **Zach Ernst**, and Memphis keyboard wizard **Brother Paul**. They join Irish electric fiddle great **Steve Wickham** and ace drummer **Ralph Salmins** at a time when the relevance and popular reach of The Waterboys has never been greater.
With the *Modern Blues* album and tour The Waterboys crash thrillingly back into the present with a new sound, a new line-up and, as always, the promise of the unexpected.