Foy Vance Releases Video For “Closed Hand, Full of Friends” (Live From Bushmills Distillery)

By on August 4, 2013


Foy Vance has unveiled a live video for his new song “Closed Hand, Full of Friends” (Live From Old Bushmills Distillery), the first song on his upcoming album Joy Of Nothing. The performance was recorded at Watch the video at the link below: 


“Closed Hand, Full of Friends” is the first song on Foy’s upcoming album, Joy Of Nothing, to be released on August 27 via Glassnote. Recorded in Donegal, Ireland and produced by Irish producer/musician/engineer Michael Keeney, Joy of Nothing includes 10 original songs written and performed by Foy Vance and includes very special guest appearances by Ed Sheeran and Bonnie Raitt. For an exclusive look into the world of Foy Vance recording Joy of Nothing, please visit to watch a documentary on the process. 


Foy Vance hails from the seaside town of Bangor in Northern Ireland. As a child, Foy relocated with his father, a preacher, to the American Midwest settling in Oklahoma. With his father, Foy travelled the American South, widening his horizons and absorbing the rich musical traditions he was exposed to. Returning to Ireland some years later, Foy began writing his own music, deeply shaped by the sounds of his youth. After a recent session with Daytrotter, they described Foy’s songs and lyrics: “They will haunt you with light. They’ll haunt you with pangs of love. They’ll haunt you with the tears of others. They’ll make you realize that you’ve never felt anything even as remotely as deep as he has.”


Foy Vance supported Ed Sheeran on his UK tour in late 2012, followed by a sold-out headline UK tour earlier this year. He has spent the past few months on Sheeran’s sold out US tour, and has previously toured with the likes of Michael Kiwanuka and David Gray. Currently, Foy is recovering from a European tour opening for Bonnie Raitt this summer. He’ll be preparing for a series of Festival dates in UK, Europe and the US, which include T In The Park, Truck Festival, Outside Lands in San Francisco, Squamish in British Columbia, CA and Lyons Folk Festival in Colorado.


Joy Of Nothing Tracklisting:


1. Closed Hand, Full of Friends

2. Joy Of Nothing

3. At Least My Heart Was Open

4. You and I

5. Feel For Me

6. Janey

7. Paper Prince

8. It Was Good

9. Regarding Your Lover

10. Guiding Light


Foy Vance Fall Tour

10/16/13 – Cafe 939 – Boston, MA

10/24/13 – The Basement – Nashville, TN

10/26/13 – Holy Mountain – Austin, TX

10/28/13 – Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA

10/31/13 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR

11/1/13 – Columbia City Theater – Seattle, WA

11/4/13 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

11/6/13 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON

11/8/13 – World Cafe – Philadelphia, PA

11/9/13 – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.