Barry O'Doherty of
Geoff Cox of New York:
Becca Gripp of Wilmington, Delaware: Vocals/Keyboard
Jim David of Boston, Massachusetts: Drums/Percussion
B i o g r a p h y
The experience of the original music of Driving Route 9, loosely fitting the description of modern folk/pop, takes their listeners to a place you simply can’t find anywhere else. Fronted by Becca Gripp of Wilmington, DE and Barry O’Doherty of Donegal County, Ireland, with Jim David on drums, Paul Emmerling on bass guitar, and Geoff Cox armed with his whistle and flute, this originals band from Southeast Connecticut is currently flourishing along the East Coast, creating an Irish-American experience unlike any other, a contemporary folk feel with upbeat and celtic twist.. On the heels of a trip to Dublin to record and integrate the talents of professional Irish musicians, specifically with fiddle and flute, their efforts to extend beyond the region have yet to be heard while they produce their debut album that began in 2017, “Matter of Time." A matter of time it is before Driving Route 9 completes a carefully designed musical recipe for the world to experience. Now mixing the tracks with Egan Media Productions on Colchester VT, they are putting together the final pieces of a journey and record unlike any other.