Dermot Kennedy is a folky pop rock singer-songwriter from Dublin, Ireland. In 2017, he released his debut EP called Doves and Ravens, and followed that up in 2018 withthe EP Mike Dean Presents: Dermot Kennedy. His viral streaming success came from Spotify’s Discover Weekly channel, currently racking him up over 300 million streams. In a short amount of time he’s gone from playing small Ireland pubs to playing crossing over in the U.S. to Bonnaroo Music Festival, Lollapalooza, SXSW, Coachella, and Austin City Limits. In 2018, listeners voted him as NPR Slingshot’s Best New Artist of the Year. His debut studio album, Without Fear, is due to release later this fall.