“Glasgow is lucky to have The Fallen Angels Club – a keeper of the flame of good roots music. Thanks for supporting Spit & Polish and so many other good artists”
-Francis Macdonald, Shoeshine Records / Spit & Polish
The Fallen Angels Club was established in 2004, by sole promoter Kevin Morris.
The club has promoted well over 100 local and international artists from America, Canada, England, Wales, Germany and Italy – and of course Scotland.
Grammy winner Tim O’Brien, Austin music legend Alejandro Escovedo, The Handsome Family, Darrell Scott, Gretchen Peters, Dave Alvin, Scottish Folk favorites LAU and Drever-McCusker-Woomble, Sam Baker and Eliza Gilkyson have all passed through the doors of The Fallen Angels Club.
In 2007, after the sudden death of Billy Kelly founder of The Big Big Country festival, The Fallen Angels Club launched the Glasgow Americana festival: www.glasgowamericana.com.
Glasgow Americana has grown year on year, with over 1,000 people purchasing tickets for the 2012 festival, which took place in early October.
The Glasgow Americana Hall Of Fame reads like a Who’s Who of the best Americana music around, Steve Forbert, Jason & The Scorchers, the legendary Kinky Friedman, Mary Gauthier, The Wailin’ Jennys, Crooked Still, Robbie Fulks, The Hotclub Of Cowtown, The Handsome Family, Tift Merritt, Eric Taylor, The Stairwell Sisters plus loads more.
Click here (opens pdf) Metro’s interviews with Kevin Morris.