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Hannah Rarity

Thursday 23rd June 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £15 (plus STBF) from, Cottiers Online, Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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The 2018 winner of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year contest, singer and songwriter Hannah Rarity, celebrates the release of her eagerly anticipated second album ’To Have You Near’

Combining sublime vocal timbre and uncanny interpretive empathy, which have earned comparisons to Eva Cassidy and Cara Dillon, Rarity has toured internationally with US supergroup Cherish the Ladies as well as appearing with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Blazin’ Fiddles, Rura and Niteworks, alongside her solo work.

She is widely recognised as a flourishing talent, tipped by The Scotsman as ‘One to Watch’ and, more recently, co-musically directing the Opening Concert of Celtic Connections 2022. In a crowded field, Hannah ranks as one of Scotland’s finest young singers, performing a carefully chosen mix of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material.

“Absolutely sensational” BBC Radio Scotland

“…an impeccable combination of nuanced phrasing and power” Folk Radio UK

Ben Caplan plus Terra Spencer

Wednesday 17th August 2022

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £16 from The CCA box office, Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Sometimes it takes a global pandemic to slow down and focus on the fundamentals. When Ben Caplan lost the opportunity to tour and create with the regular cadre of musicians that he typically works with, he went into a tiny studio and made an achingly beautiful solo album. Caplan is now back in the UK touring a solo show full of contrasts and surprises.

He’s bringing along support act Terra Spencer to share sneak peeks from their upcoming collaborative album too!”

Kim Edgar & Rhona Macfarlane

Thursday 18th August 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £14 (STBF may apply) from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout-Seated Show

In association with Scotland On Tour

Emotion and connection are at the heart of this Edinburgh-based pianist and Songwriter’s work: through observed and lived experiences, Kim ponders what it is to be human, creating stories told with honesty and empathy that open hearts, minds and discussions. Her intensity and intimacy in performance have also attracted glowing reviews:

“Heart stopping…our very own Tori Amos” (Sunday Herald)

“Intense and thought provoking” (The List)“very moving, literate, allusive and expressively sung” * * * * * (Scotland On Sunday)

With four critically acclaimed solo albums under her belt, Kim has been described as“an example of everything that’s great about contemporary music”and“probably one of the best songwriters in Britain today.”* * * * * (Spiral Earth).

Kim’s latest album, Held (2020),considers grief, addiction, and solidarity, and offers a musical hug for anyone who’s struggling at the moment.One eighth of the The Burns Unit collective (which included Karine Polwart, King Creosote and Emma Pollock), Kim currently shares her songs while touring extensively asa member of folk band, CARA (cara-music.com). Described as“strangely uplifting,despite the well – phrased, sombre lyrics”and“a comfort blanket for the disillusioned soul”(The BIG Issue), Kim’s songs capture distilled emotions, that increasingly wide audiences across the UK, and beyond, are identifying with and responding to.
Rhona Macfarlane is a singer-songwriter from Scotland whose reflective, vulnerable story telling casts a spell over her audiences. Her songs are personal, honest, and intimate and recall a range of influences including Joni Mitchell, The Blue Nile, Nick Drake, John Martyn and Adrianne Lenker. A graduate of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in classical violin, she is a versatile musician performing with guitar or piano, often introducing new sounds with the addition of string accompaniments which she arranges.

Rhona released her latest EP ‘Closing the Window’ on the 12th of November. Produced by Matt Ingram, the EP is a collection of songs inspired by a time of inward reflection and solitude during the pandemic. A time when family and friend ties were cut and sharing music was limited. This period of personal writing also coincided with Rhona’s transition from student into adulthood.

The first single ‘Better When You’re Around’ was selected as record of the week on the BBC Radio Scotland Afternoon Show. Tracks from the EP have also enjoyed extensive radio play including Louise Mason at Reform Radio, BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, BBC Introducing, The Roddy Hart Show, Travelling Folk and the Iain Anderson Show on BBC Radio Scotland.

Gretchen Peters plus special guest Kim Richey

Wednesday 31st August 2022

Community Central Halls Glasgow

Rescheduled from 25th March 2022

Original tickets still valid

Tickets £25 from, See Tickets, Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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For two decades, Gretchen Peters has been one of Nashville’s most beloved and respected artists. “If Peters never delivers another tune as achingly beautiful as ‘On A Bus To St. Cloud,’” People Magazine wrote, “she has already earned herself a spot among country’s upper echelon of contemporary composers.”

Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October 2014 by singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell, who called her “both a songwriter and a poet (who) sings as beautifully as she writes,” and said her song “The Matador”, “moved me so greatly, I cried from the soles of my feet”, Peters has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Bryan Adams and Faith Hill. Her 2015 album, ‘Blackbirds’, debuted at #1 on the UK Country chart and in the top 40 UK pop chart, and was awarded International Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

The Wynntown Marshals plus support

Saturday 3rd September 2022

Websters Theatre Glasgow

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Big Ideas’, the fourth full-length studio album by Edinburgh-based The Wynntown Marshals, will sound immediately familiar to those who know the band, and serves as the ideal introduction forthose who are less familiar with their output. Four years in the making, the album features ten tracks covering jangling, forthright, radio-ready power pop, rugged, rootsy rockers, moody guitar workouts and stately ballads – all underpinned by the heartfelt, poetic wordplay that the band are well-known for.

The Marshals have, like the rest of the planet, been through some challenges in recent times – and some of the lyrical content is inevitably shaped by the events of the past two years (the title track and ‘Disappointment’ in particular), but – like the protagonist in the middle eight of the nostalgic, bittersweet album track ‘Tourist In My Hometown’ – the band have ‘emerged unbroken, smarting from the pain’.

The Paul McKenna Band plus support

Thursday 8th September 2022

In association with Scotland on Tour

Websters Theatre Glasgow

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The best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years” New York Times

“The best band of their generation” (The Living Tradition)

“A band with the potential to dominate the Scottish/Irish traditional scene for the next twenty years” (Fatea Magazine)

Scotland’s Paul McKenna has long been ranked among our finest younger singers and songwriters, armed with a powerful yet intensely emotive voice and passionate social conscience, often expressed through his songs, a combination that’s brought frequent comparisons to the great Dick Gaughan.

The Paul McKenna Bands newest release Breathe (2019) showcases Pauls development as a songwriter and includes two co-writes with acclaimed Canadian songwriter Dave Gunning and another with one of Australias most respected songwriters, Liz Stringer. Produced by Mike Vass, this new release expands on the bands trademark sound with added instrumentation to enhance and focus on the original material.

Paul was a featured artist at the world renowned Transatlantic Sessions in 2019. Alongside Cara Dillon, Tim O’Brien, Molly Tuttle and the multi talented house band he performed a string of shows across the UK.

He and his band – comprising Robbie Greig (fiddle), Conal McDonagh (pipes/whistles), Conor Markey (banjo/bouzouki/guitars) and Ewan Baird (percussion) – draw on both Scottish and Irish roots, in a dynamic, full-bodied array of original and traditional material, along with songs by like-minded authors.

The Handsome Family plus Daniel Knox

Saturday 10th September 2022

Community Central Halls Glasgow

Tickets £17.50 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Odessa, originally released in 1994 and Milk And Scissors in 1996 will be re-released by Loose Music is 2020 and available for the first time in vinyl.

The Handsome Family have written some of the most haunting and beautiful songs in American music. During a 30-year career, Brett and Rennie Sparks have created songs that transform the mundane landscape of modern life into a place of mysterious portent.

Handsome Family songs take place in parking lots and big box stores, under overpasses and in airports. They sing about Custer’s last stand and automatic lawn sprinklers in the same song. Rennie’s lyrics often focus on the myriad creatures that live at the edges of the man-made world: the sparrows, rats, cockroaches and crows that share our cities.

Kim Richey

Wednesday 14th September 2022

Reschedule from 5th May 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout-Limited unreserved seating

Two-time Grammy nominated Kim Richey is a storyteller with a voice so pure, arresting and honest, it literally aches with life’s truths. 

She transports the listener to a world where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul, her voice i pure arresting and honest.

Over the past two decades Kim has released ten critically acclaimed albums, been listed in the ‘Top 10 Albums of 1999’ in Time Magazine for her album Glimmer, plus received 4-stars in Rolling Stone and named ‘Alt-Country Album of the Year’ in People Magazine for her album Rise.  
Her 2013 release Thorn In My Heart was named in year’s end best lists by No Depression,The Boston Globe and The Associated Press. 
She has written two #1 singles and had four others hit Top 10.  Her songs have been recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Mary Chapin Capenter, James Morrison, Brooks and Dunn and many others.  She has contributed backing vocals on albums by Trisha Yearwood, Ryan Adams, Shawn Colvin and Jason Isbell to name a few.

 Kim’s songs have been featured in films and television series over the years ranging from recent placements in NASHVILLE (three songs) and Bones to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson’s Creek and many more. 

Nathan Bell plus Malcolm MacWatt

Thursday 15th September 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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An Iowa-bred, Tennessee-grown, down-to-earth American original, Nathan Bell creates spellbinding live performances with a combination of impeccably sung stories and dazzling musicianship not always found in the singer-songwriter genre.
With a keen eye and ear for the lives of working people, struggling people and forgotten people, Bell has honed his decades of commitment to blues, folk, jazz, poetry and justice into a sound and spirit all his own.

The son of famed Iowa poet Marvin Bell, Nathan grew up attuned to the power of plain, spare language to evoke places and narratives that stir both the heart and the brain. He moved to Boston in the 1980s and refined both his writing and his guitar playing while paying his dues driving a fish truck and working long hours in a hotel restaurant receiving room.

Bell returned to Iowa as part of the folk duo Bell and Shore, and garnered national attention for his vigorous, literate and often funny songwriting, as well as his virtuoso arranging and guitar playing. After recording two critically acclaimed albums, Bell moved to Nashville where he worked with producer Richard Bennett (Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart) and tried his hand at writing in the Twang Town music machine.

As marriage and children arrived, Bell put down the guitar and joined the corporate world, returning after a 15-year hiatus with the expanded perspective that comes with age and responsibility. Weathering the pain of layoffs, the unmooring of the Great Recession, and the frustration of an increasingly deranged American political landscape, Bell’s new songs reflected his newfound insights into love, greed, abandonment and injustice.

His self-recorded “Family Man” quartet of CDs, as well as his enthralling live shows, earned Bell a loyal and growing following among devotees of the well-written song, expertly presented, in the U.S., Europe and the U.K.

In 2019, Bell recorded a new set of songs with producers Brian Brinkerhoff and Frank Swart (Malcolm Holcombe, Guitar Shorty, Kool and the Gang). Scheduled for release in autumn 2020, “Red, White, and American Blues (it couldn’t happen here)” features guest vocals from Patty Griffin, Regina McCrary, and Aubrie Sellers.

The Homebird Sessions Special

with Elaine Lennon, Yvonne Lyon & Adriana Spina

In Association with Scotland On Tour

Thursday 22nd September 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout-Seated Show

Award-winning Songwriter & TEDx Speaker, Elaine Lennon created the online version of THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS Show at the start of the lockdown in 2020. Receiving high critical acclaim the Show is now a live touring event dubbed by THE HERALD as ‘A must for music fans and writers everywhere – relaxed, warming and welcoming’. 

In this Special Edition of the Show, Lennon is in concert and conversation with Yvonne Lyon and Adriana Spina

Her informal interview style creates an intimate and welcoming space for Lennon and her guests to connect with audiences as they take turns to perform acoustic versions of their songs, sharing stories behind them alongside gems of wisdom from their musical journeys (including the popular audience interactive Q&A).

The 3 artists reunite on stage for this Special Show for The Fallen Angels Club following the success of their December 2021 ‘THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS Special for TEDx’ Talk for which they co-wrote & recorded the first collaborative release ‘THE LIGHT’ under THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS label. This event will culminate in a special performance of this song which, on it’s release, was Acoustic Track of the Week on 5 BBC Radio stations throughout the UK.The show has a coveted SHOWCASE ARTIST slot where an aspiring or ‘new to our ears’ songwriter joins Lennon and her guests mid show to perform their original song, offering the opportunity to break down live performance barriers and shine a light on new talented songwriters of any age or background. Lennon’s ethos of nurturing and building the songwriting community in this way earned her a 2021 nomination for the UK AMA ‘Hero’ award.

Rory Butler plus Rhona MacFarlane

Saturday 24th September 2022

The Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh

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Every acoustic singer-songwriter will claim they were born with music in their blood, but few were born with music in their basement. Rory Butler’s childhood home was built on music; his father ran a recording studio in the cellar.

It’s unsurprising, then, that music became Rory’s world. Growing up in Edinburgh, he then spent his early twenties in East London, writing and performing new music. His first single Black and Blue was a big success when released. But really, you need to be in the room to completely get it. It’s like watching a young Jackson Browne pouring out his heart and humour in a thick Scottish lilt while John Martyn and Nick Drake scatter woody, earthy chords around Beverley’s feet.

Rory released his debut album, “Window Shopping” in July 2020 to critical acclaim and whilst the pandemic put a stop to touring plans the impact of the album has secured Rory’s place as one of the most exciting new talents to watch in the UK.

2022 will see Rory release a new set of beautiful songs, produced by London based Matt Ingram. Out now is ‘Carefree’. It’s the stunning first single off the much-anticipated upcoming EP, expected to be released later this spring via Leafy Outlook.

McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle

Saturday 24th September 2022

Websters Theatre Glasgow

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John DoyleJohn McCusker and Mike McGoldrick first crossed paths as teenagers. Quarter of a century later, the fired-up folk live-wires are set to celebrate their friendship, and musical kinship, with their first studio album, The Wishing Tree. A thrilling trip through traditional, contemporary and original jigs, reels, ballads and more, it sees them branch out musically, while tracing the roots of their tunes, and acquaintance. “We all left school early, at 16, or 17, to join different bands,” recalls McCusker of their early days. “We all met back then… we’ve grown up together, really.”

All three musicians have gone on to global acclaim: John Doyle (Dublin – vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandola) is an Irish music linchpin and a founder member of acclaimed group Solas, who has worked with Joan Baez, Linda Thompson and Mary Chapin Carpenter. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner John McCusker (Glasgow – fiddle, whistles, harmonium) has played with The Battlefield Band, Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan, recorded with Paul Weller, and recently produced albums for Eddi Reader, Heidi Talbot and Kris Drever. Mike McGoldrick (Manchester – flute, whistles, Uileann pipes, bodhran, clarinet, congas) is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, founding member of Lúnasa, and current member of Capercaillie, who has worked with Mark Knopfler, Eddi Reader, John Cale. And that’s just for starters.

An Evening Of Songs and Stories with James Grant

In association with Scotland On Tour

Sunday 25th September 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £22 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Unreserved Seating

One of the most mesmerizing performers and songwriters Scotland has ever produced, JAMES GRANT will be playing a very special concert celebrating tunes and tales from his 40 years in the business we call, “Show”.

With a voice like chocolate, gunpowder dry wit and world class acoustic guitar chops, this is a very special chance to see James in his hometown in such an intimate setting.

He will take questions from the audience – just don’t expect a straight answer.

Danny George Wilson plus Katy Rose Bennett

Thursday 6th October 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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“Some things remain constant… not least Wilson’s unfailing feel for Southern/Celtic soul melodies, and his eloquence of sentiment never allowing affection for his inspirations to lead him in the direction of pointless pastiche when he could break your heart or make you smile instead” Mojo

Danny George Wilson’s formidable credentials go back to his days in seminal UK roots rock band Grand Drive with brother Julian.a solo album released on Paris-based taste maker label Fargo Records and six albums of consistently high calibre output with the revolving cast of his Danny & The Champions of the World incarnation.

In 2016 the Champs sweep the boards at the inaugural UK Americana Awards, winning with Album, Artist and Song of the Year. Alongside Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Goldrush, Saint Etienne) and Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing) he released an eponymous album as Bennett Wilson Poolei n 2018 (“instant classics… hints of Willie and Levon” Bud Scoppa, Uncut)-bagging another UK Americana Awards ‘Artist of the Year’ alongside being voted Americana UK’s‘Band of the Year’.

His latest album,Another Place, has been acclaimed by press and fans alike, voted Americana UK’s Album of the Year for 2021. A departure for Wilson, the album presents a vibrant and diverse collection of startling, impressionistic songs created in collaboration with Sussex-based studio wizard Hamish Benjamin. The album features contributions from Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Gerard Love (Teenage Fanclub) and Emma Swift.”

an idiosyncratic gem…one of Wilson’s finest” ★★★★Mojo

9th October 2022: Sam Baker

Posted: May 30, 2014 in Gig Guide
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Sam Baker

Sunday 9th October 2022

The Glee Club Glasgow

Tickets £17 from, The Glee Club Online, Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Sam Baker is a lyric writer, artist, and survivor. His songs are stories of everyday people facing everyday challenges: a young Mennonite welder who finds love, a ditch digger supporting his family, a veteran grappling with post-war life, a single mother driving around with a car full of baby junk, a widower writing ‘her’ name in the sand, and a straight-haired orphan in a house full of curls. They are survivors. Like Sam. 

In 1986 Sam was on a train for Machu Picchu when a bomb exploded in the carriage he was riding in. Seven died. Through a series of miracles, and the help of everyday people doing their best–his angels–he survived. 

Physical recovery was hard.  Emotional recovery harder. Melody came to him–compelled him to turn an old guitar upside down so his gnarled hands could play. Slowly, the words came–one true line–“Sitting on the train to Machu Picchu, the passenger car explodes.”  He made a record. Then another. There were glowing reviews, more records, awards in Rolling Stone; sold-out shows in Europe, Canada, and the US; songs in TV shows; and an hour with Terry Gross on Fresh Air. Sam was a singer. 

Sam uses his art to tell his story–whether from a symphony in Oregon, an art gallery in Santa Fe, a large theater in Kansas City, a small room in The Netherlands, or a song-writer retreat with soldiers. He travels the world sharing his songs, grateful for each day, helping us see the beauty in little things and hope for things to come. 

The Jellyman’s Daughter & Roseanne Reid

In association with Scotland On Tour

Friday 21st October 2022

Community Central Halls (Grovepark Hall) Glasgow

Bring your own bottle

Tickets £14 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

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We look forward to a double header with two talented Scottish acts that you will be familiar with, The Jellyman’s Daugher (full band) & Roseanne Reid.

Singing with an affinity and closeness that can often have audiences puzzling over who is singing which harmony line, Emily’s honeyed voice and Graham’s soft introspective tone have an almost matching vocal range. Their songs can range from a simple plaintive wisp of a feeling to ambitious musical endeavours incorporating guitar, mandolin and Graham’s often-unconventional cello playing, which can range from powerful, driving rhythmic propulsion to delicate, sonorous underscoring. They are also regularly accompanied by their band which can feature bass, drums and innovative 5-string banjo playing.
2022 will see them recording their third full length album with plans to release in 2023.

Reid’s songs conjure more from less, exuding a quiet confidence and sparse authenticity that recalls some of the genre’s leading lights such as Gillian Welch and Lucinda Williams, but with a tone that belongs to Roseanne and no one else. No wonder, then, that Americana legend Steve Earle has not only adopted Reid as a personal cause, but makes a guest appearance on the delightful ‘Sweet Annie.’

Dallahan plus support

In association with Scotland On Tour

Sunday 23rd October 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £14 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

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Dallahan is one of the most distinct forces in the international folk music scene.

Forged in Scotland and Ireland’s traditional music community, but drawing on the traditional music styles of the Balkans and North America, they create an original and seamless musical montage, blending their contemporary influences from jazz, funk, and pop music.

Dallahan take their listeners on a journey, traversing styles and
countries of the world in a dazzling live show, creating their own unique brand of World-folk delivered with stunning virtuosity. The lineup consists of Jack Badcock on guitar and vocals, Ciaran Ryan on banjo, mandolin and fiddle, Andrew Waite on accordion and Benedict Morris on fiddle.

Peter Bruntnell plus support

Friday 28th October 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Photo courtesy of Carol Graham

Rolling Stone once declared Peter Bruntnell to be, “one of England’s best kept musical secrets”. England has successfully managed to keep Peter Bruntnell a secret for all this time, even from itself. 

“Maybe this will be the album to finally give him the worldwide superstar recognition he deserves!”, enthused every other Peter Bruntnell album review from the last 20+ years, with an admirably unwavering optimism. 

“If we lived in a just world, Peter Bruntnell would by now be in the middle of his third or fourth global arena tour, his biggest worry working out how to courier his latest armful of Grammy awards back to the UK so his butler could have them installed in the west wing of mansion by the time he got home,” said a feature in The Guardian in 2016, intent on letting the cat out of the bag, but failing miserably. 

Needless to say, we don’t live in a just world and Peter Bruntnell is still having to get by without a butler. Although perhaps the curriculum is to blame for this failure to ignite mass awareness, with not one teacher in the past two decades known to have heeded the call from NME to teach Peter’s songs in schools.

Peter’s new album, Journey To The Sun, will do little to dispel this fantasy of world domination, but it remains unlikely to become in any way a reality. He will remain the secret singer-songwriter, lauded by the likes of Kathleen Edwards, The Delines, Rumer, various members of R.E.M. and Son Volt.

“Somehow, some way, this cult and infinitely class songwriter must get his due wider recognition” ★★★★

MOJO

Stereo Naked & Rain of Animals (double header)

Wednesday 2nd November 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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When hot Paris-based all-girl trio, Fierce Flowers, issued their Mirador album in 2020, it stimulated a frenzy of media interest that resulted in a huge amount of exposure in the UK. Julia Zech’s vocals featured strongly and she had written a large number of the album’s killer tracks.

Differences led to a split, and she reverted to focussing all of her attention on this Cologne-based outfit, with whom she had performed with playing partner Pierce Black, for several years.

The latest album won a huge amount of exposure in the UK. BBC Radio 2 Folk Show presenter Mark Radcliffe told listeners: “I do like this music!” Reviewing the record for AmericanaUK, writer Tim Martin predicted: “This album will establish them as your new favourite band.

World-roving troubadors, Rain Of Animals, a richly euphonious collaboration between Pepita Emmerichs (Oh Pep!) and Theodore Barnard (Wire & Wool) grew from their love of all things mandolin, fiddle, guitar, harmony vocals, bluegrass, old-time and swing.

The duo first met and formed after an impromptu jam session in a legendary Melbourne bar in 2018, and they have continued to perform, write and tour together ever since.

4th November 2022: Sam Lewis

Posted: May 30, 2014 in Gig Guide

Sam Lewis

Friday 4th November 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Sam Lewis has collaborated with everyone from Leon Russell to The Wood Brothers. Chris Stapleton dubbed him “a modern Townes Van Zandt”. He’s often labeled with some form of the word ‘soulful’ (some have even compared his voice to molasses), Lewis’ style meets at a juncture of many different genres however he’s discovered what most musicians spend lifetimes working for; the place where feel-good music meets vital social commentary.

After spending a nomadic youth throughout the Southeast (USA), he began calling Nashville home in 2009. Since then he’s been joined on his journey by some of music’s most righteous and luminary figures. He has pressed the first few chapters in his career’s studio anthology with the release of his self-titled debut (2012), sophomore release Waiting On You (2015), third studio release Loversity (2018) and live-acoustic album Solo (2020). All have received critical acclaim and each session has grown with the legendary family for which he has adopted to curate and share his musical inner-vision with his listeners.

Waiting On You was co-produced by roots music cornerstone, Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band). Adjoined by their savant fluency in the soul music lexicon, Lewis and Wood called upon the instrumental palettes of masters including Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson, Neil Young), Darrell Scott (Robert Plant, Guy Clark), Will Kimbrough (Jimmy Buffett, Rodney Crowell), Gabe Dixon (Paul McCartney) and the McCrary Sisters (The Fairfield Four), all placing their stamp on this enduring expression of un-compromised songwriting.

Billboard announced the highly anticipated third studio release Loversity and premiered the video for the first single, “One and The Same”. The album landed Lewis a spot on Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists to Watch” list, with writer Marissa Moss describing the album as, “… seventies psychedelic soul, with a storyteller’s eye, a swampy Southern groove and an emotional, political punch.” Once again Lewis has given us an album filled with relentless grooves courtesy of rhythm section JT Cure and Derek Mixon (Chris Stapleton) and transfixing guitars of both Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart, Lucinda Williams) and Dan Cohen (Bruce Hornsby) – all who continue to bless each of Lewis’ studio campaigns.