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William The Conqueror plus Wolf & The Weaver

Wednesday 1st May 2019

The Hug & Pint Glasgow

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Sophomore album Bleeding on the Soundtrack is released on Loose on 15th February 2019. Produced by Ethan Johns at Real World, it is the second instalment of William’s story following on from debut album, Proud Disturber of the Peace, released in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim.

The indie-rock three piece channel classic blues and roots rock through a grunge/indie filter, with diverse influences including The Doors, Ryan Adams and The Lemonheads. Praised for their grit and authenticity by the likes of The Guardian and NPR’s Ann Powers, they made their mark at Americana Fest in Nashville, signing to Loose and sharing the stage at the UK Americana Awards 2017 with the likes of Van Morrison, Richard Thompson and Ethan Johns.

“a mighty launchpad for what’s yet to come” Q ★★★★

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Kris Drever In Concert

Thursday 2nd May 2019

La Belle Angele Edinburgh

SOLD OUT

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 

Scottish songwriter Kris Drever (Lau) celebrated a decade of critical and commercial success by winning both BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year 2017 and Best Original Track 2017 (for his song If Wishes Were Horses) at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

For his 2018 concerts Kris will be performing a ‘best of’ set featuring all the key songs from his first decade and some new material played live for the first time.

“Completely infectious”
BBC Music *****

“Utterly stunning”
fRoots

“Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order.. a breath of fresh air”
Songlines

“Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity”
The Guardian ****

“Sets the standard for others to follow”
Folkradio.co.uk

Danny Schmidt plus Elaine Lennon

Wednesday 8th May 2019

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Named to the Chicago Tribune’s “50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years,” Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has amassed a cult following for his stunningly poetic, poignant imagery.

With lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter, Schmidt is considered a preeminent writer, an artist whose earthy poetry manages to somehow conjure magic from the mundane, leading Sing Out Magazine’s proclamation that: “Schmidt is a force of nature: a blue moon, a hundred-year flood, an avalanche of a singer-songwriter.

Danny’s new album, “Standard Deviation” was released on the 8th March and went straight in at Number 2 in the Euro Americana Charts. This stunning album which is Danny’s 10th release and one he says that he is most proud of.

Some great quotes on the album:-

From Rocking Magpie
– “A new benchmark for American Folk Music.

From Maverick Magazine:
– “Articulate, thoughtful, intelligent and melodic. A quiet masterpiece.”

From AmericanaUK:
– “A lyrical work of art. A masterclass intelligently connecting a stream of diverse subjects.”

 

YOLA CARTER (Alysse Gafkjen)

Yola plus Lady Nade

Tuesday 14th May 2019

Saint Luke’s Glasgow

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Yola’s debut album Walk Through Fire, produced by Dan Auerbach, is a genre-bending release from one of the most powerful emerging British voices in music today. The singer/ songwriter first came to the attention of Auerbach (The Black Keys) after a chain of people, starting with her manager, forwarded a video of her performing in Nashville that eventually found itself in Auerbach’s inbox. Tastemaker media also saw promise in Yola’s early recordings and live performances in Nashville–NPR, Rolling Stone Country, the Wall Street Journal, Paste, and Stereogum all praised Yola, comparing her to a diverse range of artists from the Staples Singers to Dolly Parton.

Auerbach assembled a writing team that included Yola, long time John Prine collaborator Pat McLaughlin, and the legendary Dan Penn (“Dark End of the Street,” “Cry Like A Baby,” “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man,”), among others, to write together over five days in Auerbach’s Nashville studio. There was a fluidity to their collaboration, with loose boundaries that gave the assembled musicians a wide canvas.

To record Walk Through Fire, Auerbach assembled some of the most iconic session musicians performing today: bassist Dave Rowe (Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, Chrissie Hynde), keyboardist Bobby Wood (Elvis, Wilson Pickett, George Jones), drummer Gene Chrisman (Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Johnny Bush), steel player Russ Pahl (Don Williams, Leon Russell, Nikki Lane), and guitarist Billy Sanford (Roy Orbison, Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette). Guests also joined, including Vince Gill (whose tangled counter vocal is heard on “Keep Me Here”) and bluegrass icons Ronnie McCoury, Molly Tuttle, Stuart Duncan, and Charlie McCoy.

Yola Carter raised on the coast of Southwest England, where she did not fit in and life was hard, finding herself in the easy camaraderie of Dan Auerbach’s studio was the realization of a childhood dream. Yola’s mother’s choice to raise her daughter in a small town outside of Bristol, where she could play outside, meant that Yola was “other” from the start. Between the isolation of being the only black family around, the family’s poverty, and a turbulent home life, Yola needed refuge, which
she found in her mother’s record collection; among the albums she clung to was Aretha Franklin’s Young, Gifted & Black.

Yola was also a guest on Jools’s Annual Hootenanny on Hogmanay this year.

Hayes Carll plus Travis Linville

Thursday 16 May 2019

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

With a career full of critical acclaim and popular success, Carll could’ve played it safe on this, his sixth record, but he didn’t. The result is a musically ambitious and lyrically deep statement of an artist in his creative prime.

Hayes Carll’s list of accomplishments is long. His third album, 2008’s Trouble In Mind, earned him an Americana Music Association Award for Song of the Year (for “She Left Me for Jesus”). The follow-up, KMAG YOYO was the most played album on the Americana Chart in 2011 and spawned covers by artists as varied as Hard Working Americans and Lee Ann Womack, whose version of “Chances Are” garnered Carll a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song. 2016’s Lovers and Leavers swept the Austin Music Awards, and was his fourth record in a row to reach #1 on the Americana Airplay chart.

Kelly Willis and Kenny Chesney have chosen to record his songs and his television appearances include The Tonight Show, Austin City Limits, and Later w/Jools Holland. Carll is the rare artist who can rock a packed dancehall one night and hold a listening room at rapt attention the next.

Hayes’s fantastic new album, “What It Is” was released on the 15th February, his fiancée Allison Moorer co-wrote half the songs on the album and also co-produced on it as well.

We look forward to welcoming this amazing talent back to Glasgow.

Louise Connell Album Launch plus support

Thursday 30th May 2019

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

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Louise Connell is a singer-songwriter from Airdrie, near Glasgow. Previously performing and releasing her music under the name REVERIEME, she has earned a considerable reputation as an outstanding songwriter, with a particular knack for framing intelligent, literate lyrics in haunting and beautiful melodies, delivered by “a voice that would melt iron” (Ravechild)
Her first studio album, Straw Woman (2016), was released to consistent critical acclaim and overwhelmingly positive reviews, and was the featured album of the week on several BBC Radio Scotland programmes as well as receiving general airplay on Radio 2, Radio 6 (Lauren Laverne’s “Headphone Moment”), Radio 4, Virgin Radio and Amazing Radio.
Recently, her work has come to the attention of legendary artist and designer James Marsh. Famous for his wonderful illustrations for records by Talk Talk, Jamiroquai and many others, James drew inspiration from Louise’s newest songs to create a series of beautiful designs for her forthcoming releases, which will be the first records released under her own name Louise Connell.
These will be a series of three 6-track EPs, each of which will reflect a slightly different aspect of Louise’s writing and performance. The first EP, Squall will be released on October 20th, with parts 2 and 3 (Echo and Rale) following later in 2019.
Having performed at various festivals during the summer, both solo and with her band (Belladrum, Solas Festival, XpoNorth, Butefest, Jocktoberfest, Parkfest, North Hop etc) as well as a number of live appearances across the UK, Germany and Sweden, Louise and her band recently filmed a very well-received live set for BBC’s The Quay Sessions.
Inspired by the myriad books, films and records she has devoured throughout her life, Louise Connell creates captivating, haunting songs that offer an intriguing glimpse of an inquisitive mind and a unique view of the world around her, and writes with a depth and intelligence that very few can match.

1st June 2019: Lau In Concert

Posted: June 4, 2014 in Gig Guide

Lau In Concert

Saturday 1st June 2019

Old Fruitmarket Glasgow

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Already acknowledged as thrilling live performers and folk music pioneers, Lau arrive at a new creative peak with Midnight and Closedown.

The band’s 12-year recording career is resplendent with unexpected collaborations, accolades and innovative ideas. The sound of Lau in 2019 is perhaps closer to late period Beatles than to the traditional tunes and ballads of their 2007 debut Lightweights and Gentlemen.

And yet the new album’s closing track ‘Riad’ marks a full circle, stripping the line up back to bare acoustic instruments.

File under don’t miss!

Roseanne Reid plus support

Friday 7th June 2019

Cabaret Voltaire Edinburgh

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Doors 7pm, 7.45pm start

 

Trails — the debut album by Scottish troubadour Roseanne Reid — announces the official arrival of a singular new voice in folk-roots music. It was recorded in Brooklyn with an A-team of players expertly corralled by the album’s producer and an artist from fine musical stock of his own, Teddy Thompson.

Roseanne Reid’s songs exude 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 album.
Trails is released on April 5th, 2019.

Boo Hewerdine & Darden Smith

Wednesday 12th June 2019

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 

Boo Hewerdine and Darden Smith met thirty years ago. Introduced by a publisher they wrote songs together for four days in London. The results secured them a record deal with Ensign Records. A short while later they found themselves in Austin, Texas recording the album ‘Evidence’.

The album is a potent mix of Americana and Ukana (for want of a better word). It received rave reviews and featured in the Rolling Stone 500 greatest albums book.

Sonny Landreth, Syd Straw and Reece Wynans are among the guest musicians.

Both Darden and Boo have continuing successful solo careers but ‘Evidence’ remains a favourite. Last year they played a couple of shows in Scotland and England and were amazed and delighted to play to sell out audiences who knew every word.

To celebrate this magical collaboration, that has resulted in a life-long friendship, Darden and Boo will be playing a handful of shows in the UK.

Their show last May in The Glad Café sold out well in advance, so best to purchase in advance for this show.

Jace Everett plus support

Wednesday 19th June 2019

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £13.50 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151and Ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 

 

Jace Everett scored his first #1 co-writing Josh Turner’s RIAA platinum certified 2006 country smash, “Your Man.” He officially became an overnight sensation two years later when “Bad Things” – the spooky, sultry highlight of his self-titled 2006 debut album – was featured as theme song to HBO’s blockbuster series, True Blood. “Bad Things” proved a worldwide hit single, and helped propel the show to its extraordinary long-running success with over 23 million views on youtube and numerous awards.

A series of albums followed, each more adventurous and acclaimed than its predecessor, including 2010’s Red Revelations and 2011’s Mr. Good Times. Everett further tightened his gritty, groovy sound with frequent international tours, raising up a fervent fan following at every turn. 2014 saw the release of album ‘Terra Rosa’ a revelatory song cycle exploring tales and themes from the Old and New Testaments followed by Dust and Dirt in 2019 plus his biggest European tour to date with shows across France, Spain, Germany, Norway and his fifth UK tour.

Everett lives in Nashville and will be joined by his long standing guitarist, Dan Cohen for an electric/acoustic duo showcasing material from across his catalogue. They will only be playing a handful of UK dates this year before he heads back into the studio to work on new material.

 

 

 

 

Charlie Parr & JD Wilkes

Thursday 28th August 2019

The CCA  Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Eccentrics Charlie Parr and JD Wilkes hit the road this summer and tour Europe together performing separate solo sets.

Easily confused and very shy, Charlie Parr has been traveling around performing his Resonator-fueled folk songs ever since leaving Austin, Minnesota in the 1980s in search of Spider John Koerner – whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar.

The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and transformed him into the force of nature known to fans today. Those who have been following Charlie Parr through his escapades of nonstop touring already know that the Duluth-based songwriter has a way of carving a path straight to the gut. On his latest record, Dog, he digs deeper and hits those nerves quicker than ever before. In quieter moments, Parr confronts hard issues head-on, using only an acoustic guitar or banjo to light the way, then ramps up to raucous, punk-tinged soundscapes that make you want to howl at the moon.

JD Wilkes is an American musician, visual artist, author, filmmaker and self-proclaimed “southern surrealist”. He is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (notably on harmonica and banjo), having recorded with such artists as Merle Haggard, John Carter Cash, Mike Patton and Hank Williams III.

Wilkes is perhaps best known as the founder of the Legendary Shack Shakers, a Southern Gothic rock and blues band formed in the mid 90s. JD Wilkes has been compared to iconoclasts like David Byrne, Iggy Pop or Jerry Lee Lewis, and with his small, wiry frame and intense, incandescent performances, it’s not hard to see why. But while he plays the carnival barker onstage, he’s a dedicated lifelong student of true Southern culture.

Wilkes’ solo debut, Fire Dream, represents the apotheoses of that vision: a hillbilly-gypsy epic, it’s an album of art damaged cabaret music, leavened by Latin rhythms and high lonesome hollers.

Amythyst Kiah plus support

Thursday 29th August 2019

The CCA Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 

Johnson City Tennessee, Amythyst Kiah describes herself as a Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer-songwriter whose influences span decades and diverse styles. Combining rhythm and blues, country and old-time covers alongside startling originals with an angular contemporary twist, she bestrides both musical spheres with complete authenticity and an authority matched only by her commanding stage presence. Channelled through her massively expressive voice, her richly layered repertoire confirms Amythyst’s emergence as a hugely distinctive new artist who is currently making waves on both sides of the Atlantic.

Three UK tours since 2016 have earned huge acclaim at Hebcelt, Edinburgh Jazz, SummerTyne, Southern Fried, River Town and Celtic Connections festivals amongst many others. Recent performances in the US, where her star is very much on the rise, include special guest slots with Rhiannon Giddens, Indigo Girls, Old Crow Medicine Show and Valerie June. She played Cambridge Folk Festival for a third successive year in 2018 as one of guest curators Rhiannon Giddens’ picks and stormed the festival as a returning heroine.

She’s set for a big 2019 as part of Our Native Daughters, a collaborative project with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCall and Alli Russell which explores the historical experience of black women in the US released to great acclaim in February. Amythsyt wrote and sung the a lead on the album, Black Myself, a hugely powerful anthem-in-waiting.

Her new solo album, recorded and produced in Louisiana by Dirk Powell, will be released in the autumn.

“A standout performance…her razor-sharp guitar picking alone guarantees her a place among blues masters, but it’s her deep-hued voice that can change on a dime from brushed steel to melted toffee that commands attention.” New York Times

“She has rising talent written all over her. A 29-year-old with a striking shock of hair and a huskily expressive voice which modulates between strength and tenderness, Kiah strides comfortably across jazz, blues and even country styles.” The Scotsman

“Amythyst Kiah is going to be famous…the best way to experience her music is in person. I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that Amythyst Kiah will remind you what it is to love live music.” No Depression

Mark Mulcahy plus support

Thursday 5th September 2019

Stereo Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 

Mark Mulcahy is the former singer of the well regarded and influential Miracle Legion. He also formed the band Polaris and wrote the music for the Nickelodeon show ‘The Adventures of Pete & Pete’.

Mark’s solo career began with Fathering, an album that received universal praise including Album Of The Month in Uncut and Album Of The Week in The Guardian and featured the track “Hey Self Defeater” which was featured in Nick Hornby’s book 31 Songs.

From there followed the albums Smile Sunset and In Pursuit Of Your Happiness, several tours of the UK and Europe, countless radio sessions and huge critical acclaim for both his song writing prowess and his remarkable voice. In 2008 he quit everything to look after his children following the tragic death of his wife.

To assist him through these troubled times many of his long-time friends and fans banded together to record an album of his songs as a tribute to his wife and the result was 2009’s Ciao My Shining Star, featuring the likes of Michael Stipe, Thom Yorke, Frank Black, Mercury Rev, Dinosaur Jr, The National, and many others.

Mulcahy’s most recent album, ‘The Possum in the Driveway’ received stellar reviews and in 2017 he appeared on the Marc Maron WTF podcast.

Photo credit R.Murray

Arcade (Heidi Talbot & Adam Holmes)

Sunday 29th September 2019

The CCA Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

This new collaboration will see the pair work under the name “Arcade”, with plans to record and release a new album of songs in 2019 produced by Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow)

Heidi Talbot was born in Ireland became a folk star in the USA as a member of the Irish American band Cherish the Ladies, and now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. With a background like that, it’s hardly surprising she should develop a style that switches easily between Celtic and Americana, but Subtlety is Talbot’s magic ingredient. From her gossamer voice to the delicate re-working of traditional and contemporary material that has earned her rave reviews for her records and Live performances.

The girl from Co. Kildare, who spent several years in New York, slips effortlessly between musical worlds but retains a personal modesty rooted in traditional folk.

“A voice that’s both awestruck and tender” The New York Times

Edinburgh based singer song writer Adam Holmes with his band The Embers combine the rhythm and blues, country and folk music textures of classic artists such as The Band, Neil Young and Ryan Adams and The Cardinals.

Adam’s musical education began in the infamous folk clubs of Edinburgh taken along by his mother, a huge fan of UK folk music. He witnessed the legendary live sessions that took place. His father’s influence was equally strong, a love of classic American singer songwriters (notably Neil Young and Townes Van Zandt) which he passed onto to his son, now evident in the transatlantic quality to Adam’s music.

Nathan Bell plus support

Thursday 17th October 2019

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

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Nathan Bell returns to the UK following his most successful visit here in 2018 when reviewers were once again glowing in their praise.

Top writer Paul Kerr – a regular contributor to Maverick magazine, RnR mag and AmericanaUK, caught his Fallen Angels Club show in Glasgow show and wrote: “It’s all powerful stuff and Bell is spellbinding on stage, a true sage for these troubled times.”

At Northern Sky magazine, Keith Belcher was so entranced, we went to THREE different performances on the 2018 tour and said: “Every gig was a very memorable night with a superb performance by a master troubadour. A rare talent.”

Reviewing Nathan’s appearance at The Blue Lamp in Aberdeen for AmericanaUK, Jim Finnie wrote: “He is one of the great troubadours plying his trade at the present time. Get out and see him if you can – his show is not to be missed.”

Nathan had, of course, been voted Male Performer of The Year in the Readers’ Poll at AmericanaUK at the end of 2017 and as 2018 drew to a close, he was again named as runner up in that same category – a sure sign that he remains hugely popular with UK audiences.

The 2019 visit is being billed as “A Lucky Man” tour and he will be bringing TWO new brand new albums which are due to be released in the summer ahead of these dates.

 

Amy Boone and Willy Vlautin of The Delines, 2018.

 

The Delines plus support

Wednesday 6th November 2019

BAAD Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 

After their packed out show at Oran Mor during Celtic Connections in January and a number one record, The Delines are making a return back to Glasgow.

The Delines debut album Colfax surprised fans and critics alike. The band had only been together a week when they went into the studio and cut the record. Uncut gave it 9/10 stars and praised its “widescreen romanticism”, calling it “the richest collection of songs Vlautin has written.” Evoking the feel of a beat-up Dusty Springfield or a weary Rickie Lee Jones, Colfax made a dozen top ten records of the year lists and the Delines sold out venues in the UK, Ireland, and had successful tours in the Europe and Australia.

The Guardian declared them the surprise hit of the End of the Road festival and then it all came to a stop. Lead singer Amy Boone was hit by a car and put into the hospital and recovery for many months, finally putting the band on hold for over three years.

Amy is finally on the mend and The Delines are back with their sophomore effort released in January this year.

The new album Imperial was Number 1 for two weeks running in official UK Americana charts.

The Delines are led by vocalist Amy Boone( The Damnations, TX), the keyboard and horn work of Cory Gray, as well as Richmond Fontaine members: Sean Oldham, Freddie Trujillo, and Willy Vlautin.

Vlautin, the acclaimed novelist and songwriter for Richmond Fontaine, has penned all ten tracks. Vlautin’s book Lean on Pete was recently released as a major motion picture. Richmond Fontaine broke up in 2016 after releasing over ten records.