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Charlie Parr & JD   Wilkes    

Wednesday 28th August 2019

The CCA  Glasgow

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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.

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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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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

 

Oh Susanna- 20th Anniversary “Johnstown”

plus Matt The Electrician

Thursday 12th September 2019

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

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Oh Susanna (Suzie Ungerleider) celebrates the 20th anniversary of her critically acclaimed, debut full-length album  Johnstown  with a re-mastered vinyl release on Record Store Day, April 13. Originally released in 1999, Johnstown is considered a contemporary folk-noir masterpiece brimming with ghostly songs of melancholic beauty and menace. Oh Susanna’s voice evokes a cinematic narration to simultaneously warm the heart and chill the blood.

Johnstown was produced and recorded by Grammy Award winner Peter J. Moore (Cowboy Junkies, The Band, The Clash) at his studio on Beaconsfield Street in Toronto. The vinyl re-issue of Johnstown is remastered by Moore from the original recorded tracks and includes a limited-edition poster of Johnstown’s illustrated lyrics by the comic artist Hank Pine.  Also included is a digital download of A Shot of Oh Susanna, a five-song cassette recorded in 1998 which was previously only available at live shows. These acoustic versions of songs later received full production on Johnstown.
This first pressing of Johnstown will be limited to 500 hand-numbered copies and will only be available through independent retailers for Record Store Day. The digitally remastered album will be available to stream on all platforms on June 14.

Arcade (Heidi Talbot & Adam Holmes)

Sunday 29th September 2019

The CCA Glasgow

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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.

Kris Drever In Concert

Sunday 20th October 2019

Websters Theatre Glasgow

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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 forthcoming concert series 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

 

MOLLY TUTTLE

Molly Tuttle plus support

Sunday 27th October 2019

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

ONLY SCOTTISH SHOW

A virtuosic, award-winning guitarist with a gift for insightful song writing, Molly Tuttle evolves her signature sound with boundary-breaking songs on her compelling debut album, When You’re Ready. Already crowned “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the 2018 Americana Music Awards on the strength of her EP, Tuttle has broken boundaries and garnered the respect of her peers, winning fans for her incredible flatpicking guitar technique and confessional song writing.

Graced with a clear, true voice and a keen melodic sense, the 25-year-old seems poised for a long and exciting career. When You’re Ready, produced by Ryan Hewitt (The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers) showcases her astonishing range and versatility and shows that she is more than simply an Americana artist.

Molly’s new album “When You’re Ready” is infused with an intoxicating wash of drums and electric guitar while still keeping Tuttle front and center. “I wanted to keep the focus on the songs,” she says, “but also make an interesting guitar record.”

The album opens with “Million Miles,” a song that her song writing collaborator Steve Poltz brought to her, mentioning that he and Jewel started it in the ‘90s and didn’t complete it. With their blessing, she finished the song and enlisted Sierra Hull to play mandolin and Jason Isbell to sing background vocals. The wistful track sets the tone for an album that offers subtle moments of reflection as well as dazzling musicianship.

Tuttle wrote or co-wrote all 11 tracks since moving to Nashville, giving the project a unified feeling. “A lot of the songs are more personal than I’ve written before, and many of them are conversational, like one person talking to another,” she says. But, when it comes to the messages of the songs, each one stands apart. “Take the Journey” provides encouragement, even as “The High Road” finds two individuals going their own way. Later, the subdued “Don’t Let Go” concludes with a spaced-out slow groove, while “Lights Came On (Power Went Out)” amplifies the album’s youthful energy. “Sleepwalking,” a gentle love song, may be the album’s most impassioned and emotionally intense moment.

This will be Molly’s only Scottish show so we are obviously delighted she has chosen The Fallen Angels Club for it.

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore

with The Guilty Ones

Tuesday 29th October 2019

Saint Luke’s Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

ONLY SCOTTISH SHOW

 

 

Downey, California to Lubbock, Texas is a thousand-mile straight shot across the heart of the American West, with not much in between. The cities at each end of the line are one-time cowtowns that grew into symmetrically-platted working-class communities with very little to interrupt the horizon plane, making for big empty canvasses that require a vivid imagination to fill in all that blank space.

Dave Alvin from Downey and Jimmie Dale Gilmore from Lubbock have been filling canvasses with music of the American West for decades, coming from two very different directions.

The title track explains Alvin is a Strat-packing, wild blues Blaster, a nod to the roots rock band he formed with his brother Phil in 1978 before Dave peeled off to go his own way in 1986. He’s been part of the bands X, the Knitters, and the Flesh Eaters, tours relentlessly with his own band, the Guilty Ones, and continues apace on musical quests informed by his love of California and its history, and by Texas and the South, where most of the great music that was made in Los Angeles before and after the Second World War came from.

Gilmore is the old Flatlander from the Great High Plains, acknowledging his first group, the folk-country trio formed in Lubbock 1972 with Joe Ely and Butch Hancock who continue performing and recording today. In addition to the Flatlanders and an extended solo career, he has been part of several ensembles including the Hub City Movers and The Wronglers with Warren Hellman, who started the Hardly, Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco.

Alvin is a rowdy baritone. Gilmore, the timekeeper of the high lonesome, warbles. Each is an avatar, an authentic, original creator with a strong sense of place and music.

That combination might seem like oil and water. But mixed together in the forms of these ten cover songs and two originals, including the autobiographical title track, this is powerful stuff.

This show really is a show of a lifetime for us and one not to be missed!

 

Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay

(no support)

Saturday 2nd November 2019

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

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Texas cultivated, Nashville based song writing team Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay are set for a Glasgow show in November, following the release of their self titled second duet album (Voxhall Records Nashville).

The album’s first single, a cover of Guy Clark’s “New Cut Road” landed squarely in the number four slot of Bluegrass Today’s Grassicana chart and is in regular rotation on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction. Clark was McKay’s mentor and often championed the duo, saying “Noel and Brennen are great songwriters.”

Noel McKay and Brennen Leigh met in 2002 through Austin’s vibrant music scene. McKay was part of the regionally popular country and Tex-Mex band McKay Brothers, while the bluegrass and classic country educated Leigh had just arrived in Texas to pursue a solo career. Six years later the two began writing and touring together, somehow fitting in writing trips to Nashville between tour dates. At first, they often wrote songs on long car trips, one of them behind the wheel of their then touring vehicle, a 1992 Honda Accord wagon. The result was a mix of story songs that continue to delight in a concert setting. The duo’s Gurf Morlix produced debut album Before the World Was Made (2013) is a cult classic; CMA Close Up called it ”hilarious, sentimental and profound, usually all at the same time.”

McKay & Leigh are becoming known as a must-know song writing team; Steve Earle, Guy Clark and Richard Dobson have all recorded songs written by McKay, while artists such as Lee Ann Womack, Rodney Crowell and Charley Crockett have released songs written by Leigh. Sarah Borges and Sunny Sweeney, among others, have recorded songs the duo composed. Together they’re an international touring machine; The pair’s dry humour coupled with their well worn, Louvinesque harmonies, McKay’s uniquely South Texas lead guitar style and Leigh’s raw Delmore Brothers inspired flatpicking and mandolin make for an unforgettable combination.

Carter Sampson plus support

Tuesday 5th November 2019

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

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Oklahoma City-based artist is blessed by a musical family legacy that includes talents like Roy Orbison.

Her journey as a naturally independent, free-spirited musician has seemed almost predestined at times. At age 15 she began experimenting with sound as a way to pass the time; now her creativity has matured into the dedicated and passionate performance that makes her a favorite female vocalist.

“I’m pretty much the same me working on the same goals … maybe a little more grown up. I think I am more confident than I was when I first started playing. I’ve always been brave, but I’m more sure of myself now,” Sampson exuded.

As a relatable artist, her empowering music appeals to a wide range of folks, who are incredibly and admirably loyal to her and her work. She’s the founder and directorof Oklahoma City’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, which always partners with nonprofit organizations that empower girls and women through music education.

The inspiring artist also averages about 220 shows annually – in areas like Oklahomaand Arkansas, as well as Colorado, NewMexico and Texas. But as the self-penned ‘Queen of Oklahoma,’ Sampson’s red boots are happiest when they’re on her home turf.

“I am proud to be from Oklahoma and really proud of the music that is coming out of the state right now. I wish we were more progressive in a lot of areas, but it feels like slowly change is happening.”

Though she travels for the love of making music, she’s no stranger to awards. She was named a Top 12 Finalist in the 2012 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and performed at Lincoln Center in New York. This year, she won first place in the general category of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in Wilkesboro, N.C. – with her song “Wild Bird”, which was additionally released by Pinecastle Records.

She also won fourth place in the Colorado-based Telluride Troubadour Contest at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and was a Top 10 Finalist in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival’s Songwriters Showcase in Lyons, Colo.

Her third album, Good for the Meantime, was released in 2008. Then in 2011, she launched a Kickstarter project for Mockingbird Sing, in which she gave supporters rewards to help secure adequate funds within 30 days. After that huge success, she recorded a five-track acoustic EP, Thirty Three, at Treelady Studios in Pittsburgh/Turtle Creek, Penn.

“I feel like I am right where I am supposed to be doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing,” Sampson said, reflecting on the long road that led to right now.

Her fourth full-length studio album, Wilder Side, was released on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Like Good for the Meantime it features the heady handywork of producer/multi-instrumentalist Travis Linville, who, like Sampson, has a unique sound all his own.

“I loved working with Linville on Good for the Meantime; he was so laid back, encouraging and fun to be around. I’d been thinking about asking him to engineer my new project, and when I heard his last EP (Sun and Moon) I knew I wanted him to help me with it (Wilder Side). I love the dreamy feel that EP has and there’s a lot of that on Wilder Side,” Sampson said.

 

Amy Boone and Willy Vlautin of The Delines, 2018.

 

The Delines plus Those Pretty Wrongs

Wednesday 6th November 2019

BAAD Glasgow

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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.

Roseanne Reid plus support

Thursday 14th November 2019

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm 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 was released on April 5th, 2019.

Kim Richey plus Carla J Easton

Sunday 17th November 2019

The CCA Glasgow

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We always look forward to welcoming the wonderful Kim Richey back to Glasgow, we have been working with Kim since 2008 and she always puts on a great show.

Edgeland moves roots singer/subtle excavator of the human condition Kim through the topography of the life lived by a woman committed to following her music. Flinching over hurting another, knowing the ways of the road, seeking higher ground and accepting the fact everyone’s truth isn’t a white picket fence, she continues defying labels as she defines the thinking person’s life.

“Right now, my stuff is all in storage,” she says of her state of constant motion. “I’ve lived in a lot of different places – different countries even. It’s a little overwhelming, keeping track of stuff, but it’s been an amazing trip because music has taken me places I never dreamed.

“I’m the same way with writing. Even when I’ve finished a record, or am in the middle of recording, I’m writing. Writing songs is what I do; it’s how I connect with the world.”

That sense of motion infuses Edgeland with immediacy. From the Buck Owens/Don Rich opening notes of “Red Line,” the dusky blond sweeps listeners up in her whirl. If “Red Line” is a missed train and a moment of immersion in the station, “The Get Together” shimmers with a Laurel Canyon lushness and ease in the awkward (that evokes J.D. Souther’s post-romantic midtempos) and “Can’t Seem To Let You Go” owns the ‘60s Merseybeat pop luxury of the Seekers or Dusty Springfield in Memphis. Demonstrating a facility for slipping in and out of oeuvres and emotions, this – in many ways — culminates her passage through music.

Blue Rose Code- “Water Of Leith-Live” album launch show

Wednesday 20th November 2019

The Queen Margaret Union Glasgow

SEATED SHOW

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 

2017’s stunning album The Water of Leith continues to shine with the release of a new live recording. ‘The Water of Leith- Live’ was recorded in Ross Wilson’s hometown of Edinburgh at the sold out Queens Hall show in November 2017. The album will only be available at live shows, instore and on the BRC band camp. The official release date will be November 25th but will be available exclusively to buy at the Queen Margaret University launch show.

‘The Water of Leith’ was hailed by The Skinny magazine as their Scottish Album Of The Year. The album was also nominated for both the SAY (Scottish Album of the Year) award and SAMA (Scottish Alternative Music Award).

This ‘Live’ album features the Blue Rose Code ‘big band’ including Konrad Wiszniewski on saxophone, Colin Steele on trumpet and Seonaid Aitken’s string Quartet

Blue Rose Code is musically chameleon live, bringing warmth, honesty and truth to the stages they play.

 

Yola plus support

Saturday 30th November 2019

Oran Mor Glasgow

Tickets £20

On sale from Tickets Scotland and Ticketmaster

Doors 7pm, 7.45pm start

STANDING SHOW

In Association with DF Concerts

Walk Through Fire, the debut album from Yola, establishes her as the queen of country soul from the first note. The Dan Auerbach–produced album is a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel, and shimmering tremolo guitars. Walk Through Fire is a career-defining and genre-bending release from one of the most exciting emerging British artists in music today. Yola’s arresting vocals captivate with sincere tales of heartache and loves lost, forgotten, and broken.

Jill Jackson plus very special guests

“A Very Country Christmas”

Thursday 5th December 2019

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Jill Jackson presents a different sort of Christmas cheer with her 1st ever Christmas Show – ‘A Very Country Christmas’. An evening packed full of all your favourite Jill Jackson songs, Christmas carols and a few singalongs to start the festive season off with a bang. All set within the idyllic Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow.

We can promise a night of fun, surprises and Christmas cheer, featuring special performers we can’t wait to reveal.

Tickets are limited for this show so get your tickets now!

Andrew Combs plus support

Friday 6th December 2019

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £15 plus STBF from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

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Andrew Combs is a singer and songwriter whose work bridges the freedom and possibility of his visual art with the influence of classic writing and storytelling. On his new album, Ideal Man, Combs worked with producer/engineer Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Benjamin Booker) to achieve a more raw, direct sound. The collection was captured live in Cohen’s Brooklyn studio, with compact, muscular arrangements fueled by taut, elastic grooves, and also featuring Combs’ longtime collaborators, drummer Dom Billet and guitarist/keyboardist/bassist Jerry Bernhardt. While Combs may be best known as a singer/songwriter in the classic 1970s Laurel Canyon sense of the term, he proves the true versatility of his work here, often setting his acoustic aside in favor of atmospheric synthesizers and distorted electric guitars. The songwriting for Ideal Man was partly inspired by Combs’ recent fascination with painting. Combs started painting when his wife was pregnant. (They welcomed a daughter in 2017.) “It really changed the way that I write songs,” he reflects. “When I paint, I might start with a very abstract idea or maybe even just a feeling, but from there I’ll paint and scrape and paint and erase and keep on painting until something starts to take shape. I just let nature play out.”

A Dallas native, Combs has called Nashville home since 2006, but when it came time to record ‘Ideal Man,’ he opted for a change, heading to Jupiter Recordings in Brooklyn, where he and his bandmates—drummer Dom Billet and multi-instrumentalist Jerry Bernhardt—cut the album in a series of short bursts with Cohen both playing guitar and producing.

Combs worked with some of his favorite writers on the album, including Dylan LeBlanc, Jeff Trott, Joe Henry, and Kenny Childers, but the stories he tells here are deeply personal and remarkably vulnerable. The heartrending “Firestarter” watches helplessly as a friend self-destructs, and the tender “Golden” finds Combs balancing the beauty of witnessing his daughter grow up with the wistfulness of knowing that she can’t stay a child forever. It’s perhaps “Born Without A Clue,” though, that best captures the emotional push and pull at play on the album.

A sense of danger and violence underlies the entire record, much as it does the entire country, but it only serves to make the moments of beauty and connection here that much more poignant. Life is short and the clock is ticking. Andrew Combs doesn’t plan to waste a second.