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Vasen plus support

Sunday 22nd April 2018

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151, and

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start




Sweden’s leading roots music ambassadors, Väsen, continue to reign supreme as they tour the world performing on almost every continent. In close on 30 years of making music together in a career described by respected Songlines writer and broadcaster Fiona Talkington as “brilliant,” she recently said in her 5-star review of their latest album they were now “an unstoppable force.”

Whether in Tokyo, Berlin or Washington they always leave their audiences exhilarated. Last time they were in the UK, BBC World Music presenter Mary Ann Kennedy crowned them “supreme rulers of the trad world” and, following one show, music writer Rob Adams (The Herald) described them as “astonishing,” and added: “if they come anywhere near you, move heaven and earth for a ticket”.



plus Jesse Aycock, and Lauren Barth

Saturday 12th May 2018

The Glad Café Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start
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Carter Sampson – the self-penned “Queen Of Oklahoma” – is heading in her red boots to Glasgow for a show in May 2018.

Carter, whose fourth album Wilder Side has brought her music to a much wider and hugely appreciative audience, plays The Glad Café on the city’s southside on May 18, with support from Lauren Barth and Jesse Aycock.

It will be the opening night of a UK tour for Carter, who usually plays around 220 gigs a year.

Wilder Side, with its overarching themes of “heartbreak and highways,” is her fourth, full-length album and it’s rammed with soulful and soft country sounds.

Critics have praised her pure country output while making justified comparisons to the likes of Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris.

Carter, currently working on new material, is also the founder and director of Oklahoma City’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, which partners with non-profit organisations to empower girls and women through music education.

“She sings with conviction and writes with honesty, detailing her own lonesome heart and gypsy soul in darker moments but also lightening up with her offbeat desire to become the queen of Oklahoma” Rob Adamd- The Herald

Jesse Aycock and Lauren Barth, both Oklahoma residents and signed to Horton Records, will be performing songs from their albums as a duo.


An Evening With Mary Gauthier

Sunday 13th May 2018

Saint Luke’s Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 &
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start


The outstanding, award-winning singer/songwriter, Mary Gauthier is heading back to Glasgow in May.

The hugely-popular and talented lady from Louisiana will grace Saint Luke’s on May 13 with her powerful and heartfelt song collection.Mary’s records are emotional and heart-tugging while her live performances are captivating and never short of gutsy warmth and honesty.

This time round she will include songs from her 2018 release, Rifles and Rosary Beads, which is her 10th album.

It was co-written with U.S. veterans and their families and contains eleven deeply personal songs revealing the untold stories, and powerful struggles that these veterans and their spouses deal with abroad and after returning home.

The tracks comes from almost 400 songs that highly accomplished songwriters have co-written as part of the five-year-old Songwriting With Soldiers’ programme.

Mary is making a welcome return to Scotland where she is greatly admired for the gentle power of her time on stage that holds everyone’s attention on every occasion.

“Mary Gauthier has become one of Americana music’s most admired artists – across the U.S. and in her regular tours around the world.” – Wall Street Journal.

Jill Jackson- Album Launch

plus Toy Tin Soldier

Friday 18th May 2018

Saint Luke’s Glasgow


Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start



Are We There Yet? is the long awaited 5th solo album by Paisley born singer songwriter Jill Jackson, a record that bears the hallmarks of a 25yr musical journey that has taken her from Paisley to Top of The Pops to playing in every State of America (50 States in 50 Days…..yes really!)

In the time since 2012’s 5-star reviewed The Ones That Got Away, Jill temporarily relocated to Nashville where she became immersed in Music City’s culture of storytelling songwriting.

Personal struggles and a bucket list hike of the Grand Canyon saw the Celtic Connections award winning artist return overflowing with lyrical and musical inspiration. These momentous changes of life and reflective nature flow through every word and note of the 10 new songs on Are We There Yet? – an uplifting, accomplished, mature record.

Produced by Boo Hewerdine (Eddie Reader, Emily Barker), Are We There Yet? combines innovative, playful arrangements that would not sound out of place in Lindy Hop, Harlem or the heart of the deep South. With an unabashed embrace of gleeful, melodic choruses delivered in Jill’s unmistakeable warm and heart-wrenching voice.

Boo Hewerdine & Darden Smith

Sunday 20th May 2018

The Glad Café Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Please note this show was originally scheduled for 19th May in The CCA.

Singer/songwriters, Boo Hewerdine and Darden Smith have been collaborating for the past 30 years – and this will be celebrated in style with a Scottish date in May.

Englishman, Boo and Austin, Texas-based, Darden are playing the Glad Café on Sunday, May 20.

Both men have many admirers and have been justifiably praised for their work as solo artistes and collaborative songsmiths as well

Boo’s 2017 release, “Swimming in Mercury” offered a personal insight into a musical journey back through time – and he also remains in demand as a producer.

Darden’s 30-year career redefines what it means to be a musician and his latest album, “Everything” carries a timely message of unity.

In addition to fifteen critically-acclaimed albums, he is the founder and creative director of SongwritingWith:Soldiers, a non-profit organisation that pairs professional songwriters with veterans and service members in retreat settings to craft songs about combat and the return home.

These two men are hugely respected by fans and the music business such is the quality of their output over the decades. It’s a real privilege to have them in Glasgow for a celebration of their working together.


Blue Rose Code (solo acoustic) plus guests

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

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Blue Rose Code (full band show) plus guests

Thursday 7th June 2018

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Tickets for both shows available from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and

Award-winning Blue Rose Code are giving music lovers in Glasgow a double dose of their charms with back-to-back gigs at Cottiers on June 6 and 7.

The first night will be mainly a solo acoustic show with the second night being a full band show.

With The Water Of Leith hailed as one of the top releases of 2017 – it was named The Skinny Album of the Year – Blue Rose Code, aka inspirational singer/songwriter, Ross Wilson also went on to be picked as Male Artist of the Year by the prestigious, Fatea Magazine website.

A sparkling catalogue of heartfelt and telling songs has brought Ross a growing following who relish the twists and turns in styles that he brings to records and scintillating live performances.

Folk, jazz, soul and pop flow flawlessly from the nomadic Scot who also draws comparisons with John Martyn, even Tom Waits in his delivery and tone.

On stage he’s masterful whether in duo format or all the way up to a 12-piece band. The grace and passion of his songs shine through each and every time so much so that ‘sold out’ signs are commonplace at this shows.

Jon Dee Graham plus William Harries Graham

Saturday 9th June 2018

The CCA (Club Room) Glasgow

Tickets £12 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Jon Dee Graham returns for the first time in over 7 years to headline his own tour, former sold out tours with the Resentments and James McMurtry featured Jon Dee whom is the only Austin musician to be inducted in the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times as a member of the Skunks, The True Believers (with Alejandro Escovedo) and as a solo artist.

Jon Dee has recorded and played with Kelly Willis, the Gourds, the Silos, John Doe from X and recorded over 12 solo albums. Jon Dee will be touring with his son William Harries Graham whom also has his debut album out Blue Rose records from Germany.

This will be a very special show in a small capacity room, and a great chance to see somebody of Jon Dee Graham’s standard up close and personal.

Jon will be joined by his son William Harries Graham who will perform with him and also open up the show.