Archive for the ‘Gig Guide’ Category

CARRIE ELKINCarrie Elkin plus Danny Schmidt

Thursday 25th May 2017
The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
and from The Admiral Bar

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Written in a year book-ended by the birth of her first child and time spent looking after her terminally-ill father, The Penny Collector is a collection of heartbreaking yet joyous songs.

Based in Austin, Texas, comparisons with Iris De Ment or Patty Griffin are commonplace, and those catching her live shows rarely leave unimpressed by the quality and sincerity of her compositions and singing.

As a featured vocalist with the Sam Baker Trio or a duo performer with her equally talented husband, Danny Schmidt (support for the tour) Carrie Elkin brings intimacy, style and smiles to her gigs.

She is compelling in every sense and on previous visits to the city she has proved an act worth seeing.

“I’m thinking Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith and Iris De
Ment….spell-binding”  – Bob Harris, BBC Radio2

aoife-odonovanAoife O’Donovan plus Blair Dunlop

Friday 26th May 2017
Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and from Cottiers Box Office 0141 357 4000

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Aoife O’Donovan’s sophomore album, “In the Magic Hour” — produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case) and out January 2016 via Yep Roc Records — is a 10-song album full of the singer’s honeyed vocals mixed with gauzy, frictionless sounds: splashing cymbals, airy harmonies, the leisurely baritone musings of an electric guitar. Written in the wake of O’Donovan’s grandfather’s death, “In the Magic Hour” is her most introspective effort yet, an aching exploration of memory and mortality.

For a decade, O’Donovan wielded her instrument with tensile strength as the captivating lead singer of the Boston-based progressive string band Crooked Still. She was a featured vocalist on “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” the Grammy-winning album by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile, has made regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and collaborated with some of the most eminent names in music across a wide variety of genres from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas

In 2013 O’Donovan released her debut solo album, “Fossils,” a moody collection of original songs with a country lilt. The album garnered praise from The New York Times and Rolling Stone, while The Guardian deemed O’Donovan the “next Americana celebrity.” Most recently O’Donovan has lent her voice to the folk trio I’m With Her with singers Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) and Sarah Jarosz.

underhill-rose-webUnderhill Rose plus Jonas & Jane

Wednesday 14th June 2017
The Admiral Bar Glasgow
Tickets £12 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
and from The Admiral Bar
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

All-female country roots/soul trio Underhill Rose are set to charm Scotland for the first time with an appearance at The Admiral in Glasgow in June.
Molly Rose, Eleanor Underhill and Salley Williamson charm audiences wherever they play with their soaring harmonies, warm personalities and heartfelt song writing skills served up in a hugely potent, progressive roots mix.

Underhill Rose, with a live album due for release in 2017, have carved out a distinctive place in the Americana-folk scene and undertook two, outstanding international tours last year.

They have been together for a decade ensuring their album output and live shows are first class treats for all who care to listen.

They have an authentic sound and can mix musical styles with ease – I think people here are going to love them.

“One of the most promising rootsy artists in the Americana scene) – No Depression.

Jonas and Jane are an Americana Duo from the UK who consist of harmony driven and bluegrass influenced folk.

“Brilliant! Some serious tricky finger picking!”
Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

Darden Smith

Darden Smith plus support

Thursday 15th June 2017

The Admiral Bar Glasgow
Tickets £12 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
and from The Admiral Bar
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Photo courtesy Michael O’Brien

AUSTIN- based Darden Smith is heading to Glasgow this summer to share songs from 15 albums released over the past three decades.

Tracks from his 2017 release, Everything will also feature in his playlist for The Admiral on Thursday, June 15.

Darden’s critically-acclaimed mix of rock, pop and country has made him one of the most respected American musicians working today.

Smith continues to break new ground using the craft of song writing in education, entrepreneurship, and in service to others.

His latest songs, he says, are aimed at bringing people together, to share love in all different ways so that music can change someone’s day for the better.

Darden Smith writes great songs and delivers them with real passion so I’m pleased we can welcome him back to the city again.

“Blessed with a seemingly effortless melodic gift…and one of the warmest, most penetrating vocal deliveries in American music” – No Depression

the-danberrysThe Danberrys plus support

Wednesday 21st June 2017
The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £13, from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and from The Admiral Bar

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

We are delighted to give these guys their Glasgow debut, one of the hottest acts to emerge from the gutsier underbelly of Nashville’s music scene. The soulful pairing of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel have built a huge fan base on both sides of the Atlantic. On tour here in trio format, they have won awards and nominations for Best Americana Album. Their latest release created a huge amount of excitement, attracting glowing praise from the critics.

“Wonderful” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“The sweetest harmonies you ever heard this side of The Everly Brothers”
– R2 magazine

sam-bakerAn Evening With Sam Baker

Friday 23rd June 2017
St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Doors 7.30pm, no support 8pm start

Texas-based singer/songwriter maestro, Sam Baker will return to Glasgow for the first time in more than three years for a St Andrews in the Square show on June 23.

He will be bringing songs from his new, upcoming album, The Land of Doubt, which is his fifth release, to his audience who can expect unstinting warmth, grace, wit and heart-tugging emotions for every minute he’s on stage.

Sam is a terrific live performer who opens his heart in each of his songs in sold out venues. He captivates people with story telling that stays in the memory for a long time.

Having survived a bomb blast in Peru, eight hours of life saving surgery followed by a series of reconstructive operations, lasting hearing difficulties and learning how to play left-handed, Sam’s songs are real personal, beautifully conveyed in his carefully-crafted, heartfelt lyrics.

“It only takes a few seconds for Sam Baker to captivate a crowd as those who have been at his gigs will readily testify,” said The Fallen Angels Club’s, Kevin Morris.

“It’s a moving experience being at one of his shows so I’m delighted he’s coming back again this year.”

“Baker sparkles and tugs at the heartstrings: so let there be praise for the man.” – Americana-uk

The Wynntown Marshals plus support

Saturday 2nd September 2017

The Hug & Pint Glasgow

Tickets £10 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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8pm start

The excellent Wynntown Marshals are celebrating a decade of delivering their stirring brand of alt.country and country rock laced with standout melodies.

One special way of marking this milestone will be a headline show at Glasgow’s The Hug and Pint on Friday, September 2.

With three fine albums to their name ¬– 2015’s The End Of The Golden Age was a brilliant collection that rightly won widespread praise – they have a growing following who know that a night locked up with the Marshals’ is one well spent.

The Marshals play with real, crowd-pleasing style and fervour from a catalogue of strong and well-crafted country rock songs.

We are so pleased we will be in their company as they celebrate their 10th anniversary at this gig.

“The stand-out Scots band performing Americana…”  Scotland On Sunday