Archive for the ‘Gig Guide’ Category

Joshua Hedley plus support

Thursday 6th September 2018

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 

 

For years, Joshua Hedley has been making a name for himself as Nashville’s right hand man. Known as the “mayor of lower Broadway” by collaborators and comrades, Hedley is a fixture at Robert’s Western World, where he plays for tips with his band the Hedliners. The multi-talented singer-songwriter has played fiddle with Justin Townes Earle, Robert Ellis and Jonny Fritz. Now Music City’s favorite son is breaking out on his own.

As part of East Nashville’s close-knit brigade of musicians, Hedley has no shortage of support from his peers. He’s featured prominently in the 2015 documentary film Heartworn Highways Revisited, a follow up to the seminal 1976 cult classic music documentary about the 1970s Nashville songwriting community led by Guy and Susanna Clark.

Hedley’s soaring, velvet voice and jukebox-ready songs are 60s-era solid country gold. Unlike several of his peers, Hedley’s not trying to put a new spin on an old sound. Joshua Hedley’s country music is your grandfather’s country music and it’s all the better for

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The Wynntown Marshals plus James Edwyn & The Borrowed Band

Friday 7th September 2018

Stereo Glasgow

Tickets £10 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

At the tail-end of 2017 and three studio albums into their career, the Edinburgh-based Americana band The Wynntown Marshals marked a decade together with the release of “After All These Years” – primarily a 16-track retrospective look back at some of the recorded highlights of the past ten years with the added bonus of 3 exclusive new recordings

“After All These Years” is by turns a celebratory, cerebral, nostalgic, and just downright joyous collection. It acts as a retrospective, a potted history, a memoir of a decade of making music and as the perfect nod to what the future holds in store for this most resolute and hard-working of bands.

Described by Uncut magazine as “colonising the shadowland that lies between Tom Petty and Teenage Fanclub”, the Marshals were championed from their earliest days by legendary British broadcaster ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris and our very own Ricky Ross, Iain Anderson, and Roddy Hart, culminating recently in a triumphant appearance on BBC Scotland’s Quay Sessions.

“Arguably, Scotland’s strongest band at the moment” – Metro (UK) 2015

Chuck Prophet (acoustic)

plus special guest

Jesse Malin

Thursday 20th September 2018

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £17.50 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151, and http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Californian alt-rock hero Chuck Prophet returns to Glasgow, for his first ever duo show with his wife and co-conspirator, Stephanie Finch this September. The tour features Chuck and Stephanie playing songs on acoustic and with keyboard with tracks from each others albums spanning over twenty years digging deep into some tunes you haven’t heard for awhile. They will be joined by friend and native New Yorker Jesse Malin whom will also be playing a full set with his keyboardist. Jesse has toured the UK for the last 20 + years too with a rich musical history. Chuck and Jesse will be closing out the night together on stage.

Chuck Prophet has been on the scene since his days with Americana pioneers Green on Red from 1984 to 1992 whom he recorded seven albums with. Chuck has gone on to have a successful solo career with over twelve albums under his belt and writing songs for the likes of Solomon Burke, Heart and Alejandro Escovedo and as a sideman with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Warren Zevon and Cake.

This will be a rare time to catch him as a duo setting.

“the swagger and innocence of early Springsteen and the demi-monde storytelling of early Lou Reed.” MOJO

Jesse Malin has been on the scene almost as long, revered by iconic figures from Bruce Springsteen and Joe Strummer to Joey Ramone and Jim Jarmusch, “His songs are so good they hurt my feelings,” Ryan Adams once said, and it’s little wonder considering Malin’s ability to bridge the reckless abandon of The Replacements with the sensitive introspection of Neil Young.

Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine

Sunday 14th October 2018

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Two of the U.K’s finest and most prolific songwriters Kris Drever (BBC Folk Singer of The Year, Lau) and Boo Hewerdine (The Bible / Eddi Reader) tour together for the first time in over three years.

2018 finds both artists on top form, Kris having released his If Wishes Were Horses album and won
BBC Folk Awards Best Singer award, Boo releasing his critically acclaimed Swimming In Mercury album and Seven song ” Letter To My Younger Self” EP, music which is widely considered to be the best work of each artist yet.

The duo started life with a successful tour in Spring 2015, releasing the limited edition Last Man Standing EP. Connected through song now for over a decade, when Kris approached Boo about his song “Harvest Gypsies” for Kris’ debut album “Black Water”, Drever and Hewerdine have more recently written new songs for BBC Radio 2’s Radio Ballads album and show. 2018 audiences can expect to
hear many of their favourite songs from across both artists catalogues and some new songs played for the first time.

“The folk revival has a new standard bearer – Kris Drever”
Q Magazine

“Boo Hewerdine is one of the country’s most consistently admired songwriters’
Folk Radio UK



Jason Eady plus support

Thursday 18th October 2018

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

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

 

On the heels of his last two albums, both having charted on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and Heatseekers charts–Mississippi bred singer / songwriter /guitarist Jason Eady released his highly anticipated sixth album in 2017. Produced by Kevin Welch, the collection merges Eady’s distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, roots-oriented sound that showcases the gritty elegance of his song writing.

For Eady—who names Merle Haggard, Guy Clark, and Willie Nelson among his main inspirations—instilling each song with so much graceful honesty proved to be his greatest achievement and thrill in creating the new album. “When you first get started making music, your ideas are grandiose and more about the big picture. But the longer I’ve done this, the more I’ve realized that the real joy comes from the process rather than the end goal,” he says. “Now it’s about getting better and finding more of myself with every album.”

 

Rachel Sermanni plus Courtney Hamilton

Wednesday 24th October 2018

The Caves Edinburgh

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Thursday 25th October 2018

The CCA Glasgow

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Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland Glasgow 0141 204 5151& Edinburgh 0131 220 3234

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Both shows doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Rachel Sermanni, the folk-noir balladeer, plays two special shows for us in Glasgow & Edinburgh in October. Singing Solo the new songs from her upcoming album – to be released early 2019. Her writings and their roots will be laid bare in venues, specially chosen for their womb like nature. This will be the first time many of these songs have ever been performed. And this will be the first time Rachel will have performed a full concert since taking a year’s break to learn the beginnings Motherhood.

Rachel played two sell out shows Double Bill shows with Adam Holmes as in Glasgow and Edinburgh last October and November, so tickets are sure to be in demand here.

In support, all the way from Colorado USA, the amazing Courtney Hartman will join Rachel.

Alejandro Escovedo plus Don Antonio

Friday 26th October 2018

Oran Mor Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7pm, 7.45pm start

Austin Texas legend Alejandro Escovedo returns with Italian band Don Antonio supporting and backing his set performing songs from their new album out this Sept on Yeproc plus Alejandro classics. Alejandro was named artist of the decade by No Depression and has released 11 solo albums as well as recording and playing with Alt Country pioneers Rank and Fie and the True Believers.

Alejandro has also recorded with Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, Chuck Prophet, John Cale and a host of others. In 2003 he collapsed on stage from hepatitis C and the musical community came together with a tribute album featuring Calexico, Steve Earle, the Jayhawks, Cowboy Junkies, Ian Hunter etc covering his songs. Finally in 2016 he was given the all clear and has a new lease on life.  His new album is by far is most diverse and best album to date.