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Elaine Lennon & Michael Logen

Wednesday 10th February 2021

Show starts at 8pm and streamed Via Zoom

Tickets £11 from paypal.me/fallenangelsclub

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Join Scottish singer songwriter Elaine Lennon and special guest Michael Logen for an evening of music to mark the one-year anniversary of her award-winning self-titled debut album, being celebrated by the release a remixed single of her track ‘THIS’.

THIS – The ‘21 Remix, out Sunday 24 January 2021, is a captivating reworking of a track taken from the album which was launched by The Fallen Angels Club to a sold-out show at Celtic Connections in January 2020 and won Celtic Music Radio’s Album of the Year 2020 Award.

The album, produced by Findlay Napier and supported by Creative Scotland, also made the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Awards Long List 2020. ‘

One of the best debut albums I have heard in years’ – FATEA

Elaine and Americana/Folk artist Michael Logen first performed live together here in Scotland in 2019. Grammy-nominated Singer/Songwriter, based in Nashville,Tennessee, Michael’s stunning, sophomore album, “New Medicine” is an articulate, measured examination of the inner-workings of the human mind and heart on a backdrop of gorgeous, sweeping, acoustic-based, rhythmic folk/pop. The album features 3 phenomenalguest artists: Kim Richey, Liz Longleyand Ruby Amanfu, and has garnered 6 TV placements so far and includes Michael’s original, acoustic version of a song he wrote with Jennifer Hanson, called “Breaking Your Own Heart”, which was covered by Kelly Clarksonon her Platinum-Selling, Grammy-Winning album, “Stronger”.

Logen grew up in a small college town, Lewisburg, in North Central Pennsylvania. He was raised listening to Americana and Folk classics like Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Gordon Lightfoot. He comes from a musical family and learned to play guitar from his Dad, even recorded a folk project with his brother, Dave.

Logen’s folk song, “Couldn’t Ask For A Better Friend” played prominently throughout the 2016 Rio Olympics when it was chosen by Folgers as the theme for their award-winning ad.

The Delines

plus Jerry Joseph

Sunday 21st February 2021

Saint Luke’s Glasgow-

Tickets £20 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

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Venue Layout- Part seated/part standing

Country-soul outfit, The Delines, return to Glasgow as part of a European tour this coming February with Jerry Joseph support. The Delines who are well known to Glasgow audiences will be returning with new material for this special date with the full line up.

The band hails from Portland, Oregon, where they have been working on new material over the past months before the lockdown which is set to be finished shortly. Look forward to new songs and older classics from their previous albums.

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.

Jerry Joseph will be supporting and has just recorded his new album with the Drive-By Truckers featuring Jason Isbell which will be out this August 21st on Décor Records.

The Handsome Family plus Daniel Knox

Saturday 6th March 2021

Community Central Halls Glasgow

Tickets £17.50 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Unreserved Seating

Odessa, originally released in 1994 and Milk And Scissors in 1996 will be re-released by Loose Music is 2020 and available for the first time in vinyl.

The Handsome Family have written some of the most haunting and beautiful songs in American music. During a 30-year career, Brett and Rennie Sparks have created songs that transform the mundane landscape of modern life into a place of mysterious portent.

Handsome Family songs take place in parking lots and big box stores, under overpasses and in airports. They sing about Custer’s last stand and automatic lawn sprinklers in the same song. Rennie’s lyrics often focus on the myriad creatures that live at the edges of the man-made world: the sparrows, rats, cockroaches and crows that share our cities.

Kris Drever In Concert

Wednesday 31st March 2021

Saint Luke’s Glasgow

Rescheduled from 29th October 2020

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

(no support)

 

Photo Genevieve Stevenson

 

Venue layout- Unreserved Seating

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter, who has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine.

His recent single “Scapa Flow 1919” was nominated for Best Original Track by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards whilst his (John Parish produced) album with Lau, “Midnight and Closedown” was released in 2019 by Reveal Records to wild acclaim including being chosen in The Best Albums of The Year feature by The Guardian.

Drever’s voice and guitar form a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, a phenomenal and prolific artist. Kris has collaborated with Cream’s Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham,
Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita and many more. One of Scotland’s finest and most in demand musicians.

“The folk revival has a new standard bearer” Q

Della Mae plus support

Tuesday 27th April 2021

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout-Seated

In the making of their fourth album Headlight, Della Mae has claimed a more daring sense of
freedom than they’d ever allowed themselves before. Boldly breaking genre convention, the
Grammy Award-nominated band pushed beyond their bluegrass roots and followed their instinct to their most sonically adventurous body of work to date. And in lyrics, Della Mae has fully embraced the album’s potential as a platform for change, delivering a collection of songs at turns fearlessly personal and powerfully resonant.

With Gardner describing Headlight as “the record we’ve always wanted to make,” Della Mae views
their newfound lack of restraint as an imperative for the all-female band. “So many things have
happened that we knew we needed to write about, so we shelved old ideas of what we’re supposed to sound like, and just played these songs in the way that felt right,” says Ludiker. Woodsmith adds: “We decided we don’t have to carry the weight of other people’s expectations of who we are anymore. As women living in today’s world, we no longer feel the need to bow down to anything or anyone, and it feels incredibly liberating.”

Della Mae’s first full-length since their 2015 self-titled effort, Headlight matches its raw intensity with an unbridled joy. Their most collaborative work yet, the album features an exceptional lineup of guest musicians, often contributing on instruments entirely new to Della Mae’s output: keys, drums, electric guitar. In striving toward that more expansive sonic palette, Della Mae devoted many months to exploring possible directions for Headlight, then experienced a major breakthrough during a December 2018 writing retreat at MOXE (a women-owned creative space in Nashville). Toward the end of the retreat, the band invited a host of local players for a jam session, and quickly discovered an unexpected chemistry. “I remember going into it thinking, ‘This is going to be so awkward—I don’t know most of these people, I don’t even know how to play these songs yet,’” Woodsmith recalls. “But listening back to those recordings, there’s so much spirit and life. We felt a total lack of inhibition, and it was absolutely pivotal in making this album.”

2nd June 2021: Gretchen Peters

Posted: June 2, 2014 in Gig Guide

Gretchen Peters

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

Community Central Halls Glasgow

Rescheduled from the 10th February 2021

Original tickets still valid

Tickets £25 from, See Tickets, Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Unreserved Seating

For two decades, Gretchen Peters has been one of Nashville’s most beloved and respected artists. “If Peters never delivers another tune as achingly beautiful as ‘On A Bus To St. Cloud,’” People Magazine wrote, “she has already earned herself a spot among country’s upper echelon of contemporary composers.”

Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October 2014 by singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell, who called her “both a songwriter and a poet (who) sings as beautifully as she writes,” and said her song “The Matador”, “moved me so greatly, I cried from the soles of my feet”, Peters has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Bryan Adams and Faith Hill. Her 2015 album, ‘Blackbirds’, debuted at #1 on the UK Country chart and in the top 40 UK pop chart, and was awarded International Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

Madison Violet (no support)

Sunday 6th June 2021

Rescheduled from 31st May 2020

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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With heart-wrenching song writing and luscious harmonies combined with the natural storytelling of folk, the rhythms of Americana and catchy pop hooks, Madison Violet have been captivating audiences and critics alike for two decades.

Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac met in Toronto in 1999, only to discover that their fathers sat next to each other in high school nearly 2000km away in Cape Breton. That longstanding, deep-rooted history is what ties the duo’s harmonies so tight, and lies at the core of their unparalleled musical connection and enthralling live show.

With nine albums to their credit – most recently 2019’s acclaimed Everything’s Shifting, inspired by love, loss and regret – the multi-instrumental duo has achieved an impressive list of accolades in their twenty years, including a Juno nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Vocal Group Album, a Critic’s Choice Award from Country Music People’s Magazine, and the John Lennon Song writing Grand Prize.

Madison Violet’s songs have featured in influential music magazine MOJO’s Top 10 playlist, as well as CBC Radio 2’s Top 20, and received a mass of international acclaim from outlets such as the BBC, Maverick Magazine, NPR and Germany’s WDR, where the duo feature on the station’s list of ‘Best Bands of All Time’. In a brief sojourn from their signature roots-based sound, their 2014 single These Ships was remixed and released on one of the largest US dance labels, Ultra Records, garnering over 1.2 million plays on Spotify (for that track alone), and counting.

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

plus support

Wednesday 9th June 2021

Rescheduled from Wednesday 27th January 2021

Saint Luke’s Glasgow

Venue layout- Unreserved Seating

Tickets £20 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout- Part Seated/part standing

Chuck Prophet is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer is getting ready to put out a new album for 2020. Chuck started his wild ride as a kid back in 1984 when Green on Red plucked him out of Berkeley, CA and threw him in the van for an eight year ride and the recording of as many albums. Green on Red were seminal purveyors of American Roots-Rock and broke up in 1992 just before an entire movement followed in their wake. Since then Chuck has recorded thirteen amazing solo albums and toured and recorded with Lucinda Williams, Aimee Mann, Cake.

Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, Solomon Burke, Alejandro Escovedo and Heart have recorded his songs, along with a host of others. Known for his blistering guitar style, which follows in the tradition of such players as Keith Richards and Alex Chilton while Prophet vocal styles have been compared to Dylan and Tom Petty.

Chuck’s never been one to rest on his laurels and ride it out and his last five records have been his best yet. Chuck’s live shows are second to none and has been touring Europe with his band the Mission Express sine the mid 90s with festival slots at Glastonbury, Southern Fried, Summertyne, Azkena, Roskilde etc including a recent Spanish tour with Dylan guitarist, Charlie Sexton in 2019. Chuck will be showcasing material from his new album alongside hits from his previous albums.

Lau “Unplugged”

Sunday 27th June 2021

Rescheduled from Sunday 29th November 2020

The Queens Hall Edinburgh

Tickets from The Queens Hall Box Office & Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

The pioneering Scottish folk trio have always experimented with sound and form; the results have always been complex and thrilling.
Already acknowledged as phenomenal live performers (‘the UK’s best live band’ – the Guardian), Lau arrived at a new creative peak with 2019’s Midnight and Closedown (Reveal Records). That album was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, This Is The Kit), who said: ‘Lau are in touch with their roots but not bound by them’.
Now 2020’s Unplugged concert tour sees traditional music’s most celebrated innovators strip away their banks of electronics, loops and wild effects. The trio of Kris Drever (guitar, vocals), Martin Green (accordion) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) feel drawn to a more raw and plain-speaking aesthetic. The approach is subtler, less about spectacle, more about close listening. In brash and polarised political times, here is the poetry of real instruments and considerate music making.
“Lau are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk – exquisite and h

Siobhan Miller (no support)

Sunday 5th September 2021

Rescheduled from Thursday 10th September 2020

The CCA  Glasgow
Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

One of Scotland’s foremost singers, Siobhan Miller is an exceptional talent, renowned for her unique vocal style paired with her evocative song-writing. Miller creates music with detail and rich melodies that combine the sounds of indie and alternative music with sounds from her roots in folk music.

Growing up in a musical family, she was immersed in traditional song and learned from many of Scotland’s finest source singers in her early years as a performer. Miller won the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track, whilst also nominated for Folk Singer of the Year, and is the only ever three-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.

Her three solo albums have received widespread critical acclaim, whilst her hotly anticipated fourth release is due in spring 2019. Mercury (2018) is Miller’s first album of entirely original material, and was recorded in Glasgow with many of her frequent collaborators, including producer Euan Burton. It also features songs co-written with Lau’s Kris Drever and Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott. Flight of Time (2015) and Strata (2017), were both nominated for Album of the Year at the Scots Trad Awards, highlighting her extensive range through traditional, contemporary and self-penned material, as well as her “delicate, nourishing vocals and lyrically rich compositions” (The List).

She releases her fourth album in spring 2020 – following three critically acclaimed solo releases – touring with Innes White (guitar/mandolin), Charlie Stewart (fiddle) and Euan Burton (double bass).

Alongside her extensive solo ventures, Miller’s unique vocal style has been honed through collaborations with many of Scotland’s top musicians, as well as guest appearances with the National Theatre of Scotland, a season on Broadway, and a role on US/UK TV drama Outlander.

Diana Jones plus support

Friday 1st October 2021

Rescheduled from 6th November 2020

The Glad Café Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

(Photo Ashlea Green)

Venue layout-Limited unreserved seating available

Award winning, US singer songwriter Diana Jones is known for her gritty, literary, Appalachian influenced songs. Adopted as an infant and raised in Long Island, NY, the fact that Diana couldn’t get enough of her brother’s Johnny Cash records finally made sense when she found her birth family and musical roots in the Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee. Her maternal grandfather, who had formed his first teenage band with a young Chet Atkins, was happy to pass on the culture and the music that he loved to his granddaughter.

Diana’s first album ‘My Remembrance Of You’ (Proper Records) in 2006 garnered rave reviews internationally and set her on a path which would see her release four further critically acclaimed albums: Better Times Will Come (2008), High Atmosphere (2011), Museum Of Appalachia Recordings (2013) and Live In Concert (2016). She has toured the globe, including performances at prestigious events such as Cambridge Folk Festival, Galway Arts Festival, Levon Helm’s Ramble in Woodstock, NY, and Bimhuis in Amsterdam, and shared stages with the likes of Richard Thompson, Janis Ian and Mary Gauthier.

She has also appeared on world-renowned TV and radio shows Later With Jools Holland, BBC4 Folk America, BBC4’s Songwriters Circle and BBC Radio 2 Country with Bob Harris. Diana’s progressive, yet historically rich, songs have been recorded by artists including Joan Baez and Gretchen Peters and have won her awards from Kerrville Folk Festival, New Song Festival and nominations from International Folk Alliance.

Song To A Refuge (Proper Records, April 24 2020), Diana’s 6th solo recording, gives voice to the stories of asylum seekers worldwide; a testament to Diana’s commitment to social justice through her gifts as a consummate songwriter and performer.

John McCusker- “30th Anniversary Tour”

Sunday 10th October 2021

The Queens Hall Edinburgh

Ticket Prices various

Bar open 7pm, venue open 7.30pm

8pm start

In celebration of his 30th Anniversary as a professional musician, John McCusker will release ‘A Best Of’ album in 2021 featuring tracks from his solo records and TV and film soundtracks over the last 30 years.

John will also publish a book of his tunes ‘The Collection’ featuring 100 original compositions. There will also be a brand new solo album released to coincide with the UK Tour. The John McCusker Band, featuring some of the finest traditional musicians that John has worked with over the last 30 years, will embark on an extensive UK tour in September/October 2021.

In celebration of his 25th Anniversary John McCusker released ‘Hello, Goodbye’ on April 29th 2016 and embarked on a UK and European tour. A wonderfully evocative set of compositions, ‘Hello, Goodbye’ was composed while John was on a world tour with Mark Knopfler and featured an all-star cast of handpicked musicians with whom John has been fortunate to work with over the past 25 years and was John’s first solo album in thirteen years, the first on his new record label Under One Sky Records and the first recorded in his state of the art studio, built over two years in a bothy dating from 1779. Designed by legendary record producer and studio designer Calum Malcolm, the new studio is a winning combination of the traditional and the new, much like John’s music itself!

Born in Bellshill, near Glasgow, John began playing whistle and fiddle as a child and joined the legendary folk outfit Battlefield Band aged 17. During his 11 years with the band, he also released his first two solo recordings, 1995’s self-titled debut and 2000’s ‘Yella Hoose’. His most recent albums include ‘Under One Sky’ and the reissues of ‘Yella Hoose’ and ‘Goodnight Ginger’ remastered deluxe.

John has long been renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries: striving to keep his music fresh and exciting, never leaving the past behind but always embracing new sonic adventures. As a live and studio guest he has shared stages with David Gilmour, Paul Weller, Paolo Nutini, Teenage Fanclub, The Proclaimers, Graham Coxon, Ocean Colour Scene, Idlewild, Eddi Reader, Julie Fowlis, Vicente Amigo, Nolwenn Leroy, Jerry Douglas… Since 2008, he has been a member of Mark Knopfler’s band, playing arenas around the world including a double bill with Bob Dylan at The Hollywood Bowl & 20 nights at the Royal Albert Hall.

An expanding portfolio as a producer features debut albums by Kris Drever and Idlewild’s Roddy Woomble. He’s also manned the controls for top folk chanteuses Eddi Reader, Kate Rusby, Heidi Talbot, Eliza Carthy and Linda Thompson. Film and TV work includes soundtracks for the movie ‘Heartlands’ (2002) and ’16 Years of Alcohol’ (2003), Billy Connolly’s ‘World Tour of New Zealand’ (2004), Jennifer Saunders BBC sitcom ‘Jam and Jerusalem’ (2008) and ‘Starlings’ sitcom for Sky TV (2012).

John was awarded the coveted BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year in 2003 and also The Spirit of Scotland Award for music in 1999 and again in 2009. 2016 saw John receive the Good Tradition Award and perform with his band at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at The Royal Albert Hall. In 2019 John received the Outstanding Music Performance at The Scottish Culture Awards.

The John McCusker Band will feature Ian Carr, Sam Kelly, Helen McCabe & Toby Shaer.

“One of the UK’s most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer.

(THE GUARDIAN)

Heidi Talbot & Boo Hewerdine

Saturday 30th October 2021

Rescheduled from Saturday 14th November 2020

Websters Theatre Glasgow

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

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Unreserved Seating

Heidi Talbot will be celebrating 20 years as a professional singer in 2020 with 20 concerts across the United Kingdom and Europe and a September 2020 release of a compilation album featuring tracks from Heidi’s 5 solo albums. She has shared the stage and recorded with Mark Knopfler, Graham Coxon (Blur), Idlewild, King Creosote, Tim O’ Brien and Jerry Douglas. Heidi has been nominated for folk singer of the year at the BBC radio 2 folk awards and Irish Music Awards.

Joining Heidi on her Autumn tour will be long-time collaborator, Ivor Novello award nominated singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine. Boo has performed with and written songs for major artists such as Chris Difford, kd Lang, Kris Drever, Duke Special and Eddi Reader. He is in constant demand as a musician, songwriter, producer, teacher and live concert performer.
Boo and Heidi have recorded and toured together extensively going back to Heidi’s first solo tour of the UK in 2005.

A concert not to be missed.