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Blue Rose Code (acoustic) featuring Eddi Reader

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

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Blue Rose Code (full band show) plus support (TBC)

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 Ticketweb.co.uk

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.

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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 http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

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.

An Evening With Kim Richey

Sunday 10th June 2018

The Glad Café Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Roots singer Kim Richey has been a Fallen Angels Club favourite for many years, and has a wonderful back catalogue of songs.

Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Tender, poetic and aching with life’s truths, Kim’s songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. And then there’s her voice. Pure, arresting and honest, it makes you take notice; Kim has the kind of voice where if emotions were ribbons, they’d be streaming in rainbow colours from your iPod.

Kim’s new album Edgeland moves her 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.

 

Heidi Talbot & John McCusker

Friday 15th June 2018

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 & http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 

As well as being married, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot are two of the best-known names on the folk music scene.

They have been playing in each other’s bands, touring and writing songs together as well as recording on solo albums for ten years now.

Their schedules must be an annual challenge, so the news that they are to celebrate this decade of music making with their first duo EP is great – and even better that the five-track EP will be supported by an extensive UK and European tour in 2018.

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