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Boo Hewerdine plus Amy Papiransky

Thursday 26th May 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

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

Venue layout- unreserved seating

For over 30 years Boo Hewerdine has been considered one of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters. As lead singer of seminal band, The Bible through to his subsequent solo work and long-time collaboration with the incredible Eddi Reader he has become something of a national treasure.

He is in demand as a writer, producer and performer. Over a hundred of his songs have been covered by the likes of KD Lang, Kris Drever, Chris Difford, Heidi Talbot and Hannah Rarity. His last album ‘Before’ was recorded with supreme Danish multi- instrumentalist Gustaf Ljunggren. It garnered multiple five star reviews.


Since then he has released a lockdown EP, Singularities and 2022 sees a brand new album released on Reveal Records.  On this tour he will be singing songs from his new album and his extraordinary back catalogue. A naturally gifted raconteur his gigs are always a total joy.

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

plus support

Sunday 29th May 2022

The Glee Club Glasgow

CANCELLED DUE TO HEALTH REASONS

REFUNDS FROM POINT OF PURCHASE

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.

Madison Violet (no support)

Wednesday 1st June 2022

The CCA Glasgow

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

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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.

Kris Drever plus special guest Rachel Baiman

Sunday 5th June 2022

The Queens Hall Edinburgh

Tickets £22/£18 The Queens Hall Box Office

Tickets Scotland Edinburgh 0131 220 3234

Bar opens 7pm, venue open 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- reserved seating

On the heels of their respective new solo albums, Scottish folk star Kris Drever (LAU), and Nashville-based Americana artist Rachel Baiman present a joint tour of the UK and Scotland in the Spring of 2022, featuring solo sets from each as well as unique collaborations drawing on their respective original material.

Acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Kris Drever has won multiple awards including seven 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. Kris has collaborated with Cream’s Jack Bruce, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Rosanne Cash, Eddi Reader, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita, The Lost Words: Spell Songs collective and many more.

With her 2017 debut ‘Shame’, Americana songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman emerged as a fearless voice of the American female experience. ‘Shame’ was featured on NPR’s ‘Songs We Love’, called a “Rootsy Wake-up Call” by Folk Alley, and described by Vice’s ‘Noisey’ as “flipping off authority one song at a time.” On her new full-length album ‘Cycles’, Baiman has found a grittier musical medium for her signature unabashed and defiant songwriting, employing a majority-female team including co-producer Olivia Hally, known as the front woman of Indie-pop band Oh Pep!Drever and Baiman are both heavily steeped in folk traditions, yet happily influenced by modern sounds. Together they present a complimentary and transatlantic take on roots music, with stunning vocal harmonies and instrumental prowess.

8th June 2022: Joshua Hedley

Posted: June 1, 2014 in Gig Guide

Joshua Hedley plus support

Wednesday 8th June 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Joshua Hedley is “a singing professor of country & western,” he declares on his raucous and witty new album, Neon Blue.

It might sound like a punchline, but it’s not. An ace fiddle player, a sharp guitarist, and a singer with a granite twang, he’s devoted his entire life to the study of this genre. Ask him about it and he’ll explain: “When all my friends went off to college, I went to Nashville. I was 19 years old playing honkytonks and getting an education.”

His 2018 debut, fiddle player, a sharp guitarist, and a singer with a granite twang, he’s devoted his entire life to the study of this genre. Ask him about it and he’ll explain: “When all my friends went off to college, I went to Nashville. I was 19 years old playing honkytonks and getting an education.” His 2018 debut, Mr. Jukebox, showcased his deep knowledge of country’s history, in particular the beery ballads of the 1950s and ‘60s. His mentors were George Jones, Ray Price, and Glen Campbell, but his most remarkable accomplishment was putting his own spin on their style. 

Suzie Ungerleider plus support

Thursday 9th June 2022

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Suzie Ungerleider makes a welcome return to Glasgow, Suzie has visited our city many times under her former stage name Oh Susanna.

In Suzie’s own words:-
In 1995, taking my stage name from the famous Stephen Foster song seemed perfect. Oh Susanna was both a play on my own real name, Suzanne, as well as a way to hearken back to the great American folk songs that were a source of inspiration for my own music. Oh Susanna was a kind of shorthand to impress upon the listener’s mind, the time and place where I wanted them to travel – along the rusty old trainyards to the fields, mines and hills of mythical America. I promised them that, if they were willing, this journey was all possible by the power of my voice singing a lonesome song.
Taking the name Oh Susanna also made me feel that, suddenly, right before my feet, a red carpet magically unfurled, leading me to a stage lined by footlights and cloaked in a red velvet curtain. There, waiting for me, would be a lone microphone on a stand under a spotlight. All I had to do was act like Dorothy and follow the path to that wonderful place I longed to be, open my mouth and sing. You see, I had been so afraid to walk up onto that stage. I had buried my childhood dream of being a singer for over a decade, but now, I was finally inching my way along that imaginary red carpet.

I have now been back in Vancouver for a year and a half. I am still following my path but this time it is one where I am truly integrating my musical being with who I am, finally seeing that music is inside of me and not in some alter ego. Believe me, I have loved being Oh Susanna, she is exciting, dark, funny, charming but I am now recognizing that was actually me all along, that it was Suzie Ungerleider who was all those magical things, I just didn’t let myself see it that way. So here I am, leaving behind the trappings of a persona that gave me the courage to climb up onstage and reveal what is in my heart. Now that I have grown, I am ready to shed that exoskeleton. It once protected me but I need to take it off so I can be all of who I am.

Photo Jeff Fasano

Chris Smither plus Zak Trojano

Thursday 16th June 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £17 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout- unreserved seating

Honing his synthesis of folk and blues for over 50 years, Chris Smither, truly an American original, returns to the UK to perform music from his vast song catalogue in 2022.

A profound songwriter and captivating performer, Smither mesmerizes listeners with his guitar playing –melding the styles of his two major influences, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt into his own signature guitar sound. His music draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers and continues to earn accolades. Critics universally agree on Smither’s important contribution to contemporary music from five-star reviews in Mojo magazine to a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone Senior Editor David Fricke’s best of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival performances in 2014.

Chris’ songs have appeared in films and TV shows and been covered by Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall, Emmylou Harris and Diana Krall, among others. Chris continues to tour festivals, music clubs and concerts halls all over the world.

“With a weary, well-travelled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate.” New York Times  

For this 2022 tour, Chris will supported by his friend, the excellent songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Zak Trojano.

23rd June 2022: Hannah Rarity

Posted: June 1, 2014 in Gig Guide

Hannah Rarity

Thursday 23rd June 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £15 (plus STBF) from, Cottiers Online, Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout- Unreserved seating

The 2018 winner of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year contest, singer and songwriter Hannah Rarity, celebrates the release of her eagerly anticipated second album ’To Have You Near’

Combining sublime vocal timbre and uncanny interpretive empathy, which have earned comparisons to Eva Cassidy and Cara Dillon, Rarity has toured internationally with US supergroup Cherish the Ladies as well as appearing with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Blazin’ Fiddles, Rura and Niteworks, alongside her solo work.

She is widely recognised as a flourishing talent, tipped by The Scotsman as ‘One to Watch’ and, more recently, co-musically directing the Opening Concert of Celtic Connections 2022. In a crowded field, Hannah ranks as one of Scotland’s finest young singers, performing a carefully chosen mix of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material.

“Absolutely sensational” BBC Radio Scotland

“…an impeccable combination of nuanced phrasing and power” Folk Radio UK

25th June 2022: Jess Jocoy-

Posted: June 1, 2014 in Gig Guide

Jess Jocoy plus support

Saturday 25th June 2022

The Glad Cafe Glafe Glasgow

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout-Unreserved seating available

Jess Jocoy makes atmospheric Americana for rainy days and twilight hours. It’s an ethereal sound with organic roots, anchored by a longtime love of country music, a storyteller’s nuanced delivery, and a folksinger’s finesse. A sound that blurs the lines between genres, creating its own blend of twang and texture along the way, described as “the growth of an exciting songwriter, destined to be one of the greatest of her generation” by Alan Cackett, renowned Journalist and Broadcaster.

Raised two hours south of Seattle, Jess grew up beneath the drizzling skies and lush landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. “I’m a mountain girl at heart,” she says, nodding to the scenery that shaped albums like her acclaimed debut ‘Such a Long Way and the 2021 follow-up EP ‘Brighter Eyes with the woozy, water colored beauty of her native Washington State. She created both records in her adopted hometown of Nashville, a city whose songwriters had first captivated her attention as a child.

Gaining traction in 2018 after winning the Music Movers Competition held by Uber, Jess opened for country music artist Chase Rice during CMA Fest. In 2019, she appeared as a contestant on the NBC hit series ‘Songland’ (episode 103) where she pitched her original song ‘Easy’ to Kelsea Ballerini. That same year, she was an official showcasing artist at the US AmericanaFest and invited to play Nashville’s historic Bluebird Café, not once, but four times; three Sunday Spotlight showcases and one writer’s round hosted by Musicians Corner.

Jess has had airplay on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Ulster with Eve Blair making her ‘Artist of the Week’ on her Late Show. This coincided with an invitation to play on the NPR Mountain Stage programme with Kathy Mattea as host. Jess was voted as winner of the Americana-UK Twang Factor 2 and named as Caffè Nero Artist of the Month for November 2021, her music played in over 750 coffee houses across the UK.

The new studio album ‘Let There Be No Despair’ will be released in May 2022 supported by a UK tour through June/July.

Steve Forbert (no support)

Tuesday 28th June 2022

Saint Luke’s Glasgow

Rescheduled from 30th June 2020

Original tickets still valid

Tickets £17 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Unreserved Seating

 

Years before Americana music earned its own category at the Grammy Awards, Steve Forbert helped pioneer the genre’s mix of folk, roots-rock, and richly delivered storytelling. He’s been a torchbearer of that sound for more than four decades since, navigating the twists and turns of an acclaimed career that’s taken him from gold records to Grammy nominations, from New York City’s CBGB to Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, from his 1978 debut album to 2022’s vital and versatile Moving Through America.

Backed by the same band that appeared on his collection of cover songs, Early Morning Rain, in 2020, Steve Forbert fills Moving Through America with songs that are every bit as spirited as “Romeo’s Tune,” his Top 20 hit from 1979’s gold-certified Jackrabbit Slim. The album marks the latest chapter in a story that’s still unfolding, with Forbert serving as an elder statesman of Americana music while continuing to create music that’s spry and steadfast.

Anyone who reviews Steve’s catalogue of music can see the writer in the musician. His songs are as literary as they are musically vibrant. Brutally honest lyrics delivered with sensitivity create an uncommon trust with his listeners. Excelling in every decade of his career, Forbert exemplifies the best of the troubadour tradition.

Robert Vincent plus support

Thursday 30th June 2022

The CCA Glasgow

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

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Robert Vincent is one of the most acclaimed new voices on the Americana music scene. 

Born in Crosby Liverpool, his upbringing inculcated him with a very Merseyside culture of storytelling and language. 

A key influence would be the American country records that his father would play around the house such as Waylon Jennings and Emmylou Harris. 

He received an early education in Pink Floyd thanks to his older brothers that he shared a bedroom with. This eclectic mix of musical influence remains palpable in the music of Vincent to this day. 

In 2013 Robert Vincent released his debut album Life in Easy Steps. Critically well received, the title track was play-listed by Radio 2. 

After meeting Whispering Bob Harris at an event called ‘Bluebird at the Bluecoat’ that brought the concept of the bluebird cafe in Nashville to The Bluecoat Chambers in Liverpool, the legendary radio presenter invited Robert to perform a live session on his Radio 2 show and in 2016 awarded him with his ‘Emerging Artist’ of the year award at the inaugural UK Americana Awards show in Hackney London.

Harris described Vincent as “absolutely magnetic” and “the real deal”.

Robert Vincent’s most relevant and ambitious work to date comes in the form of his 2020 release, ‘In this Town You’re Owned’. Vincent observes life in both his hometown and the wider world. 

Since the February release the record has charted at number 2 in the UK Americana Charts been critically praised both in the UK and Europe and USA. 

At the midway point of the year American Songwriter Magazine named ‘In this Town You’re Owned’ in its top 20 albums (every genre) of 2020 to date. 

‘In This Town You’re Owned’ has also picked up Americana Music Association UK Album & Artist of The Year 2021, plus Americana UK Album & Artist of the Year 2020. 

15th July 2022: The Delines

Posted: June 1, 2014 in Gig Guide

The Delines

Friday 15th July 2022

La Belle Angele Edinburgh

Tickets £22 from Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234 and Ticketweb

Doors 7pm, 7.45pm start

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Venue layout-limited unreserved seating/standing

The Portland, Oregon based country-soul group The Delines recently released their third studio album, The Sea Drift, via Décor Records which went direct into the UK Americana charts at number 4. The cinematic 11-track album from the musical collaboration of Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine) and Amy Boone (The Damnations) has received widespread critical acclaim including 4 star raves in Q, MOJO, UNCUT, Financial Times, and Record Collector as well as a 6 page feature in the next UNCUT.

The Delines are just finishing their European tour which featured sold out dates in Kilkenny, London, Dublin and Nottingham.

The Delines are the result of the musical collaboration and friendship of Willy Vlautin and Amy Boone, an opportunity for Willy to continue writing his mini-narrative songs that he gained notoriety for as the frontman of the alt-country group Richmond Fontaine through a new voice and perspective offered by Amy. In addition to being a songwriter, Willy is an acclaimed novelist. Some of his novels like Lean On Pete and The Motel Life have been adapted into feature films, so it’s no wonder that his newest material has such a visually evocative and cinematic mood. Describing Willy’s songwriting style.

The music of The Delines is clearly rooted in the past, as Willy and Amy have bonded over their shared love of soul and country songwriters from the 60s like Tony Joe White and Bobbie Gentry, but what makes this album so special is how it manages to evoke these voices from eras gone by without ever sounding stayed or overly traditional. Speaking to the inspiration for this record, Willy said “The idea for the ‘The Sea Drift’ began with Amy and my mutual love of Tony Joe White. We used to have conversations about his records and she’d always joke, ‘Just write me ‘Rainy Night in Georgia.’ Jesus, what a tall order, but I guess in my own way I started trying.”

23rd July 2022- Noel McKay

Posted: June 1, 2014 in Gig Guide

Noel McKay

Saturday 23rd July 2022

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £13 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Raised in Lubbock and Texas Hill Country, Noel McKay is a much acclaimed songwriter/recording artist, now residing in Nashville. In 1993, he was discovered by songwriting legend Guy Clark while performing his songs at a venue in Kerrville, Texas. Clark’s mentorship has been a key component to Noel’s success, with songs recorded by Guy, Sunny Sweeney, Buffalo Gals, Melissa Carper, Sarah Borges and many others. In addition to writing solo, Noel has co-written songs with greats such as David Olney and Shawn Camp. Brennen Leigh also joined Noel in recent years as his songwriting partner AND duet partner.10 years in the making, Noel released his album “Blue, Blue, Blue” last autumn to critical acclaim .

“There is a noticeable tenderness embedded in many of the tracks…the album recalls the work of the classic singer songwriters that have prompted McKay’s three-decade career.”- Lonesome Highway

“The songs of Noel McKay, they’re like those one of a kind items, CAREFULLY CRAFTED with their DOVETAILED JOINTS and BEVELED EDGES, and proudly engraved with a maker’s mark. They’re well-loved, and presented to the world without commercial concern, and more for the memories they hold, or that they will soon impart.” (Saving Country Music)

Ben Caplan plus Terra Spencer

Wednesday 17th August 2022

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £16 from The CCA box office, Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Sometimes it takes a global pandemic to slow down and focus on the fundamentals. When Ben Caplan lost the opportunity to tour and create with the regular cadre of musicians that he typically works with, he went into a tiny studio and made an achingly beautiful solo album. Caplan is now back in the UK touring a solo show full of contrasts and surprises.

He’s bringing along support act Terra Spencer to share sneak peeks from their upcoming collaborative album too!”

Gretchen Peters plus special guest Kim Richey

Wednesday 31st August 2022

Community Central Halls Glasgow

Rescheduled from 25th March 2022

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.

The Handsome Family plus Daniel Knox

Saturday 10th September 2022

Community Central Halls Glasgow

Tickets £17.50 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

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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.

The Homebird Sessions Special

with Elaine Lennon, Yvonne Lyon & Adriana Spina

In Association with Scotland On Tour

Thursday 22nd September 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout-Seated Show

Award-winning Songwriter & TEDx Speaker, Elaine Lennon created the online version of THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS Show at the start of the lockdown in 2020. Receiving high critical acclaim the Show is now a live touring event dubbed by THE HERALD as ‘A must for music fans and writers everywhere – relaxed, warming and welcoming’. 

In this Special Edition of the Show, Lennon is in concert and conversation with Yvonne Lyon and Adriana Spina

Her informal interview style creates an intimate and welcoming space for Lennon and her guests to connect with audiences as they take turns to perform acoustic versions of their songs, sharing stories behind them alongside gems of wisdom from their musical journeys (including the popular audience interactive Q&A).

The 3 artists reunite on stage for this Special Show for The Fallen Angels Club following the success of their December 2021 ‘THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS Special for TEDx’ Talk for which they co-wrote & recorded the first collaborative release ‘THE LIGHT’ under THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS label. This event will culminate in a special performance of this song which, on it’s release, was Acoustic Track of the Week on 5 BBC Radio stations throughout the UK.The show has a coveted SHOWCASE ARTIST slot where an aspiring or ‘new to our ears’ songwriter joins Lennon and her guests mid show to perform their original song, offering the opportunity to break down live performance barriers and shine a light on new talented songwriters of any age or background. Lennon’s ethos of nurturing and building the songwriting community in this way earned her a 2021 nomination for the UK AMA ‘Hero’ award.

Rory Butler plus Rhona MacFarlane

Saturday 24th September 2022

The Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh

Tickets from Tickets Scotland & Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Unreserved Seating

Every acoustic singer-songwriter will claim they were born with music in their blood, but few were born with music in their basement. Rory Butler’s childhood home was built on music; his father ran a recording studio in the cellar.

It’s unsurprising, then, that music became Rory’s world. Growing up in Edinburgh, he then spent his early twenties in East London, writing and performing new music. His first single Black and Blue was a big success when released. But really, you need to be in the room to completely get it. It’s like watching a young Jackson Browne pouring out his heart and humour in a thick Scottish lilt while John Martyn and Nick Drake scatter woody, earthy chords around Beverley’s feet.

Rory released his debut album, “Window Shopping” in July 2020 to critical acclaim and whilst the pandemic put a stop to touring plans the impact of the album has secured Rory’s place as one of the most exciting new talents to watch in the UK.

2022 will see Rory release a new set of beautiful songs, produced by London based Matt Ingram. Out now is ‘Carefree’. It’s the stunning first single off the much-anticipated upcoming EP, expected to be released later this spring via Leafy Outlook.

McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle

Saturday 24th September 2022

Websters Theatre Glasgow

Tickets from Websters Online, Tickets Scotland & Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Unreserved Seating

John DoyleJohn McCusker and Mike McGoldrick first crossed paths as teenagers. Quarter of a century later, the fired-up folk live-wires are set to celebrate their friendship, and musical kinship, with their first studio album, The Wishing Tree. A thrilling trip through traditional, contemporary and original jigs, reels, ballads and more, it sees them branch out musically, while tracing the roots of their tunes, and acquaintance. “We all left school early, at 16, or 17, to join different bands,” recalls McCusker of their early days. “We all met back then… we’ve grown up together, really.”

All three musicians have gone on to global acclaim: John Doyle (Dublin – vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandola) is an Irish music linchpin and a founder member of acclaimed group Solas, who has worked with Joan Baez, Linda Thompson and Mary Chapin Carpenter. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner John McCusker (Glasgow – fiddle, whistles, harmonium) has played with The Battlefield Band, Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan, recorded with Paul Weller, and recently produced albums for Eddi Reader, Heidi Talbot and Kris Drever. Mike McGoldrick (Manchester – flute, whistles, Uileann pipes, bodhran, clarinet, congas) is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, founding member of Lúnasa, and current member of Capercaillie, who has worked with Mark Knopfler, Eddi Reader, John Cale. And that’s just for starters.

An Evening Of Songs and Stories with James Grant

In association with Scotland On Tour

Sunday 25th September 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £22 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Unreserved Seating

One of the most mesmerizing performers and songwriters Scotland has ever produced, JAMES GRANT will be playing a very special concert celebrating tunes and tales from his 40 years in the business we call, “Show”.

With a voice like chocolate, gunpowder dry wit and world class acoustic guitar chops, this is a very special chance to see James in his hometown in such an intimate setting.

He will take questions from the audience – just don’t expect a straight answer.