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11th December 2020: Nathan Bell

Posted: November 12, 2020 in Gig Guide

Nathan Bell

Friday 11th December 2020

Streamed via Zoom- confirmation e-mail will be sent.

Show starts at 8pm

Tickets £10.50 from

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An Iowa-bred, Tennessee-grown, down-to-earth American original, Nathan Bell creates spellbinding live performances with a combination of impeccably sung stories and dazzling musicianship not always found in the singer-songwriter genre.

With a keen eye and ear for the lives of working people, struggling people and forgotten people, Bell has honed his decades of commitment to blues, folk, jazz, poetry and justice into a sound and spirit all his own.

The son of famed Iowa poet Marvin Bell, Nathan grew up attuned to the power of plain, spare language to evoke places and narratives that stir both the heart and the brain. He moved to Boston in the 1980s and refined both his writing and his guitar playing while paying his dues driving a fish truck and working long hours in a hotel restaurant receiving room.

Bell returned to Iowa as part of the folk duo Bell and Shore, and garnered national attention for his vigorous, literate and often funny songwriting, as well as his virtuoso arranging and guitar playing. After recording two critically acclaimed albums, Bell moved to Nashville where he worked with producer Richard Bennett (Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart) and tried his hand at writing in the Twang Town music machine.

As marriage and children arrived, Bell put down the guitar and joined the corporate world, returning after a 15-year hiatus with the expanded perspective that comes with age and responsibility. Weathering the pain of layoffs, the unmooring of the Great Recession, and the frustration of an increasingly deranged American political landscape, Bell’s new songs reflected his newfound insights into love, greed, abandonment and injustice.

His self-recorded “Family Man” quartet of CDs, as well as his enthralling live shows, earned Bell a loyal and growing following among devotees of the well-written song, expertly presented, in the U.S., Europe and the U.K.

In 2019, Bell recorded a new set of songs with producers Brian Brinkerhoff and Frank Swart (Malcolm Holcombe, Guitar Shorty, Kool and the Gang). Scheduled for release in autumn 2020, “Red, White, and American Blues (it couldn’t happen here)” features guest vocals from Patty Griffin, Regina McCrary, and Aubrie Sellers.

“I Don’t Do This For Love, I Do This For Love, Nathan Bell on Tour,” a film by award winning director John Dower, filmed in Scotland, England, and Wales, is currently playing at independent film festivals all over the world.

Matt McGinn & Malojian

Saturday 12th December

Streamed Via Zoom

Show starts at 4pm

Tickets £12.50 from paypal.me/fallenangelsclub

Conformation e-mail will be sent

For our Saturday matinee we are delighted to welcome a double header from two fantastic singer song writers from Northern Ireland.

Irish Songwriter and Producer Matt McGinn hails from the Mourne Mountains in Co. Down. Hotpress Magazine labelled him as ‘1 to Watch’ in 2020.

His 2019 single Bubblegum with Ciara O’Neill was one of the most played songs on BBC Radio Ulster and was played extensively on RTE Radio, BBC Radio 6, and many other stations throughout Ireland and the UK. His latest single release, Annie (Many Moons Ago) has been described as one of the best you’ll hear this year.

“Now, isn’t that just extraordinary?!” Tom Robinson BBC 6.

In 2020 Matt released his 4th album LESSONS OF WAR. It includes songs Matt penned with some of Ireland’s finest writers and features artists from areas around the world affected by conflict like the Citizens of the World Choir, made up refugees and their carers; Anthony Seydu from Siera Leone; and Yazan Ibrahim, a young virtuoso flamenco guitarist from Golan Heights.

Over the last few years, Malojian has released 4 stunning solo albums, along the way collaborating with some musical legends, including Steve Albini, who earned his chops producing Nirvana, The Pixies etc. His latest album features Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M., Atoms For Peace, Roger Waters), Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub), Jon Thorne (Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Lamb) and more…But it’s Malojian’s own voice and songs that sets him apart from the crowd.

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Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin

Saturday 12th December 2020

Streamed via Zoom- confirmation e-mail will be sent.

Show starts at 8pm

Tickets £11 from paypal.me/fallenangelsclub

Confirmation e-mail will be sent.

It’s a special treat when Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin, who normally tour separately and solo, get to share the stage together. If the chemistry seems especially sparkful, they come by it honestly, as they are a rare breed: a romantic partnership in real life, not just musical life. And the two together on stage makes for a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.

Danny Schmidt is best known for his riveting poetic lyrics, which have drawn favorable comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt for their depth and complexity. And gypsy spirit Carrie Elkin is best known for her incredibly soulful and dynamic vocals, which have drawn favorable comparisons to Patty Griffin at her most powerful, and Nanci Griffith at her most intimate…

13th December 2020: Eliza Gilkyson

Posted: November 12, 2020 in Gig Guide

Eliza Gilkyson

Exclusive Pre Recorded Concert

Saturday 12th December 2020

Streamed via Zoom- confirmation e-mail will be sent.

Show starts at 8pm (UK Time)

Tickets £12.50 from paypal.me/fallenangelsclub

We are so delighted that legendary Austin singer song writer Eliza Gilksyon has agreed to record a concert exclusively for The Fallen Angels Club.

Eliza, a twice Grammy-nominated (2006/2014) singer-songwriter, is announcing her new release, 2020, due out on April 10 on the Red House/Compass label. The record is a collection of politically charged anthems designed to motivate, reflect and inspire action during what may be the most vital American election of our lifetime.

2020 is a blend of new and old, reflecting the protests and activism that have defined her generation, including her interpretation of some folk favorites by Bob Dylan, “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,”and Pete Seeger’s “Where Have All the Flowers Gone.” Eliza also adapted a new song, “Beach Haven,” from a letter written by Woody Guthrie in 1952 to Fred Trump, who at the time was his landlord, regarding his segregationist renter policies. Ever the optimist, Woody pleaded to Trump to “open your doors” and “rip out the strangling red tape” that kept the apartment from embracing all races.

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
and Ticketweb- plus STBF

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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
and Ticketweb

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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
and Ticketweb

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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
and Ticketweb

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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

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
and Ticketweb

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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.

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.