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Rachel Baiman plus support

Wednesday 8th March 2023

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Originally from Chicago, Baiman moved to Nashville at eighteen, and has spent the last decade working as a musician in a wide variety of roles, from session musician (Molly Tuttle, Kelsey Waldon, Caroline Spence), to live sidewoman (Kacey Musgraves, Amy Ray), to bandmate and producer. Fiddle music was her first love, and she is known in the bluegrass and old time world for her work with progressive acoustic duo 10 String Symphony with fiddle player Christian Sedelmyer.

Her first solo album Shame, was produced by Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange, and established her role as part of a new generation of political songwriters. Since 2017, Baiman has toured her solo project internationally with appearances at the Kilkenny Roots Festival in Ireland, the Mullum Music Festival in Australia, and the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage in Washington, DC.

She has also released a variety of small scale projects; her 2018 Free Dirt EP Thanksgiving, which read as a sort of epilogue to Shame, a duet project with singer Mike Wheeler, which is a more stripped down nod to her acoustic roots, and a 2020 single, Wrong Way Round, which shows more sonic experimentation and hints at musical direction of Cycles.

Dean Owens & The Sinners

Thursday 9th March 2023

Rescheduled from 26th November 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £15 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

Original tickets still valid

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Let award-winning Scottish troubadour Dean Owens and his band transport you to a sepia stained cantina with songs from his acclaimed new Sinner’s Shrine album (recorded with musicians from Calexico) – a unique blend of Scottish roots and Americana, with added desert noir.

A multi talented band including bass, electric guitar and trumpet, with Dean’s searingly soulful voice upfront, conjure the magic of the US desert states, infused with grit and dust from Scotland’s post industrial heartland. Songs of love and lust, sinners and saints, the displaced, the wanderers and the border ghosts.

Best UK Act 2021 – Americana UK Readers Poll

“Owens sings with a dark majesty that matches the gigantic emotional pull of his songsdirt caked desert noir” Mojo

“more intoxicating than the most treacherous of mezcals…” Rolling Stone

“one of my favourite artists” – Bob Harris (BBC)

Frazey Ford plus Leeroy Stagger

Monday 13th March 2023

Saint Lukes Glasgow

Tickets £20 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
and Ticketweb

SOLD OUT

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Frazey Ford is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress. She was a founding member of The Be Good Tanyas.

On her third album ​U kin B the Sun​, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Frazey Ford inhabits an entire world of shapeshifting rhythm, elevating every beat and groove with the subtle magnetism of her mesmerizing voice. With its graceful collision of soul and psychedelia and sometimes ’70s funk, it’s a body of work that invites both self-reflection and wildly joyful movement, and ultimately sparks a quiet transcendence.

At turns ecstatic and heavy-hearted, gloriously shambolic and deeply purifying, ​U kin B the Sun ​is the outcome of a certain personal transformation that Ford has experienced in recent years. “I used to speak more in metaphors, but this album came out in a much more raw and direct way,” she says. “I’d say that’s a result of being more in my body and more in touch with the wholeness of anger, with taking up space and having boundaries. On this record I freed myself from the folk-writing format, and it’s been a whole different exploration for me.”

Alejandro Escovedo & The Rant Band

Performing Songs of Mott The Hoople & Ian Hunter

Wednesday 22nd March 2023

Oran Mor Glasgow

Tickets 24 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

Doors 7pm, 7.3pm start

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The show will consist of two set’s, the first being a special performance of the legendary 1973 “Mott” album in it’s entirety, the second a celebration of the hits of Ian Hunter and Mott The Hoople.

“In 2022 Ian Hunter’s long term backing Band, The Rant Band, invited legendary singer songwriter, Alejandro Escovedo, to join them in a night’s celebration of Ian Hunter’s rich musical legacy at New York’s reknowned The Winery. 

Due to public demand, they ended up playing three sold out nights and early in 2023 played an additional two nights in Texas, this time adding to their repertoire by including a performance of Mott The Hoople’s cherished 1973 “Mott” album, the album which spawned the hit singles, “All The Way From Memphis” and “Honaloochie Boogie” as well as the standards, “Ballad Of Mott”, “Violence” and “I Wish I Was Your Mother”.

This Spring, the show comes to Europe for four shows. Demand is bound to be high”.

20th April 2023: Diana Jones

Posted: May 30, 2014 in Gig Guide

Diana Jones

Thursday 20th April 2023

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Photo credit- Ashlea Green

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, September 25 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.

Jerry Joseph plus support

Friday 21st April 2023

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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“One f the greatest live performers I have ever seen and long one of my favourite songwriters, one of the absolute best of our generation.” Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)

Announcing Jerry Joseph ‘Tick’, released on Dial Back Sound, a companion to Jerry’s 2020 LP ‘The Beautiful Madness’ (décor records) which was given rave reviews across the UK and EU with Americana album of the month in UNCUT and Americana UK & Folk Radio UK calling it contender for album of the year. Tick is  available on blue vinyl, cd and download.   Herein lies a collection of demos and unreleased tracks considered for the original project. Demos feature Patterson Hood as he and Jerry worked closely. Unreleased tracks feature The Drive-By Truckers aka The Stiff Boys as backing. They have also mixed and mastered the first live performances of songs from The Beautiful Madness. These versions were engineered by David Barbe and staff at the 2020 Heathens Homecoming hosted by Drive-By Truckers at the fabulous 40 Watt in Athens, GA. The renditions are loose and especially rousing as fans have come to expect from this bunch. We couldn’t fit all the madness on one LP, but you will receive all tracks via the digital release that accompanies vinyl orders. All intended tracks are available on the CD. Dial Back Sound subscribers have already received an extra live track not included in either collection. Subscribe to DBS for all releases and exclusives.

Jason Isbell called him one of the greatest triple threats, a great singer, songwriter and performer,   Richmond Fontaine liked him so much they took him on support for their UK farewell tour in 2016 and The Delines and Drive-By Truckers took him out on their 2022 European tours. Residing in Portland Oregon Jerry has been releasing records and touring the States and the rest of the world since the early 1980s.

Bronwynne Brent plus support

Thursday 27th April 2023

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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She been building a steady following on this side of the Atlantic, championed by “Whispering” Bob Harris who invited her in for a BBC Radio 2 session after repeatedly featuring tracks over many months. He told listeners: “I absolutely love her music!”

Bronwynne found herself voted Best Female Performer in the annual Readers’ Poll (two consecutive years) at the influential AmericanaUK website.

On the back of a sold-out show at Celtic Connections Festival, she found herself performing to capacity crowds at some of the best venues in the UK and selling out her event at the Top Secret Blues Festival.

When she was invited by Roddy Hart to join him for his Quay Sessions event at BBC Radio Scotland, two thousand hopefuls applied for a ticket to be in the audience in the pre-show ballot.

Many reviewers have expressed the view that the true-grit nature of her writing and delivery btinging Billie Holiday to mind.

Dallahan- Album Launch

plus support

Friday 28th April 2023

Websters Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Dallahan is one of the most distinct forces in the international folk music scene. Forged in Scotland and Ireland’s traditional music community, but drawing on the traditional music styles of the Balkans and North America, they create an original and seamless musical montage, blending their contemporary influences from jazz, funk, and pop music.


Dallahan take their listeners on a journey, traversing styles and countries of the world in a dazzling live show, creating their own unique brand of World-folk delivered with stunning virtuosity. The lineup consists of Jack Badcock on guitar and vocals, Ciaran Ryan on banjo, mandolin and fiddle, Andrew Waite on accordion and Benedict Morris on fiddle.

Jason Ringenberg

Saturday 20th May 2023

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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In 30 years of this kind of life, he’s maintained a prolific catalogue, a stellar reputation as a wild live performer and an ability to change with the times and the situations, one of them now his being a big hit with the pre-teen set.

That young hog farmer made his way from Illinois prairie to Nashville and the sights he set on walking that Rock Island Line, he’s attained. He’s in the Country Music Hall of Fame; he changed the Nashville music scene for good.

A whole lot of what’s considered the current “Americana” scene would be inconceivable without Jason & the Scorchers.

And it’s a good world when Jason, at least, is still around, still creating, still working hard, feeding those hogs and not questioning it one bit.

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

plus Kris Gruen

Wednesday 7th June 2023

Saint Lukes Glasgow

Tickets £24 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Since his neo-psychedelic Green On Red 80s days, Chuck Prophet has been turning out country, folk, blues, and Brill Building classicism. His last visit to European and UK shores with the Mission Express was way back in 2017, before the pandemic and before Chuck getting and finally beating cancer that floored him for much of this year. Chuck is back and better than ever with his Mission Express for his first European shows in six years.

The cult Californian musician finally returns to promote ‘The Land That Time Forgot’, his latest album out via Yep Roc Records which saw his best reviews to date with a UNCUT Album of the Month in addition he will have an exclusive tour album available at all shows. Priced out of recording in his beloved hometown, San Francisco, Prophet found himself re-energised in Upstate NY, just a few miles from the Vermont border, and made a record that he describes as “just as much a 21st-century exorcism as it is Americana.” The songs inhabit a world where the protagonists might be on the run from the truant officer, a handsy boss or the Immigration Service. These are love songs that turn political on a dime, infused with personal connections. Especially some of the more social material grows out of Chuck’s evolution after an upbringing in a Republican Party household. In his singular way, the album charts the slow-collapse of the party: from ‘Honest Abe Lincoln’s’ funeral train. through a childhood in Richard Nixon’s hometown, all the way to the playful mockery of the disc’s closer, about the clown who currently eats cheeseburgers in the Oval Office.

Written mostly with long-time co-conspirator klipschutz, this LP steps out of Chuck’s comfort zone (“two guitars, bass, and drums”). After nailing three tracks in S.F. with Grammy-winning alchemist Matt Winegar, Prophet confesses, “We hit a wall. Schedules. Money. Towed vehicles: a thousand large to get one van out of lockup.” So, he went out on tour, a solo tour, to raise some much-needed funds. Driving through the Catskills he ended up dropping into Kenny Siegal’s Old Soul Studios to finish the record, with some great company too: “At Old Soul, musicians drop in, sometimes complete blind dates. We did everything live. The drummer gigs with Kevin Morby. The bass player, out of some jazz scene. Piano player, an honorary Bad Seed. A mish-mash of personalities and styles. Turns out you can make a lot of noise with acoustic instruments, if there are enough of them.”

‘The Land That Time Forgot’ has deep roots, from the Southern Delta to the discos of Munich. There’s a kind of folkish inevitability to it – “there’s lots of acoustic instruments, on top of each other and side by side” – but as much as folk music is the soil all music grows from, it never hurts to have a boiler room. As such, there’s always a rhythm section shuffling under your feet. Take ‘Marathon’, for example: “It’s all Krautrock bass and Everly Brothers acoustics. I threw all my rockabilly, space-age, Roxy Music tricks in there.” Throughout, Chuck finds himself on his finest-form. Not just in terms of the multifaceted songwriting – with more surprising reference points than you count on two hands – but also his exemplary, typically out-there storytelling, too. And a not-inconsiderable presence on vocals by the inimitable Stephanie Finch.

The Kris Drever Band (no support)

Sunday 18th June 2023

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £18 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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One of Scotland’s finest and most acclaimed songwriters Kris Drever will tour with his own band (for the first time outside of his work with Lau) in 2023, and to coincide Reveal Records will issue an expansive career spanning compilation album of Kris’ work to date. The new compilation album will also feature some exclusive new songs written and recorded for the band project.

Since the release of his acclaimed 2020 album “Where The World Is Thin” Kris has been busy collaborating in the studio and playing major shows with Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Sekou Keita and Jackie Morris for their Lost Spell Songs project (Thirty Tigers, 2021), won yet another BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Song, won Album of The Year at the Scots Trad Music Award 2021, duetted with Aoife O’Donovan and toured with Lau and Rachel Baiman.

About the forthcoming tour Kris says,

‘Collaboration has always been at the heart of my enjoyment of music. I love the freedom of heading out on my own; I love the challenge of trying to realise full arrangements with just a guitar and a vocal but, for me, nothing comes close to building those invisible cathedrals with my comrades. The excitement of real musical dialogue is overwhelming: the knowledge that something is happening in front of me that can’t ever be exactly replicated is fascinating and frankly, even after 30 years as a musician, miraculous.

For the last few years, I’ve been working with a really special group of musicians, mostly in the studio – although we have made it out into the light very occasionally to perform.

It’s time now, though, to share these wonderful people and the experiences they create with as wide an audience as possible, because they’re fabulous.

Louis Abbott is a multi-instrumentalist (drums, guitars, keys) and vocalist who is best known for his work as the front man of Scottish Indie collective Admiral Fallow; Euan Burton is my long time co-producer (studio adult) and absolutely stellar double bassist; and Rachel Lightbody is a highly prized Jazz singer who also excels in her work as a backing vocal artist.

Having gotten together increasingly frequently in recent times for various TV and online performances, we’ve worked up a broad variety of my own material. We’ve found a route into songs from across my back catalogue, and in many cases opened them up in ways that I could never have figured out on my own. The upshot of all this is that it’s time to take this fresh sound and retrospective collection on the road.’

23rd June 2023: Tom Russell

Posted: May 30, 2014 in Gig Guide

Tom Russell (no support)

Friday 23rd June 2023

Saint Lukes Glasgow

Tickets £22 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Tom Russell’s songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, k.d. lang, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Dave Alvin, Iris DeMent, Dave Van Ronk, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Joe Ely, Tom Paxton, Ian Tyson, and Joe Ely, among many others.
Tom Russell graduated from the University of California with a Master’s degree in Criminology and taught Sociology in Nigeria during the Biafran War.

Mythical America explored by brilliant Americana songwriter…Russell is a riveting storyteller.
Peter Watts, UNCUT

Singer songwriter, painter, essayist – Tom Russell has recorded thirty five highly acclaimed records, & published five books – including a book on his art and a book of his songs. Tom Russell songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, K.D. Lang, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Ian Tyson, Iris Dement, Joe Ely, and a hundred others. Tom Russell graduated from The University of California with a Master’s Degree in Criminology. He was recently awarded the 2015 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism & has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman TV show five times.

Kirsten Adamson (band) plus support

Thursday 29th June 2023

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Singer/songwriter Kirsten Adamson summons the same heart-stopping purity as Sandy Denny, by way of Emmylou Harris and Kate Bush. Transcendence runs in the family. Her father was Stuart Adamson (Skids, Big Country) and her mother Alexandra, a champion Highland dancer. 

With summers spent soaking up the atmosphere in Nashville with her dad and a string of leading roles in musical theatre back in the UK, the teenage Adamson’s course was set. She sang backing vocals on Big Country’s last album Driving to Damascus at age 13. By 2010, she was forging her own career as a vocalist and keyboard player for indie-folkers Aberfeldy. She fronted country rockers The Gillyflowers and more recently shone as half of alt-country duo The Marriage, and then on a self-titled solo debut. The austere beauty of her voice has been a constant motif. 

In a reflective mood, she’s now gearing up to release a new solo LP, Landing Place, launching at Scotland’s prestigious Celtic Connections and will be back in Glasgow at The Glad Cafe in June with her full band line up.