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Danny George Wilson plus Katy Rose Bennett

Thursday 6th October 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
and Ticketweb

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Venue layout- STANDING

“Some things remain constant… not least Wilson’s unfailing feel for Southern/Celtic soul melodies, and his eloquence of sentiment never allowing affection for his inspirations to lead him in the direction of pointless pastiche when he could break your heart or make you smile instead” Mojo

Danny George Wilson’s formidable credentials go back to his days in seminal UK roots rock band Grand Drive with brother Julian.a solo album released on Paris-based taste maker label Fargo Records and six albums of consistently high calibre output with the revolving cast of his Danny & The Champions of the World incarnation.

In 2016 the Champs sweep the boards at the inaugural UK Americana Awards, winning with Album, Artist and Song of the Year. Alongside Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Goldrush, Saint Etienne) and Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing) he released an eponymous album as Bennett Wilson Poolei n 2018 (“instant classics… hints of Willie and Levon” Bud Scoppa, Uncut)-bagging another UK Americana Awards ‘Artist of the Year’ alongside being voted Americana UK’s‘Band of the Year’.

His latest album,Another Place, has been acclaimed by press and fans alike, voted Americana UK’s Album of the Year for 2021. A departure for Wilson, the album presents a vibrant and diverse collection of startling, impressionistic songs created in collaboration with Sussex-based studio wizard Hamish Benjamin. The album features contributions from Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Gerard Love (Teenage Fanclub) and Emma Swift.”

an idiosyncratic gem…one of Wilson’s finest” ★★★★Mojo

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Sam Baker

Sunday 9th October 2022

The Glee Club Glasgow

The Jellyman’s Daughter & Roseanne Reid

In association with Scotland On Tour

Friday 21st October 2022

Community Central Halls (Grovepark Hall) Glasgow

Bring your own bottle

Tickets £14 (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

We look forward to a double header with two talented Scottish acts that you will be familiar with, The Jellyman’s Daugher (full band) & Roseanne Reid.

Singing with an affinity and closeness that can often have audiences puzzling over who is singing which harmony line, Emily’s honeyed voice and Graham’s soft introspective tone have an almost matching vocal range. Their songs can range from a simple plaintive wisp of a feeling to ambitious musical endeavours incorporating guitar, mandolin and Graham’s often-unconventional cello playing, which can range from powerful, driving rhythmic propulsion to delicate, sonorous underscoring. They are also regularly accompanied by their band which can feature bass, drums and innovative 5-string banjo playing.
2022 will see them recording their third full length album with plans to release in 2023.

Reid’s songs conjure more from less, exuding a quiet confidence and sparse authenticity that recalls some of the genre’s leading lights such as Gillian Welch and Lucinda Williams, but with a tone that belongs to Roseanne and no one else. No wonder, then, that Americana legend Steve Earle has not only adopted Reid as a personal cause, but makes a guest appearance on the delightful ‘Sweet Annie.’

Dallahan plus support

In association with Scotland On Tour

Sunday 23rd October 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £14 (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

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.

Peter Bruntnell plus support

Friday 28th October 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout-limited unreserved seating

Photo courtesy of Carol Graham

Rolling Stone once declared Peter Bruntnell to be, “one of England’s best kept musical secrets”. England has successfully managed to keep Peter Bruntnell a secret for all this time, even from itself. 

“Maybe this will be the album to finally give him the worldwide superstar recognition he deserves!”, enthused every other Peter Bruntnell album review from the last 20+ years, with an admirably unwavering optimism. 

“If we lived in a just world, Peter Bruntnell would by now be in the middle of his third or fourth global arena tour, his biggest worry working out how to courier his latest armful of Grammy awards back to the UK so his butler could have them installed in the west wing of mansion by the time he got home,” said a feature in The Guardian in 2016, intent on letting the cat out of the bag, but failing miserably. 

Needless to say, we don’t live in a just world and Peter Bruntnell is still having to get by without a butler. Although perhaps the curriculum is to blame for this failure to ignite mass awareness, with not one teacher in the past two decades known to have heeded the call from NME to teach Peter’s songs in schools.

Peter’s new album, Journey To The Sun, will do little to dispel this fantasy of world domination, but it remains unlikely to become in any way a reality. He will remain the secret singer-songwriter, lauded by the likes of Kathleen Edwards, The Delines, Rumer, various members of R.E.M. and Son Volt.

“Somehow, some way, this cult and infinitely class songwriter must get his due wider recognition” ★★★★

MOJO

Stereo Naked & Rain of Animals (double header)

Wednesday 2nd November 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
and Ticketweb

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Venue layout- limited unreserved seating

When hot Paris-based all-girl trio, Fierce Flowers, issued their Mirador album in 2020, it stimulated a frenzy of media interest that resulted in a huge amount of exposure in the UK. Julia Zech’s vocals featured strongly and she had written a large number of the album’s killer tracks.

Differences led to a split, and she reverted to focussing all of her attention on this Cologne-based outfit, with whom she had performed with playing partner Pierce Black, for several years.

The latest album won a huge amount of exposure in the UK. BBC Radio 2 Folk Show presenter Mark Radcliffe told listeners: “I do like this music!” Reviewing the record for AmericanaUK, writer Tim Martin predicted: “This album will establish them as your new favourite band.

World-roving troubadors, Rain Of Animals, a richly euphonious collaboration between Pepita Emmerichs (Oh Pep!) and Theodore Barnard (Wire & Wool) grew from their love of all things mandolin, fiddle, guitar, harmony vocals, bluegrass, old-time and swing.

The duo first met and formed after an impromptu jam session in a legendary Melbourne bar in 2018, and they have continued to perform, write and tour together ever since.

4th November 2022: Sam Lewis

Posted: May 30, 2014 in Gig Guide

Sam Lewis

Friday 4th November 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout-limited unreserved seating

Sam Lewis has collaborated with everyone from Leon Russell to The Wood Brothers. Chris Stapleton dubbed him “a modern Townes Van Zandt”. He’s often labeled with some form of the word ‘soulful’ (some have even compared his voice to molasses), Lewis’ style meets at a juncture of many different genres however he’s discovered what most musicians spend lifetimes working for; the place where feel-good music meets vital social commentary.

After spending a nomadic youth throughout the Southeast (USA), he began calling Nashville home in 2009. Since then he’s been joined on his journey by some of music’s most righteous and luminary figures. He has pressed the first few chapters in his career’s studio anthology with the release of his self-titled debut (2012), sophomore release Waiting On You (2015), third studio release Loversity (2018) and live-acoustic album Solo (2020). All have received critical acclaim and each session has grown with the legendary family for which he has adopted to curate and share his musical inner-vision with his listeners.

Waiting On You was co-produced by roots music cornerstone, Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band). Adjoined by their savant fluency in the soul music lexicon, Lewis and Wood called upon the instrumental palettes of masters including Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson, Neil Young), Darrell Scott (Robert Plant, Guy Clark), Will Kimbrough (Jimmy Buffett, Rodney Crowell), Gabe Dixon (Paul McCartney) and the McCrary Sisters (The Fairfield Four), all placing their stamp on this enduring expression of un-compromised songwriting.

Billboard announced the highly anticipated third studio release Loversity and premiered the video for the first single, “One and The Same”. The album landed Lewis a spot on Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists to Watch” list, with writer Marissa Moss describing the album as, “… seventies psychedelic soul, with a storyteller’s eye, a swampy Southern groove and an emotional, political punch.” Once again Lewis has given us an album filled with relentless grooves courtesy of rhythm section JT Cure and Derek Mixon (Chris Stapleton) and transfixing guitars of both Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart, Lucinda Williams) and Dan Cohen (Bruce Hornsby) – all who continue to bless each of Lewis’ studio campaigns.

John McCusker- “30th Anniversary Tour”

Sunday 6th November 2022

The Queens Hall Edinburgh

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

Bar open 7pm, venue open 7.30pm

8pm start

Venue layout-reserved seating

The pandemic delayed the celebrations for John McCusker’s 30th Anniversary as a professional musician but John is excited to get to perform music from across those years. The John McCusker Band will feature Ian Carr, Sam Kelly, Helen McCabe & Toby Shaer. John is also marking the occasion with the release of a ‘Best Of’ album, including three new tracks, and a book –’John McCusker: The Collection’ – gathering 100 of John’s compositions.

As someone who has won awards – including the coveted BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year in 2003) – praise from reviewers and earned plaudits from fellow musicians – “a musician’s musician” in Phil Cunningham’s words – John McCusker has a lot to celebrate. He spent 11 years with Scottish folk institution the Battlefield Band from aged 17.

John’s most recent album Hello Goodbye (2016) was his fourth solo outing. Collaborations have included, Before the Ruin, with Roddy Woomble and Kris Drever (2008), Under One Sky (2009), and the enduring trio with John Doyle and Mike McGoldrick, producing two studio albums The Wishing Tree (2018) and The Reed That Bends in the Storm (2020), and three live albums. John is also a longstanding member of the annual Transatlantic Sessions house band.

Transcending musical boundaries is a skill John is renowned for. Since 2008 John has been a member of Mark Knopfler’s studio and touring band, performing on big stages in arenas around the world including Madison Square Garden and the Royal Albert Hall, and in John’s words: “turning my world upside down in the best possible way.” Variously live, as producer or as a studio John has also worked with David Gilmour, Paul Weller, Paolo Nutini, Teenage Fanclub, Idlewild, The Proclaimers, Graham Coxon, Ocean Colour Scene, Julie Fowlis, Kate Rusby, Heidi Talbot, Linda Thompson, Billy Connolly and Eddi Reader.

John is looking forward to the next stage of his musical career which will include recording a duo record with Helen McCabe and more live dates with John Doyle and Mike McGoldrick. Reflecting on his achievements over 30 years John says: “I’ve never had a plan. Good things have just happened, and it’s worked out as well as I could possibly have dreamed of.”

“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)

Frazey Ford plus support

Sunday 20th November 2022

Saint Lukes Glasgow

Tickets £20 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
and Ticketweb

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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.”

Sarah Borges featuring Eric Ambel
plus Carol Hodge

Thursday 24th November 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Venue layout-limited unreserved seating

One way or another, Sarah Borges connects with casual mastery. Whether it’s with the comrades she’s collaborated with over nearly 20 sparkling years of music-making, or the vivid portraits of people’s lives – and occasionally her own – she’s sketched in scores of emotionally resonant songs.  But most of all, Borges has built a loyal following by connecting, through her own charismatic, down-to-earth spirit, with her audience – whether they’re longtime fans from back when she broke through with her terrific “Silver City” debut in 2004, or newcomers just now joining the party.

Fast forward to the early months of 2020, when the life-altering global pandemic hit populations hard. Closer to home, the crisis not only suddenly, jarringly halted performers touring or playing shows large or small, but also quashed the creative chemistry that comes from musicians getting together and jamming in the same room. As an artist whose lifeblood flowed from these real-life exchanges of camaraderie and community, the Boston-based Borges was faced with perhaps the most daunting question of her professional career: How to connect and continue as a vital and viable working artist amid a frightfully uncertain future fraught with unknowns.

That’s where the aptly named brand new album, “Together Alone,” comes in. In a true-life twist on the old saying, “when life gives you lemons …”, a homebound Borges did the one thing she knew how to do better than almost anything else.

Dean Owens & The Sinners

Saturday 26th November 2022

Community Central Halls (Grovepark Hall) Glasgow

Bring your own bottle

Tickets £14 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

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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)

Beth Nielsen Chapman plus support

Tuesday 31st January 2023

Rescheduled show-original tickets still valid

Old Fruitmarket Glasgow

Tickets £27 (plus STBF) from Celtic Connections website

https://www.celticconnections.com/

Two-time Grammy nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman returns with her bluesy new single ‘Hey Girl’, her first new music in over four years, and the first taste of her upcoming 15th album, CrazyTown, out September 23rd on Cooking Vinyl (Pre-order)

To celebrate the release Beth is excited to announce a series of exclusive instore events giving fans the opportunity to see her perform in intimate settings such as Banquet Record’s Fighting Cocks on May 17th, Brighton’s Resident records on September 23 – the day her new album comes out, and two Rough Trade events taking place at Rough Trade Bristol on September 25th and Rough Trade London on September 26th.

With a career spanning nearly 40 years, Beth proves she’s still as vital as ever with the first single from the album – ‘Hey Girl’ an anthemic reaction to the ‘Me Too’ movement, a song Beth calls her “celebratory shout out to our sisters making their way in the world.”

Beth Neilsen Chapman: “We were talking about the capacity for survival and overcoming the challenges that are part of being in the world as a female, balancing strength and vulnerability. As the writing of the song progressed, we touched on feeling lost, being taken advantage of, and navigating one’s safety and the experience of not being taken seriously.”

Produced by legendary producer Ray Kennedy (Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle) and co-written with hit songwriter Annie Roboff and the UK’s Jessica Sweetman, ‘Hey Girl’ blends elements of classic rock, blues and pop to great effect, demanding attention with its addictive chorus and Beth’s effortless vocal. It’s a welcome return for this acclaimed singer songwriter and a bold introduction to the forthcoming new album.

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016, Nashville based, Beth Nielsen Chapman has released fourteen solo albums and written seven #1 hits and songs recorded by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Elton John and Neil Diamond, plus many more. It’s been four years since her last album, 2018’s ‘Hearts of Glass’ and for the upcoming ‘CrazyTown’ Beth has signed to UK imprint Cooking Vinyl.

Beth: “CrazyTown’ is a collection of songs that reflect all the twists and turns of life, especially reflective of this wild ride we have all been living through. I’m looking forward to hitting the road with this new music finally seeing the light of day.”

To celebrate the release Rough Trade have a signed exclusive coloured edition of the album. You can also get a personally signed and numbered Test Pressing on the D2C store, along with LP & signed CD via Amazon Pre Order.