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Robert Vincent plus Amy Papriransky

Sunday 19th January 2020

Oran Mor Glasgow

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7.30pm start

In association with Celtic Connections

Catapulted towards the big-time by winning 2016’s inaugural Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award, Liverpudlian country/blues singer-songwriter Robert Vincent has since gigged with Beth Nielsen Chapman, Roger Waters, Duane Eddy, Squeeze, James Blunt and The Pretenders, reflecting his multifaceted artistry and diverse appeal. With his hotly anticipated third album, produced by Ethan Johns, Vincent’s star looks sure to keep rising. “Filled with dreams, regret and shocking talent, giving his all – now is his time” (Mojo)

Performing songs from her recently released self-penned debut album, the classically trained vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Amy Papiransky will showcase a heartfelt repertoire that tells tales of love, loss, heartbreak and strength.

Danni Nicholls plus David Latto

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

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7.30pm start

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With the wind in her sails from receiving consecutive Americana Music Association UK award nominations (2017 ‘UK Album of the Year’ for Mockingbird Lane and 2018 ‘UK Artist of the Year’), singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible ride.

Following on from supporting the legendary Shakin’ Stevens on his 28 date major UK tour to opening for the mighty Lucinda Williams and The Secret Sisters, 2019 sees the release of her third album The Melted Morning, produced by Jordan Brooke Hamlin (The Indigo Girls, Lucy Wainwright-Roche) at the idyllic woodland studio MOXE, Nashville TN.

Peter Bruntnell plus Mally Smith

Thursday 23rd January 2020

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

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7.30pm start

In association with Celtic Connections

 

If you ask the likes of Peter Buck (REM), Scott McCaughey (REM, Minus 5), Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine), Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo), John Murry, or Kathleen Edwards they’ll all tell you that Peter Bruntnell is a writer with rare and mysterious qualities. Peter has a unique ‘way with a tune’ and the most interesting thing about his music – and part of the reason for his devoted following – is the indefinable knack the songs have of locking into one’s emotions in an elusive, intangible but deeply affecting way.

Off the back of a well-received set at BBC Scotland’s “Quay Sessions with Roddy Hart”, a session and interview for “Another Country with Ricky Ross”, and several sold out trio shows throughout 2017 and 2018, Peter is delighted and honoured to announce a special Celtic Connections 2020 show with a line-up comprising himself on acoustic guitar, harmonica, and vocals, Danny Williams (The Rails, Robert Vincent, Black Grape) on double bass, and Iain Sloan (of The Wynntown Marshals and Blue Rose Code) on pedal steel, guitar, and backing vocals. The setlist for this show will feature songs from Peter’s critically-acclaimed 2019 release “King of Madrid”, as well as some fan favourites from his extensive back catalogue.

Elaine Lennon Album Launch plus James Edwyn

Friday 24th January 2020

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

SOLD OUT

7.30pm start

In association with Celtic Connections

Photo Kris Kesiak

Since her first live appearance in December 2018 and collecting a prestigious Danny Kyle Award to her CV, Elaine Lennon has matured into a performer who is being tipped by many of her peers as someone who has rightly earned “not to be missed” status.

Winning comparisons to Carole King, Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt, Belinda Carlisle, Carly Simon, Adele and Lori McKenna, this Glaswegian mum has demonstrated a real talent to write in a way that flows through genres and effortlessly across timelines, her music connecting with people in ways few other things in this world can.

An Evening With Sam Baker

Wednesday 29th January 2020

Saint Lukes Glasgow

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7.30pm start

In association with Celtic Connections

A Sam Baker show is a celebration. Some songs tell of everyday people who survive life’s daily challenges; others are stories of growing up in a small Texas prairie town.

All his shows are an acknowledgement and appreciation of the pure joy that comes with people gathering to listen to live music. Sam’s fans travel to see him, often driving hours to experience the powerful performance. After the show, they tell Sam their stories. At the end of the day, we all go in peace.

“Simultaneously beautiful and broken… Sam Baker is an artist worth waiting for.” (NPR All Things Considered)

Bronwynne Brent plus support

Friday 20th March 2020

The Glad Café Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 

Following her hugely successful visits to these shores, Mississippi Delta songbird, Bronwynne Brent returns to perform material from past releases as well as a brand new album.

Hugely popular in the UK, Bronwynne has twice carried off the Best Female Performer title in the annual Reader’s Poll at AmericanaUK.

Various presenters continue to champion her on BBC where the singer, who has been compared to Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Amy Winehouse, has recorded two studio sessions.

Once again she will be on tour in trio format, accompanied by cream of the crop players (guitar and bass).

“These songs are absolutely gorgeous – really special!” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

 

Siobhan Miller (no support)

Thursday 9th April 2020

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £15 plus STBF from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

One of Scotland’s foremost singers, Siobhan Miller is an exceptional talent, renowned for her unique vocal style paired with her evocative song-writing. Miller creates music with detail and rich melodies that combine the sounds of indie and alternative music with sounds from her roots in folk music.

Growing up in a musical family, she was immersed in traditional song and learned from many of Scotland’s finest source singers in her early years as a performer. Miller won the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track, whilst also nominated for Folk Singer of the Year, and is the only ever three-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.

Her three solo albums have received widespread critical acclaim, whilst her hotly anticipated fourth release is due in spring 2019. Mercury (2018) is Miller’s first album of entirely original material, and was recorded in Glasgow with many of her frequent collaborators, including producer Euan Burton. It also features songs co-written with Lau’s Kris Drever and Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott. Flight of Time (2015) and Strata (2017), were both nominated for Album of the Year at the Scots Trad Awards, highlighting her extensive range through traditional, contemporary and self-penned material, as well as her “delicate, nourishing vocals and lyrically rich compositions” (The List).

She releases her fourth album in spring 2020 – following three critically acclaimed solo releases – touring with Innes White (guitar/mandolin), Charlie Stewart (fiddle) and Euan Burton (double bass).

Alongside her extensive solo ventures, Miller’s unique vocal style has been honed through collaborations with many of Scotland’s top musicians, as well as guest appearances with the National Theatre of Scotland, a season on Broadway, and a role on US/UK TV drama Outlander.

Arcade feat Heidi Talbot & Adan Holmes

Thursday 16th April 2020

La Belle Angele Edinburgh

Tickets £16 from, Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234

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For the first time Ireland’s Heidi Talbot and Scotland’s Adam Holmes are joining forces to tour, write and record an album of original material together. Between them they have been nominated for multiple BBC Folk Awards, SAY awards, Irish music awards and played for First Ministers and US Presidents.

This new collaboration will see the pair work under the name “Arcade”, with plans to record and release a new album of songs in 2019 produced by Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow)

Heidi Talbot was born in Ireland became a folk star in the USA as a member of the Irish American band Cherish the Ladies, and now lives in Edinburgh, Edinburgh based singer song writer Adam Holmes with his band The Embers combine the rhythm and blues, country and folk music textures of classic artists such as The Band, Neil Young and Ryan Adams and The Cardinals.

Letitia VanSant plus support

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

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8pm start

Baltimore’s Letitia VanSant first came to prominence in 2017 when she won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Song-writing competition – an honour previously granted to many who went on to become big names, such as Lucinda Williams and Nanci Griffith.

Since releasing her debut album in Europe, the powerfully impressive singer-song-writer has won a legion of new fans…and many glowing reviews.

Writing at AmericanaUK, Paul Kerr said she was “wonderful – a great songwriter with a glorious voice,” and at Folk Radio UK, writer Mike Davies delivered more praise, calling her “terrific,” while respected music writer Marc Higgins described the album as “captivating,” and awarding it a top 5-star rating, added: “The song-writing is sparkling and she has a stop-the-traffic voice.”

Last time she toured here with her band’s guitarist who also provided backing vocals -David McKindley-Ward – they made a big impact. It will be the same duo format once again.

Eileen Rose & The Holy Wreck plus support

Wednesday 29th April 2020

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £13 )plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

After a five year break from touring the UK, Eileen Rose & the Holy Wreck return with a new record which she is recording in Muscle Shoals.

Her country roots four piece band have been regular visitors to Scotland over the years where they built up a loyal following. Time magazine says ‘Like Lucinda Williams but with softer edges, Rose fuses country, honky-tonk and smoldering pop into something all of her own’

‘Nashville with an attitude for the 21st Century’ NME

“Songcraft of the highest order, stuff that lingers long and nestles deep”. TIMEOUT

Lynne Hanson & The Good Intentions

plus support

Thursday 7th May 2020

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 

Too tough for folk and too blues influenced for country, Lynne Hanson’s brand of “porch music with a little red dirt” can turn on a dime from a sunshine, blue sky ballad to a full-on thunderstorm of gritty Americana swamp from one song to the next. Lynne is known for her high-energy, roots guitar driven live performances, whether solo or with her band The Good Intentions. A closet stand up comedian, Lynne often leaves the audience howling with laughter with her between-song-banter.

Lynne has toured the US, Europe and the UK, showcased in Austin, TX and Memphis, TN, toured in support of Grammy nominated artist Gretchen Peters and Steve Forbert, and opened for Grammy-award winning guitar legend Albert Lee.

She received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009 and won the prestigious Colleen Peterson Song writing Award in 2010. She is also one half of “The LYNNeS.” Their release “Heartbreak Song For The Radio” was nominated for 5 Canadian Folk Music Awards, winning English Songwriter and Ensemble of the Year.

The Handsome Family plus Daniel Knox

Saturday 9th May 2020

Community Central Halls Glasgow

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8pm start

 

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.

31st May 2020: Madison Violet

Posted: June 3, 2014 in Gig Guide

Madison Violet (no support)

Sunday 31st May 2020

The CCA Glasgow

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

 

 

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.

 

Rachel Baiman plus support

Thursday 4th June 2020

The Glad Café Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 

 

Rachel Baiman’s June 2017 label debut 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.” Now Baiman has announced Thanksgiving (out November 2 on Free Dirt Records), a self-produced four-song EP, featuring her live trio as well as special guests including Molly Tuttle and Josh Oliver

Thanksgiving is a collection of music to inspire an introspective holiday spirit. The songs center around themes of Indigenous Rights, home and homelessness, and love in hard times. “Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays,” says Baiman. “But two years ago in November, the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline was in full swing, and it just got me thinking about how the relationship between indigenous and white people in this country has hardly changed at all over the years. The irony of Thanksgiving being celebrated right as people were being arrested and sprayed with water guns for protecting their right to clean water really hit me”.

The EP opens with the jovial sounding “Tent City” which features a hard-driving bluegrass band. However, the slaphappy sound becomes erie as the lyrics sink in , The song is from the perspective of a man who has fallen from his picturesque middle class lifestyle into homelessness and addiction. Yet the matter-of-fact delivery huamizes his story and gives context to a character who might otherwise be treated as a statistic.

Josh Okeefe plus support

Friday 12th June 2020

The Glad Café Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 

Okeefe dropped out of school at age 16. Living briefly in numerous places including London and the seaside resort town of Brighton, Okeefe often slept on the floors of recording studios, music coffee houses and other small venues.

After traveling to America in search of the places his music idols once roamed, he began writing songs at an astonishing pace. Okeefe has earned coveted spots at major music events on both sides of the Atlantic including the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Black Deer Festival and England’s prestigious Glastonbury Festival for the first time in the summer of 2019, at the invitation of British folk musician and political activist Billy Bragg. He is also a featured artist on the popular YouTube channel GEMSonVHS.

A rebel artist, a protest singer, the heir to Bob Dylan, or – when he’s doing one of his lighter satirical numbers – a harmonica-tootin’ Mr. Bean… with raw, topical storytelling and a voice that crackles with authentic folk tradition, Okeefe is all of those and more.

The California Feetwarmers plus support

Friday 10th July 2020

Saint Luke’s Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 

When The California Feetwarmers roll into town it SPELLS party time.

Last time they played Glasgow, they raised the roof of the city’s Old Fruitmarket, treating the 1000-capacity crowd to a virtual Mardi Gras celebration.

The 7-piece has gathered praise from some of the biggest names in the biz.

When they headlined at Herb Alpert’s nightclub in Beverly Hills, where Hollywood’s A-list go looking for fun, one of the UK’s true greats enjoyed the show so much he declared himself a fan, told them to head for London and said: “Just tell them Tom Jones sent you!”

He wasn’t the first big name to fall under their spell…this is the band that Keb’ Mo’ sought out to provide an air of authenticity when he recorded his Blues Americana album. The collaboration won them a Grammy-nomination.

When Keb’ Mo’ grabbed them as must-have sidekicks, he did so as he wanted it to be “a joyous thing – a party,” he told The Wall Street Journal.