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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

9th October 2022: Sam Baker

Posted: May 30, 2014 in Gig Guide
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Sam Baker

Sunday 9th October 2022

The Glee Club Glasgow

Tickets £17 from, The Glee Club Online, Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7pm, 7.45pm start

Venue layout-Seated Show

Sam Baker is a lyric writer, artist, and survivor. His songs are stories of everyday people facing everyday challenges: a young Mennonite welder who finds love, a ditch digger supporting his family, a veteran grappling with post-war life, a single mother driving around with a car full of baby junk, a widower writing ‘her’ name in the sand, and a straight-haired orphan in a house full of curls. They are survivors. Like Sam. 

In 1986 Sam was on a train for Machu Picchu when a bomb exploded in the carriage he was riding in. Seven died. Through a series of miracles, and the help of everyday people doing their best–his angels–he survived. 

Physical recovery was hard.  Emotional recovery harder. Melody came to him–compelled him to turn an old guitar upside down so his gnarled hands could play. Slowly, the words came–one true line–“Sitting on the train to Machu Picchu, the passenger car explodes.”  He made a record. Then another. There were glowing reviews, more records, awards in Rolling Stone; sold-out shows in Europe, Canada, and the US; songs in TV shows; and an hour with Terry Gross on Fresh Air. Sam was a singer. 

Sam uses his art to tell his story–whether from a symphony in Oregon, an art gallery in Santa Fe, a large theater in Kansas City, a small room in The Netherlands, or a song-writer retreat with soldiers. He travels the world sharing his songs, grateful for each day, helping us see the beauty in little things and hope for things to come. 

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.

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

In celebration of his 30th Anniversary as a professional musician, John McCusker will release ‘A Best Of’ album in 2021 featuring tracks from his solo records and TV and film soundtracks over the last 30 years.

John will also publish a book of his tunes ‘The Collection’ featuring 100 original compositions. There will also be a brand new solo album released to coincide with the UK Tour. The John McCusker Band, featuring some of the finest traditional musicians that John has worked with over the last 30 years, will embark on an extensive UK tour in September/October 2021.

In celebration of his 25th Anniversary John McCusker released ‘Hello, Goodbye’ on April 29th 2016 and embarked on a UK and European tour. A wonderfully evocative set of compositions, ‘Hello, Goodbye’ was composed while John was on a world tour with Mark Knopfler and featured an all-star cast of handpicked musicians with whom John has been fortunate to work with over the past 25 years and was John’s first solo album in thirteen years, the first on his new record label Under One Sky Records and the first recorded in his state of the art studio, built over two years in a bothy dating from 1779. Designed by legendary record producer and studio designer Calum Malcolm, the new studio is a winning combination of the traditional and the new, much like John’s music itself!

Born in Bellshill, near Glasgow, John began playing whistle and fiddle as a child and joined the legendary folk outfit Battlefield Band aged 17. During his 11 years with the band, he also released his first two solo recordings, 1995’s self-titled debut and 2000’s ‘Yella Hoose’. His most recent albums include ‘Under One Sky’ and the reissues of ‘Yella Hoose’ and ‘Goodnight Ginger’ remastered deluxe.

John has long been renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries: striving to keep his music fresh and exciting, never leaving the past behind but always embracing new sonic adventures. As a live and studio guest he has shared stages with David Gilmour, Paul Weller, Paolo Nutini, Teenage Fanclub, The Proclaimers, Graham Coxon, Ocean Colour Scene, Idlewild, Eddi Reader, Julie Fowlis, Vicente Amigo, Nolwenn Leroy, Jerry Douglas… Since 2008, he has been a member of Mark Knopfler’s band, playing arenas around the world including a double bill with Bob Dylan at The Hollywood Bowl & 20 nights at the Royal Albert Hall.

An expanding portfolio as a producer features debut albums by Kris Drever and Idlewild’s Roddy Woomble. He’s also manned the controls for top folk chanteuses Eddi Reader, Kate Rusby, Heidi Talbot, Eliza Carthy and Linda Thompson. Film and TV work includes soundtracks for the movie ‘Heartlands’ (2002) and ’16 Years of Alcohol’ (2003), Billy Connolly’s ‘World Tour of New Zealand’ (2004), Jennifer Saunders BBC sitcom ‘Jam and Jerusalem’ (2008) and ‘Starlings’ sitcom for Sky TV (2012).

John was awarded the coveted BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year in 2003 and also The Spirit of Scotland Award for music in 1999 and again in 2009. 2016 saw John receive the Good Tradition Award and perform with his band at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at The Royal Albert Hall. In 2019 John received the Outstanding Music Performance at The Scottish Culture Awards.

The John McCusker Band will feature Ian Carr, Sam Kelly, Helen McCabe & Toby Shaer.

“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)