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Ian Felice plus support

Monday 29th October 2018

Stereo Glasgow

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

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Ian has been the lead singer and songwriter for The Felice Brothers for over a decade. The band has put out nine records and toured ceaselessly throughout the world. Born and raised in the Catskill Mountains he moved to New York when he was 18 to study art and soon after began writing songs and performing with his brothers Simone and James.

The Felice Brothers was conceived in 2006 after the recording of Iantown, a 10 song album of Ian’s first songs recorded in one night in January of 2006. In the weeks and months that followed, The Felice Brothers began playing bars, restaurants and busking street corners and subways, joined by their friends Josh Rawson on bass and Greg Farley on the fiddle. They continue to play and work as a band after 12 years of prolific song writing and performance and the creation of some 9 albums of original material.

In The Kingdom Of Dreams was the debut solo album from Ian. The album was recorded in his childhood home of Palenville NY, with his brother Simone Felice on production duties. Simone produced and co-wrote recent hit albums from The Lumineers and Bat For Lashes. On the album, Ian was joined by the original Felice Brothers line-up of James Felice on keys, Simone Felice on drums and Josh Rawson on bass.

 

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CUA plus support

Wednesday 31st October 2018

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Since issuing their superb Songs of The Hollow album in 2017, Cua have gone on to become a band that has gathered in more praise than most from all the best sections of the media.

Awarding the album an 8/10 rating at AmericanaUK, top writer Jeremy Searle said: “This Irish trio stands right at the forefront of contemporary cutting-edge folk and even that description sells it a little short.”

Issuing a similar judgement for Acoustic magazine, Julian Piper had this to say: “At its finest, music should confound and amaze the listener, and this trio from Ireland have the luck – and the ability – to be one of those outfits who can pull this off.”

Folkwords said, rightly: “Unlike anything else.”

As a result, there are many who cannot wait to catch the band in action and this will be their first ever Glasgow show.

 

Otis Gibbs plus support

Thursday 1st November 2018

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 

 

Otis Gibbs is a songwriter, storyteller, painter, photographer and planter of 7,176 trees. He once wrestled a bear, and lost. He has been described as “The best unknown songwriter in music today.” If you ask him, he’ll simply say he’s a Folk Singer.

He also hosts a podcast called Thanks For Giving A Damn which features your favourite musicians, journalists and historians sharing memories, backstage stories and history lessons. His podcast quickly became a cult favourite and lead to him hosting Country Built on Pandora (USA) where Otis tells stories about the history of country music to his 2 million subscribers. He grew up in Wanamaker, Indiana, but now lives in East Nashville with his long time partner, Amy Lashley.

We have been working with Otis since he first came to Glasgow in 2007 to open up a show for Sam Baker on his first visit here, we haven’t looked back since.

Robbie_FulksRobbie Fulks plus support

Sunday 4th November 2018

The CCA Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Robbie Fulks is a singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter. His most recent release, 2017’s Upland Stories, earned year’s-best recognition from NPR and Rolling Stone among many others, as well as two Grammy® nominations, for folk album and American roots song (“Alabama At Night”).

Fulks was born in York, Pennsylvania, and grew up in a half-dozen small towns in southeast Pennsylvania, the North Carolina Piedmont, and the Blue Ridge area of Virginia. He learned guitar from his dad, banjo from Earl Scruggs and John Hartford records, and fiddle (long since laid down in disgrace) on his own. He attended Columbia College in New York City in 1980 and dropped out in 1982 to focus on the Greenwich Village songwriter scene and other ill-advised pursuits.

In 1983 he moved to Chicago and joined Greg Cahill’s Special Consensus Bluegrass Band. He taught music at Old Town School of Folk Music from 1984 to 1996, and worked as a staff songwriter on Music Row in Nashville from 1993 to 1998. His early solo work — Country Love Songs (1996) and South Mouth (1997) — helped define the “alternative country” movement of the 1990s. His music from the last several years hews mainly to acoustic instrumentation; it returns him in part to his earlier bluegrass days, and extends the boundaries of that tradition with old-time rambles and sparely orchestrated reflections on love, the slings of time, and the troubles of common people.

“There are many good living songwriters. But then you hear a new Robbie Fulks record, and you can’t remember who they are.” – Chica

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Holmes & The Embers plus Baskery

Thursday 15th November 2018

The CCA Glasgow
Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and http://www.ticketweb.co.uk
Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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27-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the brightest rising stars on the UK roots music scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of soul and Americana.

His first album, Heirs and Graces, was produced by John Wood (producer of all Nick Drake’s albums and John Martyn’s iconic Solid Air album) and mastered by Simon Heyworth (co-producer of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells) and second album, Brighter Still, features two-time BRIT award winner Eddi Reader on backing vocals throughout.

Latest album Midnight Milk was recorded in one room in his Edinburgh flat, but came complete with full brass section, an eighteen voice choir and a widescreen folk/soul/electronica production, which was influenced by a 2016 collaboration he was involved in with Adrian Utley of Portishead, Dominic Aitchison of Mogwai and Martin Green of Lau.

Swedish sisters Baskery make their first appearance in Glasgow since 2010 and we can wait to welcome them back.

The​ ​three​ ​sisters​ ​can’t​ ​recall​ ​when​ ​or​ ​why​ ​they​ ​started​ ​playing,​ ​the​ ​music’s​ ​always​ ​just​ ​been there.​ ​In​ ​their​ ​late​ ​teens,​ ​the​ ​sisters​ ​joined​ ​forces​ ​with​ ​their​ ​dad,​ ​who​ ​for​ ​decades​ ​was​ ​a one​ ​man​ ​band​ ​playing​ ​old​ ​blues​ ​and​ ​country​ ​tunes​ ​for​ ​a​ ​living.

This​ ​foundation​ ​of​ ​classic​ ​”roots​ ​music​ ​and​ ​Americana”​ ​settled​ ​in​ ​their​ ​hearts,​ ​but​ ​also awoke​ ​the​ ​urge​ ​of​ ​breaking​ ​the​ ​rules​ ​of​ ​traditional​ ​music.​ ​Baskery​ ​is​ ​a​ ​band​ ​built​ ​on​ ​what three​ ​people​ ​can​ ​do​ ​together​ ​and​ ​it’s​ ​all​ ​about​ ​turning​ ​the​ ​music​ ​on​ ​its​ ​head,​ ​blending​ ​the straightforwardness​ ​of​ ​punk​ ​with​ ​the​ ​subtlety​ ​of​ ​singer/​ ​song writing.

Cam Penner & Jon Wood

plus support

Wednesday 21st November 2018

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

 

The pair had a sold-out show at Glasgow’s big Celtic Connections Festival after winning major TV exposure when tracks from the sensational To Build A Fire album were chosen as the backdrop to the BBC 2 TV drama based on Iain Banks’ Stonemouth novel.

The follow-up release – Sex & Politics – confirmed them as a creative tour de force.

“Simply superb – an album that’ll be making more than a few end-of-year “best of” lists,” said AmericananUK, while Acoustic magazine called it “totally glorious” and added: “it’s maybe as fine as music’s likely to get.” R2 magazine called it “a work of outstanding genius.”

Penner has that rare quality – a well-grounded human spirit. In another life he might have been a Shaman. With constant playing companion Jon Wood (a highly respected producer) by his side, percussive elements and layered guitar techniques have added rich texture. Those Shamans also dance around – and beat the drum – sometimes.

They will be bringing a brand new album with them. Can’t wait to hear what they have conjured up that that woodland cabin that doubles as their recording studio!

“Quite brilliant” – No Depression

“Stunning” – The Daily Express

 

DAN STUART NEW WEBDan Stuart plus Tom Heyman

Sunday 25th November 2018

The Hug & Pint Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Perhaps how one leaves a party is more important than one’s entrance. Green on Red’s Dan Stuart has chosen to make his ultimate studio recording with producer/guitarist Danny Amis: a founder of both Los Straitjackets and The Raybeats. They both currently reside in Mexico City and have individually worked previously with Twin Tones/Sonido Gallo Negro’s leader Gabriel López at T-Vox Recording. The vinyl LP is a companion piece to a novel by the same name, and the two will be released together this May in one package through Cadiz Music, along with a CD with extra tracks and an audio version of the novel. Both works are a sort of noir travelogue through foreign landscapes real and imagined, sublime and horrific, and question whether love can survive in a world of violence and betrayal. The record is the last of the Marlowe trilogy, with the novel being the second; one can only hope Mr. Stuart will eventually deliver a third book to complete the series and leave the world if not better off, then at least slightly less banal. Dan performs songs from his four solo records plus a host of Green on Red classics.