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Josh Okeefe plus support

Friday 12th June 2020

The Glad Café Glasgow

Postponed new date TBC

 

 

Steve Forbert (no support)

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Saint Luke’s Glasgow

Postponed new date to be confirmed

 

 

Steve Forbert’s folk-rock career has spanned four decades and counting. In June 1976, the twenty-one year old boarded a train in Meridian, Mississippi bound for New York City, then the epicenter of folk music. His combination of musicianship and authenticity demanded notice. In less than two years, he went from being a street performer and living at the YMCA to filling historic Greenwich Village clubs and signing a major label record contract with Nemperor Records.

From 1978 to 1982, Forbert released four acclaimed albums. Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild wrote that “now or then, you would be hard-pressed to find a debut effort that was simultaneously as fresh and accomplished as Alive on Arrival . . . it was like a great first novel by a young author who somehow managed to split the difference between Mark Twain and J.D. Salinger.”

Forbert’s second studio release, Jackrabbit Slim went RIAA Gold Certified with its Billboard #11 hit “Romeo’s Tune”. Recording success vaulted Steve onto a broader musical stage, touring the U.S. and Europe many times over. Forbert even appeared opposite Cyndi Lauper in her music video for “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” His early accomplishments would be a career for most artists, but he continues to write, record, and perform to this day. His artistic pursuit has resulted in twenty studio albums and numerous live releases, compilations, and accolades. His songs have been recorded by Keith Urban, Rosanne Cash and Marty Stuart.

Forbert’s latest studio album release The Magic Tree serves as sound track to his memoir. The album rings with the verve and vitality that Forbert’s fans have always come to expect. The Magic Tree underscores what revered critic the late Paul Nelson wrote about Forbert in Rolling Stone almost 40 years ago: “… Nothing, nothing in this world, is going to stop Steve Forbert, and on that I’ll bet anything you’d care to wager.”

Anyone who reviews Steve’s catalogue of music can see the writer in the musician. His songs are as literary as they are musically vibrant. Brutally honest lyrics delivered with sensitivity create an uncommon trust with his listeners. Excelling in every decade of his career, Forbert exemplifies the best of the troubadour tradition.

Tom Russell (no support)

Wednesday 29th July 2020

Saint Luke’s Glasgow

Postponed new date TBC

 

 

 

The legend that is Tom Russell makes a welcome return Glasgow in the summer.

Singer songwriter, painter, essayist – Tom Russell has recorded thirty five highly acclaimed records, & published five books: 120 Songs of Tom Russell; Tough Company – Letters with Charles Bukowski; Blue Horse Red Desert: The Art of Tom Russell; Bloodsport a crime novel published by Aschehoug, Norway; and And Then I Wrote: The Songwriter Speaks, with Sylvia Tyson.

Tom Russell songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, KD Lang, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Ian Tyson, Iris DeMent, Joe Ely, and a hundred others.

Tom’s latest release, “October in the Railroad Earth” was released last year with some great reviews.

Whether you look at, listen to, or read Russell’s creations, it’s always a fascinating expedition to far-flung places, slightly skewed yet true-to-life adventures based on the reality that exists between his ears.
No Depression

This one raises the bar even higher…there’s not a dud track here. This one should be in every self-respecting country devotee’s collection. 5 Stars.
Maverick Magazine

 

Dave Gunning plus support

Wednesday 18th November 2020

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

CANCELLED

Gunning’s recording career is now approaching a full two decades in length (his debut album, Lost Tracks, came out in 1996). Along with richly-deserved peer respect, he has also earned a shelf full of music industry awards. That tally now stands at eight East Coast Music Awards and two Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus a 2012 Juno Award nomination in the Roots & Traditional Solo Album of the Year category for his album …a tribute to John Allan Cameron, a compelling homage to another of Dave’s Maritime musical heroes.

His song writing skill has also been internationally recognized, with earlier tunes scoring victories and high placings in some major international song writing competitions. As a fervent hockey fan, Gunning was also thrilled to win the CBC’s hotly-contested Hockey Night In Canada Song Quest in 2014 with “A Game Goin’ On”, a co-write with David Francey.

“Truly, what makes Gunning so remarkable as an entertainer is his rare gift to be able to befriend the audience as a whole from the stage throughout the course of the concert. And, indeed, you do feel as though he’s as good of a friend as any after a night of songs, stories and light hearted laughs.” – The Guardian

Madison Violet (no support)

Sunday 6th June 2021

Postponed- new date TBC

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
and Ticketweb

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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.

Della Mae plus support

Wednesday 1st September 2021

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout- Unreserved Seating

Since forming in Boston in 2009, Nashville-based string band Della Mae has established a reputation as a charismatic live act comprised of some of the finest players in bluegrass, Americana and beyond. 2020 sees a brand new album, and a welcome return to touring in the UK.

Originating from different musical backgrounds and states across the US and Canada, each member brings distinct elements that make Della Mae such a beloved band. Together they have a completely original style – sensitive yet assertive, intense yet playful, steeped in tradition yet undeniably current. Versatile instrumentalists and vocalists, they draw from a bottomless well of roots influences to create vibrant original music that conveys expansive musical vision. With timeless lyrical truth-telling and an unmistakably contemporary sensibility, they stand alongside such roots-conscious acts as the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, the Lumineers, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.

They were IBMA’s Emerging Artists of the Year in 2013, GRAMMY Nominees in 2014 for their debut album on Rounder Records, named among Rolling Stone’s “10 bands to watch for in 2015,” and have since traveled with the US State Department to over 18 countries spreading peace and understanding through music.

In 2018, to further their mission of showcasing top female musicians, select appearances feature special guests including GRAMMY award winning banjo player Alison Brown, Bonnie Paine of Elephant Revival, original Della Mae guitarist Avril Smith, and more.

Now armed with a set of dynamic new tunes and a renewed sense of purpose, Della Mae is eager to get back on the road and introduce their new music to their loyal admirers.

John McCusker- “30th Anniversary Tour”

Sunday 10th October 2021

The Queens Hall Edinburgh

POSTPONED

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

Bar open 7pm, venue open 7.30pm

8pm start

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)