Posts Tagged ‘fallen’

CERA IMPALA WEBCera Impala plus support

In association with Live @ The Star

Tuesday 31st March 2015

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £9 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start.

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Cera Impala is a banjo-wielding mama who oozes wild style. Her songs are unique yet feel instantly familiar, and she delivers them with a voice that melts even the hardest of hearts.

Originally from Flagstaff, Arizona, Cera has performed all across the USA and Europe. Cera appears with her husband and fiddler, Dr. Dirk Ronneburg (Southern Tenant Folk Union, Viper Swing).

Since making a home in Edinburgh in 2012, she has also lent her voice to the notorious queens of harmony, The Bevvy Sisters.

“Graceful, eerie, tragically beautiful, it’s like she’s living with a backwoods secret she’s determined to keep.”–Victory Review (Seattle)

AGS CONNOLLYAgs Connolly plus John McMeekin
In association with Live @ The Star

Tuesday 14th April 2015
The Admiral Bar Glasgow
Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start.

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Ags Connolly is a traditional country (or ‘Ameripolitan’) singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire. His debut album ‘How About Now’ was released on Drumfire Records in February 2014 to critical acclaim:

As a live performer, Ags has appeared at events such as the 2013 Country 2 Country Festival at the O2 Arena and the 2014 Southern Fried Festival in Perth. He has also opened for various international artists such as Jimmy LaFave and Fred Eaglesmith. Ags has recorded songs for Bob Harris’s ‘Under The Apple Tree’ sessions, while being championed from various quarters including The Guardian and BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz.

“A compelling debut” – Independent on Sunday (4/5)


Mark Olson 2015 WEBMark Olson plus Monica Queen

Wednesday 22nd April 2015

The CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow

Tickets £13 from The CCA 0141 352 4900

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Jayhawks’ founder member, Mark Olson continues to create and record – and he’ll showcase his latest solo release at a show at Glasgow’s CCA on April 22.

The singer-songwriter has been responsible for some of the most blissful, genre-defining Alternative Country and Americana ever recorded but on his first solo album for five years, ‘Good-bye Lizelle,’ Olson strikes out in an altogether different direction, resulting in songs that prove both poetic and mystical.

The album – written and recorded across several continents and featuring his Norwegian wife, Ingunn Ringvold on vocals– has been attracting hugely favourable reviews from the critics.

Of the new Olson album, Folk Radio UK wrote: “there are no bad songs here, just degrees of excellence.”

Mark Olson is one of the most recognised and revered figures in the Americana music genre so a show in Glasgow is a ‘must-see’.

His music has brought pleasure to so many people over the years with The Jayhawks, other bands and solo so it’s a real big deal that he’s agreed to include Glasgow in a major tour.”

Glasgow’s very own Monica Queen will open up the show.

Kris & Boo WEBKris Drever & Boo Hewerdine

Friday 24th April 2015

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £14 from The CCA Box office 0141 352 4900

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start.

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Saturday 25th April 2015

The Pleasance Cabaret Bar Edinburgh

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234 or Ripping Records 0131 226 7010

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start.

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The prolific and highly rated Kris Drever and Boo Hewerdine are doubling up on their undoubted talents for two special shows in Glasgow and Edinburgh in April.

The duo are playing gigs together at the CCA in Glasgow on 24th April and 25th April the following evening at The Pleasance Cabaret Bar in the capital.

Award-winning singer, Kris Drever, one-third of the award-winning trio LAU, recently released “Mareel”, a five-track EP and it confirms his rightful place at the heart of today’s contemporary roots’ scene.

Like Kris, Boo Hewerdine has many admirers. He works hard and is justifiably celebrated for his work as a solo artist, band member and as a collaborative songsmith. Boo tours, writes and records with Eddi Reader, and has penned some of her biggest songs, including “The Patience Of Angels”.

JOSH ROUSE WEBJosh Rouse plus Tim Keegan

Wednesday 29th April 2015

Oran Mor Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 or behind the bar in Oran Mor

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start.

Unreserved seating available

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Nebraska-born singer-songwriter Josh Rouse makes a welcome return to Glasgow after a three-year gap for a show at Oran Mor in April.

In that month his latest album, the ten-track “The Embers Of Time” will also be released, an endeavour he’s described as his “surreal expat therapy record.”

Now based in Spain, the new recording features some his most complex song writing to date with confessional lyrics and Glen Campbell-style countrypolitan, radio friendly arrangements.

He is an emotional and whole-hearted performer who leaves a positive mark on audiences wherever he plays.

It’s been a while since Josh Rouse played in Glasgow so we’re pleased to welcome him back, especially as he’ll be promoting his new album while dipping into an impressive back catalogue.
Photo: York Wilson


plus Siobhan Wilson

Thursday 14th May 2015

St Andrews In The Square Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start.

Unreserved seating available


Internationally acclaimed modern folk trio Lau announce a European tour in support of their highly anticipated forthcoming new album (due for release in May 2015 on Reveal Records).

Lau are three highly individual and extremely gifted musicians – Martin Green (accordion and electronics) Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle, fx) and Kris Drever (vocals, guitars). For a decade they have been stretching folk music’s boundaries further and exploring new musical territory with each release and concert tour.

2012’s ‘Race The Loser’ album was nominated for Scottish Album of the Year and featured in many critics best of year lists. Lau appeared on BBC TV’s Later… with Jools Holland extending their audience considerably in the process and won their fourth BBC Radio Folk Award for Best Group a few months later.

For their new album, The Elysian Quartet, a group that share Lau’s fearless desire to create something new through improvisation, will feature and the new recordings are produced by Brooklyn based artist and multi-instrumentalist Joan Wasser (Joan As Police Woman). What comes next from Lau promises to be their greatest musical recorded statement yet.


***** The Guardian Albums of the Year **** MOJO **** Observer


******** UNCUT 8/10 ‘The U.K’s best live band’ The Guardian ★★★★★


Foghorn Stringband COVERThe Foghorn Stringband
plus Jenn Butterworth & Laura Beth Salter

Sunday 17th May 2015

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £13 from The CCA Box office 0141 352 4900

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start.

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They spread the gospel of old-time American roots music all over the world – and now The Foghorn String Band are aheadin’ to Glasgow for a CCA gig on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

With seven albums, thousands of shows and over a decade of touring under their belts they’ve been steadily proving that American roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration.

Emerging from Portland, Oregon’s underground scene, the core duo of the band are, Caleb Klauder and Stephen “Sammy” Lind, who make sure their music remains as furiously compelling as ever.

They play over 200 dates a year and each is a joyful and rowdy night out: so hold on to your hats.

“The Foghorn Stringband play old-time American string-band music and they play it with all the passion, warmth, bite and fire of an illicit spirit.” – Folk Words.

Annabelle Chvostek WEBAnnabelle Chvostek plus plus John Alexander

In association with Live @ The Star

Tuesday 19th May 2015

The Admiral Bar Glasgow G2 7DA

Tickets £12 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 or behind the bar in The Admiral

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start.

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2013 Juno and Canadian Folk Music Award nominee, singer/songwriter, Annabelle Chvostek is heading for a gig at The Admiral in Glasgow on May 19, 2015.

She is gathering a lot of plaudits for writing protest songs for a new era of activism.

The versatile multi-instrumentalist Toronto-born performer, formerly of The Wailin’ Jennys, has released two solo albums.

Her second, “Rise” was described by Americana UK as “indie grassroots for the discerning listener – accessible, melodic and honest. A must have.”

Photo: Heather Pollock

Adam Holmes 1 (c) Zambian Astronaut WEBAdam Holmes & The Embers plus support

Friday 22nd May 2015

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £12 from The CCA Box office 0141 352 4900

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start.

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Singer/songwriter Adam Holmes, whose reputation is growing steadily, is lined up for a CCA, Glasgow gig on May 22, 2015.

Adam played a sell-out show at the 2014 Glasgow Americana Festival and his debut album, “Heirs And Graces” was nominated for Scottish Album of the Year.

The 23-year-old from Edinburgh certainly delivers a cultured mix of traditional and contemporary folk music from both sides of the Atlantic with his own brand of Americana never far away.

“…his lilting bass vocal and blend of Scottish tradition and Americana was frequently entrancing” – The Scotsman.

Photo: Zambian Astronaut

CHUCK PROPHET WEBChuck Prophet & The Mission Express plus support

Wednesday 3rd June 2015

The Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh

Tickets £16.50 from Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234 or

Ripping Records 0131 226 7010

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start.

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Californian rocker, Chuck Prophet hits Edinburgh in June this year for a gig The Voodoo Rooms.

He was in majestic form in Glasgow at the tail end of last year, driving his way through latest release, Night Surfer.

The former Green on Red bandsman has been producing records and performing enticing live shows for 20 years with no dip in quality.

Chuck is one exciting performer, all his gigs are moments to savour.

“Prophet delivers with quixotic swagger and declamatory sneer.” – MOJO

Jace EverettJace Everett plus support

Sunday 28th June 2015

Oran Mor Top Of Byers Road Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 or behind the bar in Oran Mor

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Indiana-born singer/songwriter, Jace Everett is to play Glasgow’s Oran Mor on Sunday, June 28.

Jace’s “Bad Things” theme song from the mega successful TV vampire series True Blood is a worldwide hit.

His show will be the final night of the West End Festival: co-incidentally, Jace’s last appearance in the city was the last night of Celtic Connections 2013.

Specialising in brooding songs, he’s a gifted lyricist and a compelling vocalist in a range of styles.

On his fifth album, Terra Nova, which was released in 2013, Jace examines issues such as life and death and faith via an exploration of Old and New Testament tales.


DELLA MAE WEBDella Mae plus support

Wednesday 29th July 2015

Oran Mor Top Of Byers Road Glasgow

Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 or behind the bar in Oran Mor

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The multi-talented all female Boston bluegrass band, Della Mae are heading for a date at Glasgow’s Oran Mor in July.

Their 2013 breakthrough album, The World Oft Can Be, was a Grammy nomination, no less, and this helped establish the five-strong group’s credentials in the music business.

With songs steeped in tradition yet clearly rooted in a contemporary world, Della Mae play with the verve and confidence to be expected from musicians at the top of their game.

Their musical approach is to mix great vocals and harmonies with highly skilled musicianship.

They have a great collection of songs so this midsummer show is certainly set to be a hot one.

The band spent six weeks touring Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan as cultural ambassadors for a US State Department programme, called American Music Abroad.

“..glossy harmonies, and sturdy musicianship..” – New York Times.

Photo: Crackerfarm

The Stray Birds WEBThe Stray Birds plus The Jellyman’s Daughter

Tuesday 25th August 2015

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start.

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The Stray Birds, who went down a storm at two, sell out gigs in Glasgow in 2014, are returning to the city for a show at St Andrews in the Square in 2015.

Rightly praised for the gold-dust seam of roots music they dig into with quality musicianship and glorious, close harmonies, the Pennsylvania trio deliver dazzling live performances and fully merit the “must see” tag.

Their current, 12-track album, “Best Medicine” is a stunner, winning them glowing reviews from critics and fans alike.

“When the next full-length album comes out, we’ll see them elevated into a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2


“A band that’s destined for Global success” – No Depression

WYNNTOWN WEBThe Wynntown Marshals plus Ten Gallon Bratz

Friday 18th September 2015

Stereo Renfield Lane Glasgow

Tickets £10 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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One of the freshest and stylistically most authentic No Depression/ bands on the scene right now comes to us straight from… no, not Austin, Minneapolis, Portland, Raleigh, or Louisville… but from Edinburgh!

Following their latest headline tour of mainland Europe, tonight’s show celebrates the west coast launch of ‘The End Of The Golden Age’, the third album by Edinburgh-based band The Wynntown Marshals. This, the band’s second release on Blue Rose Records, is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed LPs ‘The Long Haul’ (2013) and ‘Westerner’ (2009).

Over recent years, The Marshals have acquired an excellent reputation as a live band, having toured the UK as headliners in their own right, as well as sharing the stage with the likes of Marty Stuart, and Fallen Angels Club favourites like Chuck Prophet, Tift Merritt, Richmond Fontaine, John Murry, Sturgill Simpson, and Jason & The Scorchers. In addition, the band has recorded radio sessions for BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 2, garnering the support of the legendary ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris in the process.

‘One of my favourite bands… period!’ – No Depression (US) 2013

STEVEFORBERT WEBAn Evening With Steve Forbert

Wednesday 23rd September 2015

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Tickets £16.50 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Friday 25th September

The Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh

Tickets £16.50 from Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234

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singer-songwriter Steve Forbert returns to Scotland for a double-header visit to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The Grammy nominee with a mesmerising live show studded with song gems will play St Andrews in the Square, the scene of two previous sell-out shows, on September 23.

And two nights later, reflecting his drawing power and demand for top-drawer singer/songwriting, he will appear on September 25 at The Pleasance Theatre.

His current album, A Safe Past Tense is a collection of studio demos from his 2012 release, Over With You and also includes live tracks from a March 2014 show.

“He’s a crowd pleaser and a great artiste so it’s a real bonus to be able to welcome him back, not just for one show, but two,” said Kevin Morris of The Fallen Angels Club.


FAC UPDATE MURRYJohn Murry plus support
Thursday 5th November 2015

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £12 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 or from behind the bar in The Admiral.

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John Murry will provide plenty of musical fireworks when he returns to Glasgow for a gig at The Admiral Bar on Thursday November 5.

The scarily talented singer/songwriter from Mississippi is a compelling performer who blesses audiences with raw, brooding material and mesmerising acoustic sounds.

His music is equally refined, fiery and wry – and all the more potent for it.

His epic 2013 album, The Graceless Age transfixed listeners, beguiled critics into five-star reviews and gave John a lot of renewed heart as he stepped into the spotlight.

His songs are true-tale gems: not least his fightback from a death’s door overdose on the brutal but classic track, Little Coloured Balloons, which can bring tears to the eyes of the performer and his audience.

He also has a delightful black humour and lightness in story telling that make his shows terrific, not-to-be-missed events.

“John Murry is a cult figure in many ways with more and more people wishing that his music could reach out to more and more people,” said Kevin Morris, of the Fallen Angels Club.

“This will be an electrifying show from a singer/songwriter who digs deep in every song he writes and performs in a no-holds barred way.”

“What a glorious way to treat an audience.” – Mike Ritchie, Americana-uk

Matt web photoMatt McGinn plus support

Tuesday 17th November 2015

The Admiral Bar Glasgow

Tickets £10 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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MATT McGinn, a magical live performer and a lynch-pin of the Irish music scene, will play the Admiral Bar in Waterloo Street, Glasgow on November 17 this year.

Current album, Latter Day Sinner proves right those who rate him as a leading Irish singer songwriter – and it has been gathering rave reviews.

Matt has also enjoyed much success touring worldwide, performing with everyone from Nanci Griffith to Kim Richey.

Radio 2’s Bob Harris, no less, has seen Matt live and said: “He is fantastic.”

His songs are heartfelt and he plays beautifully with a heart-warming touch, we’re in for a treat with this show.


LAU plus Simi Stone

Saturday 28th November 2015

The Queens Hall Edinburgh

Tickets £18/£16/£14 from The Queens Hall 0131 668 2019

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2015 sees Lau release their highly anticipated new album The Bell That Never Rang. Produced and recorded in Scotland by Brooklyn songwriter and musician Joan Wasser (Joan As Police Woman), this is Lau’s strongest artistic statement yet.

At the heart of the new album lies the epic 17 minute title track, a collaboration with the acclaimed Elysian Quartet, who they appeared with at The Queen’s Hall in November 2014.

Lau are, Kris Drever on vocals, Martin Green on Accordion and Aidan O’Rourke on fiddle.

“Lau are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best – The UK’s best live band”

(The Guardian)

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones

THE re-united Alvin Brothers – Dave and Phil – are heading to Glasgow for a gig in the newly-refurbished Art School on Tuesday, October 28.

It took a near-death experience to reunite Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, the California brothers at the heart of “roots heroes” (Rolling Stone) The Blasters.

“Phil died and was brought back to life over in Spain,” Dave says of his brother’s 2012 health scare. “That was a real wakeup call to me. We hadn’t made a full album together since 1985, but as you get older, you realize you’re not immortal and you’ve only got so much time.”

It’s a real coup for promoters, The Fallen Angels Club especially with the brothers’ current album – “Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy” – going down a storm.

This is the Californians’ first collaborative effort in 30 years and their first as brothers as opposed to being members of The Blasters, which Dave quit in 1985 to pursue an illustrious solo career.

The brothers are widely recognised as real mainstays of the roots/rock genre, separately or together – so this gig promises to be something rather special.

The newly refurbished Art School is the perfect venue for this show.

Tickets are priced £17 from Tickets 0141 204 5151 or Book online


Jefferson Hamer & Kristin Andreassen

Saturday 20th September The Admiral Bar

Guitarist and singer Jefferson Hamer, co-recipient of a 2014 BBC2 Folk Award, and songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kristin Andreassen join together to showcase their newest original music after a spectacular year performing at the Newport Folk Festival, Royal Albert Hall, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

They first met over a decade ago in Lyons, Colorado, where Kristin and her band Uncle Earl gathered to rehearse material for their award-winning album Waterloo, Tennessee, produced by Led Zep legend John Paul Jones. Jefferson lived next door, and he and Kristin sung country-style duets in the kitchen, finding common ground in traditional music from both sides of the Atlantic.

Kristin’s song writing earned her a feature on NPR’s Prairie Home Companion (with Jefferson as guitarist-in-tow) and her skills as a backing vocalist and instrumentalist were highlighted on recent UK tours with Jeffery Lewis and Aoife O’Donovan.

You can Book online via Ticketweb or give Tickets Scotland a call on 0141 204 5151, or pop into The Admiral Bar and purchase a ticket from behind the bar.

Glasgow Americana Opening Night

Jimmy LaFave & The Night Tribe

Texas songwriter, Jimmy LaFave will bring his ‘red dirt’ music’ to open this year’s Glasgow Americana Festival on Wednesday, October 1.

He will perform with his band at Oran Mor, ensuring Glasgow Americana gets off to a great start.

It’s around 15 years since Jimmy, whose music lies brilliantly somewhere between Dylan and Guthrie, last played a Scottish date.

He effortlessly blends country, blues, folk, and early rock and roll in his own compositions or choice of covers. He has recorded around 15 albums – the last with new material was 2012’s “Depending On the Distance.”

“His bluesy ballads are sung with such depth of feeling that even on a warm sunny day, they give you goose bumps.” – No Depression.

Glasgow Americana takes place between 1st & 5th October and also features, Mary Gauthier, Sturgill Simpson, Adam Holmes & The Embers, Carrie Elkin & Lynne Hanson, Ben Glover, Hazy Recollections Concert, Anthony D’Amato, Matt Andersen & Stephanie Manns.

For full festival details please drop by the website.

Chuck Prophet

Sunday 19th October 2014

Rescheduled from Sunday 5th October, original tickets still valid.

The Californian, last in the city in 2013, has a loyal and sizeable fan base built on the back of the solo records he’s been producing for 20 years and invigorating live shows.

The former Green on Red member’s last album “Temple Beautiful”, his 12th, reviewed his life in the San Francisco Bay area and won generous and glowing reviews aplenty.

Word is he’s working on an album at the moment and it is due for release in September on Yeproc Records.

A big guitarist, Prophet is also a revered writer’s writer with the likes of Lucinda Williams and Alejandro Escovedo among his biggest fans.

Prophet delivers with quixotic swagger and declamatory sneer.” MOJO

Chuck plays Oran Mor on Sunday 19th October

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 or Book online


Blue Rose Code plus Norrie McCulloch

Thursday 3rd December 2015

The Drygate Brewery Glasgow

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 or from The Drygate Brewery

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The heartwarming and flawless folk, soul and country sounds of Blue Rose Code are returning to Glasgow with a December 3 date at The Drygate Brewery.

Blue Rose Code (Ross Wilson of Edinburgh, that is) jokes he’s a cross-over artist without being sure where he’s crossed over to: but that doesn’t matter.

With Celtic nuances and an impressive songbook, Ross evokes John Martyn, Van Morrison and Ray la Montagne in his elegant vocals, which are buoyed by uplifting musicianship.

His Ballads of Peckham Rye is a gem of a collection of songs and was nominated in this year’s Scottish Album of The Year Awards.

Work is currently under way on his latest release, Three’s Up and tracks sneaked out of the studios so far suggest it will be a brilliant follow-up to Ballads.

“Blue Rose Code are no strangers to sold-out gigs given the sheer quality of the music and growing fan base,” said Kevin Morris, of the Fallen Angels Club.

“I am so pleased they can fit in this date in a busy touring and recording schedule.”


“Ross is a very important emerging songwriter” – Bob Harris BBC Radio2