Glasgow Americana News 2011

Eric Taylor To Kick Off Glasgow Americana

Our opening night will be in the company of Texan, Eric Taylor,
who is rated as one of the most influential songwriters to emerge
from the Lone Star State.

Taylor will appear in the intimate 74-seat cinema space of the CCA
to deliver songs from his seven album releases including the most
recent “Hollywood Pocketknife.” Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett
have covered his songs among manyothers and he was a major
part of Houston song writing scene that included Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, and Guy Clark.

For more about this artist and ticket information, please see our Line-up for 2011.

Jake To Help Open Up Festival

Scottish roots singer Jake Cogan who has been championed by none other than Dick
Gaughan will do her own headline show at Bar Brel on the opening night of Glasgow
Americana on Wednesday 5th October.

Sarah MacDougall Signs Up For Glasgow Americana

After opening up for Po Girl at Glasgow Americana in 2009, classy Canadian
singer song writer Sarah MacDougall will perform her own headline show as part
of the final night of this years festival. Sarah’s show will take place in the intimate
surroundings of Bar Brel in Glasgow’s West End.

On the Fringe

Watch this space for the “Glasgow Americana Fringe” which will take
place the week before the Glasgow Americana festival. The Fringe will run from
Wednesday 28th September to Sunday 2nd October in various venues across
the city of Glasgow. This mini festival will highlight local talent and invite the
occasional out-of-towner as well.

Scottish debut for Gripka

Israel Nash Gripka will make his Scottish debut with his band
during Glasgow Americana at Stereo on Friday 7th October.

Israel effectively mixes down-to-earth roots rock tunes to back his
powerful vocals which have brought comparisons to the famous Johns (Fogerty
and Mellencamp) and to The Stones in prime country mode. “Barn Doors and
Concrete Floors”, the new release from this son of a Baptist minister, was
recorded in upstate New York, in an old, dusty hay barn, complete with concrete
floors.

For more about this artist and ticket information, please see our Line-up for 2011.

Canadian award winner

Lynn Miles, one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/
songwriters, will appear at the Glasgow Americana Festival this year.

With eight albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music
Awards, and a 2003 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year,
Lynn is a real talent with a growing following for her rich, deep emotional songs.

For more about this artist and ticket information, please see our Line-up for 2011.

Legend to close the festival

Texan legend Alejandro Escovedo is the first act to sign up
to play Glasgow Americana on the final night of the festival at The Arches on
Sunday 9th October. A musician for 30 years, Escovedo – who can count Bruce
Springsteen a big fan – turned sixty in January but there’s no sign of him winding
down. This is sure to be the hottest ticket in town that weekend. He will be supported
by Andrea Glass.

For more about this artist and ticket information, please see our Line-up for 2011.

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