AJ Roach plus The Wynntown Marshals (acoustic)

AJ Roach will be appearing at this year’s Glasgow American Festival on Thursday, October 4.

Born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, A. J. has travelled over one million miles and performed in more than a dozen countries, playing Glasgow several times.

His songs have drawn comparison to the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Vic Chesnutt and Will – Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Oldham.

His third CD release “Pleistocene” is a lushly orchestrated and beautifully arranged album completely funded by his dedicated and ever-growing fan base.

Formed in Edinburgh in 2007, The Wynntown Marshals tip their hat to artists like The Jayhawks, Wilco, Drive By Truckers, Ryan Adams and Neil Young.

The Marshals’ sound can loosely be described as ‘country rock’, although the power pop hooks of “Two’s Company” and the Stones-y swagger of “You Can Have My Heart” convey the band’s love of guitars, their way with a catchy chorus and their unabashed belief in the power of rock music as a storytelling medium.

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