Laura Cantrell for Glasgow Americana

Laura Cantrell to headline Friday night during Glasgow Americana

Laura Cantrell is a Nashville-born country music artist based in New York City with a long appreciation of the UK country audience. Her new album “No Way There From Here,” her first album of original material in eight years features eleven new original songs and was recorded in Nashville.

LAURA WEBIn her ten-year recording career, Cantrell has released the acclaimed albums: “Not The Tremblin’ Kind,” “When The Roses Bloom Again,” “Humming By The Flowered Vine” and “Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music.” She has toured extensively in the United Kingdom, Europe and Ireland, and was a favourite of pioneering British disc jockey John Peel, who called her 2000 album

“Not The Tremblin’ Kind” “my favourite record of the last ten years, possibly my life.”

Cantrell recorded several Peel sessions for the BBC from 2000-2004 and appeared on the first Peel Day program on Radio One commemorating the first anniversary of Peel’s death.

Texas troubadour Darden Smith returns with a brand new album, Love Calling, the album opens a new chapter in the artist’s prolific career, and it circles back to his musical roots. The release is Smith’s first in three years and the first for his new label, Compass Records. Surprisingly, Love Calling also represents the first time Smith has recorded in Nashville, co-writing much of the material with some of the city’s stellar songwriters and working with top studio musicians, under the co-production of Jon Randall Stewart and Gary Paczosa.

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