9th October 2016: The Stray Birds plus Special Guest Otis Gibbs
The Stray Birds plus
Special Guest Otis Gibbs
The CCA Glasgow
Tickets £14 from 0141 204 5151
Doors 3.30pm, 4pm start
The Stray Birds are one of the hottest bands on the US roots music circuit and have signed up for a matinee show in The CCA on Sunday 9th October. Since first taking America by storm in 2013 they have gone on to win a huge fanbase, following triumphant appearances at big festivals around the world such as Celtic Connections, Cambridge Folk Festival, MerleFest and Tonder.
Their last album, Best Medicine, won them even more praise from the critics, and radio exposure from presenters such as Bob Harris at BBC Radio 2 who declared: “When the next album comes out, we’ll see them elevated into a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom.”
That next album will arrive in August, 2016.
Last year they were flown in to the UK for a main stage appearance at Cambridge Folk Festival where they became one of the outstanding successes of the event and were filmed for the Sky Arts TV coverage. Presenter Mark Radcliffe told viewers they were “one of the hits of the event,” and added: “Everyone was talking about them – I know you’re gonna love them.”
“A band that’s destined for Global success” – No Depression
“Their gigs will be some of the must-see events of the year” – Maverick magazine
Nashville-based Otis Gibbs is noted for the lyrical quality of his songs about social and political issues as well as on-the-road observations from his own life.
His most recent album release, Souvenirs of a Mis-spent Youth won praise from everyone from Billy Bragg to No Depression.
“Otis is no stranger to Glasgow and he has many fans here who will be very pleased, as I am, that he’s making a welcome return visit,” said Kevin Morris, Festival director.
“Gibbs’ observations are the perfect backdrop for such literate hobo laments.” –