News update: Glasgow Americana 2017 Opening Night

Glasgow Americana Opening Night
‘The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Tribute’
Featuring Rachel Sermanni, Jefferson Hamer, Davie Scott, Roseanne Reid, Jonas and Jane, plus special guest

Wednesday 4th October 2017
The Drygate Glasgow

An evening celebrating the works of one of the most revered Texan singer/songwriters will open this year’s Glasgow Americana Festival.

The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Show has got the blessing of his family as Townes’ son, John has given permission for the title of the gig, which will be staged at Drygate on October 4.

Bob Dylan described one of Townes’ songs, Pancho and Lefty, as one of the best songs ever written and countless Americana acts cite Townes as a major influence.

Rachel Sermanni, Jefferson Hamer, Roseanne Reid, Davie Scott (The Pearlfishers) as well as Jonas & Jane are already lined up.

Each act will sing two Townes’ songs plus one of their own.

Picking songs from Townes’ impressive catalogue will be difficult – listening to them re-worked will be easy and a real pleasure.

Townes photo: Laurie Ashbrey

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