We would like to thank all who attended concerts during our Glasgow Americana Festival at the start of the month.

Our 10 day Americana extravaganza took place at various venues over a 5 day period from the 3rd to 7th October and was a fantastic run of shows.

Artists from various parts came to play for us, they came from New York, Texas, Iowa, Tennessee, Australia via Stroud, England and various parts of Scotland.

Please check out this nice write up by Carol Clugston in No Depression and also have a look at Carol’s photography page with her top class photos from various concerts during the festival.

Also, please see a nice summing up of the festival from Blabber’n’Smoke in Americana UK.


Venue Change- Starry Skies Album Launch

As The CCA remains closed, we have had to move our Starry Skies Album Launch to Oran Mor

The Starry Skies Album Launch plus special guest Woody Pines

Saturday 6th October 2018

Doors 7pm, 7.45pm start

Book Online

Venue Change- Nathan Bell & Kimmie Rhodes

Unfortunately due to The CCA remaining closed we have had to move our Sunday shows to the stunning surrounding of St Andrew’s In The Square

Please see information below and all original tickets still valid.

Nathan Bell plus Lynnie Carson

Matinee Show

Sunday 7th October 2018

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Doors 3.30pm, 4pm start.

Book Online


Evening Finale Show

Kimmie Rhodes plus Yvonne Lyon

Sunday 7th October 2018

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Book Online

Martha L Healy Album Launch Sold Out

Our Saturday matinee show in The Glad Café with the wonderful Martha L Healy is now totally sold out.

Apologies to any of you who couldn’t get a ticket.

You have another chance to see Martha during the festival when she opens up for Emily Barker in Oran Mor on the Thursday (4th October) during the festival.

Festival Brochure

Keep your eyes peeled for our festival brochure around town.

You can pick up a copy at Tickets Scotland on Argyle Street and all our festival venues.

We would like to thank all our brochure sponsors for taking out adverts to help with the cost of producing the brochure.

Some of our sponsors include Americana UK, Yeproc Records, The CCA, The Admiral Bar, Oran Mor, The Glad Café, The Americana Asssociation UK plus lots more.

Lynnie Carson To Open Up For Nathan Bell

Local acts have always played a big part in Glasgow Americana festivals over the years.

We are delighted to have the wonderful Lynnie Carson open up for Nathan Bell on the Sunday matinee show in The CCA on Sunday 7th October.

Tickets available Tickets Scotland and Ticketweb.



Hazy Recollections Line Up Announced

Our annual concert in association with The Hazy Recollections gang always proves to be a popular one.

Line up this year includes our out of town visitor in Woody Pines, plus some of the best Scottish Acts on the scene, including Yvonne Lyon, Al Shields, Adriana Spina, and Noah and The West River Band.

We have moved this show to a slightly bigger venue here to keep up with demand.

Tickets are on sale now and available here and also from Ticketweb

Martha L. Healy Album Launch- Saturday Matinee

Glasgow singer-songwriter, Martha L. Healy, launches her new album ‘Keep The Flame Alight’ with a full-band show on Saturday 6th October at The Glad Café as part of Glasgow Americana.

The album was written on Martha’s 3-month “life sabbatical” in Nashville in 2016. She returned to Nashville to record the fruits of her labour in October/November 2017, with David Spicher in the producer’s chair.

Featuring a host of Music City’s finest session players – including Eamon McLoughlin on fiddle (Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris); Bill Cooley on guitar (Merle Haggard) and Dave Racine on drums (Jim Lauderdale) – the record sees Martha further develop her personal song writing voice.

Successfully treading the water between old and new, Martha continues to be influenced by everyone from Patsy Cline and Hank Williams to Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles and Sheryl Crow.

Doors 3.30pm, 4pm start. Tickets are priced £9 and are sure to be in demand, tickets available here.

The Hellfire Club Friday 5th October-The Hug and Pint


The Hellfire Club plus guests

Friday 5th October 2018

The Hug & Pint

Tickets £8, doors 7.30pm.

You can book here.


The Hellfire Club includes members from a number of Glasgow seminal indie groups from the 1990s. Their last album, ‘Songs for Fallen Stars’, represents a distillation of the band’s various Americana influences and in the true spirit of country music even the album’s up- tempo songs belie a darker lyric contained within. This show at the Hug and Pint will feature songs from their forthcoming follow-up.

Last year the band played a sell out gig at London’s Troubadour.

“The Hellfire Club can knock out classic Americana till the cows come home.”

Yola Carter Opening Night

Yola Carter will be headlining our opening concert this year in the beautiful surroundings of Cottiers Theatre on the 3rd October. Opening up the show will be Perth based Red Pine Timber Co who will have the job of declaring Glasgow Americana 2018 officially open.

Inspired by country and soul from the likes of The Band, Gillian Welch, Gene Clark, The Byrds, Staple Singers, Emmylou Harris, Otis Redding and Dolly Parton, Yola Carter is a force of nature and an incredibly talented singer-songwriter.

She was an incredibly popular choice as the UK Artist Of The Year at the AMA UK Awards in London in Feb 2017 and followed this up in Feb 2018 winning UK Song Of The Year for Home from her acclaimed Orphan Offering EP. Her long-awaited debut album will be released in early 2019.

“A budding Americana superstar” No Depression

Photo John Morgan

Red Pine Timber Co
09 June 2017
Picture by marc marnie

Red Pine Timber Co’s winning blend of Americana, country, soul, folk, blues and southern rock has rightly earned them a formidable reputation as a truly great live band who have made the big Perth Concert Hall stage very much their own in a series of triumphant hometown shows over the last couple of years.

The band released their long-awaited second album Sorry For The Good Times to great acclaim earlier this year.

Tickets available here