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James Edwyn & The Borrowed Band Set For Hug & Pint

Glasgow sextet James Edwyn & the Borrowed Band are the latest act to sign up for the Glasgow Americana festival.

The first single Passing San Ysidro from their second album High Fences will be released in August, with the album launch to take place at The Hug & Pint on Friday 6th October as part of Glasgow Americana.

The band were formed in 2013, influenced by folk singer songwriters like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan as well as alternative country artists such as Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlins, the Felice Brothers and Ryan Adams. Their music is a mix of alt country, folk rock and roots orientated Americana.

2017 promises to be another busy and successful year for the band. With some high profile support shows for Johnny Fritz, Brent Cobb and Colter Wall already under their belt, the festival season will include performances on the main stage at Hebcelt , Southwell Folk Festival , Gig in the Goil, Butefest and Mugstock .

James Edwin & The Borrowed Band, The Hug & Pint Friday, 6th October 2017 Doors 7.30pm
Tickets on sale from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 or Book online

 


My Darling Clementine Sunday Matinee Treat

The Glasgow Americana Festival Sunday matinee show will feature married couple, country duo, My Darling Clementine at the CCA on October 8.

The widely praised, Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish have established themselves as a class Americana act in recent years with their crafted duets, honed as an homage to their love of country music.

Their latest album, Still Testifying, is out now and to their trademark countrypolitan style they have carefully embraced country soul and let it seep into their music, adding a welcome new tone.

Michael and Lou certainly know how to create and deliver songs that are pleasing a growing number of listeners.

My Darling Clementine are a class act with a playlist that’s full of passion and charm so we’re pleased they can grace Glasgow Americana this year.

• My Darling Clementine throw down the gauntlet for anyone with aspirations of singing a country duet (and writing one too) – Americana-UK

My Darling Clementine CCA, Glasgow, Sunday, 8th October 2017 Matinee Show, doors 4pm
Tickets on sale from, The CCA, Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 or Book online


TRIO OF TOP SINGER/SONGWRITERS FOR FESTIVAL FINALE


THREE exceptional singer/songwriters – two Scots and an Irishman – are coming together for the Glasgow Americana Festival finale this year.

Jill Jackson, Dean Owens and Grant Dunlop will be performing in the round at the CCA on Sunday, October 8, bringing to the stage a first-class range of songs in their own individual styles.

Jill, former Speedway front woman and former member of The Chaplins, has a terrific voice and is polished and comfortable in most genres with Americana/country with a hint of bluegrass forming large parts of her repertoire.

She’s supported Runrig and Bryan Adams during her sparkling career and her music never fails to impress fans and critics alike.

Leith man, Dean Owens is hard at work on his new album, Southern Wind, inspired by his trips to Nashville, Southern characters and folklore.

He’s enjoyed success with 2015 release, Into The Sea, gleaning many rave reviews far and wide.

Belfast born, Gareth Dunlop, named 2011 Songwriter of the Year at the Annual Belfast Nashville Songwriters’ Festival, has built a reputation on the style, soul and substance of his songs.

Gareth, who has opened for the likes of Jeff beck and Nanci Griffith is a multi instrumentalist, with distinct song writing and vocal styles that have led to his songs being featured in numerous television shows, films and commercials.

This is a highly talented trio who will bring this year’s festival to a stirring and sparkling end such is the quality of their singing and song writing.

  • Jill Jackson, Dean Owens and Gareth Dunlop, Song Writers In the Round, Glasgow Americana Festival Finale, CCA, Sauchiehall Street, Sunday 8th October 2017, doors 7.30pm

Tickets on sale from The CCA, Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 or Book Online

 

 


NEWS UPDATE 10 APRIL 2017

The Glasgow Americana Festival has announced a sparkling double bill show for Saint Luke’s on Thursday, October 5 this year.

Adam Holmes and The Embers plus Rachel Sermanni are set to bring their distinctive and carefully-crafted songs to the Festival in an intimate setting that will showcase their undoubted talents perfectly.

Adam’s new, nine-song album Brighter Still is being released in June 2017, and more haunting melodies and thoughtful lyrics can be expected in his engaging mix of Celtic soul and a touch of traditional folk.

Rachel has rightly won admirers at home and abroad for her graceful music, which has been described as folk-noir. She writes and performs gently and with elegance, and her current digital EP, Gently is of a special, soft and collaborative nature.

This is a terrific double bill for Glasgow Americana featuring top, critically-acclaimed Scots talents.

Both Adam and Rachel write great songs so this promises to be one really great show.


News update: Slaid Cleaves first act announced for Glasgow Americana line-up

slaid_alaska-600x383Austin-based Slaid Cleaves has the honour – for the second time – of being the first act to be named for the Glasgow Americana Festival.

Rated by many as one of Texas’ finest songwriters, with comparisons to Woody Guthrie and other craftsmen, Slaid will play this year’s Glasgow Americana on October 6 in St Andrews in the Square.

Over a 20-year career, Slaid has proved time and again that he is a deft songwriter with flowing lyrical qualities with a great ear for a memorable melody – and he is hugely personable on stage.

With an impressive catalogue of CDs to his name – not least his 2013 classic, Still Fighting The War – he has built up a considerable following. Many fans enjoyed his previous visits to Scotland for Glasgow Americana four years ago and a 2009 Celtic Connections’ Austin Song Writers’ Show.

Slaid has a great name in the Americana music scene here and in the States so being able to have him in the city again as part of Glasgow Americana 2017 is a real pleasure.”

“…..a master craftsman on the order of Guy Clark and John Prine” – Austin Chronicle.

 


Glasgow Americana News Update September

Hazy Recollections Line Up Confirmed
We are delighted to tell you that Jenn Butterworth and Laura-Beth Salter will join the Hazy Recollections show for the Saturday (8th October) matinee show in The Glad Café, doors 3.30pm, 4pm start.

Jenn and Laura-Beth have each been a presence on the UK folk scene for a number of years. They were brought together by the close-knit and progressive Glasgow folk music community, spending lots of their time jamming an eclectic mix of folk music from across the globe, particularly the UK, Scandinavia and America.

Have a listen here:-

The Hazy Recollections Show also features your host, Findlay Napier, Otis Gibbs, Roseanne Reid and Mary Jean Lewis & The Low Men.

£10 for five fantastic acts, what you waiting on?

Tickets from Tickets Scotland or you can Book online

Sam Outlaw To Close Glasgow Americana
Californian Sam Outlaw is sure to be a hit when he brings the curtain down on our 10th Anniversary festival in The CCA on Sunday 9th October.

When Sam played a packed out show for The Fallen Angels Club earlier this year, we just had to make sure we got him back for Glasgow Americana.

Tickets from The CCA Box Office 0141 352 4900, Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 or

Book online

See what all the fuss is about here:-

Glasgow Americana Festival Pass On Sale Until 30th September
Don’t forget the Glasgow Americana festival pass goes off sale on the 30th September.

The Glasgow Americana 2016 Festival Pass is now on sale at a cost of £80, for Friends Of The Fallen Angels Club Subscribers the cost will be £68. This allows you to attend all the shows you can manage during the festival between the 5th & 9th October 2016.

Please note there will be a choice of shows on some evenings during the festival due to shows starting at the same time, your festival pass entitles you to choose which you would like to attend.

If you have any queries regarding the Glasgow Americana festival, please send us an e-mail to info@fallenangelsclub.com
If you would like to purchase a festival pass you can do so here:- Book Online

Selling Fast
Purchasing tickets in advance is advisable for most of our festival shows. With just 3 weeks to go, Blue Rose Code, Sam Outlaw, The Stray Birds, The Song Writers In The Round night with Roddy, Boo and Ben all will more than likely sell out. So, don’t walk for your tickets, run for them .


Glasgow Americana 2016 update July

Blue Rose Code Support Announced

We are delighted to announce that the wonderful Roseanne Reid will be opening up for Blue Rose Code on the opening night of Glasgow Americana on Wednesday 5th October. Roseanne is definitely one for the future, have a listen to this beautiful voice here:-

Hazy Americana

We do love our collaborations with our friends at Hazy Recollections each year during the festival. The show this year will be on Saturday the 8th October at 4pm in The Glad Café.

This year’s line up will feature the fantastic raconteur Otis Gibbs, Findlay Napier, your host and the brains behind Hazy Recollections, Roseanne Reid who we mentioned above, plus Mary Jean Lewis & The Low Men, who won some new fans after opening up for Laura Cantrell in May of this year.


Glasgow Americana News May 2016

Legend Chip Taylor Signs Up For Festival

We are delighted to announce that the legendary American singer song-writer Chip Taylor will play at Glasgow Americana this year. Chip will play on Friday 7th October in The Classic Grand. Tickets available here:- book online

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Chip’s songs have been covered by a whole array of artists, he wrote “Wild Thing” that The Troggs had a hit with and also “Angel Of The Morning” that was a hit for The Hollies.

Check out Chip singing, “Angel Of The Morning” below.


The Marshals Headline Show

The Wynntown Marshals have appeared at previous Glasgow Americana festivals by opening up for AJ Roach and Israel Nash Gripka. This year they will play their own headline show in The Hug & Pint on Friday 7th October.

WYNTOWN MARSHALS
Tickets available here:- Book online


The Scotsman, The Englishman & The Irishman

RODDY HART WEB
When a Scotsman, an Englishman and an Irishman walk on stage at this year’s 10th Anniversary Glasgow Americana Festival it will certainly be no joke.

Boo Hewerdine
For the talented trio of singer/songwriters – Roddy Hart (the Scot), Boo Hewerdine from England and Northern Ireland’s Ben Glover – will be performing in the round, with no shortage of superb material to choose from.

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This show will be in The CCA on the Saturday (8th October) night during the festival, tickets are sure to go fast, you can purchase them here:- Book online

Jill Jackson GA Bound

Scottish singer/songwriter, Jill Jackson has been added to the 10th Anniversary Glasgow Americana Festival line-up.

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The highly-rated, former Speedway front woman and former member of The Chaplins plays The Glad Café on Saturday, 8th October. This show is gathering a lot of interest already, so it’s best to buy your tickets early.

Tickets available here:- Book online

 


Glasgow Americana News Update 11th April 2016

Blue Rose Code To Open Up Glasgow Americana
We couldn’t be more pleased that our headline opening night  on Wednesday the 5th October in St Andrew’s In The Square will be Blue Rose Code.

The man behind the music, Ross Wilson has rightly won huge praise for live, sell-out performances including joyous sessions for the BBC.

And latest album, And Lo! The Bird is On The Wing has thrilled fans and critics alike with its beguiling mix of flawless folk, jazz, soul and country sounds with Celtic hints, plus John Martyn and Van Morrison vocal shades for good measure.

“Grateful for Wilson’s immense talent and craving more.” No Depression Magazine

There is sure to be a lot of interest in this show, so we advise you purchase your tickets in advance, available from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Book Online

You can see what all the fuss is about here:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03m5d21

Sunday Matinee For The Stray Birds
Our Sunday matinee show is now confirmed and on sale, fantastic show in store featuring The Stray Birds and the wonderful Otis Gibbs. The venue for this will be The CCA, doors 3.30pm, 4pm start, tickets from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151,The CCA Box Office and Book Online

Glasgow Americana Festival Pass
The Glasgow Americana 2016 Festival Pass is now on sale at a cost of £80, for Friends Of The Fallen Angels Club Subscribers the cost will be £68.

This allows you to attend all the shows you can manage during the festival between the 5th & 9th October 2016.

Please note there will be a choice of shows on some evenings during the festival due to shows starting at the same time, your festival pass entitles you to choose which you would like to attend.

If you would like to purchase a festival pass you can do so here:- Book Online https://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/glasgow-americana-festival-pass-tickets/227569?language=en-us

Festival Enquiries
If you have any queries regarding the Glasgow Americana festival, please send us an e-mail to info@fallenangelsclub.com

Glasgow Americana 10th Anniversary Festival Dates
We are delighted to announce that the 10th Anniversary of Glasgow Americana will take place between the 5th & 9th October 2016 at various venues across the city.


News update April 2015: Bruce Cockburn

buce_main_ORIGMUSIC ICON COCKBURN TO OPEN GLASGOW AMERICANA FESTIVAL

CANADIAN music icon, Bruce Cockburn has been lined up to play the Glasgow Americana Festival for the first time.

The folk/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter who has released 31 albums spanning five decades, selling over seven million copies worldwide, is appearing at St Andrew’s In The Square, on Wednesday, October 7, the opening night of this year’s Festival.

Fellow musicians and fans alike regard Cockburn, who has won countless awards and honours, as one of the most important songwriters of his generation.

He is famed for writing songs in many styles with lyrics that reveal his passion for human rights, political issues and spirituality. His memoir, Rumours of Glory, was published in 2014 and accompanied by a 9CD box set.

Jackson Browne, no less, said of the book: “… it is a highly personal account, by one whose quest for expression engages the most important social questions of our time.”

Glasgow Americana Festival director, Kevin Morris, said: “It is a great feeling that someone of Bruce Cockburn’s stature, an artiste so widely admired, has agreed to open this year’s Festival.

“It will be an outstanding night for all his followers, and a great first night as well for the Festival.”