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.
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.
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.
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 plus guests
Friday 5th October 2018
The Hug & Pint
Tickets £8, doors 7.30pm.
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.” isthismusic.com
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’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.
We are always delighted to showcase local talent as part of our 5-day Americana extravaganza.
Glasgow-based Starry Skies will play one of the Saturday night slots in The CCA on Sauchiehall Street.
This show is the album launch party for the new album, ‘Be Kind’ from the Starry Skies, who play a unique form of pop Americana, rollicking garage rock and tender balladry featuring the voice and songs of Warren McIntyre, a Glasgow-based singer/songwriter. Tickets are now on sale from Ticketweb and Tickets Scotland.
You can book online here.
Hailed by Rolling Stone for his exhilarating brand of “folk music raised on New Jersey grit,” acclaimed American songwriter Anthony D’Amato has just confirmed he will be playing Glasgow Americana in October at The Glad Café on the 5th.
Anthony has impressed on previous visits to Glasgow with opening slots for Ricky Ross, Gretchen Peters, and Israel Nash.
Opening up the show will be Mabel & Huck an Americana duo from Glasgow, Scotland who are making a name for themselves by putting a modern spin on old-time Folk, Bluegrass & Country music; honing in on tight-knit harmonies and relentless pickin’.
Bennett Wilson Poole Saturday Slot
We are delighted to have this exciting new band play one of the Saturday night slots during Glasgow Americana.
Danny Wilson (Danny and the Champions of the World, Grand Drive) and Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Goldrush, Saint Etienne) join forces with Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing), producer extraordinaire and king of the electric twelve-string Rickenbacker to form Bennett Wilson Poole, whose debut album has been on the receiving end of almost ubiquitous high praise.
“instant classics… hints of Willie and Levon” Bud Scoppa, Uncut
“a jangly, joyful set that harks back to the harmony-filled past” Express ★★★★★
“epic, magical” Ralph McLean, BBC
We are delighted to announce some of the first acts confirmed for Glasgow Americana 2018.
Our 5-day Americana extravaganza will take place between the 3rd-7th October 2018.
First headline acts confirmed are UK Americana Artist Of The Year, Emily Barker who will play Oran Mor on the Thursday night on the 4th October 2018.
Nathan Bell ended 2017 on another high after being voted Male Performer of the Year in the Readers’ Poll at the influential AmericanaUK website. We are delighted he has signed up for the matinee show in The CCA on the final day on the 7th October.
Native Texan Kimmie Rhodes will bring the curtain down on Glasgow Americana 2018 with a show in the CCA on Sunday the 7th October.