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News: Martha Fields & Roseanne Reid Join Festival Line Up

Martha Fields & Roseanne Reid Join Festival Line Up

Saturday 7th October Evening Show

Female singer/songwriters from Texas and Edinburgh – Martha Fields and Roseanne Reid – will display their undoubted talents at the Glasgow Americana Festival this year.

Singer/songwriter Marty Fields is from Austin and rising Scots star, Roseanne Reid will be performing a double bill at the CCA Cinema on the evening of Saturday, October 7.

Marty – who is also appearing at the Hazy Recollections’ matinee show at The Glad Café the same day – is based part of the year in France, but no matter where she stays or plays she creates emotional, Southern music summoning the expressive power of Guthrie, Dylan, Gentry and Williams.

Her Southern White Lies album has enjoyed great critical acclaim and it ended as the No 2 CD of 2016 on the Euro Americana Charts.

Edinburgh-based Roseanne Reid – who was praised by Steve Earle, no less, as an outstanding songwriter – is growing in stature and popularity as a solo acoustic act.

Roseanne’s distinctive Americana song writing style and smoky vocals gained her a spot on the Radio 2 Folk Award Nominations 2015 list, for which only four acts from around the country were selected.

Her debut EP Right on Time was released in 2015 and will be followed up this year.

Marty and Roseanne are two exceptional talents from both sides of the Atlantic with highly individual songs and styles, so a special evening is in store.



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


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 Gareth 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



6th October 2016: Norrie McCulloch & The Jellyman’s Daughter

NORRIE MCCULLOUGHNorrie McCulloch & The Jellyman’s Daughter

Thursday 6th October 2016

Blackfriars 36 Bell St, Glasgow G1 1LG

Tickets £9 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Norrie McCulloch is an absorbing songwriter and performer with two brilliant albums to his name: his latest, These Mountain Blues has had the critics swooning and featured on many a radio playlist.

The Jellyman’s Daughter is duo, Emily Kelly (vocals, guitar, mandolin) and Graham Coe (vocals, cello), whose debut album with its range of blues, bluegrass and country shades, brought them a wide audience here and overseas as well.


This promises to be a memorable evening and will surely highlight the local talent we have right here in Scotland.

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

Chip Taylor 2015 (1) WEB
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.

Tickets available here:- Book online

The Scotsman, The Englishman & The Irishman

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.

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.


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:-

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

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

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.

9th October 2016: Final Night Sam Outlaw

Sam Outlaw plus Molly Parden

Sunday 9th October 2016
The CCA Glasgow
Doors 8pm, 8.30pm start
Tickets £14 from The CCA 0141 352 4900
Book online

South Californian, Sam Outlaw will be the final act at this year’s 10th Anniversary Glasgow Americana Festival, appearing at the CCA for the Sunday night

With Ry Cooder a major fan, Sam calls his music “SoCal Country” and his outstanding debut release, Angeleno, with its moody yet timeless songs, made it into The Guardian’s Top 10 country albums list for 2015.

Sam played a sold-out Glasgow show earlier this year on a wave of interest and great reviews – he did not disappoint, we look forward to seeing him bringing the curtain down on our 10th anniversary celebrations.

“An album that’s a pure winner straight out of the gate.” –Dallas Observer


This year’s five-day Glasgow Americana attracted more than 700 fans to seven gigs with two sell-out performances.
This included far-flung music lovers from Holland and Ireland, as well as the Scottish islands, including Shetland and Eriskay.
And Glasgow Americana director, Kevin Morris says preparations for next year’s 10th anniversary festival are now well under way.
“I would like to say a big thank you to all music fans who supported Glasgow Americana and all the artistes who took part for making it a great success,” said Kevin.
“We have a reputation for providing intimate and memorable Festival experiences and the feedback has again shown this to be the case.
“It’s our tenth anniversary next year so we’ll be making special announcements in due course about who will be on the bill.
“We look forward to welcoming fans who have experienced Glasgow Americana before, and anyone who wants to sample the festival of music for the first time as well.”

NEWS UPDATE: Kathryn Joined By Magic Number

MAGIC NUMBERSTwo superb artistes who mostly star in their own shows are coming together for a sparkling co-headline date at this year’s Glasgow Americana.

Kathryn Williams with Michele Stodart (The Magic Numbers) will both be in full flow and featuring songs from their new albums.

For her latest release, Hypoxia, Kathryn was inspired by Sylvia Plath’s book, The Bell Jar. She has a gentle voice that is loaded with an underlying edge and steeliness.

Folk Radio UK wrote: “Kathryn Williams has brought great sensitivity and empathy to her writing of the nine songs on Hypoxia.”

Michele’s second solo album – title not known at time of writing this – has been recorded at Abbey Road studios, a follow up to her beautifully-composed debut album, Wide-Eyed Crossing in 2012, which one critic described as “a southern-drenched journey into Americana country blues.”

Michele is a terrific performer whose live shows make a huge and lasting impression on all who are in her company.

With two such talents sharing the spotlight, a memorable evening is in store for all.