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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.



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.

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
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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.


SAM LEWISNashville-based Sam Lewis and Krista Detor from Indiana will provide a compelling matinee double bill at this year’s Glasgow Americana Festival.

They play the CCA on Sunday, October 11.

With stirring melodies and a soulful voice, Sam Lewis has quickly established himself as one of Nashville’s most talented new tunesmiths.

Waiting On You – his sophomore album released in April this year – is a glorious mix of earnest emotion, restless energy and rich folk lyrics.

kdetorKrista Detor is another classy singer-songwriter with folk roots, but doesn’t fit a singular category.

She truly produces great music as her latest release, Flat Earth Diary clearly highlights. Her fifth album to date and first in four years, it is an uplifting collection of songs with mesmerising lyrics.

“Both of these singer/songwriters have earned loads of praise and won many admirers in recent years,” said Festival director, Kevin Morris.

“As a great addition to this year’s festival line-up, I think their popularity will be boosted.”



  • Sam Lewis and Krista Detor, CCA Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, October 11, 2015, matinee Show 4pm.


RossTrevail-Photographer-Lewing&Leigh-28 (Medium)Country-tinged duo, Lewis and Leigh will play the Glasgow Americana Festival on Saturday, October 10 at The Glad Café in Glasgow.

The London-based act – Al Lewis is from Wales and his musical partner Alva Leigh hails from Mississippi – are creating a unique blend of Celtic folk and American, or “Celticana” as they dub it.

And they’re getting a lot of attention with their debut EP, Night Drives, spending four weeks on the BBC Radio 2 playlist. They have opened for Grammy-nominated songwriter John Fullbright and performed at this year’s Celtic Connections.

A first-time visitor, Curtis McMurtry, is the 24-year-old son of the famous, James. Curtis recently brought out his first album, Respectable Enemy, immediately winning generous praise for a remarkably assured and focused release for someone his age.

Influenced by the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Ray Charles, Curtis’ compositions range from chamber pop to jazz-funk while capturing folky-toned Americana as well.

“This is a great line-up of emerging musical talents,” said Glasgow Americana Festival director, Kevin Morris.

“They have put together highly-praised collections of songs so Festival fans are in for a real-deal treat.”

  • Lewis & Leigh and Curtis McMurtry, The Glad Cafe Glasgow Saturday, October 10, 2015, doors 8pm.




The excellent singer/songwriter and no stranger to the Glasgow Americana Festival, Danny Schmidt makes a welcome return for a classy Saturday matinee at this year’s Festival.

He will appear at The Glad Café on Saturday, October 10 and support will come from festival debutante, Betty Soo from Texas.

Danny’s new album, Owls, is an edgy and atmospheric collection of songs that include full-out band efforts mixed with humble and reflective tracks. All are hugely satisfying and enjoying air-play in the States and here.

Betty Soo has pulled in positive reviews for her albums, including her fourth and latest release, When We’re Gone, with critics comparing her exceptionally, well-arranged songs to the likes of Patty Griffin and Alison Krauss.

She writes beautifully about heartbreak and sorrow but brings to the mix an edginess and warmth that demand attention.

“We are pleased to be able to welcome Danny back to Glasgow and Betty Soo for the first time to the Festival,” said Glasgow Americana director, Kevin Morris.

“This is a great opportunity for Festival fans to hear two performers with excellent songs to share.”

Danny Schmidt and Betty Soo, Glasgow Americana Festival, The Glad Café, Saturday, October 10, 2015, doors 3.30pm.

News: Mary Gauthier, Sturgill Simpson and Hazy Americana

STURGIL WEB 14Sturgill On The Rise

What a year Sturgill Simpson is having; recent appearances on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Later With Jools have really seen his stock rising.

Sturgill just scooped the Emerging Artist Of The Year Award at a glitzy bash for the Americana Music Association Award which were held at the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Wednesday 17th September.

Sturgill & His Band will bring Glasgow Americana to a close on Sunday 5th October in Oran Mor. Opening the show will be local lad Daniel Meade.

You can purchase tickets for this show here.


MARY GAUTIER 14Mary Gauthier Selling Fast

Always popular in Glasgow, Mary Gauthier plays our Friday Night show at St Andrew’s In The Square with Ben Glover. The show is selling extremely well and we advise you purchase a ticket sooner rather than later.

This hot ticket can be purchased here.


Hazy Americana

Featuring Findlay Napier, Anthony D’Amato, The Chaplins, Jellyman’s Daughter & Genesee.

Sunday 5th October Matinee Show

The CCA Glasgow 0141 352 4900

We are delighted to be once again to be teaming up with the Hazy Recollections team to bring you a first class afternoon of music.

Hazy Recollections head honcho Findlay Napier will be joined by an array of talent from home and abroad.

Findlay will sing some of his own real treat, energetic material, join in with others on the bill, and generally run the sparkling show as at previous festivals.

New Jersey singer/songwriter Anthony D’Amato makes a welcome return to Glasgow. And the extra good news is that he’s heading to Glasgow with a new album release in tow, “The Shipwreck From the Shore.” Anthony impressed Glasgow audiences on previous visits opening up for Gretchen Peters and Israel Nash Gripka.

The Jellyman’s Daughter is an Edinburgh-based duo featuring Emily Kelly on guitar and Graham Coe on cello, with vocal harmonies that share a unique affinity and create equal amounts of intimacy and excitement in their songs. Fans of Crooked Still will love these guys.

This year’s winners of The Danny Kyle Stage at Celtic Connections, The Chaplins are Jill (lead vocals, guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica), Lisa (drums, percussion, vocals, ukulele) and John (double bass, vocals). With their timeless feel, The Chaplins will appeal to all – eight or eighty you will find yourself mesmerised by this distinctive trio.

Singer-Songwriter Genesee is an artist that draws you into her world through songs that approach you sideways but always end up written on your face. An enthusiastic people watcher; her songs and poems tell stories of the wayward souls of the great, grey land of Scotland of where she currently resides, weaving through its eclectic mix of culture and opportunity.

You can purchase tickets for this show here.




Chuck Prophet Rescheduled to Sunday 19th October

CHUCK PROPHET WEB4Due to a major scheduling conflict with the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco, Chuck Prophet will sadly not be appearing at Glasgow Americana on Sunday 5th October. Chuck will be rescheduling and appearing in Glasgow around two weeks later in a one off Fallen Angels Club show. Please keep an eye out for new date that will be announced over the next few days.

The show will be again in Oran Mor and original tickets are still valid, refunds available from point of purchase.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but this is totally out with our control.

Full information can be found here.

You can purchase tickets here.