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News Bennett Wilson

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



News June 2018

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.

Wednesday 4th October 2017: Glasgow Americana Opening Night

Glasgow Americana Opening Night

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Glasgow Americana Opening Night
The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
Featuring Rachel Sermanni, Jefferson Hamer, Davie Scott, Roseanne Reid, Jonas and Jane, Norrie McCulloch, and For The Sake Of The Song (choir)

7.30pm, 8pm start
Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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News update: Glasgow Americana 2017 Opening Night

Glasgow Americana Opening Night
‘The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Tribute’
Featuring Rachel Sermanni, Jefferson Hamer, Davie Scott, Roseanne Reid, Jonas and Jane, plus special guest

Wednesday 4th October 2017
The Drygate Glasgow

An evening celebrating the works of one of the most revered Texan singer/songwriters will open this year’s Glasgow Americana Festival.

The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Show has got the blessing of his family as Townes’ son, John has given permission for the title of the gig, which will be staged at Drygate on October 4.

Bob Dylan described one of Townes’ songs, Pancho and Lefty, as one of the best songs ever written and countless Americana acts cite Townes as a major influence.

Rachel Sermanni, Jefferson Hamer, Roseanne Reid, Davie Scott (The Pearlfishers) as well as Jonas & Jane are already lined up.

Each act will sing two Townes’ songs plus one of their own.

Picking songs from Townes’ impressive catalogue will be difficult – listening to them re-worked will be easy and a real pleasure.

Townes photo: Laurie Ashbrey

6th October 2017: An Evening With Slaid Cleaves

slaid_alaska-600x383An Evening With Slaid Cleaves

Friday 6th October 2017

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Tickets £16 from 0141 204 5151

Doors 7.30pm, on stage 8pm no support

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Saturday 7th October 2017: Hazy Recollections

Hazy Recollections
Featuring Martha Fields, Ags Connolly, Martha Healy, Saint Huck plus a very special guest.

Saturday 7th October 2017

The Glad Café Glasgow
Matinee show, doors 3.30pm, 4pm start

Tickets £10 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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8th October 2017: My Darling Clementine plus Adriana Spina

My Darling Clementine plus support

Matinee Show

Sunday 8th October 2017

The CCA Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £13 from The CCA 0141 352 4900

Doors 4pm, 4.30pm start

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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.


News: Hazy Afternoon At The Glad Café

Hazy Afternoon At The Glad Café

Saturday 7th October Matinee Show

Martha Fields, Ags Connolly and Martha L. Healy will bring an intriguing range of sounds embracing all that’s good about this musical genre plus more to be confirmed.

A singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas, Marty Fields is based part of the year in France and enjoyed great critical acclaim with her Southern White Lies album, which was the No 2 CD of 2016 on the Euro Americana Charts.

This will be a Glasgow debut for Marty whose Southern gothic, emotionally-charged music summons the expressive power of Guthrie, Dylan, Gentry and Williams.

Ags Connolly, a traditional country singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire, is also a proud supporter of the ‘Ameripolitan’ movement, supporting new music with a traditional roots influence.

His second album released this year, Nothin Unexpected, was a brilliant follow=up to his stunning debut, How About Now.

With the likes of Darrell Scott and Grammy-Award winner, Roseanne Cash in his corner, he has won many admirers with
Country Music People magazine naming his song, ‘When Country Was Proud’ as one of the Top 50 country songs from the last 30 years.

Half-Scottish, half-Irish, Martha L Healy is country through and through, raised on a diet of The Eagles, The Traveling Wilburys and Tom Petty, not forgetting Sheryl Crow, Carol King, Dolly Parton and Bonnie Raitt.

Her debut album, Better Days, was recorded in Nashville in 2014 and she also spent three months there writing a second one.

Her recent EP, To Be Free, was recorded as an interim project in her native Glasgow and received notable reviews from the Country and Americana press and plenty of air play.

This Saturday matinee event is well liked by Glasgow Americana fans and we think this year’s terrific line-up will boost its appeal greatly.


Sunday 8th October 2017: Jefferson Hamer & John Taylor

Jefferson Hamer & John Taylor

Sunday 8th October 2017

The Admiral, Glasgow

4pm, 4.30pm start

Tickets £12 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Photo Jefferson J. Elon Goodman