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
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.
Jayhawks’ legend Mark Olson to grace Glasgow Americana Festival
Saturday 7th October Evening Show
Founding member of legendary band, The Jayhawks, Mark Olson, will headline a Glasgow Americana Festival show at The Glad Café on Saturday, October 7.
The California desert cabin resident is rightly credited with writing some of the most blissful, genre-defining Alternative Country and Americana ever recorded, building a substantial fan base in the process.
His output as a solo performer continues to be impressive and a new album, Spokeswoman of the Bright Sun, is due out in September this year.
Ags Connolly is a traditional country singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire, and a proud supporter of the ‘Ameripolitan’ movement, supporting new music with a traditional roots influence.
Nothin Unexpected, released earlier this year, was a brilliant follow-up to his stunning debut, How About Now.
This is a cracking, crowd-pleasing line-up as both singer/songwriters craft terrific songs and deliver them with passion and style.
Mark has a dedicated following while Ags is making a major impact on the music scene.”
Jefferson Hamer & John Taylor
Sunday 8th October 2017
The Admiral, Glasgow
Tickets £12 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
Photo Jefferson J. Elon Goodman
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
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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
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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
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Norrie McCulloch & The Jellyman’s Daughter
Thursday 6th October 2016
Blackfriars 36 Bell St, Glasgow G1 1LG
Tickets £9 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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.
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’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.
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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.
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.
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With Otis Gibbs, Findlay Napier, Roseanne Reid, Mary Jean Lewis & The Low Men, Jenn Butterworth and Laura-Beth Salter.
Saturday 8th October 2016
The Glad Cafe Glasgow
Doors 3.30pm, 4pm start
Tickets £10 from 0141 204 5151
Findlay Napier- Glasgow-based singer-songwriter whose writing nestles neatly between the parallel world of folk and Americana. His most recent album VIP was #2 in The Telegraph’s top folk albums of 2015 and Maverick Magazine describes it as, “A brave, creative and smashing listen.” Findlay’s shows are about storytelling.
Otis Gibbs – Otis has been a favourite of ours since he first appeared in Glasgow with Sam Baker in 2007. His song writing is of a very high standard, and his 2007 album One Day Our Whispers is a hidden gem. Otis played Glasgow Americana in 2008. His latest album “Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth” went down a storm with Billy Bragg, he said: “Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth has been a constant co
mpanion on my headphones over the past few weeks.”
Roseanne is a 23 year old singer-songwriter from Edinburgh, she was named as one of the four nominees for the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, and one of her songs was subsequently played on the Mark Radcliffe show. This also led to a live performance on Radio 2 on the Simon Mayo show. In the summer of 2015, Roseanne was selected by Steve Earle for a Scholarship at his song writing camp in New York. He selected her for a Scholarship again in 2016.
Mary Jean Lewis- Mary Jean draws on a range of country, blues, and rockabilly to create her soulful style based on her powerful voice and intimate connection with the lyrics. This night promises to be an intimate occasion as MJ, Tim Davidson, & Martin Barrett perform some of the bands original material for us. Up close and personal with this Southern Belle and two Low Men 🙂