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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.

Glasgow Americana 2018 Gig Guide

Thursday 4th October 2018

Emily Barker plus support

Oran Mor Glasgow
Tickets £15 from 0141 204 5151

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start


1981AnthonyDAmatoFriday 5th October 2018

Anthony D’Amato plus Mabel & Huck

The Glad Café  Glasgow

Tickets £13 from 0141 204 5151

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start


Saturday 6th October 2018

Warren in RCH STARRY SKIESStarry Skies plus support

The CCA  Glasgow

Tickets £12 from 0141 204 5151

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start


Saturday 6th October 2018

Bennett Wilson Poole plus support

The Glad Café Glasgow
Tickets £13 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Doors 8pm, 8.30pm start


Sunday 7th October 2018

Matinee Show

Nathan Bell plus support

The CCA Theatre Glasgow
Tickets £13 from The CCA 0141 352 4900

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Doors 3.30pm, 4pm start


Sunday 7th October 2017

Evening Finale Show

Kimmie Rhodes plus support

The CCA Theatre Glasgow
Tickets £15 from The CCA 0141 352 4900

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start


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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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

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.

8th October 2016: Hazy Recollections

Hazy Recollections

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

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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 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 🙂

8th October 2016: Roddy Hart, Boo Hewerdine and Ben Glover

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Saturday 8th October 2016

Roddy Hart, Boo Hewerdine Ben Glover

Song Writers In The Round

The Scotsman, The Englishman & The Irishman

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £14 from The CCA Box office 0141 352 4900

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Doors 8pm, 8.30pm start

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.

Individually they are terrific, collectively they will be equally so for this one-off evening show at the CCA on Saturday, October 8.

Roddy Hart, with his Lonesome Fire Band, have a new album due out in this year while the BBC Radio Scotland presenter has also been busy curating Celtic Connections’ Roaming Roots Review and the Neil Young 70th birthday live sessions in Aberdeen and Glasgow.

Boo Hewerdine
Boo Hewerdine, who has a new CD and digital EP scheduled for a summer release, is always a busy, busy man and an inspiration to many musicians. His skills in production are always in demand and recent work has been completed with Edi Reader and Chris Difford of Squeeze.

Nashville-based Ben Glover’s 5th and most recent album, Atlantic is a great collection of pure Americana – and he enjoyed huge success at this year’s inaugural Americana Music Association UK Awards.

Blackbirds, which he co-wrote with American singer-songwriter, Gretchen Peters, was named International Song of the Year.

“This gig brings together three outstanding artistes in a format that will highlight their songwriting skills to the full,” said Kevin Morris, Glasgow Americana Festival director.

“They are accomplished and entertaining so this is going to be one top-class event.”

8th October 2016: Jill Jackson


Saturday 8th October 2016

Jill Jackson plus support

The Glad Café Glasgow

Tickets £12 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Doors 8pm, 8.30pm start

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, October 8.

With a terrific voice, Jill is comfortable in most genres but Americana/country, sometimes with a hint of bluegrass, form 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.

Jill writes great songs and sings with great emotion, we are pleased she can take part in this year’s festival.