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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

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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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

8th October 2017: Jill Jackson, Dean Owens, & Gareth Dunlop

Evening Finale Show


Song Writers In The Round with Jill Jackson, Dean Owens, & Gareth Dunlop

Sunday 8th October 2017

The CCA Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £14 from The CCA 0141 352 4900

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start
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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.