BIGGEST EVER LINE-UP FOR GLASGOW AMERICANA FESTIVAL
From October 6th 2010 for five days
Tift Merritt has a growing fan base that admires the intimate story telling in her songs and her June 1 release “See You On The Moon” was included in Paste magazine’s 25 most eagerly anticipated albums of the summer.
Eilen Jewell, who is a rising star in a new generation of roots musicians, made her Scottish debut in Glasgow last October and sparked off glowing reviews. She has a folk base but is equally at home with the blues, rockabilly and even garage rock.
The fourth Glasgow Americana Festival line-up will feature over fifteen acts at five different venues over five days, starting on October 6.
Grammy-nominated Tift Merritt, Eilen Jewel, Gurf Morlix, Roddy Hart, Girlyman and Frazey Ford from The Be Good Tanyas are among those heading to the city for the highly popular festival that has become a firm favourite on Scotland’s music festival map.
Gurf Morlix, the Americana Music Association’s Instrumentalist of the Year for 2009, is a top-drawer songwriter and solo artist, while the likes of Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Mary Gauthier have all benefited from his expertise as producer.
Girlyman, who have never toured in the UK before, clocked up a biggest selling album accolade on CD Baby recently with current release “Everything’s Easy” The Independent Music Award winners have enlisted JJ Jones, formerly drummer with Po’Girl, who played the festival last year, for their visit.
Frazey Ford, well known as one third of Canadian all-girl band, The Be Good Tanyas is a welcome addition to the line-up. She has a new solo album “Obadiah” out now.
Log cabin dweller from Texas, Kevin Welch, whose latest CD is "A Patch Of Blue Sky" is highly rated.
“I am pleased these first-class, well-respected and hugely admired artistes have agreed to come to Glasgow for the 4th Americana Festival,” said promoter, Kevin Morris of The Fallen Angels Club.
“They join a roll call of great names who have graced the Festival since we started like Mary Gauthier, Robbie Fulks, The Handsome Family as well as many more.
“We are staging the Festival in October and over five days for the first time. We have more acts than ever before and we’ve attracted a world - class line-up that will satisfy the tastes of all roots music fans.
“Previous festivals have generated positive responses and I’m sure this will be the same. The Festival will be a musical boost before we head into the dark days of winter.”
The full line-up, which runs from October 6 to 10, is:
+ Wednesday, October 6 - Eilen Jewell plus support
O2 ABC 2 Glasgow, 300 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JA
£12- 0844 477 2000, Doors 7pm, 7.45pm start
Wednesday, October 6 - Brian Houston and Yvonne Lyon
Bar Brel Ashton Lane Glasgow G12 8SJ
£8- 0141 342 4966, Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start
Thursday, October 7 - Girly Man plus support
Stereo 20 Renfield Lane Glasgow G2 5AR
£10- 0141 204 5151 (Tickets Scotland) , Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start
Friday, October 8 - Haysale Night Records Night- Adam Puddington, Ruth Minnikin, Jason Haywood
venue to be confirmed
Saturday, October 9 - early show Frazey Ford (of The Be Good Tanyas) plus support
CCA350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD
£12- 0141 352 4900 Doors 4.30pm, 5pm start
Saturday, October 9 - Evening show Tift Merritt plus support
CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD
£13- 0141 352 4900 Doors 8.00pm, 8.30pm start
Sunday, October 10 - Gurf Morlix plus support
Bar Brel Ashton Lane Glasgow G12 8SJ
£10- 0141 342 4966 Doors 3.00pm, 3.30pm start
Sunday, October 10 - Kevin Welch & Alana Levandowski
The Recital Rooms City Halls Candleriggs Glasgow G1 1NQ
£11- 0141 353 8000, Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start