Glasgow Americana Festival 2010

Photo: glasgow festival of americana. 6th - 10th October 2010


The fourth Glasgow Americana Festival line-up will feature numerous acts at various venues over five days, starting on the 6th October.


Grammy-nominated Tift Merritt, Eilen Jewel, Gurf Morlix, Girlyman, Kevin Welch 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.

Photo: tift merritt. 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.

Gurf Morlix, the Americana Music Association's Instrumentalist of the Year for 2009, is a top-drawer songwriter and solo artiste while the likes of Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Mary Gauthier have all benefited from his expertise as producer.

Photo: girlyman. 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 solo album "Obadiah" due for release next month.

Log cabin dweller from Texas, Kevin Welch, whose latest CD "A Patch Of Blue Sky," is highly rated, pipped only by the likes of Steve Earle, Robert Plant/Alison Krauss to top music awards in recent years.

Kevin Morris of The Fallen Angels Club said:

"I am pleased these first-class, well-respected and hugely admired artistes have agreed to come to Glasgow for the 4th Americana Festival,"
"They join a roll call of great names who have graced the Festival since we started like Mary Gauthier, The Wailin' Jennys, Robbie Fulks, The Handsome Family and many more."
"We are staging the Festival in October for the first time, it is running over five days for the first time, we have more acts than ever before and we've attracted a 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. Hopefully with continued support from the Scottish Arts Council and Glasgow City Council Glasgow Americana will grow year on year."

Photo: kevin welch.Listings

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