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Glasgow Americana
Roddy Hart, Boo Hewerdine & Ben Glover

Sat 8 October 2016

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. 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 equally so in this one-off evening show. Roddy Hart, with his Lonesome Hearts Band, has a new album due out this year, and has also been busy curating Celtic Connections’ Roaming Roots Review and the Neil Young 70th birthday live sessions in Aberdeen and Glasgow.

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.”

Glasgow Americana takes place at various venues across the city of Glasgow between the 5th & 9th October 2016, also features Blue Rose Code, The Stray Birds, Otis Gibbs, Jill Jackson plus loads more..... For full details visit the festival website at www.glasgowamericana.com