Celtic Music Radio & Fringe Americana presents The Moon Shiners, Jill Hepburn and Al Shields at Avant Garde, 34 King Street, Merchant City, Glasgow on Wednesday 26 September 2012 with a 8.00pm start.
The event is free but ticketed with tickets available by e-mail to email@example.com or from behind the bar at Lauries Bar, King Street at two tickets per person. More on the Glasgow Americana music festival on their website here.
Glasgow’s, nay Scotland’s finest Bluegrass band have been thrilling audiences since 1989 with their energy and authenticity. It is testimony to there longevity on how good these guys and gals are.
Jill was a ‘bedroom songwriter’ for many years before finally summoning up the courage to go along to an open mic in the famous The Halt Bar in Woodlands Road, Glasgow where the enthusiastic response to her songs encouraged her to write and play more. Her debut album Snowflake was Album of the Week on BBC Radio Scotland’s Iain Anderson Show. She has just released her second album, a collection of songs written on banjo The Lantern Has Fallen. The Falkirk singer-songwriter had the honour of having tracks on it produced by one of her musical heroes, folk troubadour/Daintees front man Martin Stephenson, who also plays guitar on some tracks. Kenny Brady, formerly of The Fall, contributes fiddle, mandolin and backing vocals.
Al Shields is an Edinburgh-based songwriter, who’s influences are rooted in old-time country, folk and blues music. He released his fine debut album ‘Slow Burner’ in October 2011. He is originally from the Island of Bute where he grew up on a healthy diet of country and folk music from his mother’s record collection. Al moved to Edinburgh in 2005 and has recently had the privelege of supporting a number of international touring acts, including Joe Pug, Neal Casal, and Red Sky July. I caught him live at the Neal Casal show and was blown away!
Tom Hamilton presents ‘Music from the Loft’ and The Blues Hour on Tuesdays 10.00pm-12 midnight.