11th November 2012
Ryan Bingham's first gig in Glasgow, Scotland, in early 2008, was to a small audience in an intimate venue to promote his debut CD 'Mescalito'.
His recent visit to promote 'Tomorrowland' was in complete contrast to that. Three CDs and a host of awards since 'Mescalito' (including a Grammy and an Oscar for 'The Weary Kind'), Bingham is now able to fill a much larger venue to capacity, and he certainly deserves that.
The stage set now looks…Continue
Posted on November 12, 2012 at 6:00am — 4 Comments
What do you get when you cross Nashville, TN with Glasgow, Scotland? Although this sounds like the start of a joke with a punchline that would almost certainly involve rain, the answer is actually some excellent Johnny Cash covers in the form of 'Cashback - Songs I Learned from Johnny'.
The Scottish musician Dean Owens has collaborated with award-winning Nashville songwriter and instrumentalist Will Kimbrough to produce the CD, which includes 13 tracks of Dean's favourite…Continue
Posted on November 10, 2012 at 7:00am
So AMA's Americanafest was spectacular (again!) this year, and we were also spoiled at the other huge Americana festivals - SXSW and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. But as the fall season takes hold and the nights get darker, even the hardiest Americana die-hard longs for something less exhausting and a little more intimate!
And that's where Scotland comes into its own with Glasgow Americana. Thanks to a…Continue
Posted on October 20, 2012 at 3:30am — 1 Comment
I'd been dreaming about my pilgrimage from Scotland to Nashville for the AMA conference for many years, but this year it finally happened. AMA tickets purchased in January followed by an endless wait until September.....lots of anticipation, but also slightly scared that my expectations were too high! Could the Americanafest really deliver? Well, I've been back home for a week now and I'm still on top of the clouds! Thank goodness I have my photographs to prove that it really did…Continue
Posted on September 25, 2012 at 7:30am — 3 Comments