Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Southern Fried goes outdoors

This year’s Southern Fried Festival in Perth is taking the music outside for the first time as it launches a free outdoor stage at Perth Concert Hall.
The seventh annual festival of American Roots music takes place in Perth Concert Hall and other city centre venues over the weekend of 25 to 27 July with headliners including Buffy Sainte-Marie, Steve Earle and Rosanne Cash plus a host of support acts, guest artists, late night gigs, free shows and workshops.
The addition of the Southern Fried Outdoor Stage which will run from 1pm to 5.45pm on the Saturday and Sunday of the festival gives organisers Horsecross Arts the opportunity to shine a light on Scotland’s own outstanding crop of artists who are influenced by all things Americana.
Saturday afternoon’s session includes Perthshire’s own Red Pine Timber Company and  Glasgow’s multi award-winning country duo Raintown.
Edinburgh's Wynntown Marshalls appear on the Sunday.
For tickets and info contact Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031, visit and make sure you are a Southern Fried Facebook and Twitter buddy for all the back stage chat.


Homecoming tour for Laura McGhee

Monifieth singer-songwriter and fiddle player, Laura McGhee, who is based in Nashville these days, is returning home for dates in Oban, Dundee, Glasgow and East Kilbride in June.


Zoe Muth new album & tour

The wonderful Zoe Muth, who is now based in Austin, Tx, is back with a great new album , "World Of Strangers", and has an autumn tour lined up, which will see her play Inverness, Glasgow & Dunfermline.
Dates in the Forthcoming concerts tab.


Mary Chapin's orchestral tour returns

Mary Chapin Carpenter launched her "orchestral" tour in support of her album, "Songs From The Movie", at Glasgow's Celtic Connections in January. She returns to Scotland in October, playing at Edinburgh's Usher Hall, with the Scottish Festival Orchestra on October 2nd.


Wagon wheels on the way.

The two American Country acts who owe a lot of their success to Bob Dylan's "Wagon Wheel" are  both coming to Glasgow this autumn.
The Old Crow Medicine Show play the ABC on October 22nd, whilst Daruis Rucker plays the same venue exactly a month later. Indeed, one press release had both acts playing on the same night. Now that may have been something to savour!


Scots head for Canada

Isla Grant leaves this week on her latest Canadian tour. Meanwhile, Glasgow based Raintown are also heading for the Dominion, this summer, including a Canada Day gig in Port Credit,Ontario, and the legendary Hugh's Room in Toronto on July 3rd.


Hallur for Shetland

Faroese artist Hallur Joensen, whose latest album features duets with Bobby Bare, The Bellamy Brothers and Charley Pryde amongst others, plays three dates in Shetland next month, July 5-7th.


New video from Dolly ahead of Scots dates

As Scots Country fans await her arrival, Dolly Parton's  latest music video for her forthcoming single, "Home" premieres exclusively on VEVO today.  View the video online here:
Dolly's, latest critically acclaimed release, BLUE SMOKE,debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #6, and #2 on the Billboard Country chart, marking her highest charting solo album ever.

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