On the same night The Burns Unit will be playing at the Old Fruitmarket, sporting indie & folk alumni Emma Pollock, Karine Polwart and King Creostote amongst others. A rabble rousing night would be difficult not to guarantee. Worth getting in early to catch Edinburgh’s Broken Records, will break the ice with their folk-rock-racket before they embark on stratospheric UK and US tour schedule.
After his latest spiritually led album described as a “sick joke” by the Vice President of his own record label, Tom Jones will be performing his refreshingly earnest ‘Praise & Blame’ in full at the Royal Concert Hall on Monday the 17th. With Glasgow’s Gospel Truth Choir in tow, this will undoubtedly be a night of sin & redemption for a truly exclusive headline date.
Dundonian song-smith Michael Marra will be playing the Strathclyde Suite at the Royal Concert Hall on Tuesday the 18th. With his wry humour, songs about Bob Dylan coming to Embra and what if Frida Kahlo came to the Tayside bar in Dundee. Bring the hip flask!
One of the most respected country acts of the moment, Crooked Still will be playing the ABC on Saturday the 22nd. This will be presenting their good time kicks to a keen audience, akin to a cheerful Whiskeytown. Beforehand, Scottish supergroup Lau will be holding court, since the release of their second album ‘Arc Light’ featuring the cover of the Beatles ‘Dear Prudence’ they have been getting a lot of attention. On the same night bass legend & former PIL mainstay Jah Wobble & the Nippon Dub Ensemble will be bring a mix of Western & Eastern musical styles for a packed Saturday at the Arches. With rave reviews in the music press with regards to the live shows, it will be interesting if nothing else.