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2014-10-08T19:00:00+00:00
Wednesday
8

Honkytonk Wednesdays at the Glad are a feast of early Twentieth Century Americana. You’ll hear country blues, jug band music, ragtime, stride piano styles, old-time mountain music, barrelhouse blues, speakeasy and New Orleans classics on the stereo, and a live act that specializes in any facet of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm.

This week we have acoustic blues guitarist supreme John Drain and mouth harp magician Marco Farris playing firing, red hot Delta and Country Blues styles. Guaranteed to be fierce…!

Two sets, 8.30 pm & 9.30 pm

2014-10-06T19:00:00+00:00
Monday
6

The Glad’s monthly trad Irish & Roots round table session. Curated by Irish trio Glenn Comiskey, Catherine Doogan and Mary Quinn (folk group Mariah Wade), it’s an evening of traditional Irish, English and American folk songs performed round our big table (with the accompaniment of a few pints..). Guests with a traditional song or instrument from any part of the world are always very welcome.

Music begins at 8.00 pm.

2014-10-05T18:00:00+00:00
Sunday
5

Troubadour Rose are a three piece female fronted ball of folk ‘n’ roll energy. Based around guitar, banjo and fiddle, they’ve been championed by Tom Robinson on 6 Music, for obvious reasons once you hear them. Citing influences as diverse as Stevie Nicks, The National, Iron and Wine and The Pretenders, their mighty pop folk reflects their immaculate taste. Their recently released debut album on Clubhouse Records. ‘Find An Arrow’, has received rave reviews from the Daily Mail (four stars), Maverick Magazine (four stars) and The Guardian (four stars)- ‘melodic, powerful and whip smart’.

The mysterious May Gibbs describes herself as ‘a whimsical and at times brash piano songstress’. Her other job is fronting what promises to be a soon to be very well known band- she appears tonight in her AKA guise, performing her own solo compositions.

May Gibbs onstage at 8.15 pm

We begin our Sunday night with a short set of soulful folk from solo troubadour Richard Maule.

Richard Maule onstage at 7.15 pm

2014-10-04T00:00:00+00:00
Saturday
4

Favourites of Steve Lamacq on Radio 2 and Radio 6, and Gary Crowley on GLR, six piece Lazy Heart Parade play anthemic indie folk with a nod to Neutral Milk Hotel and Arcade Fire that combines ukelele, violin and mandolin with a modern indie rock electric edge and attitude. Whipsmart lyrics and superbly catchy hooks backed by excellent musicianship make for a splendid Saturday night act.

Lazy Heart Parade onstage at 10.00 pm

The Ragged Flags play souped up country rock with a British indie twist. A straight up rocking four piece, they’re stalwarts of our Saturday night stage.

The Ragged Flags onstage at 9.00 pm

Hummingbird open up our Saturday night with a set of hazy alt-folk- ghosts of Sparklehorse, Mercury Rev and the American psychedelic underground rattle around their edgy, enigmatic songs. ‘Diverse, different, and fascinating in it’s disparate elements’ R2 Magazine.

Hummingbird onstage at 8.15 pm

2014-10-01T19:00:00+00:00
Wednesday
1

Honkytonk Wednesdays at the Glad are a feast of early Twentieth Century Americana. You’ll hear old-time jazz, country blues, jug band music, ragtime, stride piano styles, mountain music, barrelhouse blues, speakeasy and New Orleans classics on the stereo, and a live act that specializes in any facet of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm.

Tonight we have two sets of Western swing, country blues and honky-tonk from double bass supremo Ben Somers (The Absentees, Dr John, Dizzee Rascal), pedal steel player Matt Park (Fionn Regan, The View, Fyfe Dangerfield) and guitarist Marcus Bonafanti ( 2012 British Blues Award for Best Songwriter).

Two sets, 8.30 pm & 9.30 pm

2014-09-28T18:00:00+00:00
Sunday
28

A favorite of the Glad’s Sunday night sessions, Jack Harris was a South by Southwest showcasing artist at 17. He was the first international act to win the New Folk songwriting competition at The Kerrville Folk Festival, Texas- previous winners include Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Gillian Welch and Devon Sproule.. A virtuosic guitar player and wonderfully authentic folk singer and songwriter, he has shared the stage with everyone from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick to Anais Mitchell and Jeffrey Foucault.

Jack Harris onstage at 9.00 pm

A favourite of the Glad’s Sunday night sessions, Ned Roberts is a wonderfully accomplished folk musician that sounds as though he’s been around forever. His perfectly balanced Laurel Canyon-esque songs delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility sit comfortably among the classics of the acoustic folk world.

Ned Roberts onstage at 8.15 pm

2014-09-27T19:00:00+00:00
Saturday
27

Sat 27th Sept: The Magnetic Mind/ Blind Atlas/ The Galleons

The Magnetic Mind formed in early 2011, brought together by a shared love of 60s garage and psychedelic music. Their early demos caught the ear of White Stripes/Tame Impala producer Liam Watson, who agreed to produce their debut single at the legendary Toe Rag Studios. The single came out on UK indie label Heavy Soul 45s on May 14th 2012, and received airplay on XFM, BBC 6 Music, as well as chalking up some great reviews from Shindig!, Louder Than War, and The Active Listener. The band have just recently put out a download-only single, ‘Stay Away From the Door’, and are working on their debut LP.

The Magnetic Mind onstage at 10.00 pm

Musical cohorts of cult UK artists The Earlies, Anglo-American alt-folk band Blind Atlas recently released their debut album ‘Kodiak Bear’ to critical acclaim: ‘country blues grooving to a Burritos beat, hints of Exile on Main Street, Calexico and Frontier Ruckus’ – Classic Rock Magazine. They combine great musicianship with sweet harmonies and a set full of heavyweight songs that reference the last forty years of classic Americana, from Neil Young and the Burrito Brothers all the way up to Band of Horses, The National, The Felice Brothers and Ryan Adams.

Blind Atlas onstage at 9.15 pm

We begin our Saturday night witn a short set of string soaked indie folk from Brighton four piece The Galleons.

The Galleons onstage at 8.15 pm

2014-09-24T19:00:00+00:00
Wednesday
24

Honkytonk Wednesdays at the Glad are a feast of early Twentieth Century Americana. You’ll hear old-time jazz, country blues, jug band music, ragtime, stride piano styles, mountain music, barrelhouse blues, speakeasy and New Orleans classics on the stereo, and a live act that specializes in any facet of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm.

Tonight we have The Ragged Out String Band featuring members of much respected bluegrass act The Absentees and old time duo The A& E String Band. Featuring Emily Smith on fiddle, Ben Somers on upright bass, Andy Quelch on guitar and Joe Aukland on banjo, with fine harmony vocals, the Ragged Out String Band play hard driving uptempo old time mountain music. It’s fierce in it’s attitude, it’ll get your feet stomping and it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face…

Two live sets, 8.30 pm & 9.30 pm

2014-09-24T19:00:00+00:00
Wednesday
24

Honkytonk Wednesdays at the Glad are a feast of early Twentieth Century Americana. You’ll hear old-time jazz, country blues, jug band music, ragtime, stride piano styles, mountain music, barrelhouse blues, speakeasy and New Orleans classics on the stereo, and a live act that specializes in any facet of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm.

Tonight we have The Ragged Out String Band featuring members of much respected bluegrass act The Absentees and old time duo The A& E String Band. Featuring Emily Smith on fiddle, Ben Somers on upright bass, Andy Quelch on guitar and Joe Aukland on banjo, with fine harmony vocals, the Ragged Out String Band play hard driving uptempo old time mountain music. It’s fierce in it’s attitude, it’ll get your feet stomping and it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face…

Two sets, 8.30 pm & 9.30 pm

2014-09-21T18:00:00+00:00
Sunday
21

This is a very special Sunday night for us- Alani Charal has collaborated with an impressive array of established artists, from Blur to Nitin Sawhney during her illustrious career in music. Currently producing her debut album, with help from Andrew Hale (Sade) and Damon Albarn, she blends the melancholic romanticism of 1940′s swing ballads with a contemporary soul edge. Songs of true depth are sung by a wonderfully rich and soulful voice to match- she’s played for us twice so far on our Sunday Sessions and completely enchanted all present. She plays tonight with a four piece ensemble- this is definitely not one to miss.

Alani Charal onstage at 9.00 pm

Combining banjo, percussion, trumpet and double bass, Bouche are a product of the same London roots scene as Whiskey Moon Face and Brooke Sharkey. This wonderfully talented band blend the spirits of blues queens Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith and the cinematic smokey folk and jazz noir of Tom Waits, wrap it all in a cloak of finely crafted contemporary songwriting, and deliver it with charismatic panache from singer Rebekah Bouche.

Bouche onstage at 8.00 pm

A vocal timbre that ranges from the power of Sinead O’Connor to the smokey soul of Stevie Nicks and a highly original writing style mark Abbey Bowden out as a very talented new young singer/songwriter on the London folk scene. Her enigmatic style has depth and mystery that can make your spine tingle, she’s a truly unique voice.

Abbey Bowden onstage at 7.15 pm