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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

2014-09-20T18:00:00+00:00
Saturday
20

With glowing four star reviews from Q magazine and Maverick magazine for their recent “Everything Is Cheaper Than It Looks” album, Turnstile Junkpile are a straight up no messin’ rock’n’roll band. The guitars and the grooves are weighty, but the songs have a base in a fine roots sensibility….’The real deal…A fine blend of The Band, Gram Parsons, Merle Haggard and even a little modern bluegrass thrown in for good measure…’ Maverick Magazine.

Turnstile Junkpile onstage at 10.00 pm

Hailing from South-East England, Matt Pound & Lt.Leek are a six piece alt.country group. Lyrically bittersweet and melodically pure, the songs embrace both British and American Folk traditions, combining them with a contemporary indie edge.

Matt Pound & Lt Leek onstage at 9.00 pm

2014-09-15T19:00:00+00:00
Monday
15

We’re excited to announce the return of the mildly disturbing Fred Strangebone and his Pub Quiz. Expect dark humoured trivia, unintentional sing-alongs and heckling- there will also be piano accompaniment. The previous quiz featured rounds on bodily excretions, serial killer’s pet dogs and R&B music, and it’s probably going to follow a similar path this time around we should think. It’s free to enter, it starts at eight thirty- get here good and early to bag a table!

Quiz begins at 8.30 sharp.

2014-09-14T19:00:00+00:00
Sunday
14

Channelling the spirit of early Paul Simon, Elliott Smith, The Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac, troubadour Louis Doyle plays his first set for The Glad’s Sunday Sessions tonight. His sharp ear for bright strong melody combines with a fine lyrical style and an expertly honed songcraft to make for an artist with exciting potential.

The Spare Room onstage at 9.00 pm

Ricky Damiani aka Mock Deer has a pure songwriting style that harks back to such giants of the folk idiom as Jackson C Frank and Dave Van Ronk. His raw and powerful songs show a deep understanding of folk roots and stand as an admirable testament to the grand tradition of one man and his guitar.

Mock Deer onstage at 8.00 pm

2014-09-13T19:15:00+00:00
Saturday
13

Led by former Obscuritones singer Gabriella Romano, Ella and the Blisters are fast emerging as one of the most exciting new bands on the thriving London roots scene. Fusing gypsy jazz, rockabilly and swinging’ country into a fantastically catchy whole, the band combine fiddle, accordion. guitar, bass, drums, ukulele and percussion to make for a wonderfully joyous roots stew. A great Saturday night band, guaranteed to warm your heart and move your feet!

Ella and The Blisters onstage at 10.00 pm

Citadelles are a collaborative group underpinned by the songwriting of Adam Fletcher, working within a diverse range of influences ranging from Bright Eyes to Jeff Buckley, Radiohead and Tune-Yards and beyond. His ambitious arrangements are preformed with meticulous care by his band of six piece band of drums, bass, piano, cello, guitar and saxophone.

Citadelles onstage at 9.00 pm

2014-09-10T19:00:00+00:00
Wednesday
10

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