Libby Koch & Chuck Hawthorne & Rachel Laven - Texas Troubadours presented by The Medicine Show live on Mike Ritchie’s show Sun 30 July 4-6pm Listen Again - First Hour Second Hour Libby Koch From Houston now in Austin TX Describing Americana singer-songwriter Libby Koch (pronounced like the soft drink) as … [Read more...] about Live with Mike Ritchie
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Celtic Music Radio 95FM is pleased to announce an end- of-year poll success for one its presenters. The Mike Ritchie On Sunday Show secured a runners-up slot – behind the BBC’s legendary Bob Harris, no less – for Best Radio Show in the influential Americana-UK website readers’ vote. http://americana-uk.com/americana-uks-readers-poll-2016-the-results The website … [Read more...] about Mike Ritchie success in national listeners’ poll
On the wall stage left, there hung a wooden, tribal-type facemask next to a fire extinguisher. Used together, I’m certain, they would have had no effect whatsoever trying to contain or quell this spirited and blazingly inspirational gig by Dan Stuart who was, once again on Glasgow soil, in cracking form. He was brilliant: edgy, funny, down-to-earth, and that was only … [Read more...] about DAN STUART, STEREO, GLASGOW – FEBRUARY 25, 2016
While her first two albums were released to varying shades of indifference, according to Gretchen Peters, the Grammy nominee has gathered such a loyal and sizeable following in these parts that this was her second consecutive gig at Celtic Connections. And it was a spirited set throughout with songs spanning the 20 years since the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame … [Read more...] about Gretchen Peters, Celtic Connections, The Mackintosh Church, Glasgow, January 31, 2016
Blue Rose Code have cracked it – though long-term followers of man-behind-the-music, Ross Wilson, could have shared this news ages ago, and not just in the aftermath of this truly superb Celtic Connections’ headlining performance. There is an enthralling and charming dignity behind his songs, older ones and those fresh out of the wrapper of his new … [Read more...] about BLUE ROSE CODE, Celtic Connections, The Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow 29/1/16.
If there is a law against songwriting whilst driving in the State of Texas, then we were in the company at this gig of someone who has broken it, confessing all the while she had run off the road a couple of times as she engaged in this creative, if somewhat dangerous practice. But Kimmie Rhodes has lived to tell the tale. It was one she shared, among many others, … [Read more...] about KIMMIE RHODES, Celtic Connections, Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow, January 25, 2016.
Via a gravel road or ghost highway, Lucinda Williams has trekked many a mile in life and music – and the triple Grammy Award winner’s decision to take the off ramp for this Celtic Connections’ night in Glasgow was right up her fans’ street, so to speak. It was a brilliant, rockin’ gig with Lady Lu and her red-hot band in truly blistering form, delivering with … [Read more...] about LUCINDA WILLIAMS, ROYAL CONCERT HALL, GLASGOW: CELTIC CONNECTIONS, JANUARY 20, 2016.
The Mike + Ruthy Band Venue: Old Fruitmarket Town: Glasgow Date: 17/01/16 Website: http://www.mikeandruthy.com With around 2,500 artistes appearing on the Celtic Connections’ 2016 programme it is worth paying attention when the festival’s own artistic director goes down that “not to be missed” route to single out acts – The Mike + Ruthy Band got such a stirring … [Read more...] about The Mike + Ruthy Band, Old Fruitmarket, 17 Jan 2016