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FRI 29 - SUN 31 JUL 2016

NICK LOWE, PAUL CARRACK & ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER IMELDA MAY GRETCHEN PETERS PLUS MANY MANY MORE

Southern Fried Festival, Perth @SouthernFriedPH


WELCOME

Welcome to Southern Fried 2016, whether it’s an entirely new experience for you, you’re a grizzled veteran of many festivals or somewhere in between. With the addition of our new Acoustic Stage sponsored by John Ross Hi-Fi, it’s safe to say that this year’s event is easily the biggest to date with almost 50 acts performing over the weekend and hopefully it’ll be the best too! We always say there’s something for everyone in the line-up, but it’s truer than ever now. We’re very pleased with our glittering array of headline artists and even happier with the way people have responded to it by snapping up tickets in their thousands. As ever though, the real joy of the festival for many is coming across new acts and with so many great musicians and songwriters across all our stages and venues there’s an awful lot of exploring to be done. We’re also delighted to bring no less than three new venues on board for the first time Perth North Church, The Green Room and That Bar - offering the potential for the weekend to be one big voyage of discovery. Finally, we’d like to thank our funders - Perth & Kinross Council, Creative Scotland and The Gannochy Trust - for helping to make Southern Fried possible, and above all to all the people who attend and support the event from near and far. We really couldn’t do it without you. Andy Shearer Festival Director

With thanks to our partners, funders and sponsors

WORKSHOPS AND TALKS SOUTHERN FRIED VOICES

WEDNESDAYS 6, 13, 20, 27 JUL: 6.45PM – 9.30PM + SUN 31 JUL: 10AM – 12NOON NORIE-MILLER STUDIO, PERTH CONCERT HALL £27; CONCESSIONS £23 (FOR ALL SESSIONS AND MATERIALS) PERFORMANCE: SUN 31 JUL: 12NOON-1PM Would you like the chance to sing with professional musicians at our Sunday Morning Coming Down show in Perth Concert Hall during this year’s festival? Over four weeks, Debra Salem will take you through your paces working on backing vocal arrangements to accompany Joe Nisbet Jr and Yola Carter plus 2 songs where the choir take the lead. The selected songs will be by turns spiritual, secular, familiar and new and range from country to gospel and all points between. Please be aware you must be available for all rehearsals and the performance. See p11 for full details on the Sunday Morning Coming Down performance.

SOUTHERN FRIED ROCK SHOP MON 25 – SUN 31 JUL: 10AM - 4PM CLEARWATER STUDIOS, SHORE ROAD £175

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We have now sold out of Weekend Passes but you can still buy individual tickets and our Saturday Deal gives you reduced price entry to Late and Southern Fried with your Imelda May ticket. Full conditions of sale are available at our box office and on our website.

PERTH CONCERT HALL

THE GREEN ROOM

MILL ST, PERTH PH1 5HZ

97 CANAL ST, PERTH PH2 8HX

JOHN ROSS Hi-Fi

THE TWA TAMS

13 CHARLOTTE ST, PERTH PH1 5LW

79 SCOTT ST, PERTH PH2 8JR

PERTH NORTH CHURCH

SALUTATION HOTEL

MILL ST, PERTH PH1 5PJ

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Kinnoull Street multi-storey is a pay-and-display car park a few minutes walk between all the venues. If you’re parking here and going to Late and Southern Fried remember to move your car beforehand as this car park shuts at midnight! There are multiple other car parks around the city centre with most having no charge on a Sunday.

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THAT BAR 145-151 SOUTH ST, PERTH PH2 8NY

30-34 SOUTH ST, PERTH PH2 8PH

Southern Fried Rock Shop is back for another packed week of country and Americana workshops for young musicians aged 13 - 17! Working alongside some of the industry’s finest songwriters and musicians you’ll put together a band, busk, write, record and finally perform as part of this year’s amazing festival line-up on the Outdoor Stage. Hardship bursaries are available. For more information contact creativelearning@horsecross.co.uk www.diyrockshop.co.uk   

CLASSIC AMERICANA ALBUMS JOHN ROSS HI-FI, CHARLOTTE STREET FREE

Start your day right with some great music and a little breakfast at John Ross Hi-Fi right round the corner from Perth Concert Hall.

SAT 30 JUL: 11AM JOHN THOMSON Goldrush Records founder and one of the UK’s Americana pioneers introduces one of his favourite records before you sit back and relax and enjoy hearing it through one of John Ross Hi-Fi’s top-of-the-range systems.

SUN 31 JUL: 11AM BRUCE ROBISON Texas songwriter Bruce Robison, who has penned hits for The Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and George Strait amongst others, introduces one of his favourite albums.

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LAST MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER FEW BLUE ROSE CODE TICKETS

THE NEW MADRIDS COLIN CLYNE

FRI 29 JUL: 7.30PM PERTH CONCERT HALL

£29; CONCESSIONS £26.50 (INC £1.50 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET)

FRI 29 JUL: 9PM THE GREEN ROOM, CANAL STREET £12; CONCESSIONS £10 (INC £1.50 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET)

THE NEW MADRIDS

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER Mary Chapin Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and has sold over 14 million records with her beguiling and thoughtful blend of folk, pop and country. With hits like Passionate Kisses, He Thinks He’ll Keep Her, Down At The Twist And Shout, I Take My Chances and Shut Up And Kiss Me, Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards. For nearly thirty years, she has earned the trust of her audience through her willingness to look deep into herself and share joys and sorrows, good times and bad and never more so than on her nakedly honest new Dave Cobb-produced album, The Things We Are made Of. ‘Carpenter’s vocals have an intimate, plain-spoken quality. Her melodies are instantly memorable, and her lyrics, which concentrate on love, loss, aging and mortality, show a faith in reconciliation, and resurrection’ New York Times

The New Madrids came together in the spring of 2010, forging the sounds and influences of sweet country Americana such as Gram Parsons, Jayhawks, Uncle Tupelo and The Band with a harder edge of guitardriven blues, rock and soul. The fruits of this marriage can be heard on the debut album Through the Heart of Town, released in 2014 to critical acclaim and worldwide airplay.

BLUE ROSE CODE In the space of only a short few years and three stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from the obscurity of an East London flat to being celebrated as a legacy artist whose work stands alone, unsullied by the restrictions of trend. Touring almost constantly, he pays his dues the old-fashioned way, changing line-up and arrangement of songs depending on the gig and, as such, he’ll perform tonight with a stripped-down countrified trio. ‘Wilson’s songwriting is fantastically varied, and as witty and knowing on the one hand as it can be heart-breaking and sentimental on the other’ The Herald www.bluerosecode.com

www.thenewmadrids.com

COLIN CLYNE After 10 years in California, Colin Clyne left San Diego as a 2-time winner of The Best Acoustic Act at the prestigious San Diego Music Awards. He is back in Scotland and coming off a great year with major support slots and festival gigs. His second album The Never Ending Pageant was produced by Grammy-winning engineer, Alan Sanderson and released to a great reception in 2014. ‘a glorious selection of folk and country rock numbers’ The Sun www.colinclyne.com

www.marychapincarpenter.com

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SOLD OUT

LATE SOUTHERN FRIED

GRETCHEN PETERS

SALUTATION HOTEL

SAT 30 JUL: 2PM

FRI 29 JUL: 10.45PM

£17.50; CONCESSIONS £15.50; MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER TICKET-HOLDERS £13.50; CONCESSIONS £11.50 (INC £1.50 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET)

THE BEATING HEART OF THE FESTIVAL LETS YOU WANDER BETWEEN UPTEMPO BANDS DOWNSTAIRS TO THE ACOUSTIC INTIMACY OF THE SONGWRITER SESSIONS

ANNA ELIZABETH

PERTH NORTH CHURCH, MILL STREET £29,£24,£21.50; CONCESSIONS £26.50,£21.50,£19.50 (INC £1.50 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET) £4 DISCOUNT FOR FESTIVAL PASS-HOLDERS)

GRETCHEN PETERS JEB LOY NICHOLS

FRED WESLEY

ROBERT VINCENT

JEB LOY NICHOLS: 10.45PM An artist, novelist and songwriter from Wyoming who now lives in rural Wales, Jeb Loy Nichols is a truly unique and compelling character, just like his music. Earlier this year he released Ya Smell Me, the overdue follow-up to 2012’s classic Jeb Loy Nichols Special, a rich, masterful mini-album of hip hop-schooled, souldrenched country, folk and funk. ‘the high priest of country cool’ Rolling Stone www.jebloynichols.co.uk

FRED WESLEY AND THE NEW JB’S: 12.15AM Trombonist Fred Wesley became one of music’s most-sampled artists making 1970sera hits as music director, composer and arranger for James Brown, and working with Parliament-Funkadelic and Bootsy Collins. Also a veteran of Count Basie’s Orchestra and cohort of Maceo Parker, he now works with his own jazz-funk band, The New JB’s, and scores of other artists across a broad musical spectrum.

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www.funkyfredwesley.com

JO HARMAN

Gretchen Peters has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, George Strait, Bryan Adams and many others and was recently inducted into the hallowed Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

CHUCK HAWTHORNE

THE SONGWRITER SESSIONS HOSTED BY DEAN OWENS

She has also now firmly established herself as a major artist in her own right, especially in the UK, where her 2015 album, Blackbirds, debuted in the Top 40 and was awarded International Album of the Year and Song of the Year at the first UK Americana Awards in February.

ROBERT VINCENT: 10.45PM

Robert Vincent is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Liverpool who brings diverse influences to bear on his own storytelling style of deeply melodic songwriting. www.robertvincentmusic.com

JO HARMAN: 11.45PM

One of the UK’s finest blues and soul singers makes her long-awaited Southern Fried debut with an intimate piano-and-vocal set which will feature soulful, compelling performances including not only ‘bare-to-the-bone’ versions of Jo’s own songs but also her own take on songs that mean something special to her. www.joharman.com

CHUCK HAWTHORNE: 12.45AM

An Amarillo, Texas native and former marine, Chuck Hawthorne has been writing and performing for over 20 years amassing a catalogue of unique, well-crafted and starkly honest songs. They’re sometimes deadly serious; sometimes raucous, and always passionately written and delivered by this truly distinctive artist. www.chuckhawthorne.com

‘sexy and sublime, angelically clean and devilishly dirty, blemished yet beautiful, the apex of quality songwriting’ The Bluegrass Situation ‘an Americana tour de force. Her time is definitely now’ The Sun ‘an epic set…Reminiscent of both Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris…it didn’t take long before the audience were entranced’ The Scotsman www.gretchenpeters.com

ANNA & ELIZABETH Anna and Elizabeth are a wonderful duo who are committed to honouring Appalachian traditions, teachers and past generations and inspiring everyone, especially young people to create music and art. ‘the effect is extraordinary...genuinely awe-inspiring’ The Sun www.annaandelizabeth.com

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IMELDA MAY YOLA CARTER

SAT 30 JUL: 7.30PM

In the Southern states of the USA, food and music go hand-in-hand. Countless country, jazz, bluegrass, cajun, blues, soul and R&B songs namecheck and praise the downhome virtues of Southern cooking and soul food - from cornbread and collard greens to jambalaya and fried chicken.

PERTH CONCERT HALL

SEATED: £29; CONCESSIONS £26.50 STANDING: £26.50; CONCESSIONS £24 (INC £1.50 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET) 14+ IN STANDING AREA, UNDER 16S ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

That’s why our authentic soul food menu is such a big part of the Southern Fried experience. �

Tuck in at Perth Concert Hall over the Southern Fried weekend. Festival Pass holders save 10%.

IMELDA MAY �

Inspired by the ghosts of Elvis Presley, � Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent, the twang of Elmore James, the pathos of Billie Holiday and the swagger of Wanda Jackson, Imelda May is a working-class Dublin girl whose self-belief and self-penned songs have taken her to international stardom. After fifteen years singing in other peoples’ bands, Imelda finally took the plunge and went solo in 2006 with raw, fiery rockabilly at the heart of her wide-ranging sound. Since then, the rise and rise of Imelda May has been unstoppable with sold out tours, guest spots with Jools Holland and Jeff Beck, platinum records in Ireland and a UK Number 1 album. ‘a whipcracker of a voice ... songs describing rumpuses, stalkers and sexual predators are delivered with oodles of energy....dangerously rocking’ The Guardian www.imeldamay.com

YOLA CARTER A force of nature and an incredibly talented singer-songwriter, former Phantom Limb front woman Yola Carter was raised on gospel and is a greatly in-demand singer and writer on the dance scene. However, country and soul from the likes of The Band, Staple Singers, Otis Redding and Dolly Parton has always been her true passion and she has now embarked upon the latest chapter of her career as a solo Americana artist backed by a fabulous band. ‘loose limbed, soulful and funky – if you closed your eyes it sounded like Mavis Staples fronting the Band…a stadiumsized talent’ Bristol 24/7 www.yolacarter.com

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LATE SOUTHERN FRIED SAT 30 JUL: 10.45PM PERTH CONCERT HALL

£17.50; CONCESSIONS £15.50 (INC £1.50 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET) IMELDA MAY TICKET-HOLDERS £13.50; CONCESSIONS £11.50 (INC £1.50 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET)

LATE AND SOUTHERN FRIED TAKES PLACE FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY IN PERTH CONCERT HALL WITH ROCKING UPTEMPO ACTION IN THE GANNOCHY AUDITORIUM AND A FANTASTIC ACOUSTIC SINGER-SONGWRITER LINEUP IN THE INTIMATE CONFINES OF THE NORIE-MILLER STUDIO.

TEXAS MARTHA

RED PINE TIMBER

ANNA & ELIZABETH

TEXAS MARTHA: 10.45PM Texas Martha is an award-winning artist who comes from a long line of Appalachian musicians. Now based in both Texas and Bordeaux, her band has been storming stages across Europe with their Americana cocktail of country rock, Texas boogie and honky-tonk. She pours out her soul in every song and will transport you on an authentic southern journey. www.texasmartha.com

RED PINE TIMBER CO.: 12.15AM In the past year or so, Perth’s own Red Pine Timber Co. have established themselves as one of the UK’s foremost Americana acts. Their winning blend of country, soul, blues and southern rock has rightly earned them a formidable reputation as a truly great live band. ‘they have the ability to take this music back to its homeland and be a huge success’ No Depression www.redpinetimberco.com

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BRUCE ROBISON & KELLY WILLIS

PETER BRUNTNELL

THE SONGWRITER SESSIONS

HOSTED BY DEAN OWENS ANNA & ELIZABETH: 10.45PM

Traditional singer Elizabeth Laprelle and multi-instrumentalist Anna Gevalt-Roberts gather Appalachian songs and stories from archives and visits with elders, imbuing their mountain tunes and ballads with deep authenticity. www.annaandelizabeth.com

BRUCE ROBISON & KELLY WILLIS: 11.45PM

Comprising one of Texas’ finest songwriters – and that really is saying something – and one of the greatest real country singers from The Lone Star State or any other, husband and wife team, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis are even greater than the considerable sum of their individual parts when they perform together. www.bruceandkellyshow.com

PETER BRUNTNELL: 12.45AM

Peter Bruntnell is a writer with rare and mysterious qualities, his songs having the magical ability of locking into one’s emotions in a deeply affecting way. ‘one of the finest songwriters in Britain’ The Independent www.peterbruntnell.com

SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN featuring SOUTHERN FRIED VOICES JOE NISBET JR. YOLA CARTER SUN 31 JUL: 12 NOON PERTH CONCERT HALL FREE

EASE INTO YOUR SOUTHERN FRIED SUNDAY AND WORK UP AN APPETITE FOR SOME AUTHENTIC SOUL FOOD WITH A SOOTHING AND UPLIFTING HOUR OF SONGS, SPIRITUAL, SECULAR, FAMILIAR AND NEW FEATURING OUR SPECIALLY-CONVENED COMMUNITY CHOIR SOUTHERN FRIED VOICES AND STARRING TWO WELL-KENT SOUTHERN FRIED FACES. Guitarist, songwriter and bandleader Joe Nisbet Jr. has acted as musical director for many major artists and our tribute concerts to Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Now a Perth resident, he will premiere some new songs specially arranged for this concert along with selections from his acclaimed album, The Gospel According To Mr Niz. ‘soulful, swinging and deliciously devilish’ Is This Music?

Formerly lead singer with Bristol’s much-loved country-soul band Phantom Limb, Yola Carter has just launched herself as a solo Americana artist with some fantastic new music and rapturously received live shows. ‘a phenomenal talent, drawing on gospel, soul and country inflections’ The Independent www.yolacarter.com For info on how to join Southern Fried Voices for this show, see p.3

SOUTHERN FRIED OPEN MIC SUN 31 JUL: 2PM, THAT BAR, SOUTH STREET, FREE An increasingly popular fixture in the festival schedule, the Southern Fried Sunday Open Mic returns to be hosted once again by Red Pine Timber Co’s Gav Munro. Having outgrown its old home of Greyfriars we have moved further up South Street to the more commodious surroundings of That Bar where visiting musicians and singers can join local acts in what is always a fun-filled afternoon. You can pre-book a slot to perform, via southernfried@horsecross.co.uk or just take your chance on the day. The sponsors of our new Acoustic Stage, John Ross Hi-Fi and Goldrush Records, will also be offering a prize to the afternoon’s best performer, chosen by our expert panel.

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DANIEL MEADE THE FLYING MULES

DEAN OWENS THE CELTABILLY ALLSTARS: SETTIN’ THE WOODS ON FIRE (SONGS OF HANK WILLIAMS)

SUN 31 JUL: 2.30PM SALUTATION HOTEL

£14; CONCESSIONS £12; FESTIVAL PASS-HOLDERS £10 (INC £1.50 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET)

THIS GREAT SUNDAY AFTERNOON DOUBLE BILL FEATURES TWO OF THE VERY BEST AMERICANA ARTISTS TO BE FOUND IN THE UK, NEVER MIND THEIR NATIVE SCOTLAND.

DANIEL MEADE & THE FLYING MULES

DEAN OWENS & THE CELTABILLY ALLSTARS

Over the past couple of years and albums Daniel Meade & The Flying Mules have established themselves among the very top tier of UK Americana artists. With major festival slots and a heavy touring schedule alongside the release of their superb new album Let Me Off At The Bottom, 2016 looks set to be their year.

Southern Fried regular Dean Owens sings some of his favourite songs by the Hillbilly Shakespeare, Hank Williams. The Celtabilly Allstars are two of Scotland’s finest musicians, and long term collaborators from Dean’s days with the much-loved Felsons -  ace double bassist Kevin McGuire and guitar maestro Stuart Nisbet.

‘the overall feel draws from an earlier era which blends hillbilly, swing, blues and folk…a very fine album’ Lonesome Highway

If the good Lord’s willing and the creek don’t rise they’ll raise the roof a little higher, and set the woods on fire, as they celebrate the work of one of America’s most revered songwriters.

www.danielmeademusic.com

‘one of Scotland’s best’ ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris www.deanowens.com

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NICK LOWE, PAUL CARRACK ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW BRUCE ROBISON KELLY WILLIS SUN 31 JUL: 7.30PM

SOLD OUT

PERTH CONCERT HALL

£32.50; CONCESSIONS £29.50 (INC £1.50 BOOKING FEE PER TICKET)

THREE UK MUSIC GREATS COME TOGETHER FOR AN ULTRA-RARE TRIO SHOW WHICH WILL SHOWCASE THEIR LOVE AND MASTERY OF AMERICAN R&B, SOUL AND COUNTRY, ALBEIT WITH A STRONG BRITISH ACCENT.

NICK LOWE, PAUL CARRACK & ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW Nick Lowe’s short-lived career as a pop star and lengthy term as a musicians’ musician have given way to his current second act - a silver-haired, tender-hearted, sharp-tongued singer/songwriter. And as such he has no equal. Among his many hits, Paul Carrack has written How Long (Ace), Love Will Keep Us Alive (The Eagles) and Over My Shoulder (Mike and The Mechanics) and has one of the finest voices in the business. Andy Fairweather Low is the guitarist’s guitarist. His CV reads like a who’s who of music: Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and many more. From the early days of Amen Corner to his own solo hits like Wide Eyed And Legless and his current band The Low Riders, this man always delivers.

BRUCE ROBISON & KELLY WILLIS Support comes from one of the treasures of the Americana music scene, Texan husbandand-wife team Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis, who call to mind the great country duos of decades past. ‘Bruce and Kelly-one of the truly great female country singers on the planet-let their plaintive, tight harmonies deliver the goods’ Country Weekly ‘extraordinarily talented on their own, Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison prove themselves greater together than apart’ Austin Chronicle www.bruceandkellyshow.com

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5PM THE ANDY GUNN BAND

We’re delighted that a great lost Scottish talent and one of our finest-ever blues players is back making music again with the acclaimed Miracle Of Healing album and that he and his brilliant band are able to join us. www.andygunn.net

SOUTHERN FRIED OUTDOOR STAGE

The Black Diamond Express sound fuses Celtic and American roots styles and in their songs you will hear gospel hymns and gut-bucket blues, noir narratives and tall tales, truth and fiction in equal measure.

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‘soaked in poetry, myth and bourbon… armed with bellowing sermons and a swaggering, suited performance’ The List

TEXAS MARTHA

FRI 29 JUL 5PM SHADY PETE & THE BLUES CONCESSIONS

Local guitar legend Pete Caban fronts this feelgood band featuring the cream of the Perthshire blues scene who will kick Southern Fried 2016 off in great style.

6PM TEXAS MARTHA

Fabulous rockin’ country, blues and rock’n’roll from a great singer and frontwoman and her superb French band, The House of Twang. www.texasmartha.com

SAT 30 JUL 1PM SOUTHERN FRIED ROCK SHOP

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Young musicians, singers and songwriters showcase the fruits of their week-long immersion in American roots music, mentored by professional musicians. See p3 for details on how to sign up. www.diyrockshop.co.uk

TREES DON’T TRAVEL

MIR

2PM TREES DON’T TRAVEL

‘masters at work’ The Daily Record www.veloninos.com

5PM JESS & THE BANDITS

SUN 31 JUL 1PM SOUTHERN FRIED ROCK SHOP

6PM THE DREAMING SPIRES

From darkest Highland Perthshire, Trees Don’t Travel’s special blend of country, bluegrass and Americana provides the perfect musical backdrop for original songs of love and redemption.

More talented young people showcase what they’ve learnt over an intense week-long workshop led by top-class musicians and songwriters. Always a Southern Fried highlight. See p3 for details on how to participate. www.diyrockshop.co.uk

3PM THE STRANGE BLUE DREAMS

2PM LONGSTAY

This brilliant band are united by a love of old time high-fidelity pop music from the 1920’s onwards, centred around an admiration for maverick songwriting, be it Morricone, Orbison or Ellington.

Featuring former members of cult Glasgow bands The Shakin’ Pyramids and Cuban Heels, Véloniños are inspired by Hank Williams, Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins and The Everlys to name but a few.

Jessica Clemmons, a singer-songwriter from Houston, Texas and the four Brits who make up the Bandits are turning out some of the most accessible country-pop-rock around and are not to be missed. www.jessandthebandits.com

www.theblackdiamondexpress.com

THE STRANGE BLUE DREAMS

Great musicianship from a first-class band (including Perth’s own Steve Caban on guitar) playing a fantastic mix of songs from the likes of Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffith and Bonnie Raitt.

4PM VÉLONIÑOS

6PM THE BLACK DIAMOND EXPRESS

PERTH CONCERT HALL PLAZA

3PM HONEST SAM & THE DEALERS

Perth youngsters Callum (15) George (17) and Malcolm (15) are graduates of DIY Rockshop and produce a great uptempo acoustic blend of country, rock and folk that completely belies their tender years.

Oxford’s The Dreaming Spires earned 3 nominations in the inaugural UK Americana Awards earlier this year. Their music mixes roots music, classic 60’s pop and their love of indie rock, anchored by their distinctive brotherly harmonies. ‘interstellar country-rock’ Songwriter Magazine www.thedreamingspires.co.uk

‘a spooky musical backdrop of gospel, early rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, rockabilly and country’ Glasgow Herald

4PM MIR

Mir are a 4-piece band from the Highlands fronted by songwriter Miriam Campbell who effortlessly fuse rock’n’roll, Americana, country and blues in a hugely energetic and entertaining live show. www.mirband.co.uk

LONGSTAY

VÉLONIÑOS

JESS & THE BANDITS

ANDY GUNN

THE DREAMING SPIRES

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THE JOHN ROSS HI-FI ACOUSTIC STAGE IN ASSOCIATION WITH GOLDRUSH RECORDS AND NAIM AUDIO NORIE-MILLER STUDIO, PERTH CONCERT HALL FREE COMPERED BY FINDLAY NAPIER

REECE HILLIS

DOGHOUSE ROSES

SUN 31 JUL 1.30PM REECE HILLIS

SKIP GORMAN

TENEMENT & TEMPLE

SAT 30 JUL 1.30PM SKIP GORMAN

A great singer, guitarist, fiddler and mandolinist, Skip Gorman has been performing his deeply authentic blend of traditional, old-time and western American folk music for over fifty years. www.skipgorman.com

2.30PM TENEMENT & TEMPLE

Inspired by Elvis, Willie, Neil, the Carters and Emmylou, Monica Queen and guitarist/producer Johnny Smillie’s new venture explores the possibilities of using just two acoustic guitars and voices to create something uniquely beautiful.

NORRIE MCCULLOCH

FINDLAY NAPIER

4.30PM FINDLAY NAPIER

Findlay Napier is one of the most highlyregarded songwriters on the Scottish music scene and as well as compering the Acoustic Stage over the weekend, he’ll perform a special Americana-friendly set for us. www.findlaynapier.com

5.30PM MAIRI ORR

Mairi Orr is a Scottish singer-songwriter who celebrates the ancestral connection between Scots and American folk traditions and brings to it her own highly distinctive contemporary interpretation. www.mairiorr.com

3.30PM NORRIE MCCULLOCH

Norrie McCulloch is an engaging creative force whose music combines folk, country and indie influences and has earned comparisons to Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Dick Gaughan and Glen Hansard. www.norriemcculloch.com

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MAIRI ORR

Reece Hillis is a young soul blues guitarist, singer and songwriter influenced by many artists including Sam Cooke, Al Green, Janis Joplin, Wilson Pickett, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash. www.reecehillismusic.com

2.30PM DOGHOUSE ROSES

Paul Tasker’s superb finger-picking and the distinctive voice of Iona MacDonald have established Doghouse Roses as one of Scotland’s finest Americana acts over the last decade.

AMYTHYST KIAH

BRENNEN LEIGH & NOEL MCKAY

4.30PM AMYTHYST KIAH

A big hit at last year’s festival, Amythyst‘s influences span decades and diverse styles: combining rhythm and blues and old-time covers alongside startling originals with an angular modern twist. ‘an important and innovative presence in contemporary traditional music’ The Bluegrass Situation www.amythystkiah.com

5.30PM BRENNEN LEIGH & NOEL MCKAY

www.doghouseroses.org

This Austin-based duo are both great singers and writers in their own right and together create classic-sounding songs that call to mind the great country duets of decades past, combining heartbreak and hilarity in equal measure.

3.30PM THE BEVVY SISTERS

‘Noel and Brennen are great songwriters’ Guy Clark

‘mines the best of Scottish and American musical influences’ R2

A lusciously harmonious marriage of vintage Americana and classy original songwriting, The Bevvy Sisters’ sound centres on the spellbinding vocal chemistry between singers Heather Macleod, Gina Rae and banjo-wielding Cera Impala. Guitarist David Donnelly completes the core quartet. www.bevvysisters.co.uk

www.brennenleighandnoelmckay.com

RECORDS Vinyl and CD’s Bought and Sold

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& Phil MARC MARNIE: STAGEFRIGHT Aly ‘Le Grand Anniversaire’

Sell A Door Theatre Company in association with Perth Theatre present:

DC Thomson’s

WED 27 JUL - SUN 25 SEP: 10AM-TILL LATE THRESHOLD ARTSPACE, PERTH CONCERT HALL FREE TO VISIT | FUN TO EXPERIENCE

adapted by Rob Drummond

For the last five years, Marc Marnie has been an unmistakable piratical presence beside the stage or sound desk at Southern Fried. He’s been called a dark man of the darkroom and a maverick, among many other things. His artist’s portfolio speaks volumes and includes portraits of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, James Brown, Muddy Waters, BB King, Nick Cave, Liam Gallagher and Keith Flint. In this selection of photographs taken at Southern Fried between 2011 and 2015 and specially curated for Threshold artspace Perth’s unique museum of contemporary art, Marc gives us a glimpse of his favourite festival as his vision and intuitive approach get to the heart of the music, evoking the essential spirit of the performer, on and offstage.

Fri 26 Aug: 7:30pm

Tue 27 Sep - Sat 1 Oct The Broons ® © DC Thomson & Co. Ltd. 2016

www.marcmarnie.com

Dr Hook starring

Dennis Locorriere Fri 14 Oct: 8pm The UK premiere of American Epic, a major new BBC series

Thu 28 Jul: 7.30pm, Perth Concert Hall £6; concessions and Festival Pass-holders £4

Southern Fried is proud to present the UK premiere screening of American Epic, a major new television series for BBC4, followed by a Q&A with its director Bernard MacMahon and writer and producer Allison McGourty. Narrated by Robert Redford, American Epic is the never-before-told story of when the invention of electrical sound recording in the 1920s allowed record companies to record and sell music to all the ethnic groups of America for the first time. Recordings from African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Appalachian folk descended from Scots and Irish, Cajuns, Hawaiians and many other nationalities democratised a nation and shaped the way the world communicates today. The film features an extraordinary archive of previously unseen footage that shines a light on America’s unknown musical history. www.americanepic.com

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Sun 9 Oct: 7:30pm Tickets:

Thanks to our partners and funders

01738 621031 horsecross.co.uk Horsecross Arts Ltd is registered in Scotland, no SC301328 and a charity no SCO22400.

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SOUTHERN FRIED DIARY EVENT

VENUE

TIME

PAGE

MON 25 – SUN 31 JUL Southern Fried Rock Shop

Clearwater Studios

10am - 4pm

3

Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall

from 10am

18

Perth Concert Hall

7.30pm

18

Southern Fried Outdoor Stage FREE

Perth Concert Hall Plaza

5pm - 7pm

14

Mary Chapin Carpenter + Blue Rose Code

Perth Concert Hall

7.30pm

4

The New Madrids + Colin Clyne

The Green Room

9pm

5

Late & Southern Fried

Salutation Hotel

10.45pm

6

Classic Americana Albums FREE

John Ross Hi-Fi

11am

3

Southern Fried Outdoor Stage FREE

Perth Concert Hall Plaza

from 1pm

14

The John Ross Hi-Fi Acoustic Stage FREE

Perth Concert Hall

from 1.30pm

16

Gretchen Peters + Anna & Elizabeth

Perth North Church

2pm

7

Rockin’ All-Dayer FREE

The Twa Tams

2pm - 7pm

8

Imelda May + Yola Carter

Perth Concert Hall

7.30pm

9

Late & Southern Fried

Perth Concert Hall

10.45pm

10

Classic Americana Albums FREE

John Ross Hi-Fi

11am

3

Sunday Morning Coming Down FREE

Perth Concert Hall

12noon

11

Southern Fried Outdoor Stage FREE

Perth Concert Hall Plaza

from 1pm

15

The John Ross Hi-Fi Acoustic Stage FREE

Perth Concert Hall

from 1.30pm

17

Southern Fried Open Mic FREE

That Bar

2pm

11

Daniel Meade & The Flying Mules Dean Owens & The Celtabilly Allstars

Salutation Hotel

2.30pm

12

Nick Lowe, Paul Carrack & Andy Fairweather Low + Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis

Perth Concert Hall

7.30pm

13

WED 27 JUL – SUN 25 SEP Exhibition Marc Marnie: Stagefright FREE

THU 28 JUL Film American Epic: Out Of The Many, The One

FRI 29 JUL

SAT 30 JUL

SUN 31 JUL

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