Eels, Lou Hickey and Kris Kristofferson announced for No Mean City 2013
The Glasgow Americana festival will also feature performances from Kat Men, Dawes and Caitlin Rose
The 2013 No Mean City line-up has been announced, with rockabilly band Kat Men and Glaswegian singer-songwriter Lou Hickey opening the series on Sun 1 Sep.
Now in its third year, twenty artists will play across five venues with the concerts celebrating the country’s American roots and heritage.
Mark Mackie, director at Regular Music, is delighted with the line-up: ‘For a festival which is still developing, the programme of No Mean City in 2013 is exceptional.
‘It features an enviable line-up of some of the finest Americana artists in the world, from icons like Kris Kristofferson to the fresh and exciting groups like The Milk Carton Kids or The Barr Brothers.’
Other highlights include Swedish psychedelic rock band Junip, fronted by former solo artist José González (15 Sep), Canadian country music artist Johnny Reid (20 Sep) and alternative rock band Eels (3 Sep). Caitlin Rose and The Be Good Tanyas will also make an appearance.
Classic American country singer Kris Kristofferson, famous for ‘Me and Bobby McGee,’ will close the show when he performs at O2 ABC Glasgow on Sun 28 Sep.
No Mean City, Glasgow, Fri 31 Aug–Sun 28 Sep. For full listings, please see below.
Kris Kristofferson~ Me and Bobby Mcgee
The Milk Carton Kids: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Junip - Line Of Fire (Official Video)
The Be Good Tanyas - Littlest Birds [Official Music Video]
Skewed take on the indie format from frontman and multi-instrumentalist E, currently on magnificent malcontent form.
Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.
Grizzled country rock outlaw who may have killed a few celluloid vampires in his time exudes an effortless charisma as he runs through his extensive back catalogue.
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Be Good Tanyas
Drawing on the musical spirit of 'O Brother Where Art Thou?', this Vancouver trio continue to charm the public and critics alike with their old time country, mountain folk and lonesome blues.
Gothenberg folk-rock trio consisting of Jose Gonzales, Elia Araya and Toby Winterkorn.
Scottish-born country singer-songwriter who has found success in his adopted home of Canada.
Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom in partnership with rockabilly guitarist Darrel Higham.
The Paolo Nutini/Kings of Leon/Vaccines producer, and son of the legendary producer Glyn Johns, performs tracks from his own album If Not Now Then When?.
Garage rock band from Cincinnati, but now based in Austin, Texas, who are often compared to fellow Ohioans The Black Keys.
Old school country with gospel, blues and a touch of the southern gothic from this urbane gent.
Acoustic, alt.country and folk singer-songwriter from Chicago.
Up-and-coming alt.country siren from Nashville, with indie appeal.
Indie folk quartet from Los Angeles.
Electro country singer-songwriter from Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Massachusetts country/folk singer-songwriter backed by his band the Sixers.