American singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco and Jim Moray will be performing Thursday, January 20th at 7:30pm at O2 ABC Glasgow.
Ani DiFranco played her first gig aged 9, was writing songs by 14, began singing them professionally a year later – and has barely, or rarely, slowed down since, firing out 20 studio albums on her own Righteous Babe label, and giving thousands of inspirational live performances. This prolific, endlessly evolving output has continually lent fresh meaning to the personal as political, and vice versa, most recently on 2008’s multi-layered, richly textured Red Letter Year.
Jim Moray’s stunning 2003 debut Sweet England announced him as a bold new adventurer in traditional song, uniting its timeless melodies and narratives – and his own hauntingly expressive voice – with 21st century digital techniques.
Awarded the prestigious fROOTS critics poll prize for best album and Mojo magazine Folk Album Of The Year, Moray assembled an all-star band including Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Eliza Carthy Band) and William Bowerman (La Roux) to headline summer festivals through 2009. He most recently broke with convention, giving his fourth album In Modern History away on the cover of Songlines magazine before releasing a deluxe two disc version in June 2010.
Ani DiFranco recordings available:
- In North America: Ani Difranco, Red Letter Year, Dilate, Not a Pretty Girl, Canon, Little Plastic Castle, Ani DiFranco: Live at Babeville, Living in Clip, Out of Range, Reprieve
- In Europe:
Jim Moray recordings available:
- In North America: In Modern History, Jim Moray, Low Culture, Beginners Guide, Sweet England
- In Europe:
Thursday, January 20th at 7:30pm
£17.50 – over 14s only, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
O2 ABC Glasgow
Celtic Connections tickets are available at:
By phone 0141 353 8000
In person Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3NY
City Halls and Old Fruitmarket
Glasgow, G1 1NQ
Author: World Music Central News Department
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