Thurs 6 Apr 2017
Tickets and info: Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Irish-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ben Glover has a rich, powerful voice and music that mixes Americana from his adopted home in Nashville with his native Irish soul.
His new album The Emigrant (released Sep 2016), folds his two worlds into one.
Co-produced by Glover and Neilson Hubbard, the album features six traditional folk songs and four original compositions (including co-writes with Gretchen Peters, Mary Gauthier, and Tony Kerr) as Glover addresses the universal theme and personal challenge that is immigration. Though that hot topic lies at the heart of this pseudo-concept album, The Emigrant also concerns itself with how we deal with change, loss, and hope, as well as how we ultimately survive when faced with the trials and tribulations of life.
…superior songwriting and vocal talent as wide as the Nashville skyline… MAVERICK
The Emigrant is a fully realized record, a work of art. Ben has paid his dues, and it shows. I love this record
Glover is one of the finest in the Americana genre… FOLK RADIO UK
…a Hibernian Tom Waits… a powerful listen… BLABBER’N’SMOKE
1 of only 2 Scottish dates in UK tour