Veteran songwriter tops bill at Stonelaw
The next gig at the Meeting Place at Stonelaw Church will take place this Friday.
Topping the bill will be the Glasgow singer-songwriter Ian Walker and his band.
Ian has released 20 albums and song books over the years.
His last solo CD, 2011 release ‘Singing the River’, was nominated for a British Country Music Association Award.
In 1988 Ian won the Music Retailers Association Award for Excellence, being presented with the prize at a ceremony in London by Sir Patrick Moore.
Ian’s songs have been covered and recorded by many other artists worldwide and have been sung before Nelson Mandela and Arun Ghandi.
He has performed in America, Holland, Germany, Ireland and throughout the UK.
Playing in his band are Jimmy Scott and Moe Walker.
Jimmy Scott is based in Bo’ness and has been singing and playing his own brand of country gospel music since the 1960s.
From an early age music played an integral part in his family life, originally with the old gospel hymns but later with songs by the Carter Family, Hank Williams, Jim Reeves and Johnny Cash, among others.
In 2005, Jimmy released his album ‘Bread upon the Water’.
Moe Walker is from Holywood in Northern Ireland and has performed on the music scene for many years.
With her group Tricycle she appeared on STV’s popular Scottish variety show ‘Thingummyjig’ along with Alastair McDonald and The Alexander Brothers.
In recent years Moe has recorded and provided harmonies and accompaniment in a variety of line-ups, as well as singing in the USA, Holland and Germany.
Support will come from the Mairs Family Band.
Tickets for the gig are £5, including tea or coffee and home baking. The show starts at 7.30pm.
Following this show the series of gigs will take a brief summer break before resuming on August 25.
Ready for show The Ian Walker Band are heading to The Meeting Place