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Glorious Traces – The Music of Others

Glasgow Glad Cafe (Saturday January 25th 2020)

By • Jan 31st, 2020 • Category: Gig review

This was a great, laid back and special night. A good few months ago Emily from Modern Studies had a “good idea” for a covers album to raise money for the venue’s roof repair, now paid off thanks to various efforts.

A large number of artists volunteered to cover songs and to be covered themselves and for album everyone was put in the hat and some odd combinations followed, some of whom had never heard each others’ music.

The artists chosen could then choose one track of their nominated artist to cover, so some research and exploration was done, probably the most interesting bit of the project, BM would have thought…

The release runs to 22 tracks and tonight (as a Celtic Connections tie-in) some of the artists (8 or 9 BM thinks) did their previously recorded cover and one original track. It was a bit hard during a “relaxing” night, i.e. plenty of pints and chat (although not during the music, of course) to recollect every single artist and track so, with apologies, here are the highlights…

Emily and Joe from Modern Studies started off with ‘Wild Love’ by Rick Redbeard, on keys and percussion, and later a new MS original on the piano. Rick himself did his cover of ‘Black Rabbit’ by Wolf (aka Kim Moore) and another track, a new song BM thinks.

Kim herself did ‘Help This Animal’, originally by Paul Vickers and the Leg and one of her own as well, getting out from behind that keyboard….

Jamie Scott did ‘Screaming Cathedral’ by Alex Rex, and a new song of his, which sounded really good, something about the Clyde Tunnel really stuck with BM…

Emma Pollok had been given ‘Holy Smoke’ by Robin Adams and made a fine job of it, also giving us a sublime version of her 2016 track ‘Cannot Keep A Secret’, from an album (‘Return to Harperfield’) that just keep on giving, although she promises there will be another one soon…

Now there were at least of couple of artists BM has missed out and she apologises, they were great as well but the roll-call was just a bit much once the beer started kicking in…

A great evening, expertly mixed by Jer Reid on the desk – just another magical Glad production, the venue just goes from strength to strength…

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