John Hinshelwood Band on Bute next weekend

The John Hinshelwood Band will perform at Craigmore Bowling Club on Saturday, May 14.
The John Hinshelwood Band will perform at Craigmore Bowling Club on Saturday, May 14.

Over the last two decades, Glasgow based singer-songwriter John Hinshelwood’s finely crafted, country tinged songs have helped establish his reputation as a performer and writer of distinction.

Performing at Craigmore Bowling Club next weekend, John has performed and recorded with, among others, former Byrds member Gene Parsons and Scottish folk legend Rab Noakes, and shared a stage with many distinguished artists including Tim O’Brien, Roger McGuinn, Kate Campbell, Darrell Scott, Cathryn Craig and Martin Simpson.

His live appearances have included Celtic Connections, Highland Festival, Glasgow Americana, Wembley Country Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Perth Southern Fried Festival, Summertyne Americana Festival in Newcastle, in addition to Arts Centres, theatres and clubs throughout the Americana, Folk and Country circuit.His two CDs “holler til dawn”(2002) and “Shattered Pleasures” (2009), the latter a collaboration with Canadian singer Sandra Gellatly, both received widespread critical acclaim, and a new release is scheduled for early in 2014.

The current line-up of the John Hinshelwood Band is Tim Black (acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, vocals), Ed McGlone (bass, vocals), and John Hinshelwood (acoustic guitar, vocals).

John has also organised and curated several Gram Parsons tribute events, and is the founder of six piece Country Rock outfit The City Sinners, which he fronts with American singer / songwriter Kathy Stewart.

The gig takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday, May 14, in Craigmore Bowling Club and tickets are available from Macqueen’s Butcher of Rothesay (01700502067) and from Musicker (01700 502287).