19:45 - 22:00
Rebecca Loebe and Findlay Napier met on a songwriting retreat in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. "Sometimes when you get thrown into a co-write sessions things just click" says Napier, "This was one of those times." Over the last 18 months they have written together down the line from Loebe's base in Austin, Texas and in Findlay's Glasgow flat when Rebecca was touring the UK.
An award-winning songwriter, Loebe is a non-stop touring machine, averaging 200 performances per year for the last decade. Along the way, she has honed her voice as one of the Americana music scene's most exciting new songwriters and earned a place on Alternate Root Magazine's annual listing of The Top 10 Female Singers in America. She recently released her fourth full-length studio album ‘Blink’, which reunites her with producer Will Robertson for their first collaboration since 2010's Americana Top 40 Album, ‘Mystery Prize’, which landed on many year-end lists including the Americana Music Association's Top 100 Albums of the Year.
As defined in the title of his remarkable 2015 solo debut VIP: Very Interesting Persons (No.2 in the Daily Telegraph's top dozen folk albums that year), Scottish singer-songwriter Napier categorically commands musical VIP status. Findlay has now turned those same supreme song writing and storytelling gifts, allied with magpie-minded imagination and truly magnificent vocals, to his adoptive home town, on VIP's hotly anticipated follow-up, ‘Glasgow’.
"Songcraft and wit in the Difford & Tilbrook tradition" - Sunday Herald
"Michael Marra meets Elvis Costello. . . Napier oozes class" - Folk Radio UK
"A beautiful amalgam of Scottish soul, funk and folk" - Irish American Times
"Loebe's voice is breathtakingly beautiful, delightful and superb." - Randy Radic, Huffington Post
"Loebe does not only have an extraordinary voice, she is indeed a technically brilliant singer who does not focus on her skills. It's about the song." - Radio
"This is Rebecca Loebe and she is just hot stuff as far as I'm concerned... Absolutely stellar in my book." - John Aielli, KUTX Austin