Celtic Connections 2012: Jonathan Wilson

Celtic Connections presents

Celtic Connections 2012: Jonathan Wilson

Thu 2 Feb 2012 | 7.30pm | £ 14 + bf

Jonathan Wilson come to the Arches, Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections festival 2012.

Not to overplay the narcotic analogies, but the Guardian approvingly likened alt.country mover and shaker Jonathan Wilson’s first solo album, 2011’s Gentle Spirit, to “a free reflexology treatment and a small dose of diazepam”, while NME concluded: “As California dreamin’ goes, this is almost as good as heading for the hills, reaching for a hand-tooled native American bong and calling yourself Moon Unit.”

Despite their best efforts at 21st century cynicism, both critics – along with numerous others, either side of the Pond – were blissfully seduced by Wilson’s slow-matured, all-analogue homage to the timeless virtues of classic early-70s country-rock.

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival, Celtic Connections is a celebration of Celtic music and its connections with music across the globe, with more than 300 events in venues and locations across Glasgow from 19th Jan – 5th Feb 2012.

14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+)