For fans who have missed our Southern Fried Festival in recent years we've got good news! Under the banner of Southern Fried, American roots music fans can rekindle the spirit of Perth’s popular festival at two special gigs on Saturday 30 July.
Whilst it hasn’t been possible to stage a full weekend festival this summer, we didn’t want to let another year go by without giving the Southern Fried family a chance to gather again, even just for one night, as so many people are clearly champing at the bit to come back to Perth.
Scotland Sings Nanci Griffith, the show we put together for Celtic Connections this January was such a success, that we - and all the artists involved - jumped at the opportunity to re-stage it. Nanci was an iconic artist and sadly passed away last year. She had a particular affinity with Scottish (and Irish) audiences and headlined our first ever Southern Fried back in 2008.
It wouldn’t be Southern Fried without a late show and the Nanci concert will be followed by a gig in the Joan Knight Studio in Perth Theatre with festival and local favourite Katie Whittaker and the brilliant blues and reggae fusion of Errol Linton.
We can’t wait to see old friends and make some new ones this summer!
Andy and the Southern Fried team