A few weeks ago the good Miranda Lambert came to Glasgow to headline a show at the Clyde Auditorium. It was great to catch up and talk about her amazing career backstage at the Armadillo where she told us some of the background to her successful album from last year, ‘The Weight of These Wings.’ We left her in good spirits as chatted to her significant ‘other’, Mr Anderson East and made our apologies explaining that we couldn’t stay as we had a live radio show today.
So it’s sad to remember that…judging from my twitter feed later that evening…Miranda’s gig ended a little unhappily for audience and performer. It seems, and I’m piecing this together, Miranda introduced her band and pointed out that one of her players was from England. What followed was ‘good natured banter’ according to some reports, but certainly some people started to boo as, presumably, they wished the musician in question had been from the US or, presumably, Scotland.
The result of all of this (misunderstanding) was an early exit from Miranda and a few people in the audience feeling a little deprived of the ending they were hoping for. It’s probably worth taking a step back and thinking that booing anyone isn’t really very clever and probably not really very funny. Scotland and Glasgow is a great place to play for most people and the main reason for that is the warmth and enthusiasm of the crowd as well as the generous welcome we usually extend to visiting acts.
- Miranda, Me and a Kenny Rogers photo bomb!
So on Tuesday night those people who may have been disappointed by Miranda’s early exit will hear how much she has been enjoying coming here and how generous she was with her time for Another Country. We’re interested in Miranda’s story for a lot of different reasons: She has paid her dues by playing live extensively in her home state of Texas, having been ‘discovered’ and groomed to be in a pop band she rebelled and headed home to Texas and asked her father to teach her to play guitar as she wanted to be a real singer songwriter. She won an early TV talent show called Nashville Star but always set her own agenda by writing her own – and usually her best songs then…and…. we loved this…at the peak of her fame she brought in Ashley Munro and Anagaleena Presley to form The Pistol Annies. Miranda is, of course, Lone Star Annie and she talks about that in the conversation. It’s a wide ranging discussion with the current queen of Country and we’ll play some great cuts from her current album and some significant older ones too.
We’ll also have new music from Old Sea Brigade, Caity Krone, Margo Price and The Barr Brothers and we’ll be live from five past nine this Tuesday on BBC Radio Scotland.