GLASGOW Americana promoters Fallen Angels Club have announced a concert by Jesse Dayton at Stereo on Wednesday, October 25, the Texan singer, songwriter and guitarist’s first appearance in the city in over ten years. Beaumont-born Dayton has featured on recordings and live dates with Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Willie Nelson and Glen Campbell as well as building a reputation as a live performer in his own right through averaging 150 gigs a year. The last time he appeared in Glasgow, for music promoter Billy Kelly, the gig was pronounced event of the year by the late BBC Radio Scotland producer and music guru Stewart Cruickshank. Dayton has gone on to add film work and acting to his C.V. having written and directed the horror movie Zombex and landed the lead part in a stage production of Becoming Kinky: The World According To Kinky Friedman.

LEADING glass artist Alison Kinnaird MBE stages an exhibition of her work in her home studio at Shillinghill in the conservation village of Temple, twelve miles south of Edinburgh, from August 4 to 28. Kinnaird, who is also an influential and ground-breaking exponent of the Scottish harp, has developed an international reputation for using the ancient technique of wheel-engraving, often combining it with cutting-edge technology such as LED lighting. Her work, pictured, ranges from small intimate pieces to architectural scale projects and is in many public and private collections, including the V&A Museum, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. The exhibition is open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

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CALIFORNIAN pianist Paul Keeling returns to Edinburgh to play at the Jazz Bar in Chambers Street from August 4 to 8. Now based in Vancouver, Keeling lived in Edinburgh in the early 2000s when he gained a Masters degree in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh and played at venues including the Jazz Bar’s forerunner, just round the corner from the current site in South Bridge. Since moving to Canada he has produced and recorded two albums, The Farthest Reach (2009) and Ancient Lights, which was nominated for the Best Jazz Recording 2015 title at the Western Canada Music Awards, and headlined at top jazz clubs across the country. While in Edinburgh he will be playing in a trio with Jazz Bar regulars, bassist Ed Kelly and drummer Stik Cook.