+ Support from Rick Redbeard
Constant Follower is the band formed around songwriter Stephen McAll. Their debut for legendary New York indie label Shimmy Disc was nominated for the 2022 Scottish Album of the Year Award (SAY) and found its way onto the top of multiple Best Albums of 2021 lists, leading to a string of notable performances including Austin’s SXSW 2022 and SXSW 2023, and a spellbinding set from the crown of Scotland’s National Wallace Monument.
“A gorgeous listen, full of bucolic melody and personal revelation, an album unafraid to speak its truth.” CLASH Magazine
“Instantly compelling, memorable and moving” Folk Radio UK
“Neither is, nor ever was is a gentle, understated, fully formed and utterly beguiling collection.” The Scotsman
Rick Redbeard is the pseudonym of Scottish musician and songwriter Rick Anthony. Best known for his work as singer and guitarist in Glasgow’s much missed rock sextet The Phantom Band, his solo recordings reflect his love of dark folk and country music and have been widely acclaimed. He has recently completed a new collection of songs as part of a new project with composer and sound-designer Davey MacAulay called Afterlands.