LATEST FROM The New Madrids

Saddle up for Loopallu!
  • Monday


    So the time has come for tuning up & getting down!

    Exciting times indeed folks, we're itching to get on the road again, kicking off with a trip down to the heart of the glorious English countryside to play the 2016 Maverick Festival. Read more.

  • Tuesday


    Saddle up for Loopallu!

    We're honoured to be invited up to play at this years Loopallu Festival Fringe! We've long wanted to take part in this legendary festival and can't wait to entertain the late night revellers at The Ceilidh Place! Read more.

  • Thursday


    September 2015 Update

    Hey all you beautiful happy music loving souls out there, we've been having a great time over the summer with a few headline spots.... Read more.

  • Monday


    Summer has well and truly exploded into life

    We kick off our summer of love next Saturday the 30th May with a headline spot at one of the up & coming festivals in Scotland, B-Festival which will be held in the grounds of The Bridge Inn at Ratho... Read more.

  • Friday


    Americana Cavalcade - Saturday 6th June 2015

    When we rolled up last year to play the inaugeral day long festival of americana & country music outside our own hometown of Perth little did we know we'd be asked back to headline the next year!!. Read more.



    See you at Belladrum 2015!!

    Roll up roll up friends, family, waifs & strays!! 2015 already looks like it’s gonna kick serious ass as we are delighted beyond the pale to announce that we’ve been asked back to The Tartan Heart Festival this Summer at Belladrum!!!. Read more.

  • Monday


    Happy New Year

    What a year 2014 has been in this quiet wee land of ours. First off we want to thank each and every one of you who made it along to any of our shows.... Read more.

  • Monday


    Inchyra Arts Club

    We're delighted to be returning to The Inchyra Arts Club for what's gonna be an insane night of whisky fuelled, foot stomping, head banging, heart pounding and smile inducing roots revival.... Read more.

  • Wednesday


    The International Americana Music Show

    We've discovered a great ally in the U.S. Fellow scot Michael Park presents his International Americana Music Show featuring great artists from all over the world. Read more.



    New dates, music legends and a wedding!

    We’re looking forward to the rest of the year which kicks off on September 27th when we play at Perth Concert Hall with The Springsteen Sessions Band! Then on October 4th we’ll be kicking down the doors at Dukes Corner in Dundee! Read more.



    Twa Tams rescheduled & Springsteen Sessions show

    Unfortunately we've had to rearrange our 19th July show at the Twa Tams in Perth for later in the year, we'll keep you up to date with all new live dates via our shows page, however every cloud does indeed have a silver lining and we've been invited to join The Springsteen Sessions band at Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 27th September. Read more.



    We’re bound for Belladrum!!

    2014 keeps getting better & better with the news that we’ve been invited to this year’s  Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival to play the Potting Shed Stage! This stage is run by Medicine Music’s Rob Ellen, a champion of roots Americana music on these shores for many years now, in his own inimatble style here’s how he describes the event. Read more.

  • Monday


    RWJ at Perth Concert Hall

    We had a great time at Perth Concert Hall opening for Roll Wyn James, our good friend Stuart Blance camera along and took some shots. We were honoured to have special guests Victoria Rice on vocals and the extremely talented Miss Gillian Bean Ramsay on violin!

    We have added a selection of new photos to our Media page. Please check them out here.

  • Monday


    Americana Cavalcade

    June 7th sees us taking to the stage just outside of our hometown taking part in the Americana Cavalcade, a Western family fun day as part of Perth Gold Cup weekend. The event is set to attract 2,000 Scottish Country Music fans, to Perth, the traditional beating heart of Scottish Country Music in the heart of the country. Our good friends at Medicine Music have put this extravaganza together, here’s what they have to say about it. ... Read More

  • Monday


    New Gig dates added

    We have just added 5 new up and coming gig dates for 2014. Please visit our Shows page for more information ... Read More

  • Sunday


    CaledoniaVille - Complilation CD

    We join the cream of the Scottish Americana crop on a great new compilation CD

    ... Read More

  • Sunday


    Special guest for Scottish dates

    We’ve got one of the funniest men in music opening for us at some of our upcoming shows. Already a hit on the festival circuit Roberto Cassani is like a cross between Paulo Nutini and Alexi Sayle ... Read More

  • Sunday


    BBC Airplay!

    Broadcasting legend Iain Anderson played one of the songs from our album earlier this week, on what is reputedly the most listened to Radio Scotland show on the iplayer ... Read More

  • Wednesday



    We're delighted to announce that as part of our album launch celebrations we've been invited by Showcase Scotland to play in front of up to 220 delegates at this years' Celtic Connections Festival ... Read More

  • Saturday


    Perth Christmas Lights Switch-on

    We get the festive period underway on Saturday 23rd in Perth City Centre by opening the annual switching on of the Christmas lights! . ... Read More




    We're honoured to have been invited to play a stripped back acoustic set in support of the legendary Capercaille at Perth Concert Hall. ... Read More

  • Sunday


    Perthshire Amber Festival

    Our very own Donny McElligott has been invited to play a short set at this years' Perthshire Amber Festival. The show starts around 1pm and you can listen live on Celtic Music Radio. ... Read More



    New Bass Player - Andrew Bonnar

    We'd like to announce a new member to the fold, Andy 'Pug' Bonnar is an exceptionally handsome and talented bass player and shall be joining The New Madrids. ... Read More

  • Monday


    New Album Recorded

    It's here! well almost, The New Madrids' debut album Through the Heart of Town has been recorded over the past two years up in a disused roundhouse.. ... Read More

  • Tuesday


    Hogmanay Booking

    We're delighted to announce our hogmanay show at The Ben McDui Inn up in Aviemore, Come along and kick 2013's behind out the door and welcome in 2014 with The New Madrids. ... Read More

  • Monday


    South by South west

    We've filled out and submitted our application for next years SXSW festival over in Austin Texas, having already made plenty of friends from that neck of the woods.  ... Read More

  • Friday


    Album Release Date

    The launch of the new album has been set for sometime in January 2014. ... Watch ths space.
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