THE Scottish Album of the Year award was granted to RM Hubbert for the LP Thirteen Lost and Found.

The ceremony was held in Glasgow’s Barrowlands Ballroom and took place last night, 20th June.

The Glasgow artist released the album in January 2012 and has been a much-loved and respected fixture within the Glasgow music scene for years, from his earlier John-Peel endorsed work with El Hombre Trajeado through to his recent, critically-acclaimed solo projects.

A hugely gifted and expressive guitarist, Hubbert’s work incorporates elements of flamenco, folk, samba and taiko, often packing a formidable emotional punch in the process.

Conceived by Hubbert as a way to reacquaint himself with old friends while making some new ones, Thirteen Lost & Found was produced by long-time friend Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand) and features collaborations with, amongst others, Emma Pollock, Luke Sutherland (Long Fin Killie, Mogwai) and Aidan Moffat.

With evocative solo pieces nestled alongside spontaneous and experimental collaborations, the resulting collection is eclectic and beautiful, featuring voice, percussion, violin, piano, accordion, vibraphone, gu zheng and, above all, Hubbert’s extraordinary guitar playing.

Words: Nadine Walker