Loose to release 20th anniversary Handsomes album

20 years after its initial release, the lovely people at Loose Music are celebrating the Handsome Family’s iconic record “Through The Trees” with a 20th Anniversary Edition, to be released on 9th March. With the original release receiving wide acclaim, including being hailed as one of the ‘10 Essential Americana Records of All Time’ by MOJO, the re-release will be on “sky-blue coloured” vinyl and also feature an exclusive “Invisible Trees” bonus CD, comprising of 15 tracks of “out-takes, live performances and bickering”. Continue reading “Loose to release 20th anniversary Handsomes album”

Alpha Mule “Peripheral Vision” (Giant Meteor Records, 2018)

Eric Stoner and Joe Forkan, both visual artists by day, come together to form a potent partnership much greater than its parts. Their website claims influence by rock, blues, bluegrass, folk and traditional country and to be honest, that is a fair summing up of the variety of styles on this wonderful album, albeit that it only ever tempts us toward bluegrass, never actually quite taking us through the door. Continue reading “Alpha Mule “Peripheral Vision” (Giant Meteor Records, 2018)”

The AMAUK UK americana awards – tonight!

The AMAUK’s annual shindig/awards ceremony takes place tonight at the Hackney Empire and we will be there to tweet the winners and losers (although everyone is a winner of course!) via our official Twitter feed here:  https://twitter.com/americanaUK  The show will be hosted by Bob Harris and Ethan Johns will once again be musical director. Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons and Come Down & Meet The Folks, Continue reading “The AMAUK UK americana awards – tonight!”