From their imminent new album Save Your Soul, this is the glorious new single from Percival Elliott. Great video too.
The title track from Winter Wilson’s latest album and very lovely it is too. You can catch them on tour with Fairport Convention throughout January and February.
This week’s retro slot features Ireland’s Energy Orchard, the late and much missed Bap Kennedy’s first band. There’s a new tribute EP out now (reviewed on Americana UK earlier this week) with all proceeds going to Belfast’s Marie Curie hospice. You should get it. Have a great weekend everyone.
From his new double album and undoubted career high (which is saying something) Out Past The Wires, released on February 16th, this is the mighty Rod Picott. He’s in the UK in March and you really shouldn’t miss him.
Irishman Bap Kennedy left us far too early, hit by the curse of cancer and passing on at only 54 in 2016. In his memory, and with all proceeds going to Marie Curie cancer care, comes this great five track tribute EP from The Raving Beauties. The twist here is that the Beauties don’t actually exist, being in fact a one-off collaboration between Belfast man Brian Bell and Oxford’s rather wonderful Dreaming Spires. Continue reading “The Raving Beauties “Raving For Bap” (Farm Music, 2017)”
The really rather good Trembling Bells have a new album, Dungeness, out on March 30th from which this excellent piece of classically styled yet somehow contemporary folk rock is taken. Fun video too.
From his latest album The Nashville Songs, this is a gloriously dark and gothic slice of Americana from Welsh singer-songwriter Christopher Rees.
January is a miserable month. The weather’s terrible, nobody has any money, everyone’s back at work for another year’s grind and there’s next to nothing happening musically. Which makes the release of ‘High Fences’ something to celebrate and then some (ok, it was actually released in mid-December but just go with it ok). Continue reading “James Edwyn & the Borrowed Band “High Fences” (Dead Records Collective, 2017)”
From their long awaited debut album All On Red, out on January 26th, this is the first single from Orphan Colours and it’s a cracker. The video includes some great live footage from their triumphant set at last years Cambridge Folk Festival.
For this week’s retro slot we have the late great Townes Van Zandt from 1975 and this classic. Have a good weekend everyone.