Sturgill chats to RS: “It’s the worst being sick on the road”

Amen to that.  Better sick on the road than in the car though, golden rule of travelling.  Rolling Stone County had a little chat with poor Sturgill on his current US tour supporting Guns and Roses: “”It’s the worst being sick on the road,” Sturgill Simpson tells Rolling Stone Country, texting from a tour bus on a 1,600-mile haul from Arkansas to South Florida, where, Tuesday night, the unconventional country singer plays the last of three stadium dates supporting his childhood heroes Guns N’ Roses. He’s hoping the case of “road gut” that afflicted him before the first gig in Denver subsides before the last hurrah in Miami.  Continue reading “Sturgill chats to RS: “It’s the worst being sick on the road””

Hayley Thompson-King “Large Hall, Slow Decay” – Listen

Boston, MA-based fuzz-americana artist (another new genre is born) Hayley Thompson-King cryptically refers to her debut solo album, “Psychotic Melancholia”, as a “Sodom and Gomorrah concept album” influenced by her childhood obsession with the so-called wicked women in the bible. Opening track Large Hall, Slow Decay is a blazing country ripper directed at a former bandmate with whom Thompson-King had a harsh break-up. The title also references the reverb effect that reminds her of this time in her musical life. But Thompson-King doesn’t need to hide behind effects when it comes to her vocals. Hear for yourself.

Cattle and Cane announce UK dates

Siblings Joe and Helen Hammill aka Cattle & Cane are heading out across the UK for an acoustic tour this September. They will be joined by their brother Fran on piano and guitarist Thom Fripp for the stripped-back dates, which include four shows with Jake Isaac as well as, amongst others, intimate gigs in a launderette, a library and a deli. Wash, read and eat your way through them.  Here are those dates (some of which you have to endure The Shires to attend – or you could just nip to the bar) Continue reading “Cattle and Cane announce UK dates”

Wilco appear on new Linda Perhacs album

Well most of them do anyway. Hope you had a good weekend one and all. Uncut report on the slightly shorter wait between the new album and its predecessor than last time around (44 years to be precise): “Linda Perhacs is releasing a new album, I’m A Harmony, on September 22, through Omnivore Recordings. The album has been produced by Wilco’s Pat Sansone, with Perhacs and Fernando Perdomo. Guests on the record include Devendra Banhart, Julia Holter, Wilco’s Nels Cline, Glenn Kotche and John Stirratt and producer/remixer Mark Pritchard.  Continue reading “Wilco appear on new Linda Perhacs album”

Neil Young exhumes rare solo acoustic album “Hitchhiker”

Some exciting news from Consequence of Sound this morning: “On September 8th, Neil Young will open up his vaults to reveal a previously unreleased solo acoustic album. Titled Hitchhiker, it was originally recorded back in 1976 and spans 10 tracks, including two that have never been commercially released until now. Hitchhiker was recorded at Indigo Studios in Malibu, California in just one single session. Continue reading “Neil Young exhumes rare solo acoustic album “Hitchhiker””

Apples… I’m Home “Better Me” – Listen

Oddest name for a band ever (it sounds like a line from “Adventure Time”) but Apples… I’m Home are London based folkies with Scottish, English and Canadian roots, once described as “The Mamas & The Papas meets Mumford & Sons” – a lot of family going on there.  Their debut album “Against the Tide” comes out later this month, and the band are kicking off some UK dates with an album launch at The Fiddler’s Elbow in London on 11th August.

Hey/Oh brother! Dan Tyminski announces solo record

I always thought that Dan Tyminski looked like Jonathan Frakes from Star Trek. Rolling Stone Country reports: “A beloved acoustic musician and longtime member of Alison Krauss’s Union Station, Dan Tyminski has had a storied career spanning over three decades. Now, the Vermont-born singer-songwriter is preparing to release his new solo album Southern Gothic under the solitary moniker Tyminski. The new album sees Tyminski mixing his roots music pedigree with a wide range of contemporary influences on 13 songs he co-wrote with some of country’s best and brightest talents. Continue reading “Hey/Oh brother! Dan Tyminski announces solo record”