Ryan Adams performs songs from “Prisoner” on Jimmy Fallon show

And the stream isn’t blocked in the UK for once. Morning! Rolling Stone reports: “Ryan Adams stopped by The Tonight Show Friday to perform a pair of tracks off his just-released LP Prisoner. “[Prisoner] got crazy good reviews. It is so good. Buy it, stream it, download it, whatever you can do with albums nowadays,” Jimmy Fallon said of Adams’ breakup album prior to the performance, with guest Joel McHale adding, “Steal it!”  Continue reading “Ryan Adams performs songs from “Prisoner” on Jimmy Fallon show”

Ryan Adams announces UK and Ireland Dates

We’d quibble maybe with NME’s use of the word “huge” here (although if Donald Trump was his tour manager he’d probably use the words “biggest ever!”) but they report:”Ryan Adams has announced details of a huge UK and Ireland tour. See full dates and ticket details below. Today sees the release of Adams’ acclaimed new album ‘Prisoner‘, and know he’ll be heading out on a huge UK jaunt kicking off in September and culminating in a huge night at London’s Royal Albert Hall. “I don’t remember being aware of needing to hold back anything,” Adams told NME about the writing of the album.”I felt like I needed to tell a story – the story of how I felt or what was happening internally at least, in the truest way possible. It was in the most vulnerable way I could. I wanted to avoid feeling like playing guitar on a soapbox…like some f**king bulls**t about life pains. I don’t want to be that person and that’s not the point of what I’m trying to do.”  Continue reading “Ryan Adams announces UK and Ireland Dates”

Sturgill Simpson releases video for new single. Trump doesn’t come out of it too well – Watch

Something inspiring for the weekend courtesy of Rolling Stone Country who report: “Days after performing “All Around You” alongside the Dap-Kings’ horn section during the 2017 Grammy Awards, Sturgill Simpson has released a new music video for the single. Like the clips for “Brace for Impact (Live a Little)” and “In Bloom,” which helped whip up attention for Simpson’s Grammy-winning A Sailor’s Guide to Earth one month before its April 2016 release date, “All Around You” was directed by Matt Mahurin.   Continue reading “Sturgill Simpson releases video for new single. Trump doesn’t come out of it too well – Watch”

The Grahams announce new album, UK dates

Nashville-based Americana duo The Grahams have announced the release of The Grahams and Friends (Live in Studio), a combined collection of songs from Rattle the Hocks (the soundtrack from the film), and the deluxe edition of their 2015 album Glory Bound, none of which have previously been released in the UK or Ireland. Those “friends” include Cody & Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), Sara & Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek, Watkins Family), John C. Stubblefield & Rick Steff(Lucero), Kenneth Pattengale (Milk Carton Kids), John Fullbright, Davíd Garza and Alvin Youngblood Hart. Beats my 5 friends on Facebook, one of whom is my mum.  They also hit the UK next month for a series of dates which you can find below along with a clip from the Rattle the Hocks documentary.  Continue reading “The Grahams announce new album, UK dates”

Surprise! New Dawes live album out now – Listen

Kind of a better surprise too than some of the nastier ones we’ve had in recent months. Paste report: “Dawes are a band that have largely built their reputation as road warriors, with shows that give a stronger sense of immediacy and power to Taylor Goldsmith’s songwriting than can be found on their studio releases, filled with full-crowd sing-alongs and stretched-out jams that give all of the members their chance to shine. Yet it somehow took until now for them to release their first live album. “We’re All Gonna Live”, a play on their latest album “We’re All Gonna Die”, was surprise-released yesterday and features recordings from the first four shows of their current tour, which were just a month ago.  Continue reading “Surprise! New Dawes live album out now – Listen”

New Robyn Hitchcock album due April – Listen

The legendary (and we use that word frugally) Robyn Hitchcock will release his new record on the Yep Roc label on 21st April. The 21st studio recording (spookily) and first-ever eponymous release of the British artist’s four-decade career, Robyn Hitchcock is available for pre-order now at the official Yep Roc Store. Described by its creator as “an ecstatic work of negativity,” it’s heralded by the metamorphic new single, “I Want To Tell You About What I Want” which premiered at NPR Music last week but which you can listen to below. The album was recorded in Nashville, TN, with producer Brendan Benson and backing by players that includes guitarist Annie McCue, bassist Jon Estes, and drummer Jon Radford. Harmony vocal contributions come courtesy of Emma Swift, Grant Lee Phillips, Gillian Welch, and Wilco’s Pat Sansone.  Those will be some harmonies! Continue reading “New Robyn Hitchcock album due April – Listen”

Hurray for the Riff Raff announce UK dates, new album

Hurray for the Riff Raff’s new album “The Navigator” comes out on March 1oth on ATO Records, with Alynda Segarra “telling an interwoven, cinematic story of a wandering soul at a crossroads of identity and ancestral weight.  It finds a street kid named Navita traversing a perpetually burning city in search of herself. ‘The Navigator’ is a thrilling call to arms that could not come at a more crucial time.” You can watch the video to lead track “Rican Beach” below, which addresses the gentrification of the South Bronx and the co-opting of Puerto Rican culture in NYC and beyond.  And here are the UK dates they’ve got lined up for March.  Continue reading “Hurray for the Riff Raff announce UK dates, new album”