Dirty Dozen: Arlan Feiles

Arlan Feiles is an award winning Singer Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist and Music Producer. Discovered and mentored by the late great Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Record Producer Tom Dowd, Arlan has gone on to record several highly acclaimed records and has his music heard in many TV programs and movies, including the Academy award winning film the Dallas Buyers Club. Arlan is equally known for his efforts supporting voting and civil rights.  Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Arlan Feiles”

Dirty Dozen: Rachel Baiman

In many ways “Shame” the new album from 27-year-old Nashville Americana songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman, is an exploration of growing up female in America. “I wasn’t necessarily trying to write songs that would be easy to listen to,” Baiman says of the project. A departure from her stripped-down work with progressive folk duo 10 String Symphony, “Shame” is lush and varied in instrumentation and musical texture. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Rachel Baiman”

Dirty Dozen: The Anatomy of Frank

The Virginia based folk-rock trio The Anatomy of Frank explore nostalgia, relationships and mortality with the release of their latest album South America, out on 1st September 2017 via Polar Islands. Having formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2010 as a five-piece, in 2015 the band found themselves in a state of disarray with the departure of two members. As a result, Kyle (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Bullis (keyboards) and Max Bollinger (drums) decided to re-orchestrate their sound and breathe new life into the band’s identity. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: The Anatomy of Frank”

Dirty Dozen: Jeremy Parsons

Jeremy Parsons grew up soaking in the sounds of Texas Music in the dance-halls of the Lone Star State. Over the past decade, he has played all over the US and in Europe, including numerous venues in Texas. Jeremy captivates the crowd with his genuine personality, unique humour, and heartfelt love of his occupation. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Jeremy Parsons”

Dirty Dozen: Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis is an Americana singer/songwriter born in Louisiana, raised in NYC and now based in London. Kate’s southern country-folk roots and musical heritage comes from her father, who once played guitar with Hank Williams on the famous Louisiana Hayride, where Elvis and Cash started out. Her first single ‘Ones You Love The Most’ has been streamed over 60,000 times and played across the UK on stations including Amazing Radio, Chris Country, and BBC regional radio. She’s releasing her debut album “Carve Me Out” in June 2017. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Kate Ellis”

Dirty Dozen: Ian Roland & Simon Yapp

Ian Roland & Simon Yapp are a roots and Americana duo of 12 string guitar and fiddle, from Brighton, UK, with: “…more hooks than a long line fishing vessel.”

Can you tell us about yourself? Where you’re from and what you’ve been up to over the past few years? My name is Ian Roland and I’m from Brighton, UK. I am a singer and a songwriter and for the past two years I have been playing live with fiddle player and vocalist, Simon Yapp. Simon did some session work on my ‘How That Dust Jumps’ album, which was released in 2015, and since then we have been performing live as a duo in Folk and Roots clubs and venues in Brighton, Cambridge, London, Bristol and thereabouts.  Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Ian Roland & Simon Yapp”