Lucinda Williams discusses Steve Earle and more on podcast

We can’t embed this sorry but the audio is just a click away here if you’ve got a spare hour and 21 minutes. Rolling Stone Country reports: “Chris Shiflett spent Valentine’s Day in the company of Lucinda Williams, who invited the Foo Fighters guitarist to her L.A. home to tape the newest instalment of Walking the Floor. The episode finds the two diving into Williams’ early days as a songwriter in Texas and California, struggling to be heard in a business whose executives didn’t always know what to do with a left-of-center folk-singing female.  Continue reading “Lucinda Williams discusses Steve Earle and more on podcast”

Chuck Prophet plays live on Andrew Marr

Chuck Prophet, whose new album “Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins” came out a few days ago (and which we reviewed rather glowingly) popped into the Andrew Marr Show yesterday morning to play the song Bad Year for Rock and Roll from that record which you can watch over on the iPlayer here. The clue is in the name for the song’s theme, reading like a gloomy roll call. Chuck is in the middle of a series of UK dates at the moment – you’ve still got time to catch him in Bristol’s Tunnels tonight and London’s Garage tomorrow evening. Or if you don’t want to risk the chance of seeing Liz Truss talking about Brexit, you can at least hear the song in all its original glory below.  Continue reading “Chuck Prophet plays live on Andrew Marr”

Martha Tilston releases double A-side to preview new album: Listen

Martha Tilston has announced details of her new album “Nomad” which will be released via Squiggly Records on May 12th. Her seventh album to date, it will be preceded by the double A-side single Nomad Blood/Little Arrow, and there’ll be UK tour dates to follow.  Previously part of the duo Mouse, Martha Tilston – who is the daughter of Steve Tilston – has gone on to pursue a nice little solo career, receiving a nomination for Best New Act at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards alongside collaborations with Zero 7, J-Spool and Tru Thoughts Records. The new album was born while Tilston and her collaborators were recording her previous album “The Sea” hidden away in a seaside cottage in Cornwall. Listen to (both sides of) the new single, which also has rather fetching cover art, below. Continue reading “Martha Tilston releases double A-side to preview new album: Listen”

Passenger releases anti-Trump song for refugees – Watch

We can’t tell you how heart-warming this little number is – the sentiments might be laid on thick but there’s more than a hint of humour in it, it’s not your traditional angsty protest song. As Rosenberg writes on his site: “Let me start by saying I have never felt the need to write a song like this before. I am by no means an expert in global politics nor feel that my opinion should be any more valued than the next guy. I do feel however that we all have a responsibility to speak out about the things that we believe in, whatever they may be and in whatever fashion we choose. This should be a basic right for everybody.” Continue reading “Passenger releases anti-Trump song for refugees – Watch”

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”