From their imminent new album Save Your Soul, this is the glorious new single from Percival Elliott. Great video too.
Billboard reports this morning on a new Nashville-based songwriting collective Song Suffragettes which is taking a stand against discrimination and harassment with the song “Time’s Up” whose video made its debut on Friday and which you can watch below. “Co-written by Kalie Shorr and Lacy Green, the song doesn’t mince words about the power imbalances faced by women in every corner of the world. “They say good things come to those who wait, but we’ve waited long enough. Our time is here, our time is now, our time is come,” the members sing in succession, accompanied by an ominous descending piano riff and thunderclap drums. Proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit Time’s Up, an organization and legal defense fund started by women in entertainment to end sexual harassment, assault and abuse against women everywhere.”
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.
Well, that’s it then, one year in and three to go (unless, unless…..). With Garry Tallent on bass, here’s Barry Ollman’s appropriate comment on….well, the least popular person 2017 as voted by Americana-UK readers. Funny how he never wins popular votes….
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.
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.
This is absolutely lovely. Originally from Australia and resident of the Netherlands since 1993, Dan Tuffy aka Songs From Dan was a founding member of popular psychedelic/folk cult group Wild Pumpkins at Midnight who would later become the driving force behind the eclectic rootsy trio Big Low. This track with the refrain “musicians are all bastards and so are all their friends” has echoes of Tom Waits and Mark Knopfler (presumably not bastards) – look out for a new album later this year.
From his latest album The Nashville Songs, this is a gloriously dark and gothic slice of Americana from Welsh singer-songwriter Christopher Rees.
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.