Passenger to stream live broadcast this afternoon

Passenger’s beauty of a new album ‘Runaway’ is currently sitting at number 5 in the midweek album chart here in the UK, which we described as “one of the definitive americana albums of 2018” full of lapsteel and harmonised loveliness as it is.  He’s playing a tightly packed Manchester Albert Hall tonight which is sold out … Continue reading “Passenger to stream live broadcast this afternoon”

The Delines + Joana Serrat @ The Railway Inn, Winchester, 3rd February 2019

In very broad terms, heading south west out of Waterloo station means that the landscape for Americana venues becomes increasingly parched and music fans of this particular bent have to work hard and travel far to find a home. A huge hurrah then to the Railway Inn at Winchester which has been consistently attracting class … Continue reading “The Delines + Joana Serrat @ The Railway Inn, Winchester, 3rd February 2019”

Iron & Wine announce 15th Anniversary edition of “Our Endless Numbered Days”

Two of the best things in life are ironing and drinking wine and in celebration of that timeless fact, Sub Pop will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Iron & Wine classic ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’ with the release of a newly remastered and expanded deluxe edition on CD/2xLP/DL worldwide on March 22nd, 2019. This version will … Continue reading “Iron & Wine announce 15th Anniversary edition of “Our Endless Numbered Days””

Gregory Alan Isakov “Dark, Dark, Dark” – Listen

This is the last Tracks feature of the year, so we wanted to go out with something which captured the mood of the year and this last month or so in particular.  So, Gregory Alan Isakov has shared a track from his album ‘Evening Machines‘ and ‘Dark, dark, dark‘ has a gently melancholic tone that captures … Continue reading “Gregory Alan Isakov “Dark, Dark, Dark” – Listen”

Malachi Vale “Jubilee” (Ray-On, 2018)

Malachi Vale is the the name given to the musical act of Marc Gagnon from Montreal who describes his music as an eclectic blend of blues, folk, country, americana and jazz. This album comprises 11 tracks with vocals delivered in a gruff, deep style very much in the style of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits. … Continue reading “Malachi Vale “Jubilee” (Ray-On, 2018)”

Sturgill and Isbell to play Tibet House benefit

News from Pitchfork this afternoon that Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell have announced that they’ll be performing at the 32nd annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert which takes place at Carnegie Hall on February 7th. They report: “They will perform alongside previously announced guests New Order’s Bernard Sumner, Margo Price, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Jon Batiste, Stephen Colbert, and more. … Continue reading “Sturgill and Isbell to play Tibet House benefit”

Andy Irvine and Paul Brady, 15th October 2018, The Barbican, London

Forty years ago, after the demise of Planxty, two of that band’s members – Andy Irvine and Paul Brady – decided to cut a duo album, with the help of Planxty’s Donal Lunny, and violinist Kevin Burke (both of whom are also here tonight). What they produced was a perfect crystallisation of all that was … Continue reading “Andy Irvine and Paul Brady, 15th October 2018, The Barbican, London”

Ben de la Cour “The High Cost Of Living Strange” (Flour Sack Cape, 2018)

Want a backstory?  How’s this:  Brooklyn native starts singing in dive bars with his brother a full decade before he can legally drink, drops out of high school, spends a year in Havana training with the Cuban national boxing team, then tours Europe – again with his brother – and their doom metal band, Dead … Continue reading “Ben de la Cour “The High Cost Of Living Strange” (Flour Sack Cape, 2018)”

Philippe Bronchtein “Me and the Moon” (Independent, 2018)

Philippe Bronchtein comes from Madison, in Nashville, Tennessee. This is his fourth full length album, but the first under his real name; before this, he was Hip Hatchet. Check out the track, ‘Sun Can’t Walk’ from Hip Hatchet’s 2011 album, “Men Who Share My Name’. You will hear a taster of Philippe’s appealing and honest … Continue reading “Philippe Bronchtein “Me and the Moon” (Independent, 2018)”

D.T. Buffkin “Saturday Night, Sunday Morning” (Independent, 2018)

‘Saturday Night, Sunday Morning’ is the title of, San Antonio native, D.T Buffkin’s newest record and the follow up to 2013’s ‘Tattooed Rose’. Building upon the sonic foundations laid on the debut and, as the title would suggest, drawing from the classic-country inspiration of drinking and heartbreak, Buffkin’s record is 11 tracks of whisky soaked … Continue reading “D.T. Buffkin “Saturday Night, Sunday Morning” (Independent, 2018)”