Probably the first and last time you’ll read the name “Barbara Dickson” on AUK. In November 2018, a collective of folk musicians and singers including John McCusker, Michael McGoldrick, Boo Hewerdine, O’Hooley & Tidow, Chris While, Julie Matthews, John Doyle, Jez Lowe, Andy Seward and Andy Cutting are taking to the road to tell the story of Britain’s … Continue reading “The Ballads of Child Migration to tour in November”
Ten years and ‘still kickin’’ according to this year’s t-shirt, Maverick is THE festival on the Americana calendar. it’s the one everyone wants to play and the yard stick by which other festivals have measured themselves (and been inspired by). Now firmly branded as ‘Americana & Roots’ it started using the much missed tag ‘alt … Continue reading “Maverick Festival, Easton Farm Park, Suffolk, 30th June-2nd July 2017”
Worry Dolls are a tenacious female duo born out of the joint talents of Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones, who met in Liverpool when they were 18, both on their chosen path of becoming solo singer songwriters, and both falling under the spell of ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’. Rosie joined Zoe’s band as a … Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Worry Dolls”
Party country from the Pacific Northwest, this is the real country music. An eight-piece honky-tonk band with a focus on the hard-edged, hook-laden, close-harmony country sound of the west coast, Country Lips has been called many things: “legendarily wild,” “a merry band of shitkickers,” and “the pick-me-up line of speed country needs to start kicking … Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Country Lips”
One of the things Nashville does best is ‘in the round’ a chance to see high quality songwriters up close and personal. You may not know the names but the format leads itself to seeing the mechainics of the art in action, three of Nashvilles best exponants speak to AUK.