Now this will brighten up anybody’s day. A loving spoof of O Brother, Where Art Thou accompanies a great song, replete with harmonies and jangle, from the double 2018 UK Americana Award nominated Danny George Wilson, Robin Bennett and Tony Poole. Catch them live in Oxford and London in December.
Bennett Wilson Poole, the songwriting ‘supergroup’ consisting of Americana-UK faves Danny Wilson, Robin Bennett and Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing), producer extraordinaire and king of the electric twelve-string Rickenbacker, embark on fall/winter run of UK dates to promote their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, ‘Bennett Wilson Poole‘ out now on Aurora Records.
Much has been written about “the power of three.” Apparently it’s something to do with the evolution of the brain and how much easier it is for humans to grasp the concept of ‘threes.’ This notion certainly endures in storytelling, whether it’s in The Three Musketeers, The Three Amigos, or The Three Stooges. Whilst there’s … Continue reading “Bennett Wilson Poole, Betsey Trotwood, London, 22nd March 2018”
Bennett Wilson Poole’s eleven track debut album has strong vocal and guitar throughout, feeling like the true definition of an americana band. The supergroup made of Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing), Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires) and Danny Wilson (Danny and The Champions Of The World) has a strong Crosby, Stills Nash and Young influence … Continue reading “Bennett Wilson Poole “Bennett Wilson Poole” (AURORA, 2018)”
Robin Bennett (Dreaming Spires, St Etienne) and Danny Wilson (Danny & The Champions Of The World) have teamed up with veteran producer Tony Poole to create an eponymous album, out on April 6th. This is the first single, out on Friday 2nd February and its fabulous.
What a night. Torrential rain. Flooding in and out of the venue. A support act using the Oedipal curse repeatedly during the final song of their set despite being in a very beautiful house dedicated to a higher power. Was there going to be divine retribution? In a word, no. This was a brilliant, brilliant … Continue reading “Bennett, Wilson, Poole, St Barnabus Church, Oxford, 31st May 2018”
Jim Walker is managing director of Brighthelmstone Promotions. In 2017 he started a festival in his hometown of Hassocks, West Sussex featuring two of our greatest loves – Americana music and good beer. The Mid-Sussex Americana beer festival is running for a third year at the Hassocks hotel in East Sussex on the 24th of … Continue reading “Interview: Jim Walker, Brighthelmstone Promotions”
At AUK we’ve mentioned before a couple of the newer and smaller festivals which have been popping up in recent years. Dietmar Leibecke from Germany, a towering figure on the European Americana circuit (in all senses of the term), is getting increasing recognition for the popularity of the music festival he started in 2016 – … Continue reading “Interview: Dietmar Leibecke of The Static Roots Festival”
If you’re looking at the weather forecast for this bank holiday weekend and wishing you were somewhere you could enjoy some great music while not needing to own a jumper in the next few weeks, God with a capital G has smiled down on you. Summer Pie is a small format festival organized by the … Continue reading “Americana comes to Mallorca with Summer Pie!”
As if we didn’t have enough good americana hitting our shores this year, news arrives today of another festival which will be landing in Cornwall from May 31st- June 2nd. ‘Stomp and Twang’ has a great line-up already, with a varied programme of americana music and culture which so far includes UK americana luminaries such … Continue reading “Here comes another great UK americana festival, Stomp and Twang”