The Blue Highways + James Hodder + Jamie Freeman + Howard Rose, The Betsey Trotwood, London, 18th & 19th October 2019

Unusually for what is essentially a brand new band, The Blue Highways played two shows back to back at the Betsey Trotwood in London’s Clerkenwell to celebrate their debut EP which was released back in August. The band (Callum Lury – lead vocals, guitar and songwriter; Jack Lury – lead guitar; Peter Dixon – bass … Continue reading “The Blue Highways + James Hodder + Jamie Freeman + Howard Rose, The Betsey Trotwood, London, 18th & 19th October 2019”

The Blue Highways “He Worked EP” (Independent, 2019)

Brothers in bands huh? Often fraught, sometimes fragile and rarely friendly. It can end badly but there is also the potential for genuine magic, which can seem harder for sibling-free groups to reach. The Blue Highways have three of them: Lurys in the name of Callum (Vocals & rhythm guitar), Theo (drums) and Jack (lead … Continue reading “The Blue Highways “He Worked EP” (Independent, 2019)”

Video Premiere: The Blue Highways “Play Johnny Play”

Now here’s a thing.  The very up and coming indeed Blue Highways new single “Play Johnny Play” features some great UK Americana guitarists including a couple of Champs as well.  A proper piece of rock’n’roll featuring the mighty vocals of Callum Lury, it’s released today and you can get it here And you should.

Libby Koch “Redemption 10 – Live at Blue Rock” (Berkalin Records, 2019)

Libby Koch (rhymes with Coke), from Houston, Texas, now with an established reputation, wanted to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the recording of her first album, ‘Redemption.’ Ten years ago, it was Libby, a guitar and a fine album. Now, an established artist, she has gathered around her a group of musicians including Patterson Barrett, … Continue reading “Libby Koch “Redemption 10 – Live at Blue Rock” (Berkalin Records, 2019)”

Interview: Joe Harvey-Whyte on Heartworn Highways, A Live Tribute

Joe Harvey-Whyte is a highly regarded, London-based multi-instrumentalist renowned for his proficiency on the pedal steel, lap steel, dobro and guitar. He’s also responsible for putting on some of the best Americana and roots-based shows in London through his Honky-Tonkin’ Thursday evenings at the Betsey Trotwood and The Blues Kitchen.

Heartworn Highways live tribute planned for August

An evening that’s sure to be of huge interest to London-based lovers of music documentaries and Americana music is a live recreation of the cult film, Heartworn Highways. Set in the unique and intimate surrounds of Wilton’s, the oldest grand music hall in the world, the evening on the 2nd of August will feature performances from … Continue reading “Heartworn Highways live tribute planned for August”

Silver Lake 66 “Blue Earth County” – Listen

Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo combine an amalgamation of classic country, folk and blues throughout the music they create as Silver Lake 66.  On this single, from their album ‘Ragged Heart‘, we find the duo speeding down an endless sweltering stretch of highway in a ‘73 convertible heading for the big lights of LA,  It’s inspired … Continue reading “Silver Lake 66 “Blue Earth County” – Listen”

Joshua Hedley, The Old Blue Last, London, 3rd September 2018

When Joshua Hedley hits the stage shortly after 9.30 this evening it’s to croon the almost jazzy supper club-sounding ‘Nightlife,’ the loose nature of which has him effortlessly accompanied by his backing band, the Hedliners. A slight surprise perhaps but the song then effortlessly segues into more familiar territory with ‘Weird Thought Thinker’, the latest … Continue reading “Joshua Hedley, The Old Blue Last, London, 3rd September 2018”