Allah Las “LAHS” (Mexican Summer, 2019)

In introducing ‘LAHS’, their fourth LP, the Allah Las are very keen to emphasise their move away from the sound of their Los Angeles roots. The travel metaphors sprinkled liberally across the record (‘Holding Pattern’, ‘In the Air’ ‘On Our Way’), the singing in Portuguese (‘Prazer em te Conhecer’) and the postcard related artwork are … Continue reading “Allah Las “LAHS” (Mexican Summer, 2019)”

Avi Buffalo is back and in UK next week

‘What’s In It For [Me]?’ was the question most 6Music listeners asked themselves over the summer of 2010 (remember those heady days?) and you might find the answer out to the question finally as, like Lazarus, Avi Buffalo is back, resurrected from the dead and in the UK from next week for a series a … Continue reading “Avi Buffalo is back and in UK next week”

Buffalo Road “Whole New Silence” (Backwater Records, 2017)

Buffalo Road’s third record “Whole New Silence” is described as something of a “lost album” by their record company, having first been completed in 2016 while only seeing the light of day last November. Meanwhile, the band are currently said to be “pursuing separate ventures,” having split up due to work commitments. The band have some longstanding … Continue reading “Buffalo Road “Whole New Silence” (Backwater Records, 2017)”

First HRH CROWS Festival to be held in Sheffield

Branching out from their usual hard rock promotions, HRH (Hard Rock Hell) have decided to dip their toes into the wild and wacky world of Country Music, or at least their version of it. CROWS (Country Rock , Outlaw, Western & Southern Rock bands) promises to be a bit grungier and harder hitting than your … Continue reading “First HRH CROWS Festival to be held in Sheffield”

UK Americana Gig Guide

Welcome to the Americana UK gig guide. You can search by artist name, town or venue – if you want gigs just in Liverpool for instance, just start typing ‘Liver’ in the search box below. For more information on an artist, just click on their name. If you’re a promoter/artist and want your UK gig listed, … Continue reading “UK Americana Gig Guide”

Interview: Felix Holt

Hailing from leafy Muswell Hill, a mere stone’s throw from The Kink’s own KONK studios, it’s no wonder Felix Holt has his head spinning with sixties sensibility and a plethora of killer tunes.  The young troubadour has made quite an impact this year, releasing his debut album and playing a number of very well received … Continue reading “Interview: Felix Holt”

Passenger “Runaway” (Black Crow, 2018)

Passenger aka Mike Rosenberg has been writing songs with a prolificacy that would leave most other songwriters, Willie Nelson aside maybe, in the dust. He’s barely released a new record before another set of songs present themselves, sometimes through gigs, sometimes through clips posted on YouTube.  Hearing a song in a live setting or acoustically … Continue reading “Passenger “Runaway” (Black Crow, 2018)”

Interview: Ann Savoy

Adopted Cajun, Ann Savoy of the Savoy Cajun Family Band is carrying on the region’s age-old tradition of music and way of life through her work. Savoy, married to accordionist and accordion builder Marc Savoy, is a fine lead vocalist, fiddler and accordionist plus she is one of the finest rhythm guitar players in Cajun … Continue reading “Interview: Ann Savoy”

Interview: Shamblin Sexton

A few years back, stumbling into The Great Eastern, a salubrious pub at the bottom of Trafalgar Street in the heart of Brighton’s North Laines, my ears were met by Hank Williams’ unmistakable tones emanating from the end of the room.  There, stood in front of two record decks were two innocuous looking blokes, smiles … Continue reading “Interview: Shamblin Sexton”

Dirty Dozen: Western Centuries

Round up a country band and an early R&B group with three lead vocalists, weave in a hefty amount of vocal harmony and witty turns-of-phrase, and let ‘em rock out like The Band. The sound of roots music mavericks Western Centuries sits at these crossroads, and their debut album Weight of the World introduces the … Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Western Centuries”