Dan Stuart + Tom Heyman, The Fallen Angels Club @ The Hug & Pint, Glasgow, Sunday 25th November 2018

It was gratifying to see a good-sized crowd gather tonight in the Stygian gloom of The Hug & Pint, a place our headliner liked to an SF dive joint from the seventies, “Probably called something like The Manhole,” he quipped as he peered from the stage trying to see the audience at the start of … Continue reading “Dan Stuart + Tom Heyman, The Fallen Angels Club @ The Hug & Pint, Glasgow, Sunday 25th November 2018”

UK Americana Gig Guide

Welcome to the new 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. If you’re a promoter/artist and want your UK gig listed, please click here to find out how. Gig of … Continue reading “UK Americana Gig Guide”

Southern Fried Festival, Perth, Scotland, 26-29th July 2018

Eleven years old this year Southern Fried continues to occupy its position as the best Americana and roots music festival in Scotland and perhaps the best of its kind in the UK (although there are three contenders who might challenge that assumption). The festival doesn’t rest on its laurels however and this year saw its … Continue reading “Southern Fried Festival, Perth, Scotland, 26-29th July 2018”

Riley Moore “Vagrant” (Independent, 2018)

Nashville native, Riley Moore’s world travels have inspired his new album ‘Vagrant,’ which reflects on his experiences and his musical influences. The album pays tribute to Bob Dylan,  who is a clear inspiration for the singer-songwriter, on a number of tracks both musically and in his vocals. Straight from the first track, you can see his … Continue reading “Riley Moore “Vagrant” (Independent, 2018)”

Interview: Dietmar Leibecke

You can find gold in the most unlikely of places if you look hard enough. Now, Oberhausen, a quiet industrial backwater in the Ruhr valley a few miles from the metropolitan splendour of Dusseldorf, wouldn’t be the first place you would look for an amazing two day americana and roots festival.  Well, it turns out … Continue reading “Interview: Dietmar Leibecke”

Glenn Frey “Above The Clouds” (Geffen/USM 2018)

Glenn Frey will forever be associated with the Eagles, the band he formed with Don Henley and which came to define Country Rock in the 1970s. Sadly, Glenn was one of the flurry of musicians that left us recently, dying just over two years ago, and Geffen/USM have now decided to celebrate his solo career … Continue reading “Glenn Frey “Above The Clouds” (Geffen/USM 2018)”

Songs in the South: David Starr + Martha L Healy + Al Shields, The Glad Cafe, Glasgow, 30th May 2018

Glasgow’s very hip Glad Cafe hosted this night of singer/songwriters playing “in the round” as popularised by The Bluebird Cafe (in Nashville, although the Edinburgh eatery and venue of the same name hosted this self same trio several days earlier). An opportunity for these three talented performers to swap some of the tales behind their … Continue reading “Songs in the South: David Starr + Martha L Healy + Al Shields, The Glad Cafe, Glasgow, 30th May 2018”

Gretchen Peters “Dancing With The Beast” (Proper Records, 2018)

A new album from Gretchen Peters is always cause for celebration. She has consistently been one of the finest songwriters in the Americana genre and just seems to go from strength to strength – it is quite amazing that someone can continuously turn out songs of this quality. This new album, ‘Dancing With The Beast’, … Continue reading “Gretchen Peters “Dancing With The Beast” (Proper Records, 2018)”

Oka Vanga, Green Note, London, 26th March 2018

The Green Note in Camden Town is always a pleasure to step inside. It’s one of those venues where the acts are chosen on the grounds of their pedigree and the atmosphere is always friendly. Tonight was no exception and while the audience settled in with bottled porter and locally made carrot cake, up stepped … Continue reading “Oka Vanga, Green Note, London, 26th March 2018”