There’s an old expression about dying with your boots on. Carson McHone certainly lives up to that. Interview ready in her dressing room, she’s attired in a raggedy white cotton t-shirt, with a pair of jogging bottoms tucked into her cowboy boots. A Texan from top to bottom, Carson undergoes something of a transformation later … Continue reading “Interview: Carson McHone”
Well into a 40 date tour, Carson McHone proved tonight exactly why Loose Records invested time and effort in recruiting her to their record label at the back end of 2018. Resplendent in a white two piece suit and semi-matching black and white guitar, it was about the only stylised part of the performance – … Continue reading “Carson McHone, the Borderline, London, 30th May 2019”
There’s probably something somewhere in the Bible about Lazarus eating “a handful of dates” but Biblical references aside, that’s what Texan Carson McHone is coming over to the UK for (well, England) at the end of May. She’ll be bringing her full band with her all the way from Austin and the tour will include … Continue reading “Carson McHone returns to UK for a handful of dates”
Native of Austin, Texas, Carson McHone, kicks off her first ever UK tour at the end of this month. She opens with a showcase at AmericanaFest UK in London on 29th of January, where she’ll also be playing a free in-store show at Rough Trade East on the 31st.
Ray Wylie Hubbard says of Carson McHone that she “writes songs like her life depends on it.” There’s no soft edges on this new song from Carson McHone, from the start there’s a destructive dependency – “If I said you tasted sweet would you let me use you terribly, so terribly sweet, oh let me … Continue reading “Carson McHone “Drugs” – Listen”
There’s barely a month goes by without the release of an album described as genre-breaking, eclectic or alt-whatever, and Carson McHone’s offering is the latest in line. Fans of 2015’s rootsy and traditional ‘Goodluck Man’ will be scrutinising this latest release for what’s changed, no doubt, so just how alt- can this self-declared new alt-country record … Continue reading “Carson McHone “Carousel” (Loose, 2018)”
As it heads towards its 6th year in May of this year, the Red Rooster festival has announced a new collaboration with the Americana Music Association UK and New York singer-songwriter Sunny Ozell, who will be curating, as well as headlining, a female-led acoustic AMA UK stage on Friday the 31st of May.
Organised by the Americana Music Association UK (AMAUK), the showcase runs at five Hackney Central venues over two nights, culminating in the awards ceremony at hackney Empire on the third evening. It’s a fairly massive undertaking, with almost 60 bands or artists performing half hour sets over the two showcase nights. It links in with … Continue reading “Americana Music Fest 29th January, Hackney, London”
The AMAUK conference is now into its fourth year and one of the highlights is the two nights of showcases which take place before the awards ceremony featuring the best of americana talent, both homegrown and from around the world. At five venues across Hackney, all within walking distance and for the price of one … Continue reading “AmericanaFest UK 2019 Conference Showcase preview – part five”
British Americana fans – that includes us dear reader – will be flocking to Hackney, East London for 3 days of their annual conference in January as AmericanaFest UK returns for its 4th year. The event consists of two days of conferences and showcases which are then topped off by a third day of events and … Continue reading “AmericanaFest UK is back in January – here are all the details”