Fifty years is no short time in music, and yet that’s what Christy Moore is notching up this year. By way of celebration of a life in music he’ll be releasing a new album ‘Magic Nights‘ which consists of live music – favourite recordings of favourite songs. The music on ‘Magic Nights‘ has been recorded … Continue reading “Christy Moore has new Album on the way – listen now to “Hurt””
Here are ten songs written about other artists. The list below is not the final word, but represents the start of a conversation. The idea is to explore some of our favourite artists singing about other artists. In most cases the songs are celebratory or pay tribute, others simply observe or comment and one here … Continue reading “10 songs about other artists”
The Handsome Family are one of those bands who have been around for so long that you can’t imagine modern americana as a genre without them, Brett and Rennie Sparks being the masters of songs that transform the mundane landscape of modern life into a place of mysterious portent.
Dervish have a host of celebrations this year – starting with their 30th year as a band. The Irish folk group recorded and released ‘The Great Irish Song Book’ with a host of guests, and they’ll be playing it live at the London Palladium on September 19th – also with a host of guests such … Continue reading “Dervish to play London with Folk Award to follow”
The Handsome Family are nearly halfway through their biggest UK tour to date which is good news if you happen to live near the places they haven’t been yet. 25 years into their career now, Rennie and Brett Sparks’ twisted take on Americana was given a boost when a track from their 2003 ‘Singing Bones’ … Continue reading “Handsomes continue their 20th anniversary tour”
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”