Dan Webster is a UK singer-songwriter who has embraced the Americana tradition in an impressive way. His fourth album release ‘Devil Sky’ has just emerged and is a ten song, full band album of interesting and superbly produced songs. Previous releases have garnered excellent reviews and BBC Radio 2 airtime and there is no indication … Continue reading “Dan Webster “Devil Sky” (Paper Plane Records, 2018)”
Aussie alt-country/Americana outfit Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes have announced their return to the UK next month including an appearance at Maverick Festival; along with the European release of their fourth album ‘Some Girls (Quite) Like Country Music’ on June 29th. The album opens with the band’s semi-political brand new single ‘I Hope That I’m Wrong’ which you can hear below.
Maverick Festival officially unwrapped the line up for their 11th year at a launch party held at the Gibson Guitar Studios in London last Thursday. The festival, winner of several awards and generally reckoned to be one of the best Americana and roots events of the year will take place in July in the tranquil … Continue reading “2018 Maverick Festival line up officially launched”
Brooklyn-based Americana singer-songwriter Annie Keating has announced dates for a June-July UK tour, in support of her acclaimed album from last year “Trick Star” which she released a new single from called Trouble (as did Sam Outlaw this year, although not the same song you’ll be delighted/gutted to know depending on what you thought of … Continue reading “Annie Keating announces UK dates”
One of Australia’s premier Americana artists (if that isn’t a contradiction) have lined up their first UK appearances this June. Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes have pioneered the alt-country and Americana music movement in Australia. The 2010-issued debut album Ballad of a Young Married Man, mixed traditional country song-writing with indie production, and was well-received … Continue reading “Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes set to make their first UK appearances.”
“If you can taste the dirt through your ears, that’s Americana.” Slightly late to the party with this one, and you can read some further analysis here courtesy of the Houston Press, but Billboard reported last week: “On the Billboard charts dated Oct. 22, four full-length releases that qualify for the Americana/Folk Albums chart — BonIver’s 22, A … Continue reading “Americana Outsells Country in the US for First Time”