Steve Earle & The Dukes “So You Wannabe An Outlaw” (Warner Bros. Records, 2017)

Back in 2004 we had Steve Earle’s “Beatles” album – “The Revolution Starts Now”; then, in 2015, we had his “Blues” album – “Terraplane”. Now we have his latest release, his “Waylon Jennings” album – “So You Wanna Be an Outlaw”. Of course, none of these are an album of covers or an attempt to … Continue reading “Steve Earle & The Dukes “So You Wannabe An Outlaw” (Warner Bros. Records, 2017)”

Viper Central will tour the UK in August

Canadian Bluegrass sensation Viper Central have a tour planned at the height of the UK summer, taking in both festival stages and small rooms across Scotland and Ireland.  They also have a new album – their third – coming out.  It’s called The Spirit of God & Madness, and is judged to be their boldest … Continue reading “Viper Central will tour the UK in August”

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”

Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul, Liverpool, 30th June 2018

For the second time in less than a year, ‘Little’ Steven Van Zandt is on-stage and in charge of Liverpool’s O2 Academy.   ‘Sweet Soul Music‘ has opened up the show and a five-piece horn section are breathing new life into the Arthur Conley/Otis Redding standard. The surefire opener sets the tone for the music The … Continue reading “Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul, Liverpool, 30th June 2018”

Interview: Rupert Orton – Red Rooster Festival

At AUK we’ve mentioned before a couple of the newer and smaller festivals which have been popping up in recent years. Red Rooster, described as a whisky sippin,’ guitar strummin,’ banjo pickin’ weekend of Southern Blues in the heart of Suffolk County – and held in the idyllic setting of Euston Hall in Suffolk – … Continue reading “Interview: Rupert Orton – Red Rooster Festival”

Go cruising with Drive By Truckers and Lucinda!

In the nice “sail on a boat” sense.  Rolling Stone reports, for all of you moneybags out there: “Nothing says “outlaw” like a Caribbean cruise, and for the fourth year running the Outlaw Country Cruise will set sail in January 2019. When it does, it will have a stacked lineup including Drive-By Truckers, Margo Price and Lucinda … Continue reading “Go cruising with Drive By Truckers and Lucinda!”

Aye Up! Steve Earle headlines this year’s Underneath the Stars

South Yorkshire’s stellar music & arts festival Underneath The Stars is returning this summer with a line-up of established and emerging talent across the folk, jazz, roots, bluegrass, fusion and Americana music worlds, as well as the promise of some enticing workshops, arts, crafts and food stalls, highlighting the creative talents of the Yorkshire region. … Continue reading “Aye Up! Steve Earle headlines this year’s Underneath the Stars”

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”

Robert Plant to receive AMAUK Lifetime Achievement Award, Nominations Announced

The third annual UK Americana Awards will take place on Thursday 1st February 2018 at Hackney Empire, a move to a larger venue due to the increasing popularity of the event,  and AUK will of course be there covering it. The Americana Music Association UK has chosen Robert Plant to receive its highest honour, the 2018 UK Americana … Continue reading “Robert Plant to receive AMAUK Lifetime Achievement Award, Nominations Announced”

Chuck Prophet “Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins” (Yep Roc, 2017)

“One Two Three Four,” Chuck chimes in. And we are away! This is his fourteenth album, as always, catching you unawares. The origins of the first, title track explain a lot: One day, sitting in his “office,” South of Market, San Francisco, listening to old records with poet friend, klipschutz, apparently, he picked up his … Continue reading “Chuck Prophet “Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins” (Yep Roc, 2017)”