The Roundhouse announces In The Round 2019 shows

Now in its fourth year, the Roundhouse has announced details of In the Round 2019, a series of shows devoted to intimate performances set in the venue’s main space, staged in a rarely seen fully-seated concert set up. Since its inception in 2016, and as part of the venue’s commitment to developing emerging talent, each night … Continue reading “The Roundhouse announces In The Round 2019 shows”

Gregory Alan Isakov “Evening Machines” (Dualtone, 2018)

Gregory Alan Isakov is the kind of artist of whom -if one were not a devoted follower – there would only be a vague awareness without quite knowing why. The distinctive name helps, but it’s his melancholic songs’ conspicuousness over the last decade that have seen various tracks perfectly utilised at poignant endings of US … Continue reading “Gregory Alan Isakov “Evening Machines” (Dualtone, 2018)”

Graham Nash heads to UK for July shows

The “I think we can call him legendary” Graham Nash has announced a series of dates over the summer in the UK, promising “performances of his many well-known songs along with anecdotes and tales from throughout his storied career”. He will be joined on stage by guitarist and vocalist Shane Fontayne, longtime collaborator and producer of … Continue reading “Graham Nash heads to UK for July shows”

Old Crow Medicine Show to perform NYE concerts (again!)

But will they come on stage carrying a lump of coal and some white bread? RS Country reports: “For the eighth year in a row, Old Crow Medicine Show will stage their New Year’s Eve celebration at Nashville’s famous Ryman Auditorium. But this year, the string group is dedicating one of the two performances to … Continue reading “Old Crow Medicine Show to perform NYE concerts (again!)”

Bob Harris records his final Sunday morning show – Listen

Years ago when I was a teenage boy (many years ago..) I discovered Bob Harris on the Radio 1 shows he used to present from midnight until 2 in the morning, and would often go into school bleary-eyed and glowered at by the teachers but thrilled from the ongoing discovery of new music which UK … Continue reading “Bob Harris records his final Sunday morning show – Listen”

AmericanaFest UK announce showcase line-up

This year’s UK Americana Awards, hosted by the AMA-UK (not to be confused with AUK, although we both feature the words “americana” and “UK” – what are the chances?) take place next week in London and as part of the week which also includes a 2 day conference, there’ll be an evening of curated showcases … Continue reading “AmericanaFest UK announce showcase line-up”

Van Life: The Wave Pictures

The Wave Pictures have crafted their own special place in the UK’s music scene with a number of eloquent, beautifully crafted and utterly charming albums over the years alongside live shows that can go from howling laughter to pin-drop startling beauty in the beat of a heart.  Fresh from the release of their latest album, … Continue reading “Van Life: The Wave Pictures”

Trampled By Turtles + Ferris & Sylvester, London Electric Ballroom, Friday 16th November

Minnesota-based six piece Trampled By Turtles may be best known in the US, but their quirky take on bluegrass is spreading further afield, and spreading fast. At least, they’ve filled the not inconsiderable space of the Electric Ballroom for this show as part of the London Roots Festival with apparent ease. Appearing on stage at … Continue reading “Trampled By Turtles + Ferris & Sylvester, London Electric Ballroom, Friday 16th November”

Cam Penner and Jon Wood, The Green Note, London, 14th November 2018

Cam Penner and Jon Wood have been making music together for 13 years and over that time they’ve honed that most important of things – a distinctive sound. And a friendship – that’s important too. Cam Penner is the alternatively gruff voiced and high note hitting songwriter, switching between a variety of guitars and a … Continue reading “Cam Penner and Jon Wood, The Green Note, London, 14th November 2018”

AmericanaFest UK 2019 Launch Event, The Borderline, London, 7th November 2018

It was almost like being at the Oscars as The Americana Music Association UK (AMAUK) unveiled their list of nominees for the forthcoming UK Americana Awards 2019 which will unfold at January’s AmericanFest UK. Stevie Freeman, CEO of AMA-UK, kicked the evening off with a short speech which was essentially optimistic regarding the state of … Continue reading “AmericanaFest UK 2019 Launch Event, The Borderline, London, 7th November 2018”