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”

Gordie Tentrees & Jaxon Haldane, The Doublet, Glasgow, 12th February 2019

Here for some winter warmth away from their native sub zero Manitoba, Gordie Tentrees and Jaxon Haldane kicked off what local promoters, Sounds In The Suburbs are calling their Canadian season, with an effervescent show which was high on energy and full of fun. The pair play a rootsy blend of folk, blues and country … Continue reading “Gordie Tentrees & Jaxon Haldane, The Doublet, Glasgow, 12th February 2019”

Jarrod Dickenson, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, 7th February 2019

Nashville-based Jarrod Dickenson is increasingly popular here in the UK thanks to relentless touring, multiple festival appearances and that warm, soulful voice that makes his songs so distinctive. A number of the shows on this tour have been sold-out and the Norwich Arts Centre was certainly busy, with many audience members being returning fans, whooping … Continue reading “Jarrod Dickenson, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, 7th February 2019”

Americana Music Awards, 31st January, Hackney Empire, London

The final flourish of the Americana Music Association UK (AMAUK) music festival is the Awards night, held in the luxurious surroundings of the Hackney Empire. Unsurprisingly the evening follows a fairly typical award ceremony format, a master of ceremonies, guest presenters to read out the nominees and the actual winner in categories such as “Best … Continue reading “Americana Music Awards, 31st January, Hackney Empire, London”