Ethan Johns announces more UK dates with his canine friends

So the weekend arrives dear readers and we’re in the eye of the storm it seems. An old lady in a rocking chair has just flown past the window. As the Labour Party conference hits us here in Liverpool (welcome if you’re around!) we leave you this week with news that following dates earlier this … Continue reading “Ethan Johns announces more UK dates with his canine friends”

Ethan Johns with The Black Eyed Dogs “Anamnesis” (Proper Music, 2018)

Ethan Johns is one of the fathers of Americana given his production of so many classic albums in the genre over the years, including Ryan Adams’s ‘Gold’ and albums by Ray Lamontagne and The Jayhawks to name just a few.  Of course, having a Dad who produced the first Eagles albums starts you off in one … Continue reading “Ethan Johns with The Black Eyed Dogs “Anamnesis” (Proper Music, 2018)”

Ethan Johns and The Black Eyed Dogs, Servant Jazz Quarters, London, 30th July 2018

“I hate name droppers,” Ethan Johns announces early in his set before recounting a session in which he got to record with some of the most famous names in rock music. It’s a conceit for which it’s easy to forgive him though. As record producer, mixer, engineer and session musician he’s played with them all – … Continue reading “Ethan Johns and The Black Eyed Dogs, Servant Jazz Quarters, London, 30th July 2018”

Catch Ethan Johns & the Black Eyed Dogs before they run away

Ethan Johns continues a brief residency with his band, the Black Eyed Dogs, at the Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston, East London next week, prior to the release of his new album ‘Anamnesis’ which is due out on the 10th of August. He performs as part of a trio next Tuesday and closes with a … Continue reading “Catch Ethan Johns & the Black Eyed Dogs before they run away”

UK Americana Awards: The Troxy, London, 30th January 2020

This year’s event was in the heart of London’s East End, representing how the epicentre of the city’s music venues is shifting eastwards. Host Bob Harris has had almost half a century to practice but he still did a wonderfully balanced job of pitching the enthusiasm on the right side of gushing and his breadth … Continue reading “UK Americana Awards: The Troxy, London, 30th January 2020”

Robert Vincent “In This Town You’re Owned” (Thirty Tigers, 2020)

There’s no reason to waste any time, so let’s get straight to the point.  Robert Vincent’s third album ‘In This Town You’re Owned’  is a corker (for those not familiar with this UK term, that’s a really good thing!) and from the moment the first notes of the opening track ‘This Town’ descend upon your … Continue reading “Robert Vincent “In This Town You’re Owned” (Thirty Tigers, 2020)”

Video: Robert Vincent “My Neighbour’s Ghost”

Ahead of the release of his new album, ‘In This Town You’re Owned’,  Liverpool-based Robert Vincent has released a new video.  ‘My Neighbour’s Ghost’ is an upbeat, rhythmic song and the video is charming.  Check it out.  The song was produced by the brilliant Ethan Johns, who has worked with the likes of Ray Lamontagne … Continue reading “Video: Robert Vincent “My Neighbour’s Ghost””

Robert Vincent “My Neighbour’s Ghost” – Listen

It must be quite a ride being Robert Vincent – a couple of years ago we’d be listing out his CV, mentioning this and that EP, and generally inviting our beloved readership to cock an ear to what he was laying down.  And now – well we can safely assume that Robert Vincent is a … Continue reading “Robert Vincent “My Neighbour’s Ghost” – Listen”

Americana Music Association UK announce award nominees

What a night, and what a list.  In the upstairs music room at the surprisingly hard to find  Old Queens Head (“It’s just down from the Angel Tube, man, what do you mean you’re lost?“) and one day shy of bonfire night, the Americana Music Association UK (AMAUK) launched the glorious rockets that are the … Continue reading “Americana Music Association UK announce award nominees”

Robert Vincent + The Curse Of Lono + Foreign Affairs, Under The Apple Tree Sessions, Bush Hall, London, 26th October 2019

The hosts for this particular night of what was Country Music Week at Bush Hall were none other than Bob Harris’s Under The Apple Tree, the digital platform for Harris, his son Miles and various family members. No surprise then that Harris elected to showcase two acts he has selected for his AMAUK Emerging Artist … Continue reading “Robert Vincent + The Curse Of Lono + Foreign Affairs, Under The Apple Tree Sessions, Bush Hall, London, 26th October 2019”