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”

Preview: Black Deer Festival 2019

The Black Deer Festival is a passionate celebration of both the music and the culture of country and Americana. Set in the beautiful countryside of Eridge Park in Kent, The Deer Park transports festival-goers to a world away from the everyday, in which a joyful, community atmosphere permeates every aspect of the experience. Across various … Continue reading “Preview: Black Deer Festival 2019”

Ida Mae “Boom Boom Boom” – Listen

If there’s a sense of classic Seventies rock to this high energy new single from Ida Mae that could be in part attributed to the production hand of Ethan Johns.  Or it could be the guitar work of Dweezil Zappa which adds a really dynamic bridge.  Yeah –  that Dweezil Zappa.  Either way this “no … Continue reading “Ida Mae “Boom Boom Boom” – Listen”

Black Deer adds Billy Bragg and Yola to the line-up

Black Deer is our americana festival of choice at the moment, boasting as it does a stellar lineup featuring americana and country artists from every bit of the genres, and today they’ve announced more names for the return to the picturesque Eridge Park this June. Billy Bragg, Yola, Ethan Johns and more will join Band … Continue reading “Black Deer adds Billy Bragg and Yola to the line-up”

William the Conqueror announce extensive UK tour

William the Conqueror are set to head out on the road for a 21 date stint, including 4 festival appearances. The trio of Ruarri Joseph (vocals/guitar), Harry Harding (drums) and Naomi Holmes (bass) will feature songs from their second album, ‘Bleeding on the Soundtrack,’ which follows the release of debut ‘Proud Disturber of the Peace’ back … Continue reading “William the Conqueror announce extensive UK tour”

Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou “Fair Lady London” (Maiden Voyage, 2018)

This is the fifth album release from the Hastings-based husband and wife folk duo. While previous album ‘Expatriot’ benefited from the input of renowned record producer and recording artist, Ethan Johns, who also provided recording facilities and production values from his home base in Wiltshire, this time out they decided to strip everything back – … Continue reading “Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou “Fair Lady London” (Maiden Voyage, 2018)”

Red Rooster returns! Full line-up for Suffolk festival is announced

What we’re learning this week is that there are quite a lot of americana festivals in the UK that feature the letter “R” – yesterday we had the Ramblin’ Roots Revue and today we have news that Red Rooster is returning at the end of May for its annual weekend-long celebration of contemporary American Roots music.