SXSW 2019, Austin, Texas, 8th-16th March 2019

One piece of received wisdom regarding SXSW,  the sprawling music showcase held annually in Austin, is that it has become over-corporate and is no longer worth attending for an Americana fan. This I would refute strongly. It’s true that it was heading that way a few years ago, but the organisers have pulled back and … Continue reading “SXSW 2019, Austin, Texas, 8th-16th March 2019”

Sons of Bill, Omeara, London, 14th August 2018

Sons of Bill brought their own unique brand of cosmic indie-americana to London on Tuesday night to promote their latest album ‘Oh God Ma’am.’  The record takes its title from an encounter that the band’s drummer, Todd Wellons, had when he was propositioned by a hooker and apparently blurted out, “Oh God, ma’am!” Since then … Continue reading “Sons of Bill, Omeara, London, 14th August 2018”