Amongst old carpeting and pompous high ceilings, Grant-Lee Phillips and his acoustic guitar look like they are about to play a secret gig in someone’s (admittedly rich) private living room. Even if it’s not the case, well, it feels like it anyway. When on tour, Phillips likes to strip it down to bare minimum, leaving … Continue reading “Grant-Lee Phillips, The Lantern, Bristol, April 26, 2018”
This is the new single from Grant-Lee Phillips, taken from his latest album Widdershins, out now, and very good it is too. He’s also on tour in the UK in April.
With this record G-LP sounds confident, spontaneous, relaxed and angry – it’s a heady brew and provides the fuel to make this his best set of songs for some time. Each song is a stinging jab with lyrical barbs and musical hooks, a riposte to the current political situation. Make no mistake, these are protest … Continue reading “Grant-Lee Phillips “Widdershins” (Yep Roc Records, 2018)”
Grant Lee Phillips (nee Buffalo)’s new album “Widdershins” named after former Tory MP and Strictly contestant Ann Widdershins is out on Yep Roc on Feb 23rd over here – and he’s announced some UK dates to promote it, starting with a date at the wonderful Bush Hall before taking it around the country. Recorded over four … Continue reading “Grant Lee Phillips brings “Widdershins” to the UK next year”
The honey-voiced Jarrod Dickenson has toured extensively across the USA, Europe, the UK and Ireland. If you have been lucky enough to catch one of his performances, alongside his wife, Claire, then you will have been drawn in by the measured beauty and timeless quality of his songs. The precise storytelling and intimate interaction engage the listener … Continue reading “Interview: Jarrod Dickenson”
Welcome to the new Americana UK gig guide. You can search by artist name, town or venue – if you want gigs just in Liverpool for instance, just start typing ‘Liver’ in the search box below. For more information on an artist, just click on their name. If you’re a promoter/artist and want your UK gig listed, … Continue reading “UK Americana Gig Guide”