Trials of Cato and Brìghde Chaimbeul are winners at Radio 2’s Folk Awards

The winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019 were announced last night in a ceremony presented by Mark Radcliffe at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester as part of the Manchester Folk Festival, the whole thing being broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds. Radcliffe himself won an award for 40 years of “talking … Continue reading “Trials of Cato and Brìghde Chaimbeul are winners at Radio 2’s Folk Awards”

The Vegabonds “V” (Blue Elan Records, 2019)

‘V‘ is, unsurprisingly, The Vegabonds fifth album and also their first for their new LA based label. The Vegabonds have been playing for some ten years, gaining a following on the college circuit in the Southeastern States of the USA. Their brand of rock is similarly rooted in straight-ahead Southern Rock, which has seen them … Continue reading “The Vegabonds “V” (Blue Elan Records, 2019)”

UK Americana Gig Guide

Welcome to the 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”

Strong Water “Bearfoot” (Independent, 2018)

Strong Water are a folk/americana group coming out of Harrisonburg, VA and their second full length ‘Bearfoot’ is a self funded, released and recorded effort put together after a fantastic reception to their previous release, the self-titled ‘Strong Water’ released in 2016. Since then, the group have performed together a lot more and which has … Continue reading “Strong Water “Bearfoot” (Independent, 2018)”

Brigitte DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough announce UK Dates

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Brigitte DeMeyer and not Nashville based singer-songwriter-guitarist Will Kimbrough have announced some UK tour dates in support of their new album Mockingbird Soul which we described as “a wonderful thing to behold”. Though Kimbrough can play just about any noise-making object on the planet, he was named the Americana Music Association’s 2004 Instrumentalist of the … Continue reading “Brigitte DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough announce UK Dates”