Hope In High Water house concert tour

UK Americana duo Hope In High Water are firm favourites here at Americana UK towers, which means that we’re delighted that they’ll be back on the road in October. for a series of house concerts.  As they say “there’s nothing we love more than a house show.  No amplification, an intimate setting and nothing to … Continue reading “Hope In High Water house concert tour”

Hope in High Water “Never Settle” (Independent, 2017)

I covered Josh Chandler-Morris’ original EP, a few years back, and it’s always a bit odd to open a records PR and find yourself quoted back.  I find JCM voice a comfort – there is something reassuring in the records he makes with Carly Slade, I like the thought of their hometown Milton Keynes being the … Continue reading “Hope in High Water “Never Settle” (Independent, 2017)”

Jarrod Dickenson + Darrin Bradbury, The Waterfront Studio, Norwich, 28th November 2019

Just in case we needed any persuasion to come out and see Jarrod Dickenson on his sold-out ‘Unplugged & Distilled’ tour, he ensured everyone was welcomed to the show with a taste of Balcones Whisky, all the way from Dickenson’s hometown of Waco, Texas. Their ‘Baby Blue’ has a southern kick, the ‘Texas Rye’ is … Continue reading “Jarrod Dickenson + Darrin Bradbury, The Waterfront Studio, Norwich, 28th November 2019”

Joe Henry “The Gospel According to Water” (Ear Music, 2019)

In his 30 year plus career, Joe Henry has achieved a great deal. He has just released his 15th studio album ‘The Gospel According to Water’. He has produced artists ranging from Bonnie Raitt to Solomon Burke. He has collaborated with a range of top-class Jazz musicians including Ornette Coleman, someone who qualifies for that overused … Continue reading “Joe Henry “The Gospel According to Water” (Ear Music, 2019)”

Malcolm Holcombe “Come Hell or High Water” (Gypsy Eyes Music, 2018)

Malcolm Holcombe’s latest release ‘Come Hell or High Water’ seems to reflect a man reaching an age where he looks around the place where he lives, casting back over the years and unconsciously puts into song his feelings about what he sees around him. His songs certainly conjure up a picture of wooded mountains, changing … Continue reading “Malcolm Holcombe “Come Hell or High Water” (Gypsy Eyes Music, 2018)”

Video: Passenger “Hell or High Water”

We keep telling anyone who’ll listen that Passenger, aka Brighton’s Mike Rosenberg, is one of the finest contemporary songwriters around and today he’s today released new single ‘Hell Or High Water’ which is in a word fantastico. Directed by long-time collaborator Jarrad Seng, the video is a result of a three-week road trip across the USA, … Continue reading “Video: Passenger “Hell or High Water””

Curse of Lono, The Water Rats, London, 20th April 2017

Curse of Lono’s show at The Water Rats was a launch for their anticipated debut album Severed. The venue has a rich history, Marx and Lenin are both reputed to have frequented the place during their respective times in London and Bob Dylan played his first UK show here in 1962. This, coupled with the … Continue reading “Curse of Lono, The Water Rats, London, 20th April 2017”

AmericanaFest UK announce showcase line-up

This year’s UK Americana Awards, hosted by the AMA-UK (not to be confused with AUK, although we both feature the words “americana” and “UK” – what are the chances?) take place next week in London and as part of the week which also includes a 2 day conference, there’ll be an evening of curated showcases … Continue reading “AmericanaFest UK announce showcase line-up”