Americana music defies geographic boundaries but “Mountain Music from the flatlands of Milton Keynes” might give even the most travelled aficionado pause for thought. Listen to ‘Bonfire & Pine’ and Hope In High Water’s sparse, haunting sound will take you far from concrete England to the clear mountain air of Appalachia. Josh Chandler Morris and … Continue reading “Hope In High Water “Bonfire & Pine” (Fish Records, 2019)”
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”
The new video from rising UK stars Hope In High Water is really good, as is the song. They’re on tour in February and you should catch them.
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)”
From their debut album Never Settle, out now, this is is a wonderful song and performance from Hope In High Water.
Today dear reader is one of the most important days for this country that we’ve faced in decades, certainly since 1979. I wrote a piece a couple of years ago on the day of 2017’s general election, and while I got a couple of “shut up and sing” type emails, most visitors to this site … Continue reading “This website kills fascists – Vote for hope today”
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”
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’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)”
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””