Canadian folk/roots duo Kacy & Clayton have announced details of a new album ‘Carrying On’ which is due out via New West Records on 4th October 2019. The 10-song album has been produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Tom Schick at The Loft, Wilco’s recording studio and rehearsal space in Chicago.
When an album cover brings to mind the swirling pop art of the hippy revolution of the 60s it creates an expectation of what might be expected from the music contained within. Hailing as they do from rural Canada, cousins Kacy Anderson and Clayton Linthicum (ex Deep Dark Woods) have brought swirling guitars and haunting … Continue reading “Kacy & Clayton “The Siren’s Song” (New West Records, 2018)”
If there was an award for the role of Godfather of Americana in the UK, serious consideration would have to go to Iain Matthews as a deserving nominee. An early member of Fairport Convention, recruited for his fine voice and ability to front a band, he was an early advocate of American singer songwriters like … Continue reading “Book review: Iain Matthews “Thro’ My Eyes” (Route Publishing, 2018)”
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”
If you go down to the Deep Dark Woods today, you’d better not close your eyes as the Canadian band drop anchor on our fair shores next week for a series of dates in support of their latest album ‘Yarrow’ which is out now on Sx Shooter Records. The band, returning after a four-year hiatus, will … Continue reading “Deep Dark Woods arrive in UK next week for dates”
A place of which it was once said: “Saskatoon’s got nothing but hookers and hockey players,” the northern Canadian outpost of only around 300,000 denizens is now shaking off any past negative association with a seemingly unstoppable array of creative musical talent emerging from the city recently, whether that be The Deep Dark Woods, Colter … Continue reading “The Sheepdogs, The Lexington, London, 11th April 2018”
If you’re looking for a vocal that’s as clear as a mountain stream then Dori Freeman has the vocal you’re chasing. On Letters Never Read she defines a modern form of Appalachian country – there’s no affectation here but there’s a lot of variety. Her back story is worth recounting again – growing up in … Continue reading “Dori Freeman “Letters Never Read” (Blue Hens Music, 2017)”
Jason Haywood’s new album Folklore began with the idea of a man walking across a frozen lake in heavy snow, not sure if the sounds he’s hearing are the howling wind, the ghost of his murdered lover or the Devil himself. It was from this idea that the first song ‘The Ballad of Clara Leigh’ … Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Jason Haywood”