Video: Kacy & Clayton “That Sweet Orchestra Sound”

Two minutes in, shortly before it finishes, the pace changes suddenly and draws you into this new single from Kacy & Clayton; it’s a good example of the quality of their song writing.  ‘That Sweet Orchestra Sound’ is the final song from recent album ‘Carrying On’, which was produced by Jeff Tweedy (Wilco).  The Canadian … Continue reading “Video: Kacy & Clayton “That Sweet Orchestra Sound””

Kacy & Clayton “Carrying On” (New West, 2019)

“Should’ve married for money, like any woman in her right mind would do / instead I settled for love and don’t you know that that’s the worst thing you can do.” So begins ‘The Forty-Ninth Parallel’, the opening track on ‘Carrying On’, the new album from Canadian country/folk duo – and second cousins – Kacy & Clayton, … Continue reading “Kacy & Clayton “Carrying On” (New West, 2019)”

Kacy and Clayton announce UK dates for 2020, release new single

‘That Sweet Orchestra Sound’ is the new single by Canadian psych-folk second-cousins Kacy & Clayton. The track is taken from the new album ‘Carrying On’, due out via New West Records on 4th October. The 10-song album was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Tom Schick at The Loft, Wilco’s recording studio and … Continue reading “Kacy and Clayton announce UK dates for 2020, release new single”

Kacy & Clayton announce Jeff Tweedy produced album “Carrying On”

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.

Kacy & Clayton “The Siren’s Song” (New West Records, 2018)

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)”

Book review: Iain Matthews “Thro’ My Eyes” (Route Publishing, 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)”

Americana UK introduces our new Obituaries section The Song Remains

The roots of Americana music run deep and wide and many of the early originators and influencers are now approaching or are in old age. To recognise and celebrate recently lost artists AUK will start publishing obituaries in 2020 in our The Song Remains section reflecting the fact that while an artist may have died … Continue reading “Americana UK introduces our new Obituaries section The Song Remains”

Jared Deck “Bully Pulpit” (Continental Blue Heaven, 2019)

Not many tracks are under the belt before you start to get a good feeling about Jared Deck. He sounds familiar, but that’s because we’re familiar with great music. He sounds a little hard-bitten, until the empathy of moments like ‘Where I Fall’ give the lie to the more embittered extremes of this emotional rollercoaster … Continue reading “Jared Deck “Bully Pulpit” (Continental Blue Heaven, 2019)”

Interview: Daniel Antopolsky

Daniel Antopolsky is a storyteller. He weaves narratives in and out of his songs and, when you watch him perform, the stories and songs merge. Antopolsky was a contemporary of the likes of Guy Clarke and Townes Van Zandt, one of the original outlaws, often referred to as the ‘missing outlaw’ thanks to the famous … Continue reading “Interview: Daniel Antopolsky”