What do you get when you place Americana music legend Jason Ringenberg (who Mojo described as “The Godfather of Americana”) in a grove of Giant Sequoias? You end up with his new record ‘Stand Tall’, the (very) long-awaited follow up to 2004’s ‘Empire Builders’ and his first collection of new songs, outside of his Farmer Jason … Continue reading “Jason Ringenberg announces new album, UK dates”
The Three Aces are US roots rockers Webb Wilder, Warner Hodges and Eric Ambel who land in the UK next week for dates around the country, before heading off to the Netherlands and other estranged EU friends. Wilder has been described as a “riddle spewing prophet of roots rock and roll” who combines rock & roll … Continue reading ““The Three Aces” land in the UK for October dates”
A blast from the past for Friday which still cuts it and then some thirty plus years on.
It’s easy to get lost in the weeds these days as we find new ways to compartmentalize and format music. Rock and country seem to be endlessly hyphenated. Sometimes we need to stop the chin scratching, step out of the woods, and crank up the amps. Thankfully, Joe Blanton seems to do just that with … Continue reading “Joe Blanton “Good, Bad, Right or Wrong” (Underground Treehouse, 2018)”
Oh yes, this’ll get the party started! If you like your Honk with a fair bit of Tonk – and vice versa – then Arty Hill’s new live album is going to be right up your gardenia lined Avenue. This is what a live album should be, gritty and down to earth; you really feel like … Continue reading “Arty Hill “Live: Church on Saturday Night” (Independent, 2017)”
The launch for this year’s Maverick festival, whose 2019 roster was recently announced on this website here, was again held at Gibson’s Guitar Studios in London’s West End. The overview for the 12th gathering in early July in the bucolic pastures of Easton Park Farm in Suffolk was provided by the festival’s founder and long-term … Continue reading “Maverick Festival Launch, Gibson Guitar Studios, 27th March 2019”
This month long-serving staff writer Paul Kerr gives us the lowdown on his introduction to Americana: Jim Reeves was the country crooner of choice in my household as I was growing up and it wasn’t until my pimply adolescence that Top of The Pops and Alan Freeman’s top 20 countdown entered my life.
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”
Canadian singer-songwriter Trevor Alguire has in Perish The Light his sixth album, and with a wealth of travelling behind him back home and across Europe, he is a seasoned performer. No sooner does the needle drop onto the vinyl and Alguire establishes a groove as he shares stories of his worldly travels, speaks of love and of having to … Continue reading “Trevor Alguire “Perish The Light” (Independent, 2016)”