Jenny Lewis puts herself on the line

Jenny Lewis has announced UK tour dates to promote the release of her fourth solo album, ‘On The Line,’ which came out on the 22nd of March. A five year hiatus since her last album, ‘The Voyager,’ her latest record is heavily influenced by the death of her mother and the end of her twelve-year … Continue reading “Jenny Lewis puts herself on the line”

Erin Rae putting on shows in the UK

Erin Rae will tour the UK & Europe this summer in support of her critically acclaimed recent album ‘Putting on Airs’ which came out on Single Lock records in June, and combines indie rock, folk and psychedelia. The album was recorded at the Refuge, a former Franciscan monastery in Appleton, Wisconsin, and produced by engineer … Continue reading “Erin Rae putting on shows in the UK”

Interview: My Darling Clementine

Known for their sartorial elegance alongside their old school country ballads and barroom heartbreakers My Darling Clementine are one of the best bands the UK has offered the world in a good while.  Witty, charming and utterly engaging their stage show, and one hopes it is a show, as the two protagonists, Michael Weston King … Continue reading “Interview: My Darling Clementine”

UK Americana Gig Guide

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”

Ben Miller Band back with “Choke Cherry Tree”

The Ben Miller Band is set to return with “Choke Cherry Tree” via New West Records on January 26th. The Joplin, Missouri-bred combo’s third album introduces a retooled line-up with Miller and fellow founding member Scott Leeper joined by new additions Rachel Ammons and Smilin’ Bob Lewis (imagine the constant pressure if that was your nickname). The 11-song record was produced by … Continue reading “Ben Miller Band back with “Choke Cherry Tree””

Hiss Golden Messenger “Hallelujah Anyhow” (Merge Records, 2017)

“Hallelujah Anyhow” is the sixth release by self-styled ‘Nowhere Man’ M C Taylor under the moniker Hiss Golden Messenger. His band consists of an eclectic variety of musicians including Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Chris Boerner, Josh Kaufman, Darren Jessee, Michael Lewis, and Scott Hirsch with additional vocals by Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Tift Merritt, Skylar Gudasz, Tamisha … Continue reading “Hiss Golden Messenger “Hallelujah Anyhow” (Merge Records, 2017)”

Hiss Golden Messenger announces new album

Some nice news this morning from Consequence of Sound on an AUK favourite. Awesome cover art too.  They report: “Last October, North Carolina folk artist M.C. Taylor released his latest album as Hiss Golden Messenger, Heart Like a Levee. Now, less than 12 months later, the indie folk songwriter is back with the follow-up. It’s titled Hallelujah Anyhow and … Continue reading “Hiss Golden Messenger announces new album”

Ryan Adams releases new song “Doomsday” – Listen

The new album from Mr Adams is not long off now – Pitchfork reports: “On February 17, Ryan Adams will release a new album called Prisoner on Pax Am/Blue Note. Today, he’s shared the third offering from the record, “Doomsday.” It follows the previously released “Do You Still Love Me?” and “To Be Without You.” Hear “Doomsday” … Continue reading “Ryan Adams releases new song “Doomsday” – Listen”