Kim Richey, Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham, 19 June 2018

“I normally have my roadies do this” quips Kim Richey as she arrives and fumbles with her guitar lead, setting the tone for an intimate, folksy evening more akin to being in a friend’s living room than a music venue, even one as warm and small as the Café. The audience are largely long term … Continue reading “Kim Richey, Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham, 19 June 2018”

Kim Richey “Edgeland” (Yep Roc Records, 2018)

‘Edgeland’ is the new album from Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Kim Richey. There has been a five year wait for this and it has been worth it. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Brad Jones, it’s a collaborative album of sophisticated country music and there are many highly respected players and songwriters to be found here. This is … Continue reading “Kim Richey “Edgeland” (Yep Roc Records, 2018)”

Kim Richey “Chase Wild Horses” – Listen

Kim Richey is mixing with the right people – on the first single from her new album ‘Edgelands’ she had Chuck Prophet contributing, and elsewhere on the album there’s the likes of Robyn Hitchcock and Kim’s about to go out on tour supporting Gretchen Peters.  Names have been dropped – and so has this new … Continue reading “Kim Richey “Chase Wild Horses” – Listen”

New Kim Richey “Edgeland” due March – Listen

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Kim Richey will release her first album in five years, Edgeland, on Yep Roc Records on 30th March, and you can hear the first track to be taken from it “Whistle On Occasion” featuring Chuck Prophet below. Recorded in Nashville, Edgeland is Richey’s eighth studio album and was produced by Brad Jones.  The 12 tracks feature songwriting collaborations with Maendo Sanz, Mike Henderson, Bill Deasy, … Continue reading “New Kim Richey “Edgeland” due March – Listen”

AmericanaFest UK 2019 Conference Showcase preview – part four

The AMAUK conference is now into its fourth year and one of the highlights is the two nights of showcases which take place before the awards ceremony featuring the best of americana talent, both homegrown and from around the world. At five venues across Hackney, all within walking distance and for the price of one … Continue reading “AmericanaFest UK 2019 Conference Showcase preview – part four”

A Review of the Year : Tell me where it hurts, and I’ll tell you what to feel

It may have been another turbulent year with no sign of the punishment letting up, but it has also been another great year for music. And, in a sense, that’s what really matters. And if nothing else the real world has offered some amusement on the live scene as visiting bands from the USA make … Continue reading “A Review of the Year : Tell me where it hurts, and I’ll tell you what to feel”

Jesse Terry “Natural” (Jackson Beach Records, 2018)

On his fifth album Jesse Terry has moved away from his usual roots-rock arrangements for a stripped down and mostly acoustic take on songs familiar from his previous albums – with a cover thrown in for good measure. An additional twist is that Terry has teamed up with a number of his favourite female singers … Continue reading “Jesse Terry “Natural” (Jackson Beach Records, 2018)”

Jesse Terry has UK tour in April

New England singer songwriter Jesse Terry will be returning to the UK to join friend and fellow songwriter Callaghan on her April tour. The pair recently completed a series of sell-out shows in the US and will open in  Liverpool on Tuesday 17th April.    Jesse has a new album, his fifth, which is called  ‘Natural’  … Continue reading “Jesse Terry has UK tour in April”