Following a successful sold out launch of his latest album, ‘Orphans’, at the Green Note the previous evening, Michael McDermott returned to north London and the dimly lit, intimate basement of Finsbury Park’s Aces and Eights on Tuesday to run through a series of audience song requests. ‘Orphans’ is so named because none of its … Continue reading “Michael McDermott, Aces and Eights, London, 5th May 2019”
Chicago-based singer-songwriter Michael McDermott has announced a short run of Ireland & UK dates in early May in support of his new album ‘Orphans’ which we recently reviewed.
As well as having what may be the worst cover of any album this year ‘Orphans‘ also isn’t really Michael McDermott’s latest album – that’s actually already in the works – it’s more of a constant itch that he’s finally scratched. These are mostly songs that have been around for a while, ones that were … Continue reading “Michael McDermott “Orphans” (Pauper Sky Records, 2019)”
Rarely can an album have been so aptly named as Michael McDermott’s latest effort ‘Out From Under’. Now four years sober after 20 years of drink, drugs and even jail, McDermott has released a gem of an album that continues and even exceeds the high standard reached on his last release ‘Willow Springs’. Straight out … Continue reading “Michael McDermott “Out From Under” (Pauper Sky Records, 2018)”
To coincide with the release of Heather Horton’s album “Don’t Mess With Mrs Murphy” on Friday (which we could not have been any more glowing about), she will be joining her husband Michael McDermott on his European tour for 4 dates in the UK this month. Collectively also known as The Westies, it is the … Continue reading “Michael McDermott & Heather Horton hit the UK for dates”
The multiple award-winning songwriter Patty Griffin, legendary Texan roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo and former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle are heading up what can only be described as a fairly stellar line-up for the 2019 Kilkenny Roots Festival which takes place over the first Bank Holiday weekend in May (3rd – 6th) at numerous venues around … Continue reading “Kilkenny Roots Festival announces line-up for 2019”
He picked up glowing 5-star reviews for his latest album (for example “A stand-out album – poetry is coursing through his veins” – Maverick) ‘I Don’t Do This for Love, I Do This for Love’ – winning him more media exposure in the space of a few weeks than he had experienced for a long time, plus … Continue reading “Nathan Bell announces UK Dates”
So the votes are in and it’s all change this year as a new roster of artists take over the pole positions in our survey of what’s rocked your boat over the last 12 months – the site has always been proud to support independent music and it’s great to see so many artists who aren’t … Continue reading “Americana UK’s Readers Poll 2016 – the results!”