Rachel Baiman “Thanksgiving” (Free Dirt Records, 2018)

This four track EP showcases bluegrass music at its very best. Rachel Baiman is a Nashville-based roots songwriter with a conscience, delivering songs that explore the less shiny side of the holiday season. Clearly this work references Thanksgiving but the issues and feelings raised are easily transferrable to the Christmas and New Year holidays. The … Continue reading “Rachel Baiman “Thanksgiving” (Free Dirt Records, 2018)”

Tyler Childers: “Americana ain’t no part of nothing”

Yeah all right mate! Have a good weekend dear readers, leaving you today with news from the AMA awards on Wednesday night where several artists were outspoken on topics ranging from gun control to country music feeling like “purgatory”.  If you’ve ever listened to Luke Bryan’s last album, you’ll know exactly what they mean. RS … Continue reading “Tyler Childers: “Americana ain’t no part of nothing””

Jason Isbell dominates at 2018 AMAs

The 2018 Americana Music Association Awards took place last night, hosted by the lovely Milk Carton Kids, and no surprises for guessing who won a number of them (literally no surprises as we told you in the headline).  Rolling Stone Country reports: “Jason Isbell reinforced his status as the king of the Americana genre at the … Continue reading “Jason Isbell dominates at 2018 AMAs”

2018 Americana Music Association Awards nominees revealed

News in from the AMA overnight (the US version) of their list of nominees for their honours and awards for 2018, and there’s good news for Mr Isbell, Margo Price and Brandi Carlile among others – in fact the lists are dominated by the 3 artists, although they are also joined by Mary Gauthier for her … Continue reading “2018 Americana Music Association Awards nominees revealed”

2018 Kilkenny Roots Festival starts to announce line-up

The 21st Kilkenny Roots Festival has announced the first batch of artists to be playing the much-loved festival in 2018. Canada’s Deep Dark Woods are back after a four-year hiatus, Maryland’s Michael Nau makes his debut, along with Nashville based country queen Nikki Lane, Birds Of Chicago, the much-loved collaboration of JT Nero and Allison Russell join the bill and the Prince … Continue reading “2018 Kilkenny Roots Festival starts to announce line-up”

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. If you’re a promoter/artist and want your UK gig listed, please click here to find out how. Americana UK … Continue reading “UK Americana Gig Guide”