“Your friendly neighbourhood Americana supergroup,” they say, and while one might think that it’s a tad pompous there’s an element of truth in this statement. From the ashes of ahab, a band who always seemed to be on the cusp of making it, Stephen Llewellyn, Dave Burn and Graham Knight eventually teamed up with ex … Continue reading “Orphan Colours “All On Red” (At The Helm Records, 2018)”
From their long awaited debut album All On Red, out on January 26th, this is the first single from Orphan Colours and it’s a cracker. The video includes some great live footage from their triumphant set at last years Cambridge Folk Festival.
Orphan Colours release their new single this Friday, and we have an exclusive stream for you here at AUK. When UK alt country outfit ahab went on indefinite hiatus, songwriter Steven Llewellyn decided to form his own band with the help of ahab originator Dave Burn and former bassist Graham Knight and hey presto Orphan Colours was born. Llewellyn … Continue reading “Track premiere: Orphan Colours “High Hopes” – Listen”
What we’re learning this week is that there are quite a lot of americana festivals in the UK that feature the letter “R” – yesterday we had the Ramblin’ Roots Revue and today we have news that Red Rooster is returning at the end of May for its annual weekend-long celebration of contemporary American Roots music.
And we’ve got details of other awards here too. The fourth annual UK Americana Awards will take place on Thursday 31st January 2019 at HackneyEmpire, and the AMA-UK has chosen Graham Nash to receive its highest honour, the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his contribution to the Americana genre over the span of his … Continue reading “UK Americana Awards 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award to go to Graham Nash”
The Marriage is the new project from Kirsten Adamson and Ahab and Orphan Colours man Dave Burn and this classic slice of country is their new single (our today!) and features Adamson’s fabulous vocals.
Jim Walker is managing director of At the Helm records and Brighthelmstone Promotions. Last year, he put together a festival in his hometown of Hassocks, West Sussex featuring two of our greatest loves – americana music and good beer. The Mid-Sussex americana beer festival is running again for a second year at the Hassocks hotel … Continue reading “Interview with Jim Walker, At The Helm Records and Brighthelmstone Promotions”
Probably the best value americana festival in the UK lands again this year just after Easter so you can boogie away those calories – The three-day indoor Ramblin Roots Revue music festival returns to High Wycombe for a second year from 6-8 April, in association with americana label Clubhouse Records. The bill boasts more than 25 roots, Americana, … Continue reading “Win tickets to Ramblin’ Roots Review with AUK”
Every festival, everywhere, delivers a special moment or two, things that it will be remembered for in years to come. This year’s Cambridge Folk Festival was no different, with two hugely significant moments. The first was the sad death of Joan Woollard a few days before the start of the festival. The widow of Ken … Continue reading “Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall, 27-30 July 2017”
A great song from the superb solo debut album Arizona from the former ahab and current Orphan Colours man Dave Burn.