Video: Paul McClure “Baby That’s You”

A great video (shot in a single take too) for the great new single from Paul McClure and featuring James Sutton.  It’s released on 1 December and all profits go to charity, Paul’s to the East Midlands charity EMICS, which provides volunteer doctors (www.emics.org.uk) and James’ to Once Upon A Smile (www.onceuponasmile.org.uk) which is is a children’s … Continue reading “Video: Paul McClure “Baby That’s You””

Paul McClure and the Local Heroes “Paul McClure and the Local Heroes” (Clubhouse Records, 2017)

Given the number of gigs he plays up and down the country it comes as something of a surprise to find that Paul McClure, aka the Rutland Troubadour, has managed to find the time to record anything, but he has, and we should all be grateful for it as the world is a better place … Continue reading “Paul McClure and the Local Heroes “Paul McClure and the Local Heroes” (Clubhouse Records, 2017)”

Paul McClure “Songs For Anyone” (Rutland Troubadour / Clubhouse Records, 2016)

So it’s roundly acknowledged that McClure is one of the nicest men in music, and my experience is that’s difficult to disagree with, the Rutland Troubadour returns here an album of exceptional quality, which is nice. McClure is a terrific Ray Davies style songwriter, I love the female vocals that are all over the album as … Continue reading “Paul McClure “Songs For Anyone” (Rutland Troubadour / Clubhouse Records, 2016)”

Drew Morrison and the Darkwood “Electric-Notes Wild” (Storm Cloud Agency Records, 2018)

Electric-Notes Wild is the debut album by Drew Morrison and The Darkwood. The Scottish songwriter and his combo have been the house band at Country Soul Sessions in London’s Soho for over 5 years, performing with acts such as Rotifer, Paul McClure and The Local Heroes, Matthew Edwards and The Unfortunates, Morton Valence, Bob Collum and … Continue reading “Drew Morrison and the Darkwood “Electric-Notes Wild” (Storm Cloud Agency Records, 2018)”

Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge, 2nd-5th August 2018

While there are several “specialist” Americana festivals like Maverick and Ramblin’ Roots, for the Americana fan Cambridge Folk Festival has for many years always had much to offer.  It rightly prides itself on its eclecticism – both Joe Strummer and Nick Cave have played there in the past – and interpreting “folk” very broadly and … Continue reading “Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge, 2nd-5th August 2018”

Ramblin’ Roots Revue 2017 announced

If you like the idea of watching quality americana while guzzling down some decent nosh and drinking yourself into oblivion, you’ll be delighted to hear about a celebration of roots, americana, folk and alt-country music which will be taking placed alongside fine beer, whisky and food held at Bucks Students’ Union’s award winning venue in … Continue reading “Ramblin’ Roots Revue 2017 announced”

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”