Since his 1995 solo debut ‘Cannibal‘ Peter Bruntnell has slowly built a canon of songs that would stand up next to the best of best within the Americana genre and way, way beyond. Sensible folk scratch their heads with incredulity at his lack of mainstream commercial success and marvel at the thrill of witnessing such … Continue reading “AmericanA to Z – Peter Bruntnell”
After a couple of weeks break for video premieres the retro slot is back. We’re only going back eight years this week and the footage is by no means perfect but this is a great performance of a great song by one of the UK’s best singer-songwriters and one of its best guitarists. Have a … Continue reading “Video: Peter Bruntnell with James Walbourne “You Won’t Find Me””
This week’s retro slot is taken by one of the UK’s greats, Peter Bruntnell, with a suitably surreal video for this wonderful track from his 1995 debut album Cannibal.
Now in their third year, The Ramblin’ Roots Revue, one of the UK’s biggest weekends of Americana, roots and alt-country music (and there are a few of them now) have announced their line up which includes 40 acts from the across UK, USA, Canada, Ireland and mainland Europe. The full line up which takes place … Continue reading “Ramblin’ Roots Revue returns! Here’s the full line up”
Fretboard warrior, purveyor of all things six-string, and pedal steel supremo, Iain Sloan has been soundtracking the UK Americana scene for a number of years predominantly with The Wynntown Marshals, Scotland’s finest alt.country band, and latterly with the likes of indie folksters Blue Rose Code and the legendary Peter Bruntnell. Americana-UK catches up with Sloan … Continue reading “Van Life: Iain Sloan”
Oh well, this will wreck our Google search result listings – what possessed them to use the terms “americana” and “UK” in the same headline? Billboard has an article today entitled “U.K. Americana Hits America, and Vice Versa, In New Roots Exchange” which is an incredibly interestingyou read about our symbiotic relationship with the genre over … Continue reading “Billboard: Americana in the UK is a thing”
This was the second time your intrepid reporter has attended the annual celebration of all things good in Roots and Americana music that’s held in the beautiful city of Kilkenny in Ireland and now that it’s done and dusted, I can only scratch my head and wonder why only twice? Arriving on the Friday afternoon … Continue reading “Kilkenny Roots Festival, 28th April – 1st May 2017, Kilkenny, Ireland”
Perched up in the fair city of Perth, regarded as the gateway to the Highlands, Southern Fried has grown in stature over the years to become the premier Americana Festival in Scotland. With its mix of formal concerts, free open stage and late night revelries it is compact (awarded Best Small Festival in 2014) with … Continue reading “Southern Fried Festival’s 10th Year has a stellar line up”
Award winning Liverpool native Robert Vincent is set to release his second album “I’ll Make the Most of my Sins” on 27th January. After his performances at the AMA showcases in Nashville last September, Rolling Stone magazine named Vincent as “Best Brit” in an article entitled “AmericanaFest 2016: 20 best things we saw”.
We’ve just returned from the second UK Americana Awards which took place at London’s St John at Hackney last night, rounding off two days of activities at this year’s Americana Music Association UK conference, with performances from Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Richard Thompson and Mary Chapin Carpenter. There were performances too from UK artists Yola Carter, … Continue reading “Second UK Americana Awards – here’s the list of winners”