Video: Pharis and Jason Romero “Bet on Love”

The latest single from Pharis and Jason Romero, features a beautiful, effortless vocal performance.  This is authentic, timeless music from the Juno Award-winning duo.  It’s the title track from the much-loved Canadian couple’s new album.  To record the album, they converted their banjo workshop into a studio and the result is a warm, homely sound … Continue reading “Video: Pharis and Jason Romero “Bet on Love””

Pharis and Jason Romero “Bet On Love” (Lula Records, 2020)

‘Bet on Love’ is the fifth album from the husband and wife Canadian folk music duo that reside in Horsefly, British Columbia. They have converted the banjo workshop into a studio to record their music with the bare minimum of outside assistance, resulting in a genuine home-grown sound that reflects their own chosen place and … Continue reading “Pharis and Jason Romero “Bet On Love” (Lula Records, 2020)”

Pharis & Jason Romero announce new album, due June

Pharis and Jason Romero have announced the release of a new album ‘Bet On Love’ which is described as “a modern folk ode – to sentimental anchorings and to relationships between place, people and time”. Recorded in Pharis & Jason’s banjo shop outside Horsefly, British Columbia, with the help of producer Marc Jenkins (the duo’s … Continue reading “Pharis & Jason Romero announce new album, due June”

Pharis and Jason Romero, Kings Place Hall 2, London, 26th April 2019

The last time that they played London, some four years ago, it was at The Green Note, so the somewhat austere setting of Hall 2 at Kings Place is a sizeable step up in audience numbers for Pharis and Jason Romero, if something of a step down in cosiness and intimacy.  Not that this offered … Continue reading “Pharis and Jason Romero, Kings Place Hall 2, London, 26th April 2019”

AUK’s top 10 americana albums ever: Jonathan Aird

At AUK we are on a quest to find the ‘top 10 americana albums ever’. Over the last few weeks our writers have been going through the mental anguish of trying to narrow the whole history of Americana down to just ten albums. When every writer has had their say, a shortlist of the most … Continue reading “AUK’s top 10 americana albums ever: Jonathan Aird”

“What Is This Americana Thing Anyway…?” – Jonathan Aird

Our popular feature in which the your humble writers spill the beans on their influences, musical roots and record buying habits is back. This week Deputy Editor and man who is averse to foppish hair and synthesisers  Jonathan Aird tells us what he does like instead:

A Review of the Year: My friend lives in an Ivory Tower, she’s Protected from Misery.

Which is quite lucky for her really – everyone else has probably noticed that 2019 has been one of those years destined to go down in history as interesting – and we all know the value of interesting times. Obviously 2019 will go down as the year of almost continual elections, it’s also the year … Continue reading “A Review of the Year: My friend lives in an Ivory Tower, she’s Protected from Misery.”

Erynn Marshall “Greasy Creek” (DittyVille, 2016)

Erynn Marshall is probably best known for playing in the Haints Old-time String Band alongside fellow Canadians Pharis and Jason Romero.  Having relocated to Virginia, Greasy Creek sees her forging a solo path for her highly respected fiddle playing, alongside many other collaborators, but still staying firmly in that Old Timey vein. This is pre-bluegrass … Continue reading “Erynn Marshall “Greasy Creek” (DittyVille, 2016)”