Video: Robert Plant “Carry Fire”

We are, these days. less interested in the fact that Mr Robert Plant was once in another band, and that he was a Golden God.  No – our interest in Mr Robert Plant, we hurry to inform you, is due to his being the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music … Continue reading “Video: Robert Plant “Carry Fire””

Robert Plant to receive AMAUK Lifetime Achievement Award, Nominations Announced

The third annual UK Americana Awards will take place on Thursday 1st February 2018 at Hackney Empire, a move to a larger venue due to the increasing popularity of the event,  and AUK will of course be there covering it. The Americana Music Association UK has chosen Robert Plant to receive its highest honour, the 2018 UK Americana … Continue reading “Robert Plant to receive AMAUK Lifetime Achievement Award, Nominations Announced”

Richard Thompson announces guest list for his 70th. And it’s mega.

Richard Thompson’s 70th birthday bash at the Royal Albert Hall in September sold out in next to no time, and if you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to nab a ticket you’re in for quite a treat.  Joining Richard Thompson on the night will be (deep breath…)

Buddy and Julie Miller “Breakdown on 20th Ave. South” (New West, 2019)

The husband and wife songwriting team reunite here for their first set of new songs in ten years. In truth the songs have been written by Julie in the period Buddy was busy working with a host of luminaries from the world of Americana. Back in 2009 the duo released ‘Written In Chalk’ and eight … Continue reading “Buddy and Julie Miller “Breakdown on 20th Ave. South” (New West, 2019)”

Buddy and Julie Miller are back with “Breakdown on 20th Ave. South” – Listen

It has been an absolute age since americana legends Buddy Miller and Julie Miller (they’re related you know) have released an album together, and they’ve both been involved in a fair bit of stuff since the last including Buddy’s involvement with Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s Raising Sand tour and the ‘Nashville’ TV series. Anyway, … Continue reading “Buddy and Julie Miller are back with “Breakdown on 20th Ave. South” – Listen”

Track Premiere – JD And The Straight Shot “Invisible”

The new album from JD and the Straight Shot is called ‘The Great Divide‘, and saw the band convening at Nashville’s Sound Stage Studios for an all acoustic recording.  JD is Jim Dolan and he leads a band of friends who have all had wide and varied musical careers outside the band – playing with … Continue reading “Track Premiere – JD And The Straight Shot “Invisible””

UK Americana Awards 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award to go to Graham Nash

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”

Seth Lakeman has new album and UK tour

Having completed a tour with the Led Zep’ legend Robert Plant, Seth Lakeman will be returning to the road on a UK tour in November.  This time he’ll be promoting his new album, ‘The Well Worn Path,’ which will be released on October 26th. ‘The Well Worn Path’ was recorded in Seth Lakeman’s own garden studio on … Continue reading “Seth Lakeman has new album and UK tour”

Stellar line up for BluesFest this week at the O2

An array of great americana talent features over 4 nights at the O2 Bluesfest in Greenwich, South East London starting on Thursday of this week. The man of whom David Hepworth once said deserved to be carried on a sedan chair for the rest of his life on the basis of the songs he wrote … Continue reading “Stellar line up for BluesFest this week at the O2”