Rod Picott “Tell The Truth & Shame The Devil” (Broken Jukebox Media, 2019)

This is Rod Picott’s third album in almost as many years, but this one is a little different to his previous recent efforts. Songs on ‘Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil’ were written after a serious health scare that Picott experienced during the winter of 2018 and reflect on some of his life experiences and regrets … Continue reading “Rod Picott “Tell The Truth & Shame The Devil” (Broken Jukebox Media, 2019)”

Rod Picott “Out Past The Wires” (Welding Rod Records, 2018)

Rod Picott’s pedigree is prodigious and it shows in his music. In this album, produced by Neilson Hubbard in Nashville, he is framed by standout musicians: Will Kimborough, Lex Price, Evan Hutchings and Kris Donegan. His recent tour of the UK will have re-emphasised his stature. He says of ‘Out Past The Wires’ that it … Continue reading “Rod Picott “Out Past The Wires” (Welding Rod Records, 2018)”

Rod Picott lands in UK for tour next month

Rod Picott has been recording for 17 years now which is almost as long as this century’s been around, his debut album ‘Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues’ putting a nail in the coffin of his construction career and launching his second wind in life as a songwriter.  His new album ‘Out Past the Wires’ spans two … Continue reading “Rod Picott lands in UK for tour next month”

Rod Picott’s Circus of Misery and Heartbreak is coming back to the UK

Americana UK described Rod Picott, some years back, as, “the best of the current crop of Americana singer-songwriters.” Over the course of eight albums the one time sheet rock hanger (that’s plasterboard on this side of the water) has consistently proved us right while his live appearances are always eagerly anticipated. Good news then that … Continue reading “Rod Picott’s Circus of Misery and Heartbreak is coming back to the UK”

Stephen Fearing “The Unconquerable Past” (Fear & Loathing Music, 2019)

With his thirteenth solo release, Canadian singer/songwriter Stephen Fearing, takes stock – not only of his own life – but he also zooms out to make broader observations. Fearing is best know as a founder member of Canadian alt-country outfit Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, but he has a magnificent back catalogue in his own … Continue reading “Stephen Fearing “The Unconquerable Past” (Fear & Loathing Music, 2019)”

Glasgow Americana Festival, 2nd – 6th October 2019

In Glasgow, as a damp and dreich winter beckons, October has at least one beacon lighting up the dark nights, the annual Glasgow Americana Festival which has been warming the hearts of music lovers for 13 years now. Spanning five days and six venues, this year’s festival offered 19 performers, an elegant balance of local … Continue reading “Glasgow Americana Festival, 2nd – 6th October 2019”