Ron Pope “Work” (Brooklyn Basement Records, 2017)

Ron Pope is living proof that if you can find a job you love, then you never do a day’s work in your life. Though paradoxically, to borrow a phrase from James Brown, Pope is currently one of the hardest working musicians in show business. “I wanted to work to live, not live to work,” … Continue reading “Ron Pope “Work” (Brooklyn Basement Records, 2017)”

AHI “In Our Time” (Thirty Tigers, 2018)

‘In Our Time’ is the second album by the Canadian, Stingray Award-winning artist, AHI. Following his DIY-released January 2017 debut ‘We Made It Through The Wreckage,’ this is his first album on the Thirty Tigers label. With no publicity or label, AHI had developed a fan base via word-of-mouth and viral campaigns, securing spots in the Billboard … Continue reading “AHI “In Our Time” (Thirty Tigers, 2018)”

Casati “This is Just to Say” (MAPL, 2019)

Casati, Canadians from Manitoba, started off as the Grace Hrabi Trio in 2014 playing Jazz standards and this is their second and latest album. The name Casati derives from “The patron saint of infinite variety the Marchesa Luisa Casati who fearlessly followed art across every style and medium” and the band hope to match that approach … Continue reading “Casati “This is Just to Say” (MAPL, 2019)”

Here are the results of 2019’s Americana UK readers poll!

So here we are again. If the word “poll” is still making you break out in cold sweats, this will hopefully be cathartic before the year is out. We should have actually started counting the number of years we’ve done this – From recollection, in our first readers poll, the winner of best new act … Continue reading “Here are the results of 2019’s Americana UK readers poll!”

UK Americana Gig Guide

Welcome to the 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”

AmericanA to Z: Acres and Acres

Half forgotten bands, albums that slipped away – that’s what this part of the site is about.  Canada’s Acres and Acres were one of the first bands, possibly the actual first, that I reviewed a CD for back in the distant days of Americana-UK (but not the dim and distant days – that was before … Continue reading “AmericanA to Z: Acres and Acres”

Here’s the americana winners from the 2017 Grammys

Good morning everyone. The Boot website helpfully reports this morning the big winners in the categories you care about (a bit more than Adele vs Beyoncé) in last night’s Grammys.  They report: “The winners of the 2017 Grammy Awards were revealed on Sunday (Feb. 12), during both the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony and the televised awards show. A number of country, … Continue reading “Here’s the americana winners from the 2017 Grammys”

Sturgill Simpson and Avett Brothers nominated for Grammys

Rolling Stone Country reports: “Maren Morris, Sturgill Simpson and Kelsea Ballerini each scored an all-genre nomination when the categories for the 59th Grammy Awards were revealed this morning. Simpson’s latest record A Sailor’s Guide to Earth is nominated in Album of the Year, opposite efforts from Beyoncé, Drake, Justin Bieber and Adele, while Morris and … Continue reading “Sturgill Simpson and Avett Brothers nominated for Grammys”