Rosali “Trouble Anyway” (Scissor Tail Records/Spinster Sounds, 2018)

Philadelphia’s Rosali builds upon the ethereality of her debut – 2016’s acclaimed ‘Out of Love’ – on the ghostly ‘Trouble Anyway,’ recorded and mixed by Jeff Zeigler, who has worked with The War on Drugs and Kurt Vile among others.  On her sophomore outing, Rosali enlists a group of musicians that share her love of … Continue reading “Rosali “Trouble Anyway” (Scissor Tail Records/Spinster Sounds, 2018)”

How I Write a Song: James McMurtry

In this new series for Americana UK, artists from across the genre discuss their approach to song-writing. It’s been more than 30 years now since a youthful, up-and-coming  James McMurtry first crossed paths with another, already renowned fellow Texan singer-songwriter, the late Guy Clark, at an open-mike session in Kerrville near San Antonio. Rather than … Continue reading “How I Write a Song: James McMurtry”

Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Edwina Hayes

Born in Dublin, Edwina Hayes grew up in Preston, Lancashire before moving to the East coast of Yorkshire. Hayes now divides her time between the UK and Nashville, where she is a much-loved songwriter and artist.  Hayes’s beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a … Continue reading “Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Edwina Hayes”

Christy Moore has new Album on the way – listen now to “Hurt”

Fifty years is no short time in music, and yet that’s what Christy Moore is notching up this year.  By way of celebration of a life in music he’ll be releasing a new album ‘Magic Nights‘ which consists of live music – favourite recordings of favourite songs. The music on ‘Magic Nights‘ has been recorded … Continue reading “Christy Moore has new Album on the way – listen now to “Hurt””

What Is This Americana Thing Anyway…

It’s that time again when the great and the good of Americana-UK ‘fess up and tell it like it is in their individual journeys into the genre we all know and love. This week Ben Roberts – a man who survived being a metalhead and a drummer to make it to the promised land of … Continue reading “What Is This Americana Thing Anyway…”

Jarrod Dickenson, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, 7th February 2019

Nashville-based Jarrod Dickenson is increasingly popular here in the UK thanks to relentless touring, multiple festival appearances and that warm, soulful voice that makes his songs so distinctive. A number of the shows on this tour have been sold-out and the Norwich Arts Centre was certainly busy, with many audience members being returning fans, whooping … Continue reading “Jarrod Dickenson, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, 7th February 2019”

Thomas Wynn And The Believers, The Horn, St. Albans, 26th June 2018

If this review were being written by one DJ Trump then you’d hear how this was an all time record crowd for The Horn, which is a pretty unsubtle way of trying to soften the blow that the music room at The Horn was at maybe five per cent of capacity for Thomas Wynn and … Continue reading “Thomas Wynn And The Believers, The Horn, St. Albans, 26th June 2018”

The Whybirds, The Portland Arms, Cambridge, 7th July 2017

Well – after three studio albums, a live album, EPs, singles and many gigs – that’s it for the Whybirds. Having an announced an indefinite hiatus the Americana band are currently undertaking their last few live gigs – in fact there’s just the Lexington in London on August 11th still to go. There was never … Continue reading “The Whybirds, The Portland Arms, Cambridge, 7th July 2017”

Steve Gardner “Bathed in Comfort” (TAG Records, 2017)

Chuck Prophet recently tweeted a comment from his buddy and console-maestro, Matt Winegar, who, at soundcheck while they were balancing the EQ before a gig, advised Chuck that, ‘By the time we get forty or fifty beards in here, it’s really going to change the sound.’ A few months before this wonderful post, Chuck received … Continue reading “Steve Gardner “Bathed in Comfort” (TAG Records, 2017)”