Seth Lakeman “The Well Worn Path” (Cooking Vinyl, 2018)

The name of Lakeman is a common one in folk circles. Brothers Seth, Sam and Sean have long become a byword for reliably high class and innovative music, be it individually or in collaboration with other high-class musicians. So it is with album number nine for Seth who follows up his understated Americana-style previous album … Continue reading “Seth Lakeman “The Well Worn Path” (Cooking Vinyl, 2018)”

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”

Seth Lakeman re-releases album with bonus tracks

Seth Lakeman will re-release his album ‘Ballads of the Broken Few’ (pictured left) with five added bonus tracks on September 15th via Cooking Vinyl. Recorded during the original album sessions, with producer Ethan Johns, the previously unreleased bonus tracks are: Gambling Man, Everything, Days Are Longer, Wake Up and Bury Me Deep. Everything, featuring Wildwood Kin – sisters Emillie and Beth Key and their cousin Meghann Loney, who were a part … Continue reading “Seth Lakeman re-releases album with bonus tracks”

Seth Lakeman “Ballads Of The Broken Few” (Cooking Vinyl, 2016)

One of the stars of the folk scene, Seth Lakeman remains for many synonymous with thumping beats, high volume and a driving, pin your ears back sound that lacks subtlety.  But this is to do him a grave injustice.  He may not be an obvious innovator like Jim Moray or possess as broad a brush … Continue reading “Seth Lakeman “Ballads Of The Broken Few” (Cooking Vinyl, 2016)”

Deep Dark River “King of the Forest” (Independent, 2019)

Self-described as artsy, folksy, classical “Deep Dark River” are a Toronto based duo comprising Morgan Rider on guitar, piano, synth and vocals and Nathen Morrison on cello. “King of the Forest” is their second album, though the first for Nathen, and features seven original compositions for guitar, cello, piano and voice; and they do feel more … Continue reading “Deep Dark River “King of the Forest” (Independent, 2019)”

Thea Gilmore “Small World Turning” (Proper Recordings, 2019)

The first release for a couple of years ‘Small World Turning’ represents a return to the more acoustic stylings of earlier Thea Gilmore recordings. Opening with an a cappella cover of ‘Mockingbird’ that fades into the silence the scene is set for a series of narratives where the vocals are front and centre. ‘Cutteslowe Walls’ … Continue reading “Thea Gilmore “Small World Turning” (Proper Recordings, 2019)”

Here are all the winners from last night’s AMAUK 2019 awards

The fourth of the Americana Music Association UK’s award shows took place last night in Hackney Empire and it was as star-studded an event as always, with performances from Bennet Wilson Poole, Ethan Johns, Graham Nash, Rhiannon Giddens (who was also a keynote speaker at the AMA UK Conference), Jade Bird, YOLA, Seth Lakeman, Chris Hillman and Curse of Lono.  

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”

Wildwood Kin, Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge, 4th March 2018

Wildwood Kin were opening this City Roots Festival gig for Ward Thomas – who would go on to give their expected high gloss pop-country set with only one real surprise to it, that it ran for a shade less than an hour. Wildwood Kin however did their half an hour with as little fuss as … Continue reading “Wildwood Kin, Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge, 4th March 2018”

Winter Mountain “I Swear I Flew” (Astral Fox records, 2016)

I Swear I Flew is Winter Mountain’s first full album since his acclaimed self-titled, debut album in 2013. With a keen rhythm section in support, Cornish singer-songwriter Joe Francis (Winter Mountain) leads the listener through a set of songs perfectly suited for the genre aimed. Francis is not only carrying on a tradition ventured by such … Continue reading “Winter Mountain “I Swear I Flew” (Astral Fox records, 2016)”