UK Americana Gig Guide

Welcome to the new 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”

Track premiere: Lindi Ortega “You Ain’t Foolin’ Me”

‘Liberty’ is the new album from Lindi Ortega – due out in May, it was recorded in East Nashville and produced by Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle, Rayland Baxter), and she’s shared the track ‘You Ain’t Foolin’ Me’ exclusively with AUK this morning. With a dark undercurrent and some great production, she told us: “Some southerners … Continue reading “Track premiere: Lindi Ortega “You Ain’t Foolin’ Me””

Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires “Youth Detention” (Don Giovanni Records 2017)

This is the album that, despite the title, sees the combative and essential Alabama rock outfit who are more ‘punk’ than many of the modern bands who claim to be, hit full maturity. It is also an album that goes beyond any “protest” label and instead paints a picture of a fractured society from within, … Continue reading “Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires “Youth Detention” (Don Giovanni Records 2017)”

Our First 100 Days project ends with Phosphorescent playing Woody Guthrie – Listen

Possibly the most worthwhile music project of the century so far, ambitious in scale and a delight from start to finish, Paste report: “Saturday marked the 100th day of the new regime, and that number feels even more trivial and arbitrary now that we’re on the other side of it—especially when it means that Our … Continue reading “Our First 100 Days project ends with Phosphorescent playing Woody Guthrie – Listen”

Drive by Truckers release new video for ‘Surrender Under Protest’

Which couldn’t be more apt on today of all dark days. God help us all. Rolling Stone reports: “The Drive-By Truckers have released their powerful new music video to “Surrender Under Protest,” a track from their recent album American Band. The song, sung by co-frontman Mike Cooley, uses an old Confederate slogan to address ongoing racial … Continue reading “Drive by Truckers release new video for ‘Surrender Under Protest’”