Back when I used to promote americana you came across some lovely people and the ones who were let’s just say “higher maintenance”, but few were as nice as North Wales’ country-blues trio the Goat Ropers whose new album ‘Tall Grass’ we raved about recently and deserve all the success in the world – this … Continue reading “Video: The Goat Roper Rodeo Band “Unwrap My Bones””
When Hannah Aldridge played at the Lexington in London last year it was to perform a show that was in the style of the Grand Ole Opry, with a selection of her favourite musical friends encouraged to perform along with her. The Lexington was also chosen as the venue to record a live album on … Continue reading “Hannah Aldridge + The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, The Half Moon, Putney, London, 23rd April 2019”
From their new album Tall Grass, out on March 18th on Bull Pup Records and produced by Romeo Stoddart of The Magic Numbers, this is the rather good Goat Roper Rodeo band. They’re on tour from today too and well worth catching if they’re in your neck of the woods.
Hailing from Rhuddlan in North Wales, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band release their 3rd album, ‘Tall Grass’. Taking influence from artists such as The Band, Bob Dylan and Gillian Welch, their own brand of country music, which they brand as “Cosmic Country Blues” really refreshes the listener and makes for a mind opening experience.
This North Wales trio show just what you can achieve with a couple of acoustic guitars, a stand-up bass and the voice of a pinch-faced Kentucky miner’s son. Turns out you can do an awful lot – they sound as though they’ve been pickled in moonshine for generations. The harmonies flow easily, the songs sound … Continue reading “The Goat Roper Rodeo Band “Cosmic Country Blue” (Aveline Records, 2016)”
New video by three of the nicest boys in music, hailing from North Wales, this is taken from their forthcoming album Cosmic Country Blue out on Aveline Records next week.
We’ve already covered 2020’s AmericanaFest which returns to the UK at the end of January next year, and now details are emerging of the array of artists who’ll be playing the festival which is, er, extensive to say the least. You might need a calculator to count them all.
Now in their third year, The Ramblin’ Roots Revue, one of the UK’s biggest weekends of Americana, roots and alt-country music (and there are a few of them now) have announced their line up which includes 40 acts from the across UK, USA, Canada, Ireland and mainland Europe. The full line up which takes place … Continue reading “Ramblin’ Roots Revue returns! Here’s the full line up”
Maverick Festival officially unwrapped the line up for their 11th year at a launch party held at the Gibson Guitar Studios in London last Thursday. The festival, winner of several awards and generally reckoned to be one of the best Americana and roots events of the year will take place in July in the tranquil … Continue reading “2018 Maverick Festival line up officially launched”
Ned Roberts is a hotly-tipped folk musician, who has drawn comparisons with the likes of Tim Hardin and Leonard Cohen. With a timeless quality to his sound, a poetic turn of phrase, and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility, his songs sit comfortably amongst the classics of the Laurel Canyon era. The highly anticipated new album … Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Ned Roberts”