For the retro slot we have one of the great live bands, in fact great bands period and an incendiary performance of Looking For Lewis & Clark. Have a great weekend everyone while The Long Ryders take it away.
And in this week’s retro slot we have the great Long Ryders, with Sid Griffin on lead vocals, and the classic Gunslinger Man. Filmed in 1986 in Hollywood California. Have a great weekend everyone.
The Long Ryders are one of those truly seminal bands in americana and they’re back with their first new song in thirty years when the UK was feeling the worst excesses of Thatcherism and things felt very different to now… oh wait. Songwriter Tom Stevens says of it: “The message is complex. I wrote this … Continue reading “The Long Ryders “Bear in the Woods” – Listen”
We don’t deserve this, really we don’t. The Long Ryders have just announced the release date for their new album ‘Psychedelic Country Soul‘ as the 15th of February 2019 – get that in your diaries. It’s a collection of twelve songs – eleven of them Long Ryders originals and a cover of perhaps the greatest … Continue reading “Long Ryders have new album next year, expanded old albums this year”
HATS are a celebratory kind of a band; their music rings with the joy of making music, not the artistic struggle. The songs don’t sound like they were wrung from a tormented soul, more like they escaped like blissful bursts of inspiration. They’re an Americana band, blending most of the touchstones, corralling folk, blues, country … Continue reading “House Above The Sun “Five Hours North” (HATS Music, 2017)”
Here it is folks: the annual review of the best music of the last year as decided by your favourite music writers. Or at least the ones who write for Americana UK (we don’t yet have a Tony Parsons Julie Burchill dynamic going on between any two writers but give us time). The dust has … Continue reading “Americana UK staff pick their best of 2016”
You could point at almost any year this century and it would be a vintage year for music – there’s so much out there that, once one has struggled through the ever expanding amount that is mediocre or just straight dross there’s always a fine collection of musical gems to pluck out and hold high … Continue reading “2016 : we’re lost in music – caught in a trap.”
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. If you’re a promoter/artist and want your UK gig listed, please click here to find out how. Americana UK … Continue reading “UK Americana Gig Guide”