The Sadies land in the UK this Fall

On the back of their most recent release, Northern Passages, The Sadies will be returning to the UK for a short series of dates at the end of October.  The Sadies – singer/guitarists Dallas and Travis Good, bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky – exploded onto the North American music scene 20 years ago and … Continue reading “The Sadies land in the UK this Fall”

The Sadies “Northern Passages” (Yep Roc Records, 2017)

The Sadies are enjoying a fantastic run of form. Their last two records have both been brilliant autumnal works and this one begins in pretty much the same vein – the opening chords of Riverview Fog are a quite specific swirl of acoustic country psychedelia; it’s like they’ve captured the sound of light dappling the … Continue reading “The Sadies “Northern Passages” (Yep Roc Records, 2017)”

The Sadies debut track from new album – Listen

And it’s absolutely cracking. The Sadies have premiered “It’s Easy (Like Walking)” featuring Kurt Vile from their new album with Consequence of Sound. The track is the second single to be released from Northern Passages, their 10th studio album, out February 10, 2017, on Yep Roc Records. Of the track The Sadies’ Dallas Good says, “Kurt … Continue reading “The Sadies debut track from new album – Listen”

The Sadies return with new record – February

The iconic four-piece The Sadies will release their 10th studio album which is titled Northern Passages on February 10, 2017 via Yep Roc Records, and you can hear the first single below, a haunting, harmony-filled number called “Riverview Fog” which began as a letter to their friend Rick White, whose contributions both musical and visual have … Continue reading “The Sadies return with new record – February”

Nikki & the Phantom Callers “Mamas Should Know” – Listen

Jangling and smouldering in the way you might associate with The Sadies, Nikki & The Phantom Callers play country-rock with a hint of classic mid-sixties production.  ‘Mamas Should Know‘ is the B-side of their new single and is a plea and an admonishment to all mothers for support and a helping hand to their children … Continue reading “Nikki & the Phantom Callers “Mamas Should Know” – Listen”

Interview: Jerry Leger

Although it isn’t even the end of April yet, here at Americana UK, there’s already fairly widespread agreement that the whole of 2018 is unlikely to throw up a better album than Jerry Leger and The Situation’s new record, ‘Nonsense and Heartache.’ For someone who’s only just turned 33, Canadian singer-songwriter, Jerry Leger, has already … Continue reading “Interview: Jerry Leger”

Christopher Rees “The Nashville Songs” (Red Eye Music 2017)

Christopher Rees releases his seventh full album and his first since 2013’s Stand Fast. Rees, who alongside being a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, is also a director of the Red Eye record label. After having been twice nominated for Best Male Solo Artist at the Welsh Music Awards, he finally won the award in 2004 … Continue reading “Christopher Rees “The Nashville Songs” (Red Eye Music 2017)”

Dirty Dozen: The Most Ugly Child

The Most Ugly Child are a 6-piece country powerhouse, with rabble rousing fiddle breaks and pedal steel swells to make you weep. They can have you dancing on the tables or break your heart with a song. Centered around the songwriting partnership of Daniel Wright and Stevie-Leigh Goodison, the band is made up of some … Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: The Most Ugly Child”

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. 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”

Dan Wilson “Leave My Baby Alone” – Listen

Dan Wilson, The Guardian says, makes Tom Waits sound like Tiny Tim and we don’t disagree – His debut album ‘All Love is Blind’ was released in 2015 and the title track was singled out as one of the iTunes “hot tracks” for weeks on end, the album receiving some great reviews internationally as he … Continue reading “Dan Wilson “Leave My Baby Alone” – Listen”