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”

Interview – John Cleere

There are so many ‘roots’ festivals these days you could spend years visiting a different one without ever going back to the same one twice. That Kilkenny Roots Festival attracts the same crowd year on year without fail is testament to an event that has really found a place in many hearts, mine included. Now … Continue reading “Interview – John Cleere”

Kilkenny Roots Festival announces line-up for 2019

The multiple award-winning songwriter Patty Griffin, legendary Texan roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo and former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle are heading up what can only be described as a fairly stellar line-up for the 2019 Kilkenny Roots Festival which takes place over the first Bank Holiday weekend in May (3rd – 6th) at numerous venues around … Continue reading “Kilkenny Roots Festival announces line-up for 2019”

A Review of the Year : Tell me where it hurts, and I’ll tell you what to feel

It may have been another turbulent year with no sign of the punishment letting up, but it has also been another great year for music. And, in a sense, that’s what really matters. And if nothing else the real world has offered some amusement on the live scene as visiting bands from the USA make … Continue reading “A Review of the Year : Tell me where it hurts, and I’ll tell you what to feel”

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)”