Black Deer adds Billy Bragg and Yola to the line-up

Black Deer is our americana festival of choice at the moment, boasting as it does a stellar lineup featuring americana and country artists from every bit of the genres, and today they’ve announced more names for the return to the picturesque Eridge Park this June. Billy Bragg, Yola, Ethan Johns and more will join Band … Continue reading “Black Deer adds Billy Bragg and Yola to the line-up”

Black Deer adds Case, Kristofferson and Earle (Justin Townes) to 2019 line-up

Oh crikey, this is looking like it’s going to be an event and a half. What’s probably turning into the UK’s biggest americana and country music festival has just announced some more names to its line-up for this year, and some of them are huge, including: sister trio The Staves who toured with First Aid … Continue reading “Black Deer adds Case, Kristofferson and Earle (Justin Townes) to 2019 line-up”

AmericanaFest UK 2019 Conference Showcase preview – part three

The AMAUK conference is now into its fourth year and one of the highlights is the two nights of showcases which take place before the awards ceremony featuring the best of americana talent, both homegrown and from around the world. At five venues across Hackney, all within walking distance and for price of one wristband, … Continue reading “AmericanaFest UK 2019 Conference Showcase preview – part three”

The Frank Burkitt Band “Raconteur” (Independent, 2018)

A Scot, making Americana music out of New Zealand – and making a fine job of it too! It says much for this genre of music that it can take a lot of diverse influences and still retain its core sound and appeal. In 2014 Burkitt and his partner, Kara Filbey, relocated from Edinburgh, Scotland … Continue reading “The Frank Burkitt Band “Raconteur” (Independent, 2018)”

Ethan Johns announces more UK dates with his canine friends

So the weekend arrives dear readers and we’re in the eye of the storm it seems. An old lady in a rocking chair has just flown past the window. As the Labour Party conference hits us here in Liverpool (welcome if you’re around!) we leave you this week with news that following dates earlier this … Continue reading “Ethan Johns announces more UK dates with his canine friends”

Ethan Gold “The Song of Sway Lake (OST)” (LakeshoreRecords/Electrik Gold, 2018)

To be upfront about this, we don’t review a lot of film soundtrack albums – and that’s mostly because the music rarely impinges on our shared areas of interest here at Americana-UK. ‘Oh brother where art thou?‘ would be the highest profile exception to that rule. And in a further bout of honesty it’s really … Continue reading “Ethan Gold “The Song of Sway Lake (OST)” (LakeshoreRecords/Electrik Gold, 2018)”

Lucy Rose announces UK/European dates, new album

Lucy Rose has announced details of a new album and a “global cinema tour” taking her to rather exciting places to showcase the record and its companion documentary film. ‘Something’s Changing’ will be released on the 14th July through Communion Records. The album will be accompanied by a short documentary, acting as a fly-on-the-wall account … Continue reading “Lucy Rose announces UK/European dates, new album”

Lucy Rose releases new single/video online – Watch (and listen!)

Lucy Rose has announced details of a new single, her first through Communion Records, and the first music to be lifted from a new album project. It follows a film trailer which launched last week, detailing news of a documentary showing Rose playing for and living with her fans in Latin America. ‘Floral Dresses’ is … Continue reading “Lucy Rose releases new single/video online – Watch (and listen!)”

Bon Iver Announce European Dates

Some good news from Uncut since it’s been ages since they hit our shores.  Uncut reports: “Bon Iver have announced a European tour – their first since 2012 – taking place across January and February 2017. A full list of dates – which includes shows at London’s Roundhouse and Eventim Apollo Hammersmith – can be found … Continue reading “Bon Iver Announce European Dates”