Watch Yola perform “I Don’t Wanna Lie” on the Late Show

We leave you this week dear reader with a clip of Yola (who is EVERYWHERE these days), who performed her single ‘I Don’t Wanna Lie’ on The Late Late Show With James Corden earlier in the week – incidentally you can now watch this show in the UK courtesy of the new Sky Comedy channel, … Continue reading “Watch Yola perform “I Don’t Wanna Lie” on the Late Show”

Video: Yola “I Don’t Wanna Lie”

Here’s AUK favourite, Yola’s excellent recent live performance on The Tonight Show, celebrating her four Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist.  The 62nd Grammy Awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on January 26th – fingers crossed for her.  Here, also, is her brilliant Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music, which showcases that incredible, … Continue reading “Video: Yola “I Don’t Wanna Lie””

Watch Yola’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert

We are collectively big fans of Yola here at AUK as she swept the board for our readers poll in 2019 on the back of her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Walk Through Fire’ which is brimming with elegant country soul. Yola received four GRAMMY award nominations including Best New Artist as well as Best Americana … Continue reading “Watch Yola’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert”

Video: Yola “Ride Out in the Country”

Our video offering today is celebrating the recent winner of the AUK readers’ poll for best UK artist and best solo artist.  Her debut album, ‘Walk Through Fire’ was a huge critical success in 2019, leading to four Grammy nominations.  The video for ‘Ride Out in the Country’ is delightfully and unexpectedly dark.  Watch closely … Continue reading “Video: Yola “Ride Out in the Country””

2019 has been Yola’s year

I can quite vividly remember New Year’s Eve last year, with family members clustered around the TV set for Jools Holland’s Hootenanny and the satisfaction I had in being able to point to a rising star in the Americana genre, a musical form for whom most of those assembled had either little interest or understanding. … Continue reading “2019 has been Yola’s year”

Yola, Gorilla, Manchester, 3rd December 2019

It’s been a big year for Yola. Her Dan Auerbach produced debut album ‘Walk Through Fire’ was released in February to wide critical acclaim. It has since gone on to be nominated for a Grammy Award for ‘Best Americana Album’ whilst Yola herself has also been nominated for ‘Best New Artist’. Given the current upward … Continue reading “Yola, Gorilla, Manchester, 3rd December 2019”

Yola nominated for GRAMMYs including best americana album

The full list of the nominations for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards have been announced and queen of country-soul Yola has received four nominations including Best New Artist and three nominations in the Roots category including Best American Roots Song, Best American Roots Performance (for ‘Faraway Look’) and Best Americana Album for her debut Dan Auerbach-produced … Continue reading “Yola nominated for GRAMMYs including best americana album”

AmericanA-Z – Yola

When our esteemed editor assigned his worker-writers their alphabetical letters for this journey through the wonderful world of Americana, this contributor’s first reaction was “Well, what have I done to deserve X, Y, or Z?! What am I supposed to do with these letters??” Hmmm… Of course, with a little more restrained thought and review, … Continue reading “AmericanA-Z – Yola”

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”