The Americana Music Association UK (AMA-UK) has announced the full line-up of performers and events for its first virtual AmericanaFest UK which takes place next month from January 26th – 28th 2021. The UK Americana Awards ceremony on 29th will include performances from American Aquarium, Emily Barker, Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, Mary Gauthier, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, and a host of this year’s nominees (see below for full list of nominees). Once again presented by Bob Harris OBE, the show will also feature appearances from the actor Colin Firth CBE, BBC Radio 2’s Johnnie Walker, BBC Radio 6’s Steve Lamacq, Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie, as well as an unmissable ‘In Conversation’ with the legendary Mavis Staples and former AMA-UK award winner, Brandi Carlile.
A special John Prine Tribute Show will air directly before the Awards on January 28th with performances from Billy Bragg, Ferris & Sylvester, Ida Mae and more. The late John Prine has been honoured with the specially created Songwriter Legacy Award 2021, in celebration of the legendary US singer-songwriter’s life and work.
The Showcase Festival will run across two stages on both of the evenings of January 26 and 27, delivering 14 hours of music across two days, including sets from Courtney Marie Andrews, Joshua Burnside, Darlingside, Jason Isbell (and the 400 Unit), Larkin Poe, Jim Lauderdale, Mipso, Katie Pruitt, The Mavericks, The War and Treaty. It will be a gender-balanced programme for the 4th year running; something the AMAUK champions in all its activities.
The full list of showcasing artists for 2021 is: Andrew Farriss*, Arnold Richardson*, Beccy Cole*, Brent Cobb*, Charley Crockett*, Charlie Collins*, Chatham County Line*, Chuck Prophet*, Church of Roswell, Cory Gallant*, Courtney Marie Andrews*, Daisy Chute, Dan Bettridge, Dan Sultan*, Danny George Wilson*, Darlingside*, Declan O’Rourke, DeLila Black, Diana Demuth*, Dustbowl Revival, Eddy Smith & The 507, Emily Barker*, Emma Swift, Fanny Lumsden*, Fenn Wilson*, Gill Landry*, Good Lovelies, Gordie MacKeenman & His Rhythm Boys, Grant Lee Phillips, Hamiltones, Hannah White, Haunted Hearts, Ida Mae*, Israel Nash, Jaimee Harris, James Riley, Jason Isbell (and the 400 Unit)*, Jim Lauderdale*, Jim White*, Jimmy Vipperman*, Joana Serrat*, Josh O’Keefe, Joshua Burnside, Judy Blank, Karen Jonas, Katie Pruitt, Kyshona Armstrong, Lakota John*, Larkin Poe, Lauren Housley, Lawrence Maxwell*, Logan Ledger, Lucero*, Massy Ferguson, Megan O’Neill, Michaela Anne*, Mipso, Misty River, Native Harrow*, Our Man in the Field, Peter Bruntnell, Rissi Palmer*, Robert Vincent*, Roseanne Reid, Ruthie Collins, Saije*, Sam Coe, Sarah Potenza, Southern Avenue, The Handsome Family*, The Hanging Stars, The Marriage, The Mavericks*, The Northern Belle, The Wandering Hearts, The War and Treaty, Tracy McNeil*, Tre Burt*, Treetop Flyers*, Troy Cassar-Daley*, True Strays, Wild Ponies.
*Artist is performing during a guest host showcase. Performance length will vary.