Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves “Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves” (Free Dirt Records, 2018)

If you play with iconic figures like Gillian Welch and Bruce Molsky, as Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves have, then you’re probably going to be pretty good at what you do and so it proves on the duo’s debut album. Lots of people play old time music, quite a few people play it pretty well, but few play it as well as this couple. Continue reading “Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves “Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves” (Free Dirt Records, 2018)”

Video: The Orange Circus Band “The Saturday Song”

Here’s the latest single from the excellent Orange Circus Band, out on March 1st.  It’s a high energy foot-stomper, with a fun video taken at various festivals where they played last year, that captures their live experience perfectly.  You can catch them on tour from March 1st too, and you should.

Video Premiere: Matt Anderson featuring Amy Helm “Something To Lose”

From his imminent new album, Halfway Home By Morning, out on March 22nd, this is Canadian bluesman Matt Anderson with Amy Helm and a seriously soulful slice of of the blues.  He’s also on tour in the UK soon: Dingwalls on March 22, Leeds Brudenell Social Club on the 23rd, Glasgow’s Blue Arrow on the 24th and the Bodega in Nottingham on the 25th.  Well worth checking out.  You can pre-order the album here too: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Halfway-Home-Morning-Matt-Andersen/dp/B07MJMC9SN

Video Premiere: Conor Donohue “The Garden”

A new name to Americana UK, this is New Orleans man’s Conor Donohue and a track from his new album Let Love Contaminate, out on April 12th.  A bit bluesy, a bit country and a lot Big Easy, it’s really rather good and you can pre-order it here: https://conordonohue.bandcamp.com/album/let-love-contaminate

Video Premiere: Jamie Sutherland “Be Careful Don’t Break My Heart”

Form his new album Bruise out soon, this is the new single from Scotland’s Jamie Sutherland, released this Friday 15th.  An excellent driving acoustic guitar driven song that explores current relationships in the light of old ones it bodes extremely well for the album and we like it a lot.