Daddy Long Legs, Rough Trade East, London, 16th May 2019

When a well-respected music fan informs you that the best band at last year’s Red Rooster Festival are performing an in-store at London’s Rough Trade East you know it’s got to be worth checking out. Over for an 8 leg(ged) tour of the UK to promote their new album, ‘Lowdown Ways’, Brooklyn-based trio Daddy Long Legs, played a mightily impressive 45 minute set of stompin’ and hollerin’ blues and R&B influenced music that at the end left the audience breathless and calling out for more. Continue reading “Daddy Long Legs, Rough Trade East, London, 16th May 2019”

Michael McDermott, Aces and Eights, London, 5th May 2019

Following a successful sold out launch of his latest album, ‘Orphans’, at the Green Note the previous evening, Michael McDermott returned to north London and the dimly lit, intimate basement of Finsbury Park’s Aces and Eights on Tuesday to run through a series of audience song requests. ‘Orphans’ is so named because none of its songs found a natural home on previous releases ‘Willow Springs’ and ‘Out From Under’, but they  felt to McDermott like his abandoned children. That’s no slight on the quality of his latest offering – his support for the evening’s performance, Matt Owens, justifiably saying that McDermott is improving with each successive album release.
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Daddy Long Legs fly in for UK dates

Brooklyn based trio Daddy Long Legs, who comprise Brian Hurd (vocals, harmonica, guitar), Murat Akturk (slide guitar), Josh Styles (drums, maraca) are undertaking tour dates from tonight in the UK and Ireland in advance of the release of  the forthcoming, ‘Lowdown Ways’, their third studio album. Continue reading “Daddy Long Legs fly in for UK dates”

Red Rooster Festival announce female-led acoustic stage line-up

As it heads towards its 6th year in May of this year, the Red Rooster festival has announced a new collaboration with the Americana Music Association UK and New York singer-songwriter Sunny Ozell, who will be curating, as well as headlining, a female-led acoustic AMA UK stage on Friday the 31st of May. Continue reading “Red Rooster Festival announce female-led acoustic stage line-up”

Hannah Aldridge + The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, The Half Moon, Putney, London, 23rd April 2019

When Hannah Aldridge played at the Lexington in London last year it was to perform a show that was in the style of the Grand Ole Opry, with a selection of her favourite musical friends encouraged to perform along with her. The Lexington was also chosen as the venue to record a live album on that tour, and tonight was the official London launch of last July’s recording, entitled ‘Live in Black and White.’ Continue reading “Hannah Aldridge + The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, The Half Moon, Putney, London, 23rd April 2019”

Interview: Jerry Leger

Ahead of his UK and European tour with two members of his band, The Situation, Mark Underwood of Americana UK sat down with Canadian singer-songwriter, Jerry Leger to talk about the forthcoming shows and his latest release, the retrospective compilation, ‘Too Broke To Die,’ released to coincide with the tour dates. Continue reading “Interview: Jerry Leger”

The Nude Party all set for second European tour

The Nude Party head out on their second European tour later next month. The North Carolinians were the toast of AmericanaFest in Nashville last September, with a number of attendees and music industry types claiming the band were the best they’d seen over the duration of the festival. That’s quite some claim given the standard of music on offer in Nashville.
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Jenny Lewis puts herself on the line

Jenny Lewis has announced UK tour dates to promote the release of her fourth solo album, ‘On The Line,’ which came out on the 22nd of March. A five year hiatus since her last album, ‘The Voyager,’ her latest record is heavily influenced by the death of her mother and the end of her twelve-year relationship to Jonathan Rice.
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William the Conqueror announce extensive UK tour

William the Conqueror are set to head out on the road for a 21 date stint, including 4 festival appearances. The trio of Ruarri Joseph (vocals/guitar), Harry Harding (drums) and Naomi Holmes (bass) will feature songs from their second album, ‘Bleeding on the Soundtrack,’ which follows the release of debut ‘Proud Disturber of the Peace’ back in 2017. Both albums are intended to form parts of a trilogy of autobiographical records capturing different periods in Joseph’s life. Whilst ‘Proud Disturber..’ celebrated Ruarri Joseph’s free and easy childhood spent in Cornwall, sophomore release ‘Bleeding on the Soundtrack’ tells a darker tale of addiction and divorce.  Continue reading “William the Conqueror announce extensive UK tour”

Get ready for Molly Tuttle – but be quick about it


Americana Music Association’s instrumentalist of 2018, Molly Tuttle, is about to embark on a UK tour later this month, but you’ll need to act fast seeing as 6 of the dates are already sold out. The supremely talented musician and singer-songwriter is about to launch her debut album, ‘When You’re Ready,’ backed up by latest single, ‘Million Miles.’ Continue reading “Get ready for Molly Tuttle – but be quick about it”