Americana Roots: Old Town Flood

American Roots highlights the freshest and most original Americana and bluegrass from across the pond in the US.  It covers everything from brand-new, just out of the box bands, to cult favourites, to established acts who have yet to reach the UK’s shores.  From the historical, bluegrass hotbed of Baltimore is Old Town Flood who are continuing that long legacy of the city with their honest, hard-driving, lyrically-expressive, approach to the old-timey sound. Continue reading “Americana Roots: Old Town Flood”

Americana Roots: Tenth Mountain Division

Americana Roots highlights the freshest and most original Americana and bluegrass from across the pond in the US.  It covers everything from brand-new, just out of the box bands, to cult favourites, to established acts who have yet to reach the UK’s shores.  Emerging from the fertile musical breeding grounds of the mountains of Colorado is Tenth Mountain Division who sound like the rebellious love child of Little Feat and the Grateful Dead who spent time skipping school to follow Leftover Salmon on tour. Continue reading “Americana Roots: Tenth Mountain Division”

Americana Roots: Jon Stickley Trio

Americana Roots highlights the freshest and most original Americana and bluegrass from across the pond in the US. It covers everything from brand-new, just out of the box bands, to cult favourites, to established acts who have yet to reach the UK’s shores. The Jon Stickley Trio, an acoustic-trio from North Carolina, delivers an inventive approach to bluegrass disguised with musical experimentation that straddles the chasm between the traditional and the progressive with a powerful grace. Continue reading “Americana Roots: Jon Stickley Trio”

Americana Roots: Nathan Moore

Americana Roots highlights the freshest and most original Americana and bluegrass from across the pond in the US. It covers everything from brand-new, just out of the box bands, to cult favourites, to established acts who have yet to reach the UK’s shores. Nathan Moore is a  prolific poet, wordsmith, and powerful songwriter whose storyteller’s eye reflects the time and turmoil in our everyday lives. Continue reading “Americana Roots: Nathan Moore”

Americana Roots: Caleb Stine

Americana Roots highlights the freshest and most original Americana and bluegrass from across the pond in the US.  It covers everything from brand-new, just out of the box bands, to cult favourites, to established acts who have yet to reach the UK’s shores.  Caleb Stine is the child of the renegade-cowboy-poetry of Townes Van Zandt and the sweet, rough and tumble sound of Neil Young’s ‘Harvest’.  He creates music he calls “Mystic Country.” “To me, country is wild, natural, and communal,” says Stine.  “I like wood and acoustic sounds – music that could be made in any century – and the mystic part gets at the poetry and impressionism in my songs.” Continue reading “Americana Roots: Caleb Stine”

Americana Roots: Kenny Roby

Americana Roots highlights the freshest and most original Americana and bluegrass from across the pond in the US.  It covers everything from brand-new, just out of the box bands, to cult favourites, to established acts who have yet to reach the UK’s shores.  Songwriting-confessional-troubadour Kenny Roby has long been singing about his life and the world around him since his earliest days with 6-String Drag.  This look at the world continues on his latest album, ‘The Reservoir’. Continue reading “Americana Roots: Kenny Roby”

Americana Roots: Bowregard

American Roots highlights the freshest and most original Americana and bluegrass from across the pond in the US.  It covers everything from brand-new, just out of the box bands, to cult favourites, to established acts who have yet to reach the UK’s shores.  “Progressive-traditional” bluegrass-inspired Bowregard is one of the most-dynamic bands to emerge from the bluegrass rich-tradition of Colorado over the last few years and poised to take their place among the festival elite with their blistering live show. Continue reading “Americana Roots: Bowregard”

Americana Roots: Howlin Rain

Americana Roots highlights the freshest and most original Americana and bluegrass from across the pond in the US.  It covers everything from brand-new, just out of the box bands, to cult favourites, to established acts who have yet to reach the UK’s shores.  Sounding like The Faces let loose on a drunken, cross-country, road-trip through the American heartland on acid is San Francisco’s Howlin Rain, whose live shows are a mind-bending journey with attitude to spare. Continue reading “Americana Roots: Howlin Rain”

Americana Roots: The Dirty Grass Players

Americana Roots highlights the freshest and most original Americana and bluegrass from across the pond in the US.  It covers everything from brand-new, just out of the box bands, to cult favourites, to established acts who have yet to reach the UK’s shores. The Dirty Grass Players, from the bluegrass hotbed of Baltimore, Maryland, are an innovative, forward-thinking band who maintain a deep connection to the traditional sounds of the past, while delivering it with a loose, rock ‘n’ roll swagger. Continue reading “Americana Roots: The Dirty Grass Players”

Americana Roots: Greensky Bluegrass

Americana Roots highlights the freshest and most original Americana and bluegrass from across the pond in the US.  It covers everything from brand-new, just out of the box bands, to cult favourites, to established acts who have yet to reach the UK’s shores.  Greensky Bluegrass with their modern take on bluegrass is helping a new generation rethink what is possible within the genre and find themselves at the forefront of the jamgrass movement. Continue reading “Americana Roots: Greensky Bluegrass”