Americana Roots: Leftover Salmon

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.  From the mountains of Colorado is Leftover Salmon who for thirty years have been a crucial link in keeping alive the traditional music of the past while at the same time pushing those sounds into the future with their own weirdly, unique style.  When listening to their music it is easy to draw a line that runs straight from Bill Monroe to the Grateful Dead to John Hartford to The Band to Little Feat to New Grass Revival to Col. Bruce Hampton and ending with Leftover Salmon. Continue reading “Americana Roots: Leftover Salmon”

Americana Roots: Geraldine

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. Reaching back into time is Geraldine from the storied bluegrass scene in Baltimore, Maryland.  The band’s dedication to bluegrass and country standards while focusing on writing original songs, is clear in how they honour the deep musical roots of an old-time sound while telling new stories in their own distinct voice. Continue reading “Americana Roots: Geraldine”

Americana Roots: Cris Jacobs Band

Americana Roots is a new feature here on AUK which 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.  This week, the Cris Jacobs Band, who is a timeless journey down the highway of Americana roots music delivered with subtle hints of Clarksdale blues, Memphis soul, and a swampy Southern guitar. Continue reading “Americana Roots: Cris Jacobs Band”