Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Jesse Terry

A true musical journeyman, New England-based singer-songwriter Jesse Terry has made it his mission to share his love of music fully and completely, without regard for shading his emotions or tempering his convictions. His ability to create a connection, to bare his soul and express his feelings through his songs has been the defining thread in a career that has, to date, spawned five albums, numerous EPs and fostered collaborations with artists such as Dar Williams, Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels & Rope, Erin Rae and Sarah Darling. Continue reading “Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Jesse Terry”

AUK Mini-Gig: Ane Brun

While our daily lives are restricted and music lovers are unable to see live music, AUK is posting regular ‘mini-gigs’, recorded by artists in isolation  and beamed from their home to yours.  Today we bring you the beautiful, yearning voice of Ane Brun, singing a cover of Sade’s ‘By Your Side’Continue reading “AUK Mini-Gig: Ane Brun”

Mini-Gig: Pete Gow & Joe Bennett “Storm Windows” (John Prine Tribute)

We’re all missing live music at the moment.  We have been trying to fill that void with regular ‘mini-gigs’.  Great artists have been sharing performances recorded at home as they adapt to the same lockdown restrictions as you and me.  Today’s show is a beautiful performance from virtual duo, Pete Gow and Joe Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Bennett Wilson Poole, Co-Pilgrim and more…), expertly put together while separate from one another.  Continue reading “Mini-Gig: Pete Gow & Joe Bennett “Storm Windows” (John Prine Tribute)”

Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Shannon LaBrie

Great musicians performing mini-gigs is a way to connect music lovers during these strange times.  It gives you the chance, dear reader, to see and hear live shows from artists who, just like you, are isolating themselves at home.  Today’s show is from Shannon LaBrie, who recorded her song, ‘Raining Hallelujah’, outside in the snowy Nebraskan spring.  Blue skies and snow.  It’s lovely to see another part of the world when you can’t travel anywhere! Continue reading “Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Shannon LaBrie”

Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Matt Hill (AKA Quiet Loner)

Our series of mini-gigs continues with an exclusive show from Matt Hill, formerly known by his stage name, Quiet Loner.  In an incredibly varied career, Hill has co-written an album with people at a homeless project, enjoyed residencies in a museum and a prison as well as festival appearances and a song-writers’ circle with Billy Bragg at Glastonbury.  What contrasts!  His song-writing ability has led to two UK Americana chart number 1 albums and we are delighted to showcase his talent on AUK. Continue reading “Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Matt Hill (AKA Quiet Loner)”

Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Sarah Jarosz

In the age of isolation, AUK is bringing you regular ‘mini-gigs’ to help connect you, dear reader, to the outside world.  We are featuring great artists performing fantastic songs, coming all the way from their home to yours to lift the gloom a little.  For folk and Americana fans around the world, Sarah Jarosz needs little introduction.  As part of folk-supergroup, I’m With Her, Jarosz won this year’s Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song for the 2019 single ‘Call My Name’.  That was her third Grammy.  Continue reading “Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Sarah Jarosz”

Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Roger Street Friedman

We are in the business of spreading a little love and lifting spirits.  We hope that our regular mini-gigs can generate some positivity and make you feel connected to the world out there.  At the end of another week of isolation, Roger Street Friedman releases his brand new album, ‘Rise’, and we are delighted to share performances of two of the new songs.  Continue reading “Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Roger Street Friedman”

Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: My Girl The River

Lockdown continues.  Although we’re apart, we’re all in this together.  One of the things music lovers are missing is the opportunity to go out and see live shows.  To help make up for that, we are regularly posting ‘mini-gigs’ recorded at home by great artists.  Today, we bring you two songs from My Girl The River, both taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Cardinal in the Snow’, due out on 1st May.  Continue reading “Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: My Girl The River”

Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Dean Owens

We are all having to find new ways to live and cope in the age of social distancing.  There are such barriers to our natural instinct to socialise.  but as Dean Owens sings: “Let’s all get together from a distance // Help each other through this, you and I.”  That’s what we’re aiming to do with our series of exclusive mini-gigs. And this is a real treat.  Owens is in fine form on this new song about the current crisis.  Continue reading “Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Dean Owens”

Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Madison Cunningham

Here at AUK, we are posting regular ‘mini-gigs’ – a chance for you to see live performances from great artists while being socially distant from them.  These little connections keep us going, folks.  For today’s instalment, we have a home-recording of Madison Cunningham singing ‘Last Boat to Freedom’: “…from my living room to yours.”  Cunningham’s debut album, ‘Who Are You Now’, was nominated for the ‘Best Americana Album’ Grammy this year.  Continue reading “Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Madison Cunningham”