One of the standout performers at AmericanaFest in Nashville last September was Michaela Anne and AUK were fortunate enough to catch her on two separate occasions – once at the North Carolina Day Party and then again at the JP Harris sponsored event ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’. Michaela Anne was showcasing songs from her third and latest album for Yep Roc, ‘Desert Dove’, which would comfortably make its way into Americana fans’ top 50 albums of 2019.
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London-based folk-psych-country band The Hanging Stars return with their third studio album, ‘A New Kind Of Sky’, due out on 21 February 2020. They celebrate the launch of the new record with a great double bill featuring Americana-UK faves, GospelbeacH, at London’s Moth Club on 26th February. Continue reading “The Hanging Stars launch new album next month with UK tour”
Two-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Gill Landry, has ten UK dates in the new year in support of his new album out on the Loose record label, ‘Skeleton At The Banquet’. Landry is one of the 75 acts due to appear at the Americana Music Association UK’s showcases at the end of January before he plays a more extensive tour in February. Continue reading “Gill Landry announces UK tour dates”
Damien Jurado is set to return to Europe next month. The tour, which kicks off in London on 21st February, sees Jurado showcasing his critically acclaimed 14th studio album, ‘In the Shape of a Storm’, which came out last April. Continue reading “Damien Jurado arrives in UK next month for dates”
Well that’s a wrap from us for this year dear readers. Thanks so much for all your support for the site which we still manage to scrape along on a shoestring budget, but it happens firstly because of the generosity of all our writers across the UK and beyond who give their time freely to make this happen each day, and secondly because you keep logging on as it were. Continue reading “Happy Christmas to all our readers from Americana UK”
A nice bit of news to end the year with this morning from Rolling Stone Country who are reporting that John Prine has been named one of the recipients of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Awards at next year’s GRAMMYs. The singer-songwriter, whose 1971 debut album was entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015, had three Grammy nominations last year for his album ‘The Tree of Forgiveness.’ Continue reading “John Prine gets Lifetime Achievement Award at 2020 Grammys”
If you have ever heard a room full of people yelling “I hope your husband dies” in some harmoniously sloppy, drunken unison, then you will have stumbled into an Amigo The Devil show. Danny Kiranos, better known as his musical alter ego, has spent the last few years challenging the expectations of traditional folk, country music purists and rock/extreme metal fans alike with his morbid, yet oddly romantic take on the Americana tradition and has cultivated a dedicated fanbase Stateside. Continue reading “Amigo the Devil announces 2020 UK tour”
Singer-songwriter/guitarist Brooke Annibale has announced a new batch of European tour dates for early 2020. Her first-ever European tour, the dates begin on April 15th in the Netherlands and will see Brooke also playing shows in Germany, France, and the UK, at the Railway in Winchester on April 29th and then at London’s Slaughtered Lamb on 30th. Here’s a lovely acoustic version of ‘Under the Streetlights’ which has been around for the best part of a decade now and has done such big things for her. It doesn’t have bleeps electrophobes!
Well looky here. During the Newport Folk Festival last year, David Crosby joined Jason Isbell on stage during his performance with the 400 Unit to perform two Crosby, Stills & Nash songs, ‘Wooden Ships’ and ‘Ohio’. They’ve become Twitter pals since then, kind of metaphorically high fiving each other, and then Jason Isbell tweeted yesterday that he “brought a ringer into the studio to sing”, that ringer being none other than… Continue reading “David Crosby is recording with Jason Isbell”
In support of his anticipated forthcoming solo album, Nathaniel Rateliff is returning to his early acoustic days with the And It’s Still Alright tour which will be heading to the UK and European shores in April. The show will feature many facets of Rateliff’s musicianship—ranging from stripped-back moments with just his voice and an acoustic guitar to the accompaniment of a full band, while the setlist will feature songs from his entire catalogue as well as the new album, which will be released via Stax Records early next year. Continue reading “Nathaniel Rateliff announces UK dates for 2020”