Sam Outlaw arrives in UK for dates

South Dakotan americana singer-songwriter Sam Outlaw has announced a slew (there’s a word for you) of UK dates from the end of this month, kicking them off in Oxford on 30th. The Guardian described his debut album ‘Angelo’ as “a polished and cosmopolitan west coast take on traditional country music (he’s called it “SoCal country”) with songs that are moody and wry all at once.” We like moody and wry. Continue reading “Sam Outlaw arrives in UK for dates”

Album Preview: Abby K “The Whole Truth”

Seattle-based singer-songwriter Abby K has a new album out this Friday, called ‘The Whole Truth‘ which we’re previewing right here on Americana UK.  After a lifetime living east of the Mississippi Abby K moved to the Pacific Northwest arriving with a desire to embrace the vibrant music scene with nothing but her guitar and a handful of songs. Continue reading “Album Preview: Abby K “The Whole Truth””

Tim Grimm announces UK dates and new album

Tim Grimm, the Indiana-based folk-americana singer-songwriter and actor, has announced a short UK tour in support of his latest and current #1 album on the US Folk Radio Chart ‘Heart Land Again’ which is  a re-recording of his ‘Heart Land’ album originally released back in 1999 – the new version is due for UK release next month. Continue reading “Tim Grimm announces UK dates and new album”

Vetiver “To Who Knows Where” – Listen

It’s been a full four years since Andy Cabic released his last album under the Vetiver name., but at long last there’s new music coming with November’s release of  ‘Up On High‘ which will be released on Loose.  The gentle and reflective ‘To who knows where‘ is the first single and a first listen will be enough to conjure up a dozen touchstones. Continue reading “Vetiver “To Who Knows Where” – Listen”

John Paul White returns to the UK for dates next week

Grammy Award winner and ex-Civil War-er (er..) John Paul White released his new solo album ‘The Hurting Kind’ earlier this year via Single Lock Records. Our reviewer kind of said “meh” to it but he may just have got out of bed the wrong side. In any case JP returns to the UK next week with a string of dates in London, Bristol and Canterbury, plus an appearance at The Long Road Festival. Continue reading “John Paul White returns to the UK for dates next week”

Sarah McQuaid announces extensive November UK tour

Spain-born, US-raised and UK-based singer-songwriter Sarah McQuaid is heading out on the road again for 12 solid weeks of touring, with 35 shows in the USA and 22 in the UK, starting on September 6th and winding up back in her adopted home county of Cornwall on November 30th. Continue reading “Sarah McQuaid announces extensive November UK tour”

British Country Music Festival announces all female headliners

The British Country Music Festival is perhaps a little whatever the opposite of leftfield is for AUK’s audience, but we think it’s worth a shout out as all three of their headliners are women along with three-fifths of the lineup. Continue reading “British Country Music Festival announces all female headliners”

Grab a slice of American Pie – Don McLean heads to the UK this month

Singer-songwriter and folk-rock icon Don McLean is set to perform four UK dates later this month as part of his current transatlantic tour. McClean, responsible for ‘American Pie‘, which was listed as the number 5 song of the century by the Recording Industry of Association of America, is one of the most renowned country artists and with over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, is also regarded as one of the most prolific songwriters of all time.
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The East Pointers announce UK dates, new track “Wintergreen” – Listen

We were going to try and claim The East Pointers as another NWOABB, but the Juno Award-winning band are a little too Canadian for that.  And maybe not that Bluegrass either – there’s a vibrant take on modern folk though from fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charon who together make up The East Pointers.  Continue reading “The East Pointers announce UK dates, new track “Wintergreen” – Listen”