The Long Road Festival announces its 2019 line-up

Following the success of the first Long Road festival last year, the 3-day “music and lifestyle” event will return to Stanford Hall in Leicestershire this summer. Running from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September, the festival has announced the first wave of acts confirmed to perform at this year’s event including its two headliners, country singers Kip Moore and Josh Turner. Continue reading “The Long Road Festival announces its 2019 line-up”

Kilkenny Roots Festival announces line-up for 2019

The multiple award-winning songwriter Patty Griffin, legendary Texan roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo and former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle are heading up what can only be described as a fairly stellar line-up for the 2019 Kilkenny Roots Festival which takes place over the first Bank Holiday weekend in May (3rd – 6th) at numerous venues around the marble city. Continue reading “Kilkenny Roots Festival announces line-up for 2019”

Carson McHone returns to UK for a handful of dates

There’s probably something somewhere in the Bible about Lazarus eating “a handful of dates” but Biblical references aside, that’s what Texan Carson McHone is coming over to the UK for (well, England) at the end of May. She’ll be bringing her full band with her all the way from Austin and the tour will include her first ever London headline show, with previous visits including showcase sets hosted by NME, Americanafest UK and Rough Trade East. Continue reading “Carson McHone returns to UK for a handful of dates”

Here comes another great UK americana festival, Stomp and Twang

As if we didn’t have enough good americana hitting our shores this year, news arrives today of another festival which will be landing in Cornwall from May 31st- June 2nd. ‘Stomp and Twang’ has a great line-up already, with a varied programme of americana music and culture which so far includes UK americana luminaries such as Yola (whose new album The Guardian recently described as “glorious, sun-soaked contentment”), Birds of Chicago, UK americana band of the year Bennett Wilson Poole, antipodean folkie Emily Barker, My Darling Clementine and up and coming UK talent including Lucas and the King, Emily Fae, Sadie Jemmett, Liam Jordan, The Hoodle and Slim Semora. Continue reading “Here comes another great UK americana festival, Stomp and Twang”

Danni Nicholls announces Spring UK tour

April sees the release of Danni Nicholls’ third studio album ‘The Melted Morning’ and she’s just announced a string of dates to support it, kicking off in Luton on March 16th. The new album was produced by Jordan Brooke Hamlin in the woodland studio MOXE in Nashville, and is described as “a collection of closely personal yet widely relatable songs; some self-penned and some co-written with notable songwriters including Ben Glover, Robby Hecht and Jess Morgan.” Continue reading “Danni Nicholls announces Spring UK tour”

Red Rooster returns! Full line-up for Suffolk festival is announced

What we’re learning this week is that there are quite a lot of americana festivals in the UK that feature the letter “R” – yesterday we had the Ramblin’ Roots Revue and today we have news that Red Rooster is returning at the end of May for its annual weekend-long celebration of contemporary American Roots music.  Continue reading “Red Rooster returns! Full line-up for Suffolk festival is announced”

Angus McOg head to UK for dates next week

Italian alt.folk and Americana band (not a phrase we use that often) Angus McOg return to the UK for the first time in six years to play dates in support of acclaimed third album ‘Beginners’. Angus McOg is the group project of singer-songwriter Antoni Tavoni from Modena, in the north of the country, renowned as the home of the high-end sports-car industry. Continue reading “Angus McOg head to UK for dates next week”

AMAUK’s 2019 conference begins today

So it’s all kicking off, not in a bad way, in London today as delegates arrive for the AMA-UK conference which takes place in Hackney House and is packed full of panels, conversation, presentations and the chance to meet up with that industry person who you embarrassed yourself in front of at least year’s conference but hey, it’s all water under the bridge now. Continue reading “AMAUK’s 2019 conference begins today”

Join Carson McHone on her musical merry-go-round

Native of Austin, Texas, Carson McHone, kicks off her first ever UK tour at the end of this month. She opens with a showcase at AmericanaFest UK in London on 29th of January, where she’ll also be playing a free in-store show at Rough Trade East on the 31st.  Continue reading “Join Carson McHone on her musical merry-go-round”

New Caroline Spence album due in May, in the UK this week

It’s been two years now since from the release of Caroline Spence’s well received last album ‘Spades & Roses’, and she is now prepping the release of her third album ‘Mint Condition’, which will feature guest appearances by Emmylou Harris and Ashley Ray. Continue reading “New Caroline Spence album due in May, in the UK this week”