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”

AmericanaFest UK 2019 Conference Showcase preview – part five

The AMAUK conference is now into its fourth year and one of the highlights is the two nights of showcases which take place before the awards ceremony featuring the best of americana talent, both homegrown and from around the world. At five venues across Hackney, all within walking distance and for the price of one wristband, plus you get to go home to a nice comfy bed each night. Over the course of this week we’ve been introducing you to all the showcase acts playing. Here’s the final part. Continue reading “AmericanaFest UK 2019 Conference Showcase preview – part five”

Nicki Bluhm set for a handful of UK shows in January

What is the definition of a handful? It’s literally a quantity that fills the hand, more metaphorically a small number or amount, or more metaphorically still “a person or group that is very difficult to deal with or control” – which won’t be the case (probably) with Nashville based Nicki Bluhm who returns to the UK at the end of January for three shows in support of her lovely new album ‘To Rise You Gotta Fall’ out now on Compass Records.  Continue reading “Nicki Bluhm set for a handful of UK shows in January”

AmericanaFest UK 2019 Conference Showcase preview – part four

The AMAUK conference is now into its fourth year and one of the highlights is the two nights of showcases which take place before the awards ceremony featuring the best of americana talent, both homegrown and from around the world. At five venues across Hackney, all within walking distance and for the price of one wristband, plus you get to go back to a nice comfy bed each night. Over the course of this week we’ll be introducing you to all the showcase acts playing, ten at a time. Here’s part four. Continue reading “AmericanaFest UK 2019 Conference Showcase preview – part four”

Jarrod Dickenson announces new EP and UK tour dates

Honey-voiced crooner, Jarrod Dickenson, will bring his own brand of Americana to the UK and Ireland later this month. Dickenson has toured assiduously throughout Europe and the UK in recent years, including festival appearances at Glastonbury, Black Deer and Larmer Tree. Continue reading “Jarrod Dickenson announces new EP and UK tour dates”

Andrew Combs’ debut gets re-release, with UK dates

Dashing Nashville native (but now Nashville based) Andrew Combs kicks off his European tour this week, which coincides with a re-issue of his first album, ‘Worried Man’. The deluxe digital edition includes new re-cuts of two tracks, including ‘Too Stoned To Cry’, which you can hear below. Hey, we’ve all been there. Continue reading “Andrew Combs’ debut gets re-release, with UK dates”