Sive – “Sive” EP Premiere

We have had the chance to preview tracks by Sive – also known as Sadhbh O’Sullivan – previously but today is something of a bonus with the whole of her new eponymous EP to listen to.  It’s not just that Sive’s music is ethereal and has a distinctive vocal, it’s the power of the stories wrapped up in the songs that make them so memorable. Continue reading “Sive – “Sive” EP Premiere”

Red Rooster Festival announce female-led acoustic stage line-up

As it heads towards its 6th year in May of this year, the Red Rooster festival has announced a new collaboration with the Americana Music Association UK and New York singer-songwriter Sunny Ozell, who will be curating, as well as headlining, a female-led acoustic AMA UK stage on Friday the 31st of May. Continue reading “Red Rooster Festival announce female-led acoustic stage line-up”

Rick Shea announces UK solo tour

Veteran California-based folk-Americana singer-songwriter and sideman of long repute Rich Shea has announced a May-June Ireland & UK solo tour, in support of his latest album ‘The Town Where I Live’. Dave Alvin said of Shea: “An incredible and intelligent musician and songwriter with an angelic voice that I’d kill for.” Tut. Killing isn’t very angelic Dave. Continue reading “Rick Shea announces UK solo tour”

Felice Brothers announce UK dates for 2020, NPR stream new album

The Felice Brothers have announced a UK and Ireland tour for 2020 which kicks off in Belfast on January 22nd. Coinciding with the announcement (coincidentally), NPR Music is currently offering a “First Listen,” an exclusive stream of the forthcoming new album ‘Undress’ which lands via Yep Roc Records on May 3rd – we’ll have our review up soon. Continue reading “Felice Brothers announce UK dates for 2020, NPR stream new album”

Danny Schmidt announces UK dates for May

Austin, Texas-based folk-Americana singer-songwriter Danny Schmidt has announced details of a UK tour next month in support of his new album ‘Standard Deviation’ which we described as a collection of “songs of the troubadour, the worldly-wise minstrel, sung with strength, intelligence and insightfulness” and a “lyrical work of art.” Continue reading “Danny Schmidt announces UK dates for May”

Anna Tivel shares new album courtesy of NPR

You’ll recall that Anna Tivel had a new album planned for this year, it’s called ‘The Question‘, and we’ve already been lucky enough to share the track ‘Worthless‘ from it.  Well, hold onto your Homburgs, keep your Breton caps in sight and don’t fling your Fedora –  you’ll want to keep your head covered at the latest information we can impart.  Anna Tivel has only gone and shared the album on NPR music (here). Continue reading “Anna Tivel shares new album courtesy of NPR”

The Devil Makes Three head to UK with Dropkick Murphys

Americana triumvirate (there’s a good word) The Devil Makes Three — featuring Pete Bernhard, Lucia Turino, and Cooper McBean – have announced their 2019 Spring European, which kicks off for a three night residency at Vicar St in Dublin on April 17th and ends in Belgium on Mayday.  Supporting the trio’s latest release ‘Chains Are Broken’, the dates will feature the act supporting Massachusetts Celtic punk band The Dropkick Murphys. Continue reading “The Devil Makes Three head to UK with Dropkick Murphys”

Tom Paxton’s UK tour begins this week

Tom Paxton was always there, in Greenwich Village alongside Phil Ochs, Dave Van Ronk, John Hurt and Bobby Dylan, later on watching Dylan perform at the Isle of Wight Festival in ’69, alongside John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Paul Simon shared a flat with Tom Paxton when they were both in the UK in the early ’60s, and Paxton’s songs were part of his repertoire. And he wasn’t the only one – The Kingston Trio, John Mellencamp, Miranda Lambert, Ray Charles, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, oh …and Bob Dylan amongst the many others who have recorded his songs. Continue reading “Tom Paxton’s UK tour begins this week”

Graham Nash announces UK summer dates

Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash hits the road in July for a new batch of UK tour dates as he continues to support the release of ‘Over the Years’, a 2-disc collection of Nash’s best-known songs from the past 50 years plus more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes. Continue reading “Graham Nash announces UK summer dates”

The Nude Party all set for second European tour

The Nude Party head out on their second European tour later next month. The North Carolinians were the toast of AmericanaFest in Nashville last September, with a number of attendees and music industry types claiming the band were the best they’d seen over the duration of the festival. That’s quite some claim given the standard of music on offer in Nashville.
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