Shovels & Rope gear up for busiest year yet with five UK dates

Shovels & Rope have gained a reputation as one of the hardest-working bands on the road today. A husband and wife duo from Charleston, South Carolina, Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst blend traditional folk, new wave, rock and roll and country rock. Continue reading “Shovels & Rope gear up for busiest year yet with five UK dates”

Michaela Anne flies in for brief UK tour later this month

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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The Hanging Stars launch new album next month with UK tour

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”

Gill Landry announces UK tour dates

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 arrives in UK next month for 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”

Amigo the Devil announces 2020 UK tour

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”

The Local Honeys announce UK winter dates

From the rolling hills of the Bluegrass and the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Kentucky duo The Local Honeys featuring Montana Hobbs on vocals, guitar and banjo, and Linda Jean Stokley on vocals, guitar and fiddle, have announced UK dates for January and February 2020, including two shows at the Celtic Connections festival. Continue reading “The Local Honeys announce UK winter dates”

Dylan’s Girl from the North Country hits Town (again)

This December sees the return of the hit musical ‘Girl from the North Country‘ to the London stage. Based on the music of Bob Dylan it has a plot which it is safe to say separates it from all those jukebox musicals. The setting is a guesthouse in the heartland of America in 1934 and the interweaving stories of those who live and stay there are played out through re-imaginings of predominantly Bob Dylan’s less well known songs. Continue reading “Dylan’s Girl from the North Country hits Town (again)”

First names announced for the 14th Gate to Southwell Festival

Nottinghamshire’s international roots music festival Gate to Southwell has announced the first names for its 2020 line-up, which includes English folk supergroup Show of Hands, Spain’s Anxo Lorenzo Band,  Folk Award 2019 stars The Breath, Glasgow-based  Ímar, Canadian roots duo Madison Violet, Scottish firebrands Talisk, masterful Canadian fiddle and guitar duo Pierre Schryer & Adam Dobres, international combo Trackdogs, one of Ireland’s finest live bands The Henry Girls, exciting talent Blair Dunlop, Italians Veronica Sbergia & Max De Barnardi, French folk-tinged reggae from Simawé, English folk-swing favourites BeauBowBelles and Folking.com Soloist of the Year 2019 Reg Meuross. Continue reading “First names announced for the 14th Gate to Southwell Festival”

Marcus King goes in search of his ‘El Dorado’ before UK tour

Singer-songwriter and guitar supremo, Marcus King, has announced the release of his debut solo record, ‘El Dorado’ on the 17th of January next year, following which he heads to the UK for a six date tour ahead of further dates throughout the rest of Europe. Continue reading “Marcus King goes in search of his ‘El Dorado’ before UK tour”