Get ready for Molly Tuttle – but be quick about it


Americana Music Association’s instrumentalist of 2018, Molly Tuttle, is about to embark on a UK tour later this month, but you’ll need to act fast seeing as 6 of the dates are already sold out. The supremely talented musician and singer-songwriter is about to launch her debut album, ‘When You’re Ready,’ backed up by latest single, ‘Million Miles.’ Continue reading “Get ready for Molly Tuttle – but be quick about it”

Jerry Leger and the Situation return to the UK

Following a successful first tour of Europe last year, Canadian Jerry Leger returns to the UK for a series of shows with Dan Mock on bass and Kyle Sullivan on drums – both players in Jerry’s band, The Situation. To coincide with the tour, Jerry has released a compilation titled ‘Too Broke To Die: A Retrospective 20052019’ which came out on March 29th. Continue reading “Jerry Leger and the Situation return to the UK”

Jessie Buckley’s star bursts in new movie ‘Wild Rose’

We’ve got news of a new movie coming out next month which you’ll probably want to put on your “to do” list along with verruca plasters and noodles. With a UK release of April 12th, ‘Wild Rose’ is a Cinderella story with the City of Nashville itself representing the prince. Jessie Buckley plays Rose-Lynn Harlen, a “Glasgow ne’er-do-well with talent, a dream and a ‘three chords and the truth’ tattoo.” She’s supported by an impressive cast including Julie Walters and Sophie Okonedo. Continue reading “Jessie Buckley’s star bursts in new movie ‘Wild Rose’”

Amber Cross announces Ireland and UK tour for next month

We leave you this weekend dear reader with news that ascendant California-based Americana singer-songwriter Amber Cross has announced her debut Ireland & UK tour dates in April, in support of her widely praised third album ‘Savage on the Downhill’. It is a brave person that chooses to cross that channel next month too. Continue reading “Amber Cross announces Ireland and UK tour for next month”

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”