Gypsyfingers tour with their folk, rock and trip-hop!

Well this is an unusual one. Gypsyfingers describe themselves as “an ethereal folk-rock band” founded by songwriter Victoria Coghlan and producer Luke Oldfield (Metronomy, The Wytches, The Last Dinosaur). Victoria’s classical training and love of dance music is fused together with Luke’s folk, rock and pop background to create a unique sound of their own described by RnR Magazine as ‘trip-hop and folk-influenced ethereal pop that delightfully doesn’t fit into any existing musical pigeonhole’. I think we can safely say that that’s true. Continue reading “Gypsyfingers tour with their folk, rock and trip-hop!”

Make the easy choice of going to see JP Harris on tour

JP Harris is coming to the UK for only the second time since starting out in the music business around 10 years ago. Now with a new album to promote, ‘Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing,’  Nashville-based Harris and his band, the Tough Choices, are showcasing the record at the AMA-UK press launch on the 7th of November, followed by a number of dates throughout the UK. Continue reading “Make the easy choice of going to see JP Harris on tour”

Storm alert! Emily Barker’s Hurricane hits the UK this week

The always lovely antipodean americana singer-songwriter Emily Barker whose latest album ‘Sweet Kind of Blue’ received a glowing review from us last year, is touring around the UK this week. The AMA-UK artist of the year for 2018 played Winchester on Saturday if you are Dr Who or have a time machine – and is playing other dates which you can peruse below. She’s also released a new video for the song ‘No. 5 Hurricane’ which you can watch below. Continue reading “Storm alert! Emily Barker’s Hurricane hits the UK this week”

Stellar line up for BluesFest this week at the O2

An array of great americana talent features over 4 nights at the O2 Bluesfest in Greenwich, South East London starting on Thursday of this week. The man of whom David Hepworth once said deserved to be carried on a sedan chair for the rest of his life on the basis of the songs he wrote between 1968 and 1972, John Fogerty, former lead singer of Creedence Clearwater Revival, tops the bill on Thursday performing a Creedence greatest hits set – his first headline show in the UK since 2008. He’ll be joined by support act, the Steve Miller Band, who this year celebrate 50 years since the release of debut album, ‘Children of the Future.’  Continue reading “Stellar line up for BluesFest this week at the O2”

American Aquarium hit the UK for tour dates next week

One of American’s hardest working frontmen is heading to the UK with his new band for a limited number of dates at the end of the month. Originally formed in 2006,  BJ Barham’s band, American Aquarium, announced the dissolution of its former lineup in April of last year. Now with a new backing band, including lead guitarist Shane Boeker, drummer Joey Bybee, bassist Ben Hussey, and pedal-steel guitarist Adam Kurtz, American Aquarium will be promoting their superb new album, ‘Things Change,’ with shows in Bristol, Manchester and London. Continue reading “American Aquarium hit the UK for tour dates next week”

Mark Knopfler announces UK Dates for 2019

Mark Knopfler, he of Dire Straits and “and Emmylou Harris” fame has announced details of a world tour with his band in 2019. The ‘Down The Road Wherever’ tour commences in Barcelona in April and will continue all over Europe finishing in Verona in July before heading to the US through August and September. You can find the UK dates below. Continue reading “Mark Knopfler announces UK Dates for 2019”

Darlingside head back to UK for more dates

The absolutely exquisite in every sense of the word Darlingside are returning to the UK at the end of this month to play headline shows – just 3 of them but they’re well spaced out, taking place as they are in Edinburgh, Manchester and London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. Their third album ‘Extralife’ was released in February via More Doug Records/Thirty Tigers, which found the band looking to the future, mourning the loss of our world with an almost post-apocalyptic view. Continue reading “Darlingside head back to UK for more dates”

Emmylou exhibition to open at Country Music Hall of Fame

If you’ve never been to the CMH of Fame and Museum you’re missing a treat, it’s much less cheesy than you might imagine and great in terms of highlighting the genre’s connection to changes in society over the last century.  ANYWAY, news today from RS Country about its newest exhibition, Emmylou Harris: Songbird’s Flight which it describes as “a lovingly crafted and curated display of personal artifacts, instruments and heart-touching photos chronicling the life and career of the Hall of Fame legend, Continue reading “Emmylou exhibition to open at Country Music Hall of Fame”

5 dates for Aaron Lee Tasjan starting this Halloween

During AmericanaFest in Nashville last month it was difficult to walk into any bar, club or backyard and not bump into Aaron Lee Tasjan. The singer-guitarist who released the excellent ‘Karma for Cheap’ album back in August popped up initially at the Basement East venue where he performed a bombastic version of Helen Reddy’s ‘I Am Woman’ at the Show Up and Sing! tribute night; following which he played at least one show each day, culminating with three different gigs on the Saturday – all the while dressed in a different gaudy outfit. Continue reading “5 dates for Aaron Lee Tasjan starting this Halloween”

Glasgow Americana returns with its best line up yet

Glasgow Americana has lined up ten gigs featuring overseas and home-based acts for this year’s five day long festival. The on-stage action for the 12th Glasgow Americana will take place at six city venues from Wednesday this week, October 3rd to 7th. Fans will be able to enjoy two gigs on Festival Friday, three on the Saturday and the Sunday, including a trio of matinee performances, plus two album launches. Continue reading “Glasgow Americana returns with its best line up yet”