Video premiere: Jamie Freeman “Hasia Dreams”

‘Hasia Dreams’ is the new EP from Jamie Freeman, a set of recordings influenced by his love of 60’s bands like Buffalo Springfield, The Who and The Beatles, charting a psychedelic course through Americana with the help of Larkin Poe among others. This track which Jamie is sharing with AUK this morning features Lucy Powell (Los Feliz) on vocals and co-written with Amy Tudor from Louisville, KY, it’s based on a true story of a Syrian refugee girl separated from her parents and found living in the woods in Serbia.  Jamie told us: “From a musical point of view (and visually, obviously) it combines that idea of her escaping into her dreamland, and my love of late 60’s psychedelic rock – a match made in heaven.” The ‘Hasia Dreams’ EP is available from the Union Music Store now.

Video premiere: Jon Patrick Walker & Hope Davis “Your Open Hand”

JP Walker is a talented man. His “day job” if you like is being a well-regarded actor who’s currently playing King George in the touring company of a little-known musical called ‘Hamilton’. His wife, Hope Davis, is the lead actor on the brand new ABC drama ‘For The People’ which premiered last month. They’re both Santa Monica based when they’re not on the road and JP’s newest release is the EP ‘You And I’ which is due out May 11th. He has shared the video for new track ‘Your Open Hand’ with us here at AUK which gives you a kind of warm fuzzy feeling like being drunk and which he describes as “an unadulterated love song, I conceived it as a duet, and happily convinced my wife to record it with me.” 

Video premiere: Lilly Hiatt “I Wanna Go Home” (Acoustic)

Well this is a little treat to start Bad Thursday with. Lilly Hiatt’s latest album ‘Trinity Lane’ is out now via New West Records and she’s heading to the UK next month for a series of dates. Rolling Stone called the record”the most cohesive and declarative statement of the young songwriter’s career” and Lilly has shared a live track with us from a session filmed at the LR Baggs Soundcheck Office in Nashville during the 2017 Americana Festival. She told AUK: “I started writing this song in Norman, Oklahoma at a friend’s place after a long tour. I was feeling kinda funny, after massive amounts of driving alone. It sat for a while, until I showed it to my friend Joe back in Tennessee. He had a couple lines that I loved and ended up using them for the chorus. Voila!” Talented to bejesus and multi-lingual too! UK dates are below.

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