Video: Lonesome Shack “No Way Back”

This is from London by way of Seattle trio London Shack’s latest album “Desert Dreams”, out now.  Hypnotic, spaced out  desert-rock style country blues, it’s very good indeed.  The video is fabulous too – shot backwards but it’ll take you a while to work it out.  They have live dates in Europe staring in London on June 22nd.

Brandi Carlile and Emmylou Harris perform Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel” – Watch

We leave you this wet weekend dear reader with something fairly special. Earlier this week Brandi Carlile played a headlining show in her home state of Washington called ‘Echoes Through the Canyon’ which included performances by support acts Neko Case and Emmylou Harris who Carlile had picked herself.  The latter performed a version of Sarah McLachlan’s classic from 1998 with Carlile itself which it’s fair to say is up there with the original.  Have a good one.

Sturgill plays bluegrass set at Grand Ole Opry – Watch

We leave you this weekend dear reader – and a big weekend for us being based as we are in Liverpool (wish us luck!) – with this clip from Sturgill Simpson who made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in over four years earlier this week. Simpson played on his Kentucky roots by performing a bluegrass set with a sterling band that included Sierra Hull on mandolin and Stuart Duncan on fiddle. You can watch ‘Pretty Polly’ below (and click through for more songs including ‘The Promise’ and ‘Long White Line’.) Have a good one!

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