We leave you this weekend dear reader in much the same way as we left you last weekend – that’s right, it’s Courtney Marie Andrews Friday on AUK, and this week we bring you one of NPR’s lovely little Tiny Desk Concerts which she performed earlier this week, described by NPR as “a shining example of why the songs of Courtney Marie Andrews endure” that showcases the “subtleties that make her music sustain and strengthen over many listens.” It won’t embed for some reason but you can find it over at NPR here. Have a good one!
For this week’s retro slot we have a reminder of what Steve Earle used to do. This is a live cut from the Letterman Show in 1990. Have a good weekend everyone.
His debut album ‘Western Gold’ will be released later this year but in the meantime this is a great cover of the James Taylor song from the Virginia man with the amazing voice. Enjoy.
This is from Italian band Sunday Morning, taken from their album ‘Four’ out on April 5th. A new name for AUK Towers, though they’ve been around since the late 90s (with a bit of a hiatus), but a very welcome one.. A great song and an excellent video too.
Here’s a lovely song from Martha Scanlan, taken from her latest album ‘The River And The Light’, which, in her eloquent words, “is tied to currents, almost like human stories told by rivers, different points on the journey flowing into each other”. A beautiful video directed by Kier Atherton accompanies it too and and we like it a lot.
This is the new single from London outfit Misty River, out on June 14th and taken from their debut EP ‘Promises’. It features Chris Hillman on mandolin and is quite delightful.
A rocking retro slot this week featuring Joe Ely live in 1990, with David Grissom on fiery lead guitar, and a classic originally recorded on his ‘Lord Of The Highway’ album. Have a great weekend everyone.
Slightly in advance of Mother’s Day we have Dean Owens and his new single, a song he co-wrote with Danny Wilson and Will Kimbrough taken from his excellent latest album, ‘Southern Wind‘, the title track of which won Song Of The Year at this year’s UK Americana Association awards. The single is out on 31 March and he’s also on tour in America in April/May and the UK in June.
This is the rather good UK duo Jonas and Jane with a lovely song from their EP ‘Sedona Rain’. They’ve also got a couple of equally good earlier EPs available on their website. You should get one (or two).
One half of the excellent duo The Lowest Pair, Palmer T. Lee branches out with his first solo album Winebringer, out now, from which this excellent song is taken. The title is taken from The Book Of The Winebringer, a poetry collection by Sufi poet Hafiz.