From his new album Chicken Wire, launched at the Toolmakers in Sheffield on February 16th, this is a lovely loose groove from Ash Gray.
This week’s retro video comes from 1970 and is a great live performance of this classic song. Have a great weekend everyone.
The legend that is The Levellers have a new album, We The Collective, out on March 9th and this is the first single from it, a powerful indictment of undercover police and their frequently dubious activities.
The new single and title track of the latest album, out on 26 January, from The Lost Brothers. A great song and a powerful video.
From their imminent new album Save Your Soul, this is the glorious new single from Percival Elliott. Great video too.
Billboard reports this morning on a new Nashville-based songwriting collective Song Suffragettes which is taking a stand against discrimination and harassment with the song “Time’s Up” whose video made its debut on Friday and which you can watch below. “Co-written by Kalie Shorr and Lacy Green, the song doesn’t mince words about the power imbalances faced by women in every corner of the world. “They say good things come to those who wait, but we’ve waited long enough. Our time is here, our time is now, our time is come,” the members sing in succession, accompanied by an ominous descending piano riff and thunderclap drums. Proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit Time’s Up, an organization and legal defense fund started by women in entertainment to end sexual harassment, assault and abuse against women everywhere.”
The title track from Winter Wilson’s latest album and very lovely it is too. You can catch them on tour with Fairport Convention throughout January and February.
Well, that’s it then, one year in and three to go (unless, unless…..). With Garry Tallent on bass, here’s Barry Ollman’s appropriate comment on….well, the least popular person 2017 as voted by Americana-UK readers. Funny how he never wins popular votes….
This week’s retro slot features Ireland’s Energy Orchard, the late and much missed Bap Kennedy’s first band. There’s a new tribute EP out now (reviewed on Americana UK earlier this week) with all proceeds going to Belfast’s Marie Curie hospice. You should get it. Have a great weekend everyone.
From his new double album and undoubted career high (which is saying something) Out Past The Wires, released on February 16th, this is the mighty Rod Picott. He’s in the UK in March and you really shouldn’t miss him.