Our new AUK supporters playlist is out today – win tickets to see Katherine Priddy live

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Our new playlist of the best new Americana we’ve heard over the last month is out later today exclusively for AUK supporters which includes new tracks by Iron and Wine, Pokey LaFarge, Dawn Landes, Old 97s, Mark Knopfler and Sarah Jarosz among others – basically we trawl through the best Americana we’ve heard recently so you don’t have to – and if you’re one of our supporters, this month you can win a pair of tickets to see the excellent Katherine Priddy whose UK tour started this week in Bristol.

Since Richard Thompson chose Priddy as “The Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year” in Mojo Magazine on the strength of her 2018 “Wolf” EP, her star has risen exponentially. Winning fans from Guy Garvey, Mark Radcliffe, Stuart Maconie and the late Janice Long and garnering glowing press reviews across the board for “The Eternal Rocks Beneath” including The Observer, Uncut, Songlines and hey, AUK, Priddy crossed genres, charting at number 1 in The Official UK Folk Chart and number 5 in the Official UK Americana Chart, and rounded off 2021 on Mojo’s Folk Albums of the Year list.

We described her latest album “The Pendulum Swing” back in February as “an early contender for album of the year… which features excellent songwriting, ethereal vocals and finely crafted arrangements with a nod to the recordings of Nick Drake.”

You can hear songs from that new album along with her back catalogue at dates across the UK as listed below, including some summer festival dates, but be quick, some shows are already sold out and the London show has only a few tickets left.

Fri 03 May – CARDIFF Acapela Studios – SOLD OUT
Sat 04 May – SHOREHAM Ropetackle Arts Centre – SOLD OUT
Sun 05 May – BIRMINGHAM The Glee Club
Tue 07 May – MILTON KEYNES The Stables
Wed 08 May – MANCHESTER Band on the Wall
Thu 09 May – LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Music Room
Fri 10 May – DUBLIN The Sugar Club
Sat 11 May – BELFAST St Joseph’s Church
Tue 14 May – KENDAL Brewery Arts
Wed 15 May – YORK The Crescent
Thu 16 May – SALTAIRE The Live Room – SOLD OUT
Fri 17 May – LONDON Union Chapel
Sun 26th May – Bearded Theory
Fri 26th July – Ludlow Castle – supporting Elbow
Sat 27th July – Deer Shed
Sun 28th July – Cambridge Folk Festival
Fri 2nd Aug – Underneath The Stars
Sun 4th Aug – Wickham Festival
Fri 16th Aug – Folk East
Sun 18th Aug – Beautiful Days Festival
Fri 23rd Aug – Cottingham Folk
Sat 24th Aug – Greenbelt
Sun 25th Aug – Headline show – Thorington Theatre
Mon 26th Aug – Towersey
Sat 31st Aug – Moseley Folk & Arts Festival

Tickets to all shows are available now via this link, and you can become an AUK supporter from just £2 a month – head here for details.

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