News: Aaron Watson heads to the UK

Aaron Watson, the maker of Country Music history is coming to the UK for a string of dates in January.  With the release of ‘The Underdog’ in February 2015, Watson was the first ever independent artist to debut an album at #1 on the Billboard Country Chart. Since the release, he has taken his tour around the world … Continue reading “News: Aaron Watson heads to the UK”

Tift Merritt – new album, new tour

The truly wonderful Tift Merritt returns in 2017 with a new album – Stitch of the World – and glories of glories she’s bringing it to the UK for a short tour.  Kicking off with an admirably intimate gig at The Lexington (and unbelievably there are tickets still available) at the end of January, there’s … Continue reading “Tift Merritt – new album, new tour”

Dirty Dozen: When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday

Singer-songwriter Jo Mango has teamed up with an array of songwriters, academic researchers and sustainability organisations to create the When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday project. The project’s aim is to bring together academic, musical, artistic and practical knowledge to imagine a future in a more sustainable world. They have released three free download tracks along with … Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday”

Old Sea Brigade announces UK dates, Christmas song

Ben Cramer aka Old Sea Brigade will be touring Europe for the first time ever in February. He will be supporting Portland, Oregon based folk group Joseph on 13 dates across Europe, including 6 UK shows (Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester, Brighton, London, and Bristol). The Atlanta-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter released his debut, self-titled EP earlier this year, featuring … Continue reading “Old Sea Brigade announces UK dates, Christmas song”

Jim Lauderdale: new album and UK tour dates, February

One of those iconic people in americana, songwriter Jim Lauderdale releases his new studio album London Southern on February 3rd 2017 and will take part in the hugely popular Transatlantic Sessions tour in February, starting in Glasgow at Celtic Connections and then touring the UK.  Himself recipient of the Wagonmaster Award at this year’s US Americana … Continue reading “Jim Lauderdale: new album and UK tour dates, February”

Tom Paxton heads to UK for dates – January

Tom Paxton, that cheeky chappie with the avuncular face, is heading to the UK next month for some dates, with support from Cathy and Marcy (no surname provided). Tom has had a music career spanning more than 50 years, with thousands of live performances around the world, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in … Continue reading “Tom Paxton heads to UK for dates – January”

Roddy Hart and The Lonesome Fire “Swithering” (Middle of Nowhere Recordings, 2016)

“Swithering” is an unusual title for and comes from a Scottish word meaning to be uncertain about things, which, according to Glasgow based Hart, summed up the album process for him. It was a different way of working as a songwriter whereby he would bring in ideas, lyrics and melodies and then collaborate with the band … Continue reading “Roddy Hart and The Lonesome Fire “Swithering” (Middle of Nowhere Recordings, 2016)”

Sarah Jarosz announces UK dates for 2017

Following a sold-out show at London’s Union Chapel last week, the first in a run of UK dates in support of her acclaimed Sugarhill Records release Undercurrent, Sarah Jarosz has announced new UK and Ireland tour dates for January and February 2017.  While the focus of 2016 was primarily on touring as a trio with … Continue reading “Sarah Jarosz announces UK dates for 2017”

Felice Brothers to release 7 inch Christmas single – plus UK dates

The Felice Brothers will release a limited edition 7-inch vinyl recording of “Country Ham” on 9th December  via Yep Roc Records. The holiday-themed single features a live version of  “Murder By Mistletoe” – recorded for Rolling Stone last year in NYC – on the B-side. Both tracks have never before been pressed on vinyl and … Continue reading “Felice Brothers to release 7 inch Christmas single – plus UK dates”

Cam Penner and Jon Wood – UK Tour

Cam Penner and Jon Wood have arrived on our shores armed with a ridiculous amount of equipment for two people and ready to undertake an extensive and fast moving tour.  They launched off with an appearance at The Green Note in London – but that was last night and you’re too late for it now.  … Continue reading “Cam Penner and Jon Wood – UK Tour”