C2C Country To Country, 02, London, 10th March 2019

The passion for some forms of modern country music is well and truly alive in the UK. This touring festival of Country/Americana acts which travels to the UK and around the world once per year is a much bigger affair than I had imagined it to be. It is the perfect PR machine for the … Continue reading “C2C Country To Country, 02, London, 10th March 2019”

Beat Circus “All the Pretty Horses” – Listen

This is something different – Beat Circus will be releasing ‘These Wicked Things‘, the third in the band’s Weird American Gothic trilogy, on March 22nd.  The album is an immersive experience, it’s a story told like a movie with spoken word, song and atmospheric instrumental tracks like ‘All the Pretty Horses‘.   The music covers a … Continue reading “Beat Circus “All the Pretty Horses” – Listen”

Larkin Poe “Venom & Faith” (Tricki-Woo Records 2018)

‘Venom & Faith’ is the fourth album from Rebecca and Megan Lovell, aka Larkin Poe. Originating from Georgia, but Nashville based (can anyone actually imagine walking around Nashville and meeting someone not in a band), the album delivers all that might be expected from an artist immersed in that iconic city. This is an album … Continue reading “Larkin Poe “Venom & Faith” (Tricki-Woo Records 2018)”

Foxwarren “To Be” – Listen

Ten years is a long time to make an album – when Foxwarren first started out as a band they’d coalesced at college around a shared love of Pedro the Lion, Paul Simon and The Band.  The band name came from the location of the family home of Darryl Kissick (bass) and Avery Kissick (drums … Continue reading “Foxwarren “To Be” – Listen”

J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices + The Miss Tess Duo, Omeara, London 16th November 2018

J.P. Harris, out of Montgomery, Alabama, regards himself as a carpenter first and a singer-songwriter second. That probably speaks to the precariousness of the music business nowadays, but on the conclusion of his set at Omeara tonight what gave most pause is the realisation that he’s a true craftsman in all the best senses of … Continue reading “J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices + The Miss Tess Duo, Omeara, London 16th November 2018”

UK Americana Gig Guide

Welcome to the new Americana UK gig guide. You can search by artist name, town or venue – if you want gigs just in Liverpool for instance, just start typing ‘Liver’ in the search box below. For more information on an artist, just click on their name. If you’re a promoter/artist and want your UK gig listed, … Continue reading “UK Americana Gig Guide”

Stellar line up for BluesFest this week at the O2

An array of great americana talent features over 4 nights at the O2 Bluesfest in Greenwich, South East London starting on Thursday of this week. The man of whom David Hepworth once said deserved to be carried on a sedan chair for the rest of his life on the basis of the songs he wrote … Continue reading “Stellar line up for BluesFest this week at the O2”

Joshua Ketchmark “The Misses” (Independent, 2018)

Joshua Ketchmark’s latest album ‘The Misses’ opens with high power rock: ‘Cold Feet’ stomps all over another’s tendency to hold back and hesitate. It has a radio-ready feel that reflects the kind of bands that inspired Ketchmark to get into music – and with whom he has been associated with one way or another over … Continue reading “Joshua Ketchmark “The Misses” (Independent, 2018)”

Tyler Childers: “Americana ain’t no part of nothing”

Yeah all right mate! Have a good weekend dear readers, leaving you today with news from the AMA awards on Wednesday night where several artists were outspoken on topics ranging from gun control to country music feeling like “purgatory”.  If you’ve ever listened to Luke Bryan’s last album, you’ll know exactly what they mean. RS … Continue reading “Tyler Childers: “Americana ain’t no part of nothing””

Larkin Poe announce new album “Venom & Faith”

Larkin Poe – aka Atlanta, Georgia-born sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell -have announced details of their new album ‘Venom & Faith’ which will be released November 9, 2018. The Nashville-based sister duo have also announced a headline European tour in support of the new album, starting in London at Islington Assembly Hall on November 21 … Continue reading “Larkin Poe announce new album “Venom & Faith””