Israel Nash + Leslie Stevens, Oran Mor, Glasgow, 26th August 2019

Coming to the end of a long series of tours promoting his latest album ‘Lifted’, Israel Nash and his road warriors are by now fully blooded and it showed tonight as they treated this audience to a magnificent 90 minutes of epic sounds. Freely trading on his Neil Young comparisons, Nash adds a splendid dollop … Continue reading “Israel Nash + Leslie Stevens, Oran Mor, Glasgow, 26th August 2019”

Israel Nash “Lifted” (Loose, 2018)

This is Big Music. It’s all about the production, which seems to have everything, with bells on – figuratively on ‘Northwest Stars (Out of Tacoma)’. Kitchen sink isn’t actually listed as an instrument, but if it had been used it would have fitted as well as anything else on this glorious album. Orchestra, choir, endless … Continue reading “Israel Nash “Lifted” (Loose, 2018)”

Andrew Combs ventures out of Nashville for UK tour dates this December

Andrew Combs has looked to explore new territory since venturing out of his hometown of Nashville, not just in a literal sense, but also with the release of his latest album ‘Ideal Man’ whose recording technique is more experimental than previous releases.

AmericanaFest, Nashville, September 10th-15th, 2019

For Americana UK, this year’s Nashville experience ended where it pretty much started – at Robert’s Western World on Lower Broadway. Hotfoot from arriving in the city around 7pm our assembled scribes headed straight downtown to see Joshua Hedley and the Hedliners. These showcases at Robert’s are something of a Nashville institution for both discerning … Continue reading “AmericanaFest, Nashville, September 10th-15th, 2019”

Track Premiere: Josh Rennie-Hynes “Home To You”

Josh Rennie-Hynes has an excellent new album out on the 27th of this month, called ‘Patterns‘ (read the full review here) which the Australian borne musician has recorded in his new home of Nashville.  It’s got a country feel, but it also has a good sized portion of Neil Youngesque guitar fireworks.  This song, ‘Home … Continue reading “Track Premiere: Josh Rennie-Hynes “Home To You””

Americana Honors and Awards 2019 – Here are all the winners

AmericanaFest 2019 is taking place in Nashville at the moment – our intrepid reporter Mark Underwood is there if you’ve been following our social media – and last night their annual Honors and Awards ceremony took place where there were wins for Brandi Carlile (AGAIN), the War and Treaty and John Prine. In fact Prine’s … Continue reading “Americana Honors and Awards 2019 – Here are all the winners”

John Paul White returns to the UK for dates next week

Grammy Award winner and ex-Civil War-er (er..) John Paul White released his new solo album ‘The Hurting Kind’ earlier this year via Single Lock Records. Our reviewer kind of said “meh” to it but he may just have got out of bed the wrong side. In any case JP returns to the UK next week … Continue reading “John Paul White returns to the UK for dates next week”