Interview: Jerry Leger

Although it isn’t even the end of April yet, here at Americana UK, there’s already fairly widespread agreement that the whole of 2018 is unlikely to throw up a better album than Jerry Leger and The Situation’s new record, ‘Nonsense and Heartache.’ For someone who’s only just turned 33, Canadian singer-songwriter, Jerry Leger, has already … Continue reading “Interview: Jerry Leger”

Things are changing for Jerry Leger – first UK tour next month

Canadian songsmith Jerry leger, a man who’s been described as “managing to channel the youthful vigour of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Neil Young and Rick Danko, sometimes all within the same song” is set to release ‘Things Are Changing ‘Round Here’ which you can watch below (the video is rather lovely). It’s the first single to be … Continue reading “Things are changing for Jerry Leger – first UK tour next month”

Jerry Leger “Nonsense and Heartaches” (Latent Recordings 2018)

Jerry Leger is a Canadian singer-songwriter who hails from Toronto and ‘Nonsense and Heartache’ is a double album with two distinct takes on his songwriting. ‘Nonsense’ is wired hillbilly blues with a wild swagger; there are elements of Chuck Prophet and his previous incarnation Green on Red, particularly in the ghostly 12 bar of ‘On … Continue reading “Jerry Leger “Nonsense and Heartaches” (Latent Recordings 2018)”

Americana UK writers choose their albums of 2019 – part one

A week today it’ll be Christmas and you’ll open up that gift box of three different Lynx deodorants as you surreptitiously check to see what condition it’s in, in case you can regift it to someone else on Boxing Day. You could save yourself that deflated feeling by looking through our writers’ list of the … Continue reading “Americana UK writers choose their albums of 2019 – part one”

Ramblin’ Roots Revue returns! Here’s the full line up

Now in their third year, The Ramblin’ Roots Revue, one of the UK’s biggest weekends of Americana, roots and alt-country music (and there are a few of them now) have announced their line up which includes 40 acts from the across UK, USA, Canada, Ireland and mainland Europe. The full line up which takes place … Continue reading “Ramblin’ Roots Revue returns! Here’s the full line up”

Americana UK writers pick their albums of 2018

Once upon a time we used to do a “Top 10” list of our favourite stuff from the last year, but we used to all fall out, on several occasions it came to blows and three ex-AUK staff are doing life sentences for killing other writers purely for their taste. So we moved to a … Continue reading “Americana UK writers pick their albums of 2018”

UK Americana Gig Guide

Welcome to the 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”