The Civil Wars’ John Paul White announces shows next month

John Paul White has confirmed a string of shows in February as part of the Transatlantic Sessions tour promoting his new album “Beulah” which is his first solo work in nearly a decade. Produced by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) and White, and recorded in Muscle Shoals at FAME Studios and at White’s own Single Lock … Continue reading “The Civil Wars’ John Paul White announces shows next month”

Interview: John Paul White

Producer, songwriter and recording artist Alabama-born and breed, John Paul White returns to a solo career after the break-up of the four-time Grammy winning duo Civil Wars. Enjoying a pace of life befitting the history of the American south, family man White has been doing things at his own pace. Working on other projects prior … Continue reading “Interview: John Paul White”

John Paul White: Bush Hall, London – 8th November 2016

John Paul White, along with Joy Williams, was The Civil Wars – the all-conquering duo who filled the void when Plant and Krauss stopped gigging their Raising Sand album. The Civil Wars lasted for a similar timespan, coming to a crashing halt after a gig at the Roundhouse in 2012. No longer talking to each … Continue reading “John Paul White: Bush Hall, London – 8th November 2016”

AUK’s Top Ten Americana Albums Ever: Paul Kerr

At AUK we are now well into our quest to find the ‘Top 10 Americana Albums Ever’. Over the coming weeks and months each AUK writer will in turn, present their own personal selections. When each writer has had their say, a shortlist of the most frequently chosen albums will be drawn up and voted … Continue reading “AUK’s Top Ten Americana Albums Ever: Paul Kerr”

Holly MacVe + Will Stratton, St John on Bethnal Green, London E2 – 6th April 2017

Holly MacVe is 21. She grew up in Ireland, Yorkshire and Brighton yet she creates lonesome country songs hewn from the bedrock of Hank, Emmylou, Joni, Tammy and KD along with that of Lana Del Rey. A few of the dates on her current tour are in churches, this one being a fine Sir John Soane … Continue reading “Holly MacVe + Will Stratton, St John on Bethnal Green, London E2 – 6th April 2017”

AUK’s top 10 americana albums ever: Tim Martin

At AUK we are on a quest to find the ‘top 10 americana albums ever’. Over the last few weeks our writers have been going through the mental anguish of trying to narrow the whole history of americana down to just ten albums. When every writer has had their say, a shortlist of the most … Continue reading “AUK’s top 10 americana albums ever: Tim Martin”

Video: Nicole Atkins “Captain”

There’s a lovely retro sound and look to the new video from Nicole Atkins,  ‘Captain’, which features backing vocals from Spoon’s Britt Daniels.  Her new album, ‘Italian Ice’, is out on 17th April and features an impressive line-up of players, including members of The Bad Seeds, Midlake, Seth Avett and John Paul White, amongst many … Continue reading “Video: Nicole Atkins “Captain””

Nicole Atkins records with “weirdest, craziest band ever”

Nicole Atkins returns with a new album ‘Italian Ice‘ to be released on the 17th of April via Single Lock Records.  The title references her Asbury Park days, where the titular treat was available on the boardwalks,  it’s also her alter-ego when shooting craps.  Nicole Atkins describes the new album as “an acid trip through … Continue reading “Nicole Atkins records with “weirdest, craziest band ever””

Pond Diver “Over The Hill” – Listen

Naturally every track in this section is carefully handpicked to please you dear reader – adding to your musical enjoyment is what we’re all about.  However, some are more equal than others – and we have  feeling you’re really going to like Pond Diver.  Pond Diver hail out of the legendary Muscle Shoals Alabama music … Continue reading “Pond Diver “Over The Hill” – Listen”

8 gigs in 8 days for Erin Rae

Erin Rae heads to the UK for 8 dates in 8 days, beginning in London on the 4th of November. Rae has a deserved reputation as a compelling live performer, which has earned her the respect of her Nashville peers and contemporaries, including Grammy Award winner John Paul White, who was impressed enough to sign … Continue reading “8 gigs in 8 days for Erin Rae”