LeBarons “Summer Of Death” (Independent, 2018)

Just in case you’re a YouTube junky, chasing down the latest viral sensations, let’s clear something up – the LeBarons we’re talking about here are the alt-country band from Ontario, and not the Broadway and Disney musicals singing Mormon family from Utah. If you’re disappointed then…sorry…but this is, after all, Americana UK. Also, if you’re … Continue reading “LeBarons “Summer Of Death” (Independent, 2018)”

2019 Americana Honor and Awards Nominees are announced

So this happened last night although they didn’t send us a press release so we’re reporting this via Rolling Stone. We do by the way love the Milk Carton Kids – don’t forget to catch them in the UK in a couple of weeks’ time: “Nominees for the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards were announced Tuesday … Continue reading “2019 Americana Honor and Awards Nominees are announced”

Damn Tall Buildings “Late July” – Listen

It has long been a way to hone your craft and pay some dues – busking.  It’s like a free rehearsal room and you might catch a coin (though all ears can listen for free).  Not that busking always makes for a great band, but in the case of Damn Tall Buildings it seems to … Continue reading “Damn Tall Buildings “Late July” – Listen”

Lake Folks “Astronaut” – Listen

Imagine early Mumford & Sons crossed with early Josh Ritter, but with a French accent and you’re getting close to the sound of Lake Poets – upbeat, uptempo and not yet turned cynical by the ways of the world.  On ‘Astronaut‘, the first single from the coming in March  ‘Someone Else’s Dreams‘ EP there’s the … Continue reading “Lake Folks “Astronaut” – Listen”

David Ramirez announces UK dates – September

David Ramirez has announced details of August and September 2018 EU dates, including four UK headline shows with a stop at London’s Borderline on September 7, 2018, which come in support of David’s latest album ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’  which is out now via Thirty Tigers. Produced by Sam Kassirer, the album finds Ramirez painting an imagined picture of contemporary America … Continue reading “David Ramirez announces UK dates – September”

Joan Baez “Whistle Down the Wind” (Proper Records, 2018)

There’s a slight sense of pointlessness in reviewing a Joan Baez album for a site like this as there can surely be nobody who visits here who doesn’t know who she is, what she sounds like and whether they like her or not. Unless of course her latest outing showcases her new jazz-funk direction. It … Continue reading “Joan Baez “Whistle Down the Wind” (Proper Records, 2018)”

Details of new album from Joan Baez

Some details have come through on Joan Baez’s upcoming new album.  To be released on March 2nd 2018 via Proper Records Whistle Down the Wind will feature a selection of songs by Baez’s favourite songwriters. Whistle Down the Wind  was produced by Joe Henry, and was recorded over ten days in Los Angeles.  It’s been a … Continue reading “Details of new album from Joan Baez”

Van Life: Anthony D’Amato

New Jersey’s Anthony D’Amato is no stranger to the road, his insatiable desire to take his music all around the world inevitable means mile after mile on the byways and highways. Travelling alone brings its own problems, yet inevitably leaves him a lot of time to both reflect on life, take pictures and, of course, … Continue reading “Van Life: Anthony D’Amato”

Joan Baez has new album and last tour upcoming

Joan Baez has a pair of big announcements about 2018 – the first is that she’ll release her latest album in May, her first album for ten years.  The second is that she’ll be touring the UK, with dates in March and May, in support of this album.  The sting in the tail is that … Continue reading “Joan Baez has new album and last tour upcoming”

Interview: Shamblin Sexton

A few years back, stumbling into The Great Eastern, a salubrious pub at the bottom of Trafalgar Street in the heart of Brighton’s North Laines, my ears were met by Hank Williams’ unmistakable tones emanating from the end of the room.  There, stood in front of two record decks were two innocuous looking blokes, smiles … Continue reading “Interview: Shamblin Sexton”