Tom Paxton and The Don Juans, The Stables, Wavendon 15th April 2018

Tom Paxton turned eighty last October, and he has toured the UK for more than fifty of those years. This latest tour see’s him supported by The DonJuans (Don Henry and Jon Vezner) who both warm up the show with a few songs of their own and then play along with Tom throughout two excellent sets, … Continue reading “Tom Paxton and The Don Juans, The Stables, Wavendon 15th April 2018”

Tom Paxton “If The Poor Don’t Matter” – Listen

We make no secret of the fact that we’re big fans of Tom Paxton, so you can imagine our excitement that his next UK tour will start just a week from now.  You can find the dates here.  And sure, this song comes from 2015’s ‘Redemption Road’ but it’s looking as if it’s going to be topical … Continue reading “Tom Paxton “If The Poor Don’t Matter” – Listen”

Interview: Buffalo Tom

I remember buying the self-titled debut album from Buffalo Tom the very day it was released from that once-great record emporium, Rhythm Records in Camden Town. That record still gets healthy attention from the deck, especially ‘Sunflower Suit” which still has this middle-aged man jumping around like Vedder. Thirty-years later and I’m sat here enjoying … Continue reading “Interview: Buffalo Tom”

Win tickets to see Tom Paxton with AUK!

A reminder about this dear readers, we’ve not had a lot of entries yet so “it could be you!” as the deep-voiced saying goes. Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and US folk icon, Tom Paxton, is returning to the UK next month to perform twelve shows with singer/songwriter duo The DonJuans – Don Henry & Jon … Continue reading “Win tickets to see Tom Paxton with AUK!”

Tom Robinson, Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge, 1st March 2018

Tom Robinson’s headline mid-week concert was presented as part of the ongoing City Roots Festival, an offshoot of the Cambridge Folk Festival which is presented at several venues across the city in late February and early March. It’s only in the second year of running but has again had an excellent set of gigs lined … Continue reading “Tom Robinson, Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge, 1st March 2018”

Tom Paxton: “What if, no matter how angry he was, he couldn’t lay hands on a gun?”

Lovely to see Tom Paxton still having such an impact at 80 years of age (and to see the US music press get involved in an important discussion). Tom, you should come and fill a vacancy in our House of Lords.  Billboard reports: “Folk singer Tom Paxton whose songs have chronicled six decades of change and struggle, … Continue reading “Tom Paxton: “What if, no matter how angry he was, he couldn’t lay hands on a gun?””

Tommy Emmanuel discusses new collaboration with Jason Isbell

News this morning from our sticky friends over at Paste who hosted  Tommy Emmanuel in their midtown Manhattan studio last week.  They report: “Emmanuel performed three songs and discussed his new duets album, Accomplice One. The album features collaborations with artists such as Ricky Scaggs, Amanda Shires, Mark Knopfler and Jason Isbell, among many others. … Continue reading “Tommy Emmanuel discusses new collaboration with Jason Isbell”

Van Life – Justin Osborne (SUSTO)

East Carolina’s SUSTO have been making giant strides these last couple of years, generating huge acclaim for their live shows and acquiring a number of big-time fans including Band Of Horses’ Ben Bridwell. “I got an e-mail from him, telling me he loved the record and wanted to meet with me and Johnny. That was … Continue reading “Van Life – Justin Osborne (SUSTO)”

Justin Timberlake: “My new album is modern americana with 808s” – Listen

As Stereogum conclude with this article, let the hoedown begin! They report: “Many hands have been wrung about whether Justin Timberlake is going country on Man Of The Woods and what that means. The album’s initial trailer suggested that it would be an outright roots-music move or perhaps a folksy Bon Iver ripoff; other evidence accrued toward such conclusions … Continue reading “Justin Timberlake: “My new album is modern americana with 808s” – Listen”

Tom Russell, The 100 Club, London, 1st December 2017

It doesn’t pay to be late to a Tom Russell gig, you might miss the opening act who takes the stage to do a little “guess that tune” as he plays snippets of road songs. A little bit of Pancho and Lefty, a little snippet of Guy Clark, it could be anything, even Leonard Cohen.  … Continue reading “Tom Russell, The 100 Club, London, 1st December 2017”