RS talks to Jesse Malin about Lucinda Willams and his new record

Jesse Malin describes in a feature piece for RS this week the time when his band D Generation were on the road opening for the Ramones in 1996 and first heard Lucinda Williams’ voice: “It was on the duet with Steve Earle ‘You’re Still Standin’ There’ and her distinct nasally tone cut through like a … Continue reading “RS talks to Jesse Malin about Lucinda Willams and his new record”

Go cruising with Drive By Truckers and Lucinda!

In the nice “sail on a boat” sense.  Rolling Stone reports, for all of you moneybags out there: “Nothing says “outlaw” like a Caribbean cruise, and for the fourth year running the Outlaw Country Cruise will set sail in January 2019. When it does, it will have a stacked lineup including Drive-By Truckers, Margo Price and Lucinda … Continue reading “Go cruising with Drive By Truckers and Lucinda!”

Lucinda, Steve, Dwight – it’s the LSD tour!

Have a good weekend dear readers whatever you get up to (my weekend is set). News from RS Country today of a tour that’d be worth remortgaging your house to go and see (since there are currently no dates outside of the US). They report: “Three of the most acclaimed country and Americana artists of the past … Continue reading “Lucinda, Steve, Dwight – it’s the LSD tour!”

AmericanaFest UK 2020 Conference Showcase preview – part five

The AMAUK conference is now into its fifth year, and one of the highlights of the conference is the two nights of showcases which take place before the awards ceremony on 28th/29th January featuring the best of americana talent, both homegrown and from around the world. The showcases take place at six venues across Hackney, … Continue reading “AmericanaFest UK 2020 Conference Showcase preview – part five”

Watch Jesse Malin’s video for “Chemical Heart”

We leave you this week dear reader with a new video from Jesse Malin for the song ‘Chemical Heart’. It’s taken from his ‘Sunset Kids’ album which was released in August and produced by Lucinda Williams and Tom Overby. We described the record as “a brilliant album of future classics.” He’ll be performing it live … Continue reading “Watch Jesse Malin’s video for “Chemical Heart””

Darling West “Can’t Help It” – Listen

The warm rich tones of Darling West were christened ‘Cosmic Folk’ by no lesser being than Lucinda Williams, with whom the Norwegian duo were sharing a stage.  And that cosmic theme carries forward onto their latest album ‘We’ll Never Know Unless We Try‘ which features a song co-written with Aaron Lee Tasjan.

Sarah Lee Langford “Two Hearted Rounder” (Cornelius Chapel Records, 2019)

Hopefully one of the benefits of a review is that it can tell you something you don’t know – usually about the artist, the subject matter or the musicians involved.  In this case I am going to struggle.  Having applied my usual due diligence I have failed to come up with much – not even … Continue reading “Sarah Lee Langford “Two Hearted Rounder” (Cornelius Chapel Records, 2019)”

Sam Outlaw + Lydia Luce, Night & Day Café, Manchester, 2nd October 2019

Sam Outlaw could probably have been forgiven if he had been feeling a bit jaded. This was the 24th date of a punishing 28 gigs in 31 days European tour. On top of that, he had been quite ill in Norway and has a wife and two young children back home that he was missing. … Continue reading “Sam Outlaw + Lydia Luce, Night & Day Café, Manchester, 2nd October 2019”