Willie Nelson premieres tracks from new album

Lovely to see Willie Nelson still ploughing on, it may finally be time to forgive and forget the Toby Keith duo. News from Rolling Stone Country this morning who report: “Willie Nelson premiered key tracks from his upcoming album God’s Problem Child last night in Nashville during an intimate interview session for SiriusXM. Seated alongside … Continue reading “Willie Nelson premieres tracks from new album”

UK Americana Awards 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award to go to Graham Nash

And we’ve got details of other awards here too. The fourth annual  UK  Americana Awards will take place on Thursday 31st January  2019  at  HackneyEmpire, and the AMA-UK has chosen Graham Nash to receive its highest honour, the  2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his contribution to the  Americana genre over the span of his … Continue reading “UK Americana Awards 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award to go to Graham Nash”

2018 Americana Music Association Awards nominees revealed

News in from the AMA overnight (the US version) of their list of nominees for their honours and awards for 2018, and there’s good news for Mr Isbell, Margo Price and Brandi Carlile among others – in fact the lists are dominated by the 3 artists, although they are also joined by Mary Gauthier for her … Continue reading “2018 Americana Music Association Awards nominees revealed”

Neil Young posts Facebook update on his new album

This is from Uncut this afternoon: “Neil Young has provided an update on his latest studio album. Young has reunited with Promise Of The Real for the new album. The band, headed up by Lukas Nelson, have their own record due on August 25 via Fantasy Records. Posting on his Facebook page, Young wrote “Yesterday, when we finished our new … Continue reading “Neil Young posts Facebook update on his new album”

“Outlaw Music Festival Tour” announced with the best line-up ever

Imagine if you will your dream line-up for a single night out and it probably doesn’t get much better than this. Oh for Star Trek style transporters.  RS Country reports: “Willie Nelson is assembling a genre-defying roster of artists for a new summer package tour. The Outlaw Music Festival Tour will kick off July 1st … Continue reading ““Outlaw Music Festival Tour” announced with the best line-up ever”

UK Americana Gig Guide

Welcome to the new 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”

The Americans (nice ones) arrive in UK for dates next week

We leave you this weekend dear reader with news that Los Angeles quartet The Americans are returning to Europe for a series of shows this summer including some high profile support slots in the UK with Eric Clapton at BST Hyde Park and The Gipsy Kings at Kew The Music in Kew Gardens and Cambridge Corn Exchange. They’ll also be playing … Continue reading “The Americans (nice ones) arrive in UK for dates next week”

Stream the new Neil Young album “Paradox”

Which was also the name of a Liverpool nightclub from the 90s (Paradox that is, not Neil Young – although what a great name for a nightclub).  Stereogum are reporting this morning that hot on the heels of ‘The Visitor’, Neil Young’s latest album with Promise Of The Real as his backing band, he’s now … Continue reading “Stream the new Neil Young album “Paradox””

Jason Isbell song appears in new Gaga film

A musical you might actually want to watch, like the silver lining in a big dark cloud. Rolling Stone reports: “Eighty years after it was first put on film, and 41 years after a turbulent but hugely successful remake starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, the latest version of A Star Is Born is headed to movie … Continue reading “Jason Isbell song appears in new Gaga film”

Neil Young announces new album and “already great” single – Listen

We’ll be the judge of that. Lol, as the kids say.  Pitchfork reports: “Neil Young has once again teamed up with his backing band the Promise of the Real (which features Willie Nelson’s son Lukas). Their new album is called The Visitor, and it’s out December 1 via Reprise. It features a new song called “Already Great.” … Continue reading “Neil Young announces new album and “already great” single – Listen”