The top ten Americana duets

In these trying times we can think of nothing better here at AUK than knocking out Top Ten’s of this, that and the other. Indeed every man and his wife (or every wife and her husband or every wife and her wife or every husband and his husband or… let’s just say everyone and their … Continue reading “The top ten Americana duets”

Neil Young endorses Bernie Sanders: “The Real Deal”

Neil Young has declared his support for US Democratic nominee hopeful Bernie Sanders in an article on his website entitled “Viewpoint: Bernie Sanders for President” – writing on the site he says: “I support Bernie because I listen to what he says. Every point he makes is what I believe in. Every one. In 2016, … Continue reading “Neil Young endorses Bernie Sanders: “The Real Deal””

Sam Lewis “Solo” (Loversity Records, 2020)

Three albums into a solo recording career Sam Lewis has released a stripped down, lay it all bare fourth called ‘Solo’.  The new release is a presentation of songs from his first three well-received albums, plus a small handful of new material. The album’s simple title emphasises that this is a man alone –  just … Continue reading “Sam Lewis “Solo” (Loversity Records, 2020)”

Mail The Horse “Mail The Horse” (Baby Robot Records, 2019)

Three albums and an EP into their career, Mail the Horse are grabbing the present by channelling times past on a new album of county-tinged blues rock.  So used are we to viewing time as a linear, that we are conditioned to thinking that the passing of time is inextricably linked to progress. From this … Continue reading “Mail The Horse “Mail The Horse” (Baby Robot Records, 2019)”

Three tunes for a Monday! Josh Ritter, Jamestown Revival and Calexico with Iron & Wine

Rolling Stone Country have published a flurry (the non-snow variety) of good tunage over the last few days which you won’t want to miss, so we’re posting them here.  First up is Calexico and Iron & Wine who are reuniting for their new collaborative album ‘Years to Burn’ due out June 14th a full fourteen … Continue reading “Three tunes for a Monday! Josh Ritter, Jamestown Revival and Calexico with Iron & Wine”

Brent Cowles “How To Be Okay Alone” (Dine Alone Records, 2018)

The debut solo album from Brent Cowles, ‘How To Be Okay Alone’, follows two well-received records with his band, You, Me & Apollo. His personal narrative has included a strictly religious childhood, divorce by the age of just 19, the break-up of his band and homelessness. ‘How To Be Okay Alone’ was the question Cowles … Continue reading “Brent Cowles “How To Be Okay Alone” (Dine Alone Records, 2018)”

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”

Glorietta “Glorietta” (Nine Mile Records, 2018)

There is more than a hint of The Golden Smog about the debut album from Glorietta. This is a collection of diverse songs recorded over a week in a ‘ramshackle rental’ outside Santa Fe. Gathered together by Matthew Logan Vasquez ( Delta Spirit, Middle Brother), a disparate band of musicians have created an immediate and in … Continue reading “Glorietta “Glorietta” (Nine Mile Records, 2018)”

Glorietta “Losers Lament” – Listen

Glorietta is a coming together of a group of friends – Noah Gundersen,  Kelsey Wilson(Wild Child),  David Ramirez, Grammy award winner  Adrian Quesada (Brownout, Black Pumas),  Jason Robert Blum and Matthew Logan Vasquez.  Over the course of nine-day recording session in a rented house in Glorieta – just outside of Santa Fe – they kept the tape running constantly as the … Continue reading “Glorietta “Losers Lament” – Listen”

Glorietta announce debut album, UK dates (sort of)

Always feels like when the last weekend in August starts on a Friday it should be a bank holiday but sorry, that bird has flown as they say.  Console yourself dear readers with the news that the americana “supergroup”  Glorietta, who American Songwriter described as “the Traveling Wilburys on a bender” have announced the release of … Continue reading “Glorietta announce debut album, UK dates (sort of)”