Wilco post their gear for sale to general public

And that means you if you have a spare few grand lying around (or why not treat yourself to a used pass for the more modest devotee). Pitchfork report: “In the past, Wilco have used the online musicians’ marketplace Reverb to sell off some of their instruments and gear, kept in the Chicago headquarters dubbed the … Continue reading “Wilco post their gear for sale to general public”

Wilco film new session in Utretch – Watch

If you caught them on one of their dates here this month, why not pen a quick review for us and we’ll publish it for the masses. Pitchfork report: “Wilco has filmed a new “Take Away Show” session for La Blogothèque and Le Guess Who?. Directed by Hugo Jouxtel, the performance features the band playing songs from 2016’s Schmilcoat … Continue reading “Wilco film new session in Utretch – Watch”

Jackson Browne, Wilco and Kasey Chambers appear in Refugee Aid video

Picking out the americana names for this story!  You can watch the video below.  Rolling Stone reports: “Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Peter Gabriel, Brian Wilson, Sting, Iggy Pop and more than 175 other rock legends unite to declare “We Are Not Afraid” in a video promoting the titular global … Continue reading “Jackson Browne, Wilco and Kasey Chambers appear in Refugee Aid video”

Kacy & Clayton announce Jeff Tweedy produced album “Carrying On”

Canadian folk/roots duo Kacy & Clayton have announced details of a new album ‘Carrying On’ which is due out via New West Records on 4th October 2019. The 10-song album has been produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Tom Schick at The Loft, Wilco’s recording studio and rehearsal space in Chicago.

Fruit Bats “Gold Past Life” (Merge Records, 2019)

Essentially a vehicle for Eric D. Johnson, a sometime member of The Shins, Fruit Bats deliver their first album for Merge Records with a fizzy, at times sugary, flourish. The 11 songs here are bathed in a nostalgic wash with Johnson inhabiting the summery breezes of those classic songwriters who delivered their wares in highly … Continue reading “Fruit Bats “Gold Past Life” (Merge Records, 2019)”

What Is This Americana Thing Anyway…

It’s that time again when the great and the good of Americana-UK ‘fess up and tell it like it is in their individual journeys into the genre we all know and love. This week Ben Roberts – a man who survived being a metalhead and a drummer to make it to the promised land of … Continue reading “What Is This Americana Thing Anyway…”

Preview: Black Deer Festival 2019

The Black Deer Festival is a passionate celebration of both the music and the culture of country and Americana. Set in the beautiful countryside of Eridge Park in Kent, The Deer Park transports festival-goers to a world away from the everyday, in which a joyful, community atmosphere permeates every aspect of the experience. Across various … Continue reading “Preview: Black Deer Festival 2019”

Interview: Jesse Dayton revives the mix tape

Up until a couple of years ago, Jesse Dayton wasn’t a name on many folks’ lips despite a CV which is somewhat staggering. In addition to having released 11 solo albums he’s played guitar, live and in the studio, with a host of luminaries who straddle the worlds of country and rock. These include Doug … Continue reading “Interview: Jesse Dayton revives the mix tape”

Van Life – The Southern Fold

Ireland’s love of American roots music is something that has long been championed and applauded. There are any number of bands an artists who take inspiration both from the giants of the genre – Zandt, Clark, etc – and those that head a little further afield trawling the old alt.country archives. The Southern Fold are … Continue reading “Van Life – The Southern Fold”

Track Premiere: Brad Byrd “Sunset Girl”

This track premiere features a song that is taken from Brad Byrd’s fourth album ‘Phases’ which will be out on May 3rd.  It’s an album of contrast with an amplified rock song one minute and a stripped-down folk ballad the next.  ‘Sunset Girl‘ falls into the last category, it is an acoustic love song – failed … Continue reading “Track Premiere: Brad Byrd “Sunset Girl””