David Ramirez announces UK dates – September

David Ramirez has announced details of August and September 2018 EU dates, including four UK headline shows with a stop at London’s Borderline on September 7, 2018, which come in support of David’s latest album ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’  which is out now via Thirty Tigers. Produced by Sam Kassirer, the album finds Ramirez painting an imagined picture of contemporary America … Continue reading “David Ramirez announces UK dates – September”

Joan Baez “Whistle Down the Wind” (Proper Records, 2018)

There’s a slight sense of pointlessness in reviewing a Joan Baez album for a site like this as there can surely be nobody who visits here who doesn’t know who she is, what she sounds like and whether they like her or not. Unless of course her latest outing showcases her new jazz-funk direction. It … Continue reading “Joan Baez “Whistle Down the Wind” (Proper Records, 2018)”

Details of new album from Joan Baez

Some details have come through on Joan Baez’s upcoming new album.  To be released on March 2nd 2018 via Proper Records Whistle Down the Wind will feature a selection of songs by Baez’s favourite songwriters. Whistle Down the Wind  was produced by Joe Henry, and was recorded over ten days in Los Angeles.  It’s been a … Continue reading “Details of new album from Joan Baez”

Van Life: Anthony D’Amato

New Jersey’s Anthony D’Amato is no stranger to the road, his insatiable desire to take his music all around the world inevitable means mile after mile on the byways and highways. Travelling alone brings its own problems, yet inevitably leaves him a lot of time to both reflect on life, take pictures and, of course, … Continue reading “Van Life: Anthony D’Amato”

Joan Baez has new album and last tour upcoming

Joan Baez has a pair of big announcements about 2018 – the first is that she’ll release her latest album in May, her first album for ten years.  The second is that she’ll be touring the UK, with dates in March and May, in support of this album.  The sting in the tail is that … Continue reading “Joan Baez has new album and last tour upcoming”

Interview: Shamblin Sexton

A few years back, stumbling into The Great Eastern, a salubrious pub at the bottom of Trafalgar Street in the heart of Brighton’s North Laines, my ears were met by Hank Williams’ unmistakable tones emanating from the end of the room.  There, stood in front of two record decks were two innocuous looking blokes, smiles … Continue reading “Interview: Shamblin Sexton”

Lynn Jackson “Follow That Fire” (Busted Flat Records 2017)

It’s no surprise that this captivating album has been produced by the Cowboy Junkies’ Micheal Timmins. From the first note there is that Junkies vibe – all big sounds in intimate spaces with room for the instruments to breath and time for the singer to tell the tale. The album opens with the title track … Continue reading “Lynn Jackson “Follow That Fire” (Busted Flat Records 2017)”

David Ramirez heads back to UK for more dates

We’re rather fond of David Ramirez here at AUK and today he’s announced details of an eight-date UK headline tour set to run throughout January 2018. He released his new album “We’re Not Going Anywhere” via Thirty Tigers last week, described by Uncut in these words: “If Springsteen made a record about living in Trump’s America, … Continue reading “David Ramirez heads back to UK for more dates”

Track premiere: Moonsville Collective “Hurricane Girl” – Listen

Moonsville Collective is a Southern California five piece whose new album “Moonsville III” comes out on September 8th promising “sonically warmer, more upbeat waters” for these troubled times. Their new single from the record, Hurricane Girl is an understated, bluegrass train shuffle and love song with a brush-snare backbeat and mandolin solo that channels Whiskeytown-era Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter’s delicate … Continue reading “Track premiere: Moonsville Collective “Hurricane Girl” – Listen”

Interview: Amanda Anne Platt (The Honeycutters)

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters perform a brand of americana music dripping class – such are the dynamics of Platt’s songs, and the playing of the band they come in at a higher level. Consistency is another term you could fire at her and the band. Their recent albums are of the kind you … Continue reading “Interview: Amanda Anne Platt (The Honeycutters)”