Mt. Joy “Mt. Joy” (Dualtone, 2018)

Mt. Joy are currently riding the crest of a wave with over 30 million streams on Spotify for their self-titled debut album. That takes some doing. In fact, it’s got the LA-via-Philadelphia five-piece a physical release for the record and they’ll be visiting Europe and the UK later in the year. That’s the story. The music … Continue reading “Mt. Joy “Mt. Joy” (Dualtone, 2018)”

Treetop Flyers “Treetop Flyers” (Loose Music, 2018)

Londoners, Treetop Flyers, return with their eponymous third album, continuing where they left off with their excellent 2016 release ‘Palamino’.  The decision to make this record self-titled is more than apt, as it is the most confident that Treetop Flyers have sounded in themselves yet, largely following a formula of dreamy, mellow 60s-style melodies interspersed … Continue reading “Treetop Flyers “Treetop Flyers” (Loose Music, 2018)”

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”

This year’s Farm Aid: Willie Nelson, Neil Young and more

Who knew that a benefit gig for family farm agriculture could conjure up such a stellar line up?  Rolling Stone report: “Farm Aid, the annual charity concert that has raised over $50 million since its 1985 inaugural show, is set to take place September 16th at Burgettstown, Pennsylvania’s KeyBank Pavilion. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil … Continue reading “This year’s Farm Aid: Willie Nelson, Neil Young and more”

Chuck Berry’s posthumous album due in June

The late Chuck Berry had been working on an album of new material for several years, and it was announced at the end of last year that it would be released in 2017.  Sadly Chuck died earlier this year before this plan came to fruition, but the new album – called Chuck – consisting of ten … Continue reading “Chuck Berry’s posthumous album due in June”

“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”