Mumford & Sons to receive AMA-UK Trailblazer Award

Mumford & Sons – oh, you remember them don’t you ?  The band that caused the largest schism in UK Americana history (possibly).  Well, divisive as they are it can’t really be denied that they raised the profile of a more rootsy approach to Indy Rock.  They were the band that made the banjo cool … Continue reading “Mumford & Sons to receive AMA-UK Trailblazer Award”

Neil Young heads up new UK americana chart

Neil Young’s new collaboration with Texas country rockers Promise of the Real has the highest new entry in the new official UK americana chart, knocking Frank Turner off his perch and down into the doldrums of number 7.  Chris Staplegun also enters the chart in style at Number 2 with “From a Room-Vol 2.” No other … Continue reading “Neil Young heads up new UK americana chart”

Van Life: JD & The Straight Shot

Fresh from touring with The Eagles, Chicago, and most recently The Doobie Brothers, it’s fair to say JD & The Straight Shot are taking their Americana message further afield than most. The band have just released their new album, Good Luck And Good Night, and just completed a UK tour with the aforementioned Doobies. Americana-UK caches … Continue reading “Van Life: JD & The Straight Shot”

Interview: Ray Wylie Hubbard

Oklahoma-born but now based in Texas, Ray Wylie Hubbard continues to set the standard for the new boys while continually adding to his already well-stocked legacy of music. His latest album, Tell The Devil I’m Getting There As Fast As I Can (out now on Bordello Records via Thirty Tigers), still clearly ticks all the … Continue reading “Interview: Ray Wylie Hubbard”

Seth Lakeman re-releases album with bonus tracks

Seth Lakeman will re-release his album ‘Ballads of the Broken Few’ (pictured left) with five added bonus tracks on September 15th via Cooking Vinyl. Recorded during the original album sessions, with producer Ethan Johns, the previously unreleased bonus tracks are: Gambling Man, Everything, Days Are Longer, Wake Up and Bury Me Deep. Everything, featuring Wildwood Kin – sisters Emillie and Beth Key and their cousin Meghann Loney, who were a part … Continue reading “Seth Lakeman re-releases album with bonus tracks”

Interview: Hannah Aldridge

Hannah Aldridge is the sort of artist that others hate and secretly wish they were; beautiful, gorgeous voiced and one hell of a song writer – if you want it dark, and probably somebody will die, which I do. From Muscle Shoals, Alabama, she writes gothic roots noir that is brutal, yet delivered with a … Continue reading “Interview: Hannah Aldridge”

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”

Luke Combs + Ashley McBryde, Shepherds Bush O2, London, 4th October 2018

To west London for the second of Luke Combs’ sell-out nights on what has been an impressively sold-out debut UK tour. Combs has made huge commercial and creative headway in the last three years and his debut album (since generously expanded with a handful of extra tracks) has been hoovering up accolades and indeed hefty … Continue reading “Luke Combs + Ashley McBryde, Shepherds Bush O2, London, 4th October 2018”