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”

Americana Roots: Howlin Rain

Americana Roots highlights the freshest and most original Americana and bluegrass from across the pond in the US.  It covers everything from brand-new, just out of the box bands, to cult favourites, to established acts who have yet to reach the UK’s shores.  Sounding like The Faces let loose on a drunken, cross-country, road-trip through … Continue reading “Americana Roots: Howlin Rain”

The Song Remains: Emitt Rhodes 1950 – 2020

Emitt Rhodes died in his sleep on July 19th, 2020.  As a singer songwriter, he only released four authorised solo albums, with the penultimate one being released in 1973, to little overall success in the US and nothing in the UK. However, his work proved influential on the varying waves of power-pop and indie artists … Continue reading “The Song Remains: Emitt Rhodes 1950 – 2020”

Home Life: Pozzi

It seems now more than ever musicians and songwriters are really entering the political arena with a newfound passion to get their voices heard and to call out those they see as charlatans, hate mongers and liars. Boston born yet L.A based Pozzi pulls no punches on his new single, ‘Tyrant’ a really heartfelt examination … Continue reading “Home Life: Pozzi”

Town Meeting “Make Things Better” (Independent, 2020)

‘Make Things Better’ is the third full-length album from the Boston based band and what a superb album it is full of fresh sounding, sublime harmonies and superb playing from a band that would be just at home in the back room of a bar or at an outdoor festival, although at the moment they’re … Continue reading “Town Meeting “Make Things Better” (Independent, 2020)”

AmericanA to Z: Golden Smog

Golden Smog is a loose and occasional association of musicians centring around various members of The Jayhawks, Wilco and Soul Asylum. On occasion they have also been joined by members of The Replacements, Big Star and The Honeydogs. The only members to play on all their recordings are guitarist Kraig Johnson from the lesser-known Run … Continue reading “AmericanA to Z: Golden Smog”

AUK’s Top Ten Americana Albums Ever: Paul Villers

At AUK we are now well into our quest to find the ‘Top 10 Americana Albums Ever’. Over the coming weeks and months each AUK writer will in turn, present their own personal selections. When each writer has had their say, a shortlist of the most frequently chosen albums will be drawn up and voted … Continue reading “AUK’s Top Ten Americana Albums Ever: Paul Villers”

Interview: Pinegrove’s Evan Stephens Hall discusses the ideas that shaped their new album “Marigold”

New Jersey’s Pinegrove have been charting their own path through the US musical landscape for a number of years, bringing with them an ever-expanding, refreshingly loyal and completely connected fanbase.  They have worked extremely hard at making sure their music is first and foremost available directly to their fans, through numerous live shows and a … Continue reading “Interview: Pinegrove’s Evan Stephens Hall discusses the ideas that shaped their new album “Marigold””