Dan Bern “Regent Street” (Independent, 2019)

Dan Bern has been relentlessly creating things for at least the last quarter of a century, very probably longer. Paintings, books, radio stations, and, most relevant to our interests here, songs. Twenty-five releases deep he shows no signs of slowing up; his latest effort, ‘Regent Street‘ is Bern at his prolific, sardonic best. Having lost … Continue reading “Dan Bern “Regent Street” (Independent, 2019)”

Jason Isbell re-releases two classic albums

We’ve got some more details on the reissue two of Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit’s earliest albums – 2009’s self-titled ‘Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit’ and 2011’s ‘Here We Rest’ – both remixed and remastered by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb – out October 18th for the first time on Thirty Tigers. These … Continue reading “Jason Isbell re-releases two classic albums”

Allison Moorer returns with new memoir and album – Listen to the first song from it

Allison Moorer will be releasing her first new album proper since 2015’s ‘Down to Believin’’ on October 29th through Thirty Tigers. The album will be called ‘Blood’ and will be followed by the release of her memoir of the same name, which will be published by Da Capo Press. She’s released the first track from … Continue reading “Allison Moorer returns with new memoir and album – Listen to the first song from it”

Martin Simpson has a new album and a big tour

The new Martin Simpson album ‘Rooted‘ emerges on Topic Records on August 30th (the deluxe 2CD version of the album will include a companion disc ‘Seeded‘).  And if that title conjures up images of zipping up boots and such, well the singer-songwriter does have a theme in mind for this album, as he explains “The … Continue reading “Martin Simpson has a new album and a big tour”

Todd Snider “Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3” (Aimless Records, 2019)

Well, this is something of a surprise.  After many years of crafting records which were much more in the style of Tom Petty, Todd Snider has gone back to his roots and created a full-on folk album in the form of ‘Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3.’  With a sizable stack of recently penned folk songs … Continue reading “Todd Snider “Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3” (Aimless Records, 2019)”

AmericanaFest UK is back in January – here are all the details

British Americana fans – that includes us dear reader – will be flocking to Hackney, East London for 3 days of their annual conference in January as AmericanaFest UK returns for its 4th year. The event consists of two days of conferences and showcases which are then topped off by a third day of events and … Continue reading “AmericanaFest UK is back in January – here are all the details”

Ana Egge and Ben Kunder, The Green Note, Camden, 25th October 2018

Ana Egge may be a name known to relatively few people, but she’s now released no fewer than ten albums since her debut back in 1997. During that period she’s also managed to collaborate with the Stray Birds (Pensylvania’s finest acoustic roots trio) and Danish folk rockers, The Sentimentals, as well as recording with the … Continue reading “Ana Egge and Ben Kunder, The Green Note, Camden, 25th October 2018”

Ana Egge announces UK dates – October

Ana Egge returns to the UK next month for a run of dates to support ‘White Tiger’, her recently released tenth album which we were glowing about a few months back. Egge grew up with parents who “dropped out,” choosing to raise four girls in a lovingly cobbled together combination of a small farmhouse on the … Continue reading “Ana Egge announces UK dates – October”

Ruen Brothers “Finer Things” – Listen

Ruen Brothers have announced their new single ‘Finer Things’, written in Nashville with Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs. It’s the second single from their recently released, debut album ‘All My Shades Of Blue’.   The album was produced by Rick Rubin who brought in Chad Smith to add the high energy beat and a soaring brass section made up … Continue reading “Ruen Brothers “Finer Things” – Listen”

Dean Owens, The Betsey Trotwood, Clerkenwell, 3rd April 2018

Originally launched at the Celtic Connections music festival in Glasgow back in February, Dean Owens’ new album, ‘Southern Wind’ has been described as “blowing up a storm” ever since. Unlike the launch night at Celtic Connections where Owens was backed by the Whisky Hearts, tonight’s performance at the Betsey Trotwood in London’s Clerkenwell is a … Continue reading “Dean Owens, The Betsey Trotwood, Clerkenwell, 3rd April 2018”