Trampled by Turtles back with new album, single – Listen

If I have to go by unnatural causes, being trampled by turtles would be in my top 3 ways to die, particulalry if they were playing bluegrass this good. Minnesota six-piece Trampled By Turtles have announced a new album ‘Life Is Good On The Open Road’  which is due out in the UK via Thirty Tigers on … Continue reading “Trampled by Turtles back with new album, single – Listen”

Rod Picott lands in UK for tour next month

Rod Picott has been recording for 17 years now which is almost as long as this century’s been around, his debut album ‘Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues’ putting a nail in the coffin of his construction career and launching his second wind in life as a songwriter.  His new album ‘Out Past the Wires’ spans two … Continue reading “Rod Picott lands in UK for tour next month”

Mary Chapin Carpenter announces UK dates, new album

The new album from Mary Chapin Carpenter (no relation to Karen or Jesus) ‘Sometimes Just The Sky’, will be released March 30th via Thirty Tigers, and features new versions of some of Carpenter’s best-known songs as well as one newly written song, which became the title track. Produced by Ethan Johns, the 13-track album was recorded live at … Continue reading “Mary Chapin Carpenter announces UK dates, new album”

David Ramirez, St Pancras Old Church, London, 12th January 2018

“I may as well get in his good graces before I start getting blasphemous”, says David Ramirez as he pauses to reflect on the intimate surroundings of St Pancras Old Church towards the beginning of his set tonight. Ramirez is playing completely solo on his current tour although he pauses to reflect at one point … Continue reading “David Ramirez, St Pancras Old Church, London, 12th January 2018”

Van Life: Breadfoot

North Carolina’s singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and all-round professional road dog, Breadfoot (AKA Stephan Meyers) takes his music pretty much where anyone will have him.  His latest album, Salvatella, is both short and sweet, akin to a couple of jars with Michael Hurley at some backwater town bar, just chewing the fat and pondering tales of the heart.  Breadfoot … Continue reading “Van Life: Breadfoot”

John Oates announces new album “Arkansas”

John Oates, one part of the duo Hall & Oates, has teamed up with a group of rising stars in the Americana music world for his new solo album “Arkansas” which sees its worldwide release date set for February 2nd via Thirty Tigers.  The Good Road Band who feature on the record have quite an impressive lineup consisting of mandolin … Continue reading “John Oates announces new album “Arkansas””

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”

David Ramirez announces new single, UK dates

Thirty Tigers signing David Ramirez has just announced his fourth album “We’re Not Going Anywhere” which is due out September 8th, and he’s touring the UK next week. Ramirez, who comes from the perspective of having a dual Mexican and American heritage, wrote the new album, the follow-up to 2015’s ‘Fables’ as a response of protest … Continue reading “David Ramirez announces new single, UK dates”

Tyler Childers “Whitehouse Road” – Listen

Tyler Childers’ new album “Purgatory” (which would be a better title for the last five U2 albums) is produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, and RS Country premiered the track below yesterday. They describe it as blending “that ethereal, off-kilter edge of bluegrass with Seventies country and an analog, Southern rock slant… and lyrics that … Continue reading “Tyler Childers “Whitehouse Road” – Listen”

Chris Shiflett, 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, 13th June 2017

In these reviews I often find myself harking back to a period in London’s long lost rock history: the pub rock and early punk days of 75/76 that, in particular, the west of the city became associated with. Tonight’s gig is in the legendary 100 Club slap bang in heart of town. It’s a busy … Continue reading “Chris Shiflett, 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, 13th June 2017”