Something for the weekend: Taylor Swift “Betty”

Well that’s it for another week dear reader. It’s our last weekend of freedom here in the People’s Republic of Liverpool before we go into a local lockdown, but there’s so much exciting music coming up online the idea of hibernation doesn’t seem quite so dismal. We leave you anyway with an unusual name for Americana UK but it’s unusual to see Taylor Swift playing country these days so hey, we can make an exception, particularly when the song is this good. Swift performed ‘Betty’ to a more or less empty Grand Ole Opry at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards and her voice is in as fine fettle as it’s ever been. The song (not a tribute to Frank Spencer, what a missed opportunity) is taken from her recent indie-folk album ‘Folklore’ which was produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner among others. Normal service will be resumed next week. Have a good one.


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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 19 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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