Dawn Landes + Jonah Tolchin, Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, 8th December 2019

Dawn Landes is an artist that for some years now has seemed set for a breakthrough. That it hasn’t really happened for her is one of life’s mysteries. With a catalogue of fine albums to her name and a great live reputation, she has built up an enthusiastic fan base, just not in the numbers that might have been expected. However, the world’s loss was tonight Leeds’ gain as the audience filled the intimate, if somewhat dilapidated, surroundings of The Hyde Park Book Club. Continue reading “Dawn Landes + Jonah Tolchin, Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, 8th December 2019”

Dawn Landes announces UK tour dates

Dawn Landes returns to the UK for a run of 4 dates next month. The Nashville based singer-songwriter is renowned for what is commonly referred to in the media world these days as ‘synchs’ i.e. where segments of an act’s songs may feature in television, film, a YouTube video, or – increasingly in the modern era – video games. In exchange, the artist gets paid a “synchronisation” fee upfront and depending on where and how often the track is played in public, they also receive royalties – an increasingly important consideration given how difficult it is to sell records these days. Dawn Landes’ music has featured in popular television shows such as ‘The Good Wife’, ‘House’, ‘Skins’, and ‘Gossip Girl’. Continue reading “Dawn Landes announces UK tour dates”

AmericanaFest, Nashville, September 10th-15th, 2019

For Americana UK, this year’s Nashville experience ended where it pretty much started – at Robert’s Western World on Lower Broadway. Hotfoot from arriving in the city around 7pm our assembled scribes headed straight downtown to see Joshua Hedley and the Hedliners. These showcases at Robert’s are something of a Nashville institution for both discerning locals and tourists – performing classic country sets from the 1950s and 1960s, Hedley’s velvet croon and stellar backing band which includes Buck Owens’ drummer and a long standing pedal steel player with Merle Haggard, demonstrate their encyclopaedic knowledge of country music and musical chops over a set spanning three and a half hours. Continue reading “AmericanaFest, Nashville, September 10th-15th, 2019”