AUK’s top 10 americana albums ever: Emily Dongray

Welcome once again to AUK’s ongoing quest to find the top 10 americana albums ever. For anyone new to this (and by the way, where have you been?) Each week a different AUK writer lists their own personal top 10. When each one has contributed we will draw up a short-list of the most commonly chosen albums. The writers will then be asked to vote from that list in order to generate the ultimate AUK writers’ top ten. This week we turn to Cambridge based writer Emily Dongray who confesses a penchant for bending the rules. Continue reading “AUK’s top 10 americana albums ever: Emily Dongray”

AmericanA to Z – Gordon Lightfoot

There are plenty of Gordon Lightfoot fans out there as attested by his ability to develop a touring schedule for 2020 having started his career back in the 1960s. Significant artists who have praised and been influenced by this Canadian songsmith include Johnny Cash, John Prine, Robbie Robertson and perhaps most famously, Bob Dylan. Lightfoot toured with Dylan including the 1975 ‘Rolling Thunder’ tour. Dylan has said, “Lightfoot became a mentor for a long time. I think he still is to this day” and recorded the Lightfoot penned ‘Shadows’. Continue reading “AmericanA to Z – Gordon Lightfoot”