Interview: Cow Pie, a record label for UK country in 2020

If anyone has ever had the temerity to question the UK in Americana UK then this interview with Patrick Hart, chief cook and bottle washer and owner of Cow Pie Records will put that question to bed once and for all. Cow Pie Records was originally founded in the second half of the ‘70s by UK pedal steel player extraordinaire, B J Cole, who has played with everyone from Elton John and Scott Walker to The Verve and Spiritualised,  when he somehow managed to persuade United Artists to provide a budget and a licensing deal. Continue reading “Interview: Cow Pie, a record label for UK country in 2020”

Maverick Festival add further names to 2018 line-up

Following their 10th anniversary last year, the UK’s first major Americana festival has announced further additions to its 2018 line up, including an act who’ve been pitched as “the most talked about band in  Memphis” Southern Avenue, whose style embodies their home city’s soul, blues and gospel traditions. Texas-raised Bonnie Bishop is also heading to Suffolk along with Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, who bring with them rising Aussie star Imogen Clark. Not forgetting the UK talent, Maverick is also welcoming Brighton based band The Mountain Firework Company to the festival this year. The acoustic five piece have been described as” A bitter sweet country cocktail… on the rocks ” Continue reading “Maverick Festival add further names to 2018 line-up”