Maverick Festival – Day One, Easton Farm Park, Suffolk, 5th July 2019

Now in its 12th year, Maverick Festival continues to be one of the premier festivals of the summer for lovers of Americana and roots music, the culmination of founder and director Paul Spencer’s working year. Festival goers with ages spanning, at a pinch, three generations were up for entertainment over a whole weekend but your intrepid AUK reporter could only attend the first day and that didn’t get off to a great start as seemingly the entire population of East Anglia chose to drive their juggernauts up the A12 that afternoon in order to prevent our timely arrival. However, arrive we did. The sun was warm but not searing and the music was as stimulating as ever. Continue reading “Maverick Festival – Day One, Easton Farm Park, Suffolk, 5th July 2019”

Hannah Aldridge + The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, The Half Moon, Putney, London, 23rd April 2019

When Hannah Aldridge played at the Lexington in London last year it was to perform a show that was in the style of the Grand Ole Opry, with a selection of her favourite musical friends encouraged to perform along with her. The Lexington was also chosen as the venue to record a live album on that tour, and tonight was the official London launch of last July’s recording, entitled ‘Live in Black and White.’ Continue reading “Hannah Aldridge + The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, The Half Moon, Putney, London, 23rd April 2019”

Maverick Festival 2019 adds further names to the line-up

We leave you this weekend dear reader with news of one of our favourite long-running americana festivals (one of the originals as it were) Maverick which takes place Friday 5th-Sunday 7th July at Easton Farm Park, Woodbridge and showcases music from both sides of the Atlantic.  Continue reading “Maverick Festival 2019 adds further names to the line-up”

Hannah Aldridge + Guests, The Lexington, London, 23rd July 2018

Hannah Aldridge has certainly put in the spade work where touring Europe in the recent past is concerned. She finished her series of UK dates in London with a live album recording before heading to Sweden for two nights prior to returning home so she can focus on playing shows in the US and take a much needed step back from the music industry. Tonight she curated an event in which some of her favourite musical friends were encouraged to perform and record alongside her. Continue reading “Hannah Aldridge + Guests, The Lexington, London, 23rd July 2018”