This record does seem to come with a fair amount of hype. One of those that ‘takes Americana to a different level’ pitches. The ‘new Queen of Outlaw Country’, so we’re told. Wyatt’s backstory jumps from the pages of the Country Music Tragedy 1.01 textbook. She had the world at her feet, lost it all to addiction and incarceration, and she’s clawed her way back, here with Shooter Jennings at the controls. Continue reading “Jaime Wyatt “Neon Cross” (New West, 2020)”
Jaime Wyatt started writing songs when she was four years old, and despite having a record contract as a teenager, she was in her early thirties when she released her first self-financed debut album which won many plaudits. In between, she struggled with the Los Angeles music industry, suffered drug dependency and had a spell in jail for robbing her heroin dealer, and finally accepted her sexuality. Americana-UK’s Martin Johnson caught up with Jaime in her Nashville home to discuss her new record deal with New West Records, her second album ‘Neon Cross’, her approach to songwriting and celebrating the individual Beatles’ birthdays as a child. Continue reading “Interview: Jaime Wyatt the new queen of outlaw country”
Tonight was not only a celebration of great music but was also a testament to two artists who’ve triumphed in the face of adversity. For Jaime Wyatt, any suggestion she might want to put the eight months she was incarcerated in jail for ripping off her drug dealer behind her are swiftly assuaged, her reflections on this period of her life put front and centre stage during her performance tonight – tackled with both candour and humour. Her 7 song ‘Felony Blues’ EP made a major impact when it was released in 2017 and demonstrated a great knack for catchy tunes with memorable song lyrics. This performance also showed her no less capable as a singer and raconteur.
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A few years ago, Texas country-blues singer Charley Crockett wrote a song called ‘How Long Will I Last’ about an uncertain love affair. Little did he know the song title would also prove a prophetic metaphor for his recent struggle with heart disease. Purely by chance when he was seeking medical advice for repairing a hernia in January, Crockett learned he also had bicuspid aortic valve stenosis, a disease where, instead of having three aortic flaps that allow the blood to flow, two are fused together. “The cardiologist determined I was one year away from heart failure. It was really, really good luck that I found out what was wrong with me.” Continue reading “Charley Crockett tours with Jaime Wyatt following major health scare”
LA based Jaime Wyatt, who has received some fantastic press over the last year from the likes of Rolling Stone (who described her as a “New Country Artist You Need To Know“ – that’s a new country artist, not a “new country” artist) and Noisey, hits our shores for the first time later this month. The tour includes an appearance at the Americana Music Association UK festival as well as the Borderline in London and Broadcast in Glasgow, and she’ll be joined on the road by special guest Beth Bombara. Here are those dates. Continue reading “Jaime Wyatt announces debut UK tour”