Interview: Mark Whitfield, Founder and Editor of Americana UK

Almost two decades ago, Mark Whitfield set up the Americana UK website and blog as a university project. And just never stopped. Essentially a bedroom operation, the site has evolved and survived changes in technology, social media and the music industry, becoming one of the UK’s longest-running music websites in the process. Continue reading “Interview: Mark Whitfield, Founder and Editor of Americana UK”

AMAUK Awards Night- the Winners Revealed

Capping off what had been a spectacular couple of days of the Americana Fest Showcase nights came the Americana Music Association UK’s annual awards evening, this year held at the spectacular Troxy.  An all-star event,  with the musicians who’d been playing over the last couple of days preparing their acceptance speeches or just having a wind-down.  It’s the kind of evening where you can find yourself jostling at the bar with Dylan Earl, or be sitting just behind Amy LaVere.  There was music, there were, not surprisingly, awards.  There was the infamous after-party – but we don’t dare reveal too much about that.  We’ll have a proper account soon but for now just the headlines.  Who won what, in other words. Continue reading “AMAUK Awards Night- the Winners Revealed”