After 16 years singer/songwriter and former AUK album of the year winner Matt Hill has announced he’s no longer performing and releasing music under the name Quiet Loner – instead he will release a new album this year simply as Matt Hill. Continue reading “Quiet Loner is dead. Long live Matt Hill.”
As much as we might like things to be different, Americana is a fairly niche market within the music business. Most artists, with relatively few exceptions, operate at a small level. Many have very modest incomes or struggle to make a living at all. So what can we, the fans, best do to support the artists we love? I paid a visit to Matt Hill aka Quiet Loner, to discuss how the Americana family can best support small artists.
Continue reading “With A Little Help From My Friends: How we can all help to support smaller artists”
It’s funny to think that when Quiet Loner recorded this song back in 2013 that we’d have had another two captains by the end of the decade but both essentially steering the same course, and each one in their own way being worse than the last. The lyrics are as pertinent today as ever: “I can see that storm ahead. We’re heading right for the eye. We’re the living and soon-to-be dead. And we’re all in this boat together as it rumbles, rattles and keels. As I cling to this rope I abandon all hope, when I look whose hand’s on the wheel.” You wouldn’t want the current captain’s hands on the wheel of a milk float. God help us all.