The Soundscreen Festival of music and film begins in London from tomorrow until Thursday (29th) next week which features films and live performances across London including venues such as Koko and the 100 Club, and there’s a healthy dose of americana in there through two films, “All the Labor: The Story of the Gourds” which is what it says on the tin, and “The Shopkeeper” about music producer Mark Hallman and his Austin recording studio and its struggle to stay viable in the era of Spotify, with interviews with Tom Russell and Eliza Gilkyson among others. We have a pair of tickets for each film to give away to two AUK readers – just email us with your name before Friday at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you’re not in or around London, wipe away your tears with this performance from the Gourds back in 2011.
Please help to support americana in the UK by donating £2 a month to us - we'll send you an exclusive 20 track curated playlist every month plus the opportunity to win tickets and CDs. Click here for more information.