Album Review: Juanita Stein – America

“…it explores America’s landscapes, soundscapes and mindscapes with the vast scope of a great American novel…”

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The Shires & Catherine McGrath

May 2, 2017 London Palladium The Shires’ “secret” set at this year’s Country To Country festival was one of the worst kept secrets of recent times. Many of those who queued the length of The O2 for that treat now filled the legendary Palladium for the epic final night of The Shires’ UK My Universe tour….

Country to Country Festival 2017 – Friday

Country to Country Festival 2017 Friday, March 10, 2017 All Bar One, O2 London It must be exhilarating for an up-and-coming country artist to get a coveted slot at Country to Country Festival (C2C).  There was just one catch for the three bands who stepped up to the All Bar One stage on the opening night:…

Worry Dolls & Declan Bennett

“Then, suddenly, a flash of red hair and smiles that could surely be seen for miles around. Right from the get go with Miss You Already, Rosie Jones and Zoë Nicol were note perfect – their harmonies warming the winter chill.”

Hannah Rose Platt & Kaity Rae

“Platt’s songs were full of nuance, pathos and historical perspective, with a delivery reminiscent of Jewel.”

Israel Nash & Juanita Stein

“…his uncompromising, all-in style was somehow even more compelling at close quarters. As the temperature soared in The Islington’s back room, the sold-out crowd was treated to a performance masterclass. “

Emily Barker & Pete Roe

The “new, new, new, new songs” are smoky and bold. Different, to be sure. But that’s Emily Barker, the folk-pop-blues-soul-Americana-country-rock singer, for you. She’s never been one to rest on her laurels.

Album review: Dave Hause – Bury Me In Philly

Bury Me in Philly by Dave Hause Butch Walker has released many fine albums but has never quite captured the incredible intensity of his live shows. Dave Hause, who shares Walker’s proficiency with hooks, wordplay and performance, has nailed it on his third album. Bury Me in Philly opens with the confrontational, powerful track With You….

The Round Up with Two Ways Home, Ann Bailey, Catherine McGrath & Katy Hurt

 February 3, 2017 The Metropolitan, London What better way to reflect and encourage the growing popularity of country and Americana music in the UK than to have a monthly showcase? Two Ways Home have started something special, modelled after the songwriters rounds that help to make the live scene in Nashville so dynamic. Four acts…