The south coast of the UK has become a hotbed of Folk and Americana so Red Guitar Music should not have been surprised to be contacted by The Equatorial Group a five piece act from Eastbourne. The band Helen Weeks, Teresa Goss, Andy Tourle, Dave Davies and James Hillman recently performed a Broadoak session which does a great job of capturing their live sound with strident slide guitar and excellent vocal harmonies. The band categorise themselves as languid Americana and the video below of the session is very good indeed. The band play regular gigs around the south, and they tell me they are looking for more, so why not get in touch if you can help them out.Read More
December 1st 2014 will mark the release of the second full album from Boston native Michelle Lewis. The self-released album is the belated, but very welcome, follow up to her 2004 debut ‘This Time Around’. Once again Lewis has worked with producer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony J Resta (Duran Duran, Collective Soul, Shawn Mullins etc.) with whom she had previously worked on her ‘Broken’ and ‘Paris’ EPs. The album includes two superb songs written with Nashville songwriter Robby Hecht.Read More
Scottish singer-songwriter Fraser Anderson will play a solo acoustic showcase at the BBC Club in London on 26th November to celebrate the first full release of his album 'Little Glass Box'. Tracks from the album have already featured on BBC radio courtesy of Bob Harris and Zoe Ball. The album was recorded in France and initially manufactured by Fraser himself and sold at shows while living in that country, 'Little Glass Box' will now receive a welcome reissue on Membran Records as the first release in a new partnership with the company.Read More
Fresh off her induction into the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gretchen Peters has confirmed the 9th February release of her new album 'Blackbirds.' Co-produced with Doug Lancio and Barry Walsh and recorded in Nashville, the album features a who's who of modern American roots music: Jerry Douglas, Jason Isbell, Jimmy LaFave, Will Kimbrough, Kim Richey, Suzy Bogguss and more.Read More
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors will release a new album ‘Medicine’ January 26th, 2015 via his own Magnolia Music label. The album is a follow up to the well received and highly successful ‘Good Light’ from 2013 and marks a decade in existence for The Neighbors - wife Ellie (vocals / guitar), Nathan Dugger (guitar / keys) and Rick Brinsfield (bass). ‘Medicine’ was recorded in just eight days at Middletree Studios in East Nashville with Joe Pisapia (KD Lang, Ben Folds, Guster, Josh Rouse) co-producing with the band.
Nashville based, Memphis born Drew Holcomb will be touring the UK and Ireland early in 2015 accompanied by Nathan Dugger.
A full review of 'Medicine' will be featured on Red Guitar Music very soon.
In the meantime why not check out the video for the terrific opening track from the album ‘American Beauty’.Read More
Australian songstress and Aria award nominee Mama Kin released her ‘The Magician’s Daughter’ album earlier this year and the European tour included shows in Ireland which were captured in an excellent short film that we would like to present to you here.Read More
Americana Folk duo The Black Feathers are excited to announce that their video ‘Strangers We Meet’ which was shot in Nashville earlier this year is now available to watch online. This follows the release of their critically acclaimed debut EP of the same name in February 2014, which gained plays on BBC Radio 2 and saw them appear in The Telegraph’s 51 Best Folk Albums of 2014 list, as well as a feature in Sunday Times Culture.Read More
Exciting news for all Fleetwood Mac fans is the return of the band to UK shores for two dates in 2015 at the O2 in London on the 27th and 28th of May. Even better news is the return of Christine McVie to the band after a sixteen year absence.Read More
Blackberry Smoke may still be on their European tour, with Australian act Massive in support, but the Atlanta rockers are in no mood to let the grass grow under their feet. On February 9, 2015, they will release Holding All the Roses, the band’s fourth studio album.Read More
Trampled by Turtles the bluegrass / folk-pop act from Duluth, Minnesota in the USA recently contributed to the prestigious Tiny Desk concert series. They performed three tracks from their recent ‘Wild Animals’ album for the show.Read More
Texan singer Sam Baker returns to the UK this November in support of his 2013 album 'Say Grace' The tour kicks off with a London show at Dingwalls on November 10th. Baker will be touring with Carrie Elkin and Chip Dolan so it should be a great night out.Read More
Great news for fans of UK rockers The Temperance Movement regarding the 2 Disc Deluxe Edition of their debut album featuring brand new bonus live tracks. Many fans can feel put out at the release of a Deluxe Edition especially if they own the original release. Fear not….Read More
Legendary AOR / melodic rock act Unruly Child are best known for their Beau Hill (Alice Cooper, Winger, Ratt) produced debut album from 1992 which is considered one of the finest albums of the genre.Read More
The Juno award winning Canadian act Elliott Brood have a new single available to stream. The single, 'Nothing Left’ is from their forthcoming album 'Work and Love'. This is the second single from the album which is due November 4th on Paper Bag Records.Read More
Not content with a slew of UK and German tour dates with THE TREATMENT, Australian rockers MASSIVE will join up with BLACKBERRY SMOKE in Switzerland on October 31st and will support them through until the end of the tour on November 9th in Sweden. The tour will see the pairing of two notorious bands of road dogs, as MASSIVE once famously travelled over 1,000 miles to play a single show, while BLACKBERRY SMOKE regularly play up to 250 shows a year.Read More
Police Dog Hogan are a London based high-energy and eclectic seven-piece, combining fiddle, banjo, mandolin, drums and guitars with knockout four-part harmonies in an exuberant fusing of country, pop, folk, and rocking urban bluegrass. The band are renowned for their blistering live shows and will be touring throughout the UK in support of their forthcoming album ‘Westward Ho!’Read More
Minnesota based Chastity Brown enjoyed critical acclaim with her 2013 album ‘Back-Road Highways’. The album was the perfect showcase for her take on a range of musical styles with gospel, country, folk, soul and blues influences moulded to form her unique and captivating sound.Read More
Country rock act Darkhorse have been busy these last few weeks and today released a new single and video for ‘You Were The One (I Waited For)’. The video was directed by Matt Leaf (Hedley, K-OS, One Bad Sun) and produced by Brass Tacks Films (Steel Panther, Airbourne, Hedley). The track is from their excellent debut album ‘Let It Ride’ (review here). An acoustic version of the track will be available soon via ITunes and Amazon.Read More
Jouis (jhew-ee) have a myriad number of musical influences with elements of Jazz, psychedelia, progressive rock and folk present in their songs. To capture these influences and create the correct vibe ‘Dojo” was recorded live to tape using a combination of analogue and digital recording techniques. The band recorded the album in the studio they built in a previously abandoned office space. It was then mixed by Phil Brown (Zero 7, John Martyn, Bombay Bicycle Club) at The Engine Room in London.Read More