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Kip Moore announces UK dates for September 2019
May
26
to Sep 5

Kip Moore announces UK dates for September 2019

Regular visits to our shores, top reviews (RGM review from 2017) and good old fashioned hard work is paying off for Kip Moore. A run of May acoustic shows that form part of his ‘Room To Spare’ tour are Sold Out but he’ll be back in September for full band electric shows including The Roundhouse in London. Much more about Kip Moore including those tour dates follows:

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UK AMA Award Winner 2019 Dean Owens @ Hope & Anchor London June 15th 2019
Jun
15
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UK AMA Award Winner 2019 Dean Owens @ Hope & Anchor London June 15th 2019

Fresh from a run of dates in the USA Scottish singer-songwriter Dean Owens is about to hit the road in the UK. The tour will include a London date at The Hope & Anchor in London on June 15th. Dean will be joined by Jim Maving and Tom Collinson. Dean won UK Song of the Year at the recent UK AMA Awards for ‘Southern Wind’ co-written with Will Kimbrough. More about Dean Owens including the video for ‘Southern Wind’ follows:

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Chris Young announces May 2019 UK dates
May
5
to May 9

Chris Young announces May 2019 UK dates

US country star Chris Young will return to the UK in May 2019 when he brings his ‘Losing Sleep’ tour to our shores with Stoney Creek Records’ Lindsay Ell joining the tour as special guest. Sony Music recording artist Young has enjoyed multi-platinum success in recent years and his UK dates are always highly anticipated. Tickets are on general sale from 9am Friday 23rd November (Pre-sales from Wednesday 21 November). More about Chris Young and those tour dates follow:

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Danny Schmidt announces May 2019 UK tour
May
1
to May 15

Danny Schmidt announces May 2019 UK tour

Folk-Americana singer-songwriter Danny Schmidt has announced a May 2019 UK tour in support of his widely acclaimed ‘Standard Deviation’ album. The hectic tour includes dates as far afield as Bristol, Edinburgh and Whitstable so he should be coming to a town near you. ‘Standard Deviation’ is Danny’s tenth studio album (ninth as a solo artist) and builds on the success of his 2015 release ‘Owls’. Much more about Danny Schmidt including those tour dates follows:

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Bob Harris announces 2019 Under The Apple Tree tour
Apr
25
to May 7

Bob Harris announces 2019 Under The Apple Tree tour

Bob Harris OBE will be taking his Under The Apple Tree Sessions on the road in April/May 2019 for a UK tour. The tour will be headlined by Wildwood Kin who RGM recently enjoyed opening for Darlingside (review). In keeping with the UTAT philosophy Bob has handpicked local support acts for each date of the tour with the likes of Loud Mountains (Oxford) and Worry Dolls (London) among the impressive additions. Tickets are on sale from Friday 14th December and more about Bob, Under The Apple Tree and the tour dates follow:

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Jerry Leger and The Situation April UK Tour Dates
Apr
13
to Apr 27

Jerry Leger and The Situation April UK Tour Dates

Jerry Leger returns to the UK in April for a run of shows as part of a European tour. Jerry will be joined by Dan Mock and Kyle Sullivan on bass and drums respectively. The dates commence with three shows in one day on April 13th 2019 for Record Store Day with appearances in Bexhill, Lewes and at the Ramblin’ Roots Revue Festival in High Wycombe. Jerry and his bandmates will be keeping busy it seems. A full list of tour dates and details of ‘Too Broke To Die’ - a Limited Edition retrospective release only available on this tour - follows:

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Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage 'Hidden Things' single + April 2019 UK tour dates
Apr
4
to Apr 19

Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage 'Hidden Things' single + April 2019 UK tour dates

Acoustic duo Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage will be bringing their single-microphone show to intimate UK venues starting April 4th in Sheffield. The run of dates coincide with the release of ‘Hidden Things’ the first in a trilogy of singles planned for 2019. A full list of dates and the video for ‘Hidden Things’ follows:

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Nicole Atkins April 2019 UK tour dates
Apr
4
to Apr 30

Nicole Atkins April 2019 UK tour dates

Nicole Atkins returns to the UK this month for a run of headline shows which include a date at The Lexington in London on April 30th (her fifth London show in eighteen months). The Nashville singer toured the UK in 2018 with Mercury Rev and also performed with friend and collaborator Jim Sclavunos of The Bad Seeds. The incredibly busy Atkins also found the time to record a new album at Muscle Shoals with members of Spoon, The Bad Seeds, The Swampers and The Dap Kings. More news about the album will be released soon but in the meantime check out those dates and a terrific take on ‘November Rain’ the Guns N’ Roses classic performed with Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees fame:

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Ashley Monroe announces European dates for January 2019
Jan
23
to Jan 30

Ashley Monroe announces European dates for January 2019

Nashville based singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe will return to the UK/Europe in January 2019 for a run of dates set to include an appearance at Celtic Connections and a show at Bush Hall in London. Ashley is touring in support of her terrific Dave Cobb produced ‘Sparrow’ album from earlier this year. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 26th at 9.00 am UK time. More about Ashley Monroe follows:

Update November 24th: Ashley’s tour is looking to be one of the early must see shows of 2019. The Bush Hall show sold out and an additional night has been added at the venue while the Glasgow show has been upgraded to a larger venue. Full details can be found below:

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The Once announce January 2019 UK Tour
Jan
18
to Feb 3

The Once announce January 2019 UK Tour

The Once will be bringing their trademark harmonies to the UK in early 2019 for a welcome string of UK dates. The Newfoundland based trio are touring in support of their recent ‘Time Enough’ album. The dates include The Islington in London and a show at Celtic Connections in Glasgow. More about The Once, those tour dates and a recent video for ‘Any Other Way’ from ‘Time Enough’ follows:

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Devin Dawson returns to UK in January 2019
Jan
17
to Jan 24

Devin Dawson returns to UK in January 2019

I hope Devin Dawson has signed up to an air miles programme as the singer-songwriter has announced plans to return to the UK in January 2019. Dawson will be opening for Dan + Shay on their UK tour which marks his fifth visit to the UK in a mere eighteen months. Dawson continues to promote his acclaimed, Jay Joyce produced, debut album ‘Dark Horse’. A limited number of tickets for the tour are still available, but some dates are already sold out. More about Devin Dawson, those dates and ticket details follow:

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Aaron Lee Tasjan announces Oct/Nov 2018 UK dates
Oct
31
to Nov 7

Aaron Lee Tasjan announces Oct/Nov 2018 UK dates

US Singer-songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan will visit the UK this week for a string of UK shows in support of his widely acclaimed ‘Karma for Cheap’ album. The Nashville based artist is building a strong following in the UK with an award nomination at the UK Americana Awards earlier this year. More about Aaron and those all important tour dates follow:

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Russell Dickerson returns to UK for October 2018 dates.
Oct
21
to Oct 28

Russell Dickerson returns to UK for October 2018 dates.

Russell Dickerson returns to the UK in October for his biggest tour yet. With ‘Blue Tacoma’ from his recent ‘Yours’ album a top 5 single at country radio in the USA — an album that also made the top 5 of the Billboard album chart — things are looking very good indeed for Dickerson. The October dates include a London headline show at The Borderline as part of Country Music Week and a run of shows opening for Darius Rucker. More about Russell Dickerson, those tour dates and the video for ‘Blue Tacoma’ follows:

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Ferris & Sylvester release 'Burning River' single and hit the road
Oct
19
to Nov 16

Ferris & Sylvester release 'Burning River' single and hit the road

London duo Ferris & Sylvester are currently on tour with Lucy Spraggan and to coincide they’ve released their latest single ‘Burning River’. You can catch Ferris & Sylvester on tour in November as they’ll be playing headline shows with BBC Introducing in the South West of the UK and prestigious London support slots with Trampled by Turtles, Welshly Arms and Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton. More about the duo and a stream of ‘Burning River’ follows:

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John Oates announces a rare set of UK dates
Oct
15
to Oct 19

John Oates announces a rare set of UK dates

John Oates will visit the UK in October 2018 for a rare run of UK/Eire shows. The dates are in support of his recently released 'Arkansas' album which showed a different side of John Oates the singer and songwriter. John will be touring with members of The Good Road Band and these dates are a very rare opportunity to see John perform live outside of Hall & Oates especially here in the UK. More about John Oates and the tour follows:

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Richard Thompson announces October/November 2018 UK Dates
Oct
11
to Nov 3

Richard Thompson announces October/November 2018 UK Dates

After a very hectic 2017, things are looking equally busy in 2018 for Richard Thompson. The multi award-winning singer-songwriter-guitarist has announced an extensive UK tour for late 2018 dubbed the '13 Rivers Tour' which could well be a nod to his new album set for release later this year via the Proper Records label, or possibly he's going to be crossing 13 rivers in the UK on the tour (I'll leave that particular conundrum to those better versed in geography than I to ponder). Tickets for the tour are on sale from 10 am on Friday 18th May. A link to ticket sales, a full list of dates and a little more about Richard Thompson follows:

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Tom Baxter announces new single and 2018 UK tour
Sep
29
to Nov 27

Tom Baxter announces new single and 2018 UK tour

Tom Baxter will release his new album 'The Other Side Of Blue' on August 17th, 2018 via The Orchard. Following the release of the album (which you can read about here), Tom will embark on an extensive UK/IRE tour in September that will include a London date at The Union Chapel on November 6th. A complete list of dates and Tom's latest single 'The Ballad of Davey Graham' follows:

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Dana Fuchs announces UK dates and LP release of 'Love Lives On'
Sep
20
to Sep 22

Dana Fuchs announces UK dates and LP release of 'Love Lives On'

Dana Fuchs released her fourth album 'Love Lives On' to universal acclaim earlier this year gaining positive reviews from a variety of publications representing the blues, country and classic rock communities. The album will now see a welcome vinyl release on 27th July via Get Along Records / Membran and to coincide with this a short run of UK dates have also been announced including The Borderline in London on September 21st. Much more about Dana Fuchs including the video for the impressive title track of 'Love Lives On' follows:

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Chastity Brown announces September/October 2018 UK dates
Sep
20
to Oct 7

Chastity Brown announces September/October 2018 UK dates

Minnesota based singer-songwriter Chastity Brown returns to the UK in September for a run of dates. Chastity's excellent 'Silhouette of Sirens' album from last year continued to build on the momentum of her previous release 'Back-Road Highways' here in the UK. In a live setting (RGM review), Chastity is equally impressive so I urge you to get along to a show if you can. The tour includes shows in Newcastle, Bradford, Glasgow and at London's Green Note on October 2nd. More about Chastity Brown including a full list of dates and the video for 'Wake Up' from 'Silhouette of Sirens' follows:

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Ruston Kelly announces UK 'Dying Star' tour dates for November 2018
Sep
17
to Dec 5

Ruston Kelly announces UK 'Dying Star' tour dates for November 2018

Ruston Kelly will release his debut album 'Dying Star' on September 7th via Rounder Records and to coincide the singer-songwriter has a show booked for London's Slaughtered Lamb on September 17th. This is obviously good news, but the very good news is Kelly will return to the UK in November for a run of shows with Cardiff, Ramsgate, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Islington Assembly Hall in London amongst the dates on a wide-ranging tour. The good news continues as fast-rising UK act The Wandering Hearts will join Kelly for the November/December dates. More about Ruston Kelly, 'Dying Star' and those tour dates follow:

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David Crosby announces UK dates with the 'Sky Trails' band
Sep
15
to Sep 16

David Crosby announces UK dates with the 'Sky Trails' band

Fresh from the widespread acclaim he received for his 2017 release 'Sky Trails' the legendary David Crosby will return to the UK for two full band solo shows in September. Crosby was last in the UK in 2015 as part of Crosby, Stills & Nash but this is a rare opportunity to see the resurgent 76 year old singer-songwriter with his Sky Trails band. More about David Crosby and those dates follow:

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The Long Road Festival announces additional names for 2018
Sep
7
to Sep 9

The Long Road Festival announces additional names for 2018

The Long Road Festival, which is set for 7th-9th September 2018 in Leicestershire, has announced additional names for the, highly anticipated, inaugural event. Ward Thomas, Luke Winslow-King and Charlie Worsham are among the acts added to an already impressive line-up that features Lee Ann Womack, The Shires, The Wandering Hearts and Billy Bragg. Full details of the line-up, camping/ticket options, location etc follow:

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Michelle Lewis will preview 'All That's Left' with run of European dates in September 2018
Sep
5
to Sep 30

Michelle Lewis will preview 'All That's Left' with run of European dates in September 2018

US folk-pop singer-songwriter Michelle Lewis has announced a run of UK/European shows for September 2018. Michelle will be previewing tracks from her upcoming album 'All That's Left' due October 19th. RGM readers with long memories should need no introduction to Michelle as we reviewed her excellent 'The Parts Of Us That Still Remain' back in 2014 (review). That was a lovely record so anticipation for 'All That's Left' is high. More about the album, those dates and the video for the first single from the album 'Push On' follows:

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Aaron Watson returns to the UK for September shows.
Sep
5
to Sep 8

Aaron Watson returns to the UK for September shows.

Aaron Watson will make a welcome return to the UK in September 2018 for a run of headline shows and an appearance at the Long Road Festival in Leicestershire. Aaron is touring in support of his widely acclaimed 2017 'Vaquero' album. Tickets for the Glasgow, Manchester and London shows go on sale on Wednesday 16th May, full ticket details, more about Aaron Watson and the video for his new radio single 'Run Wild Horses' follow:

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AHI announces September 2018 UK tour dates with The Lone Bellow
Aug
31
to Sep 7

AHI announces September 2018 UK tour dates with The Lone Bellow

Canadian Stingray Award-winning singer-songwriter AHI recently released his second album 'In Our Time' via Thirty Tigers. To coincide AHI has announced a run of shows opening for The Lone Bellow on their UK tour. AHI (pronounced EYE) built a following by word of mouth and a DIY approach for his first album 'We Made It Through The Wreckage' with one track 'Ol Sweet Day' from the record streamed 2.5 million times and counting. Full dates and a link to a very impressive NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert appearance follows:

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Eilen Jewell returns to the UK for August shows
Aug
1
to Aug 6

Eilen Jewell returns to the UK for August shows

Eilen Jewell returns to the UK for a short run of dates with her full band commencing August 1st in Biddulph. The dates are in support of her recent 'Down Hearted Blues' album and include London's Lexington on August 6th.  You can also catch Eilen in Manchester, Southampton and Kirton In Lindsey. The full list of shows and a press release that tells you all about Eilen and 'Down Hearted Blues' follows:

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Kelly Willis July UK Dates in support of 'Back Being Blue' album
Jul
21
to Jul 29

Kelly Willis July UK Dates in support of 'Back Being Blue' album

Kelly Willis' new album 'Back Being Blue' will receive a welcome UK release on July 6th, 2018 via Premium Records/Thirty Tigers to coincide with a run of UK dates. 'Back Being Blue' is her first solo album since 'Translated From Love' back in 2007. The press release and those all important tour dates follow:

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Amelia White brings the 'Rhythm of the Rain' to the UK for extensive tour
Jun
21
to Jul 28

Amelia White brings the 'Rhythm of the Rain' to the UK for extensive tour

American songwriter Amelia White will return to the UK for an extensive tour this summer that includes shows at Maverick Festival and London's Green Note. Amelia is touring in support of her 'Rhythm of the Rain' release which was co-written with Grammy Award-winning songwriter Ben Glover. The songs took shape in the UK during her November 2016 UK tour, as she watched the BBC coverage of the election back home, so Amelia is very much looking forward to performing 'Rhythm of the Rain' in the UK. More about Amelia and those tour dates follow:

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Curtis Grimes announces debut UK tour for June 2018
Jun
21
to Jun 29

Curtis Grimes announces debut UK tour for June 2018

Texas native Curtis Grimes will tour the UK for the first time in June 2018. The dates, with more to be added soon, include a headline show at the Buck N' Bull Saloon Southern Nights event in London. Curtis Grimes might be familiar to some readers for his successful run on the first series of US TV show 'The Voice'. In the years since Curtis Grimes has enjoyed a successful touring and recording career which now brings him to the UK. Please read on to check out the full press release and a video or two:

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Gretchen Peters announces new album and extensive UK tour
May
19
to Aug 26

Gretchen Peters announces new album and extensive UK tour

Gretchen Peters has a new album on the way and to coincide with the release of 'Dancing with the Beast' on May 18th, via Proper Records, she will embark on an extensive run of touring with dates stretching into August. Gretchen is always welcome this side of the pond and since the release of the superb 'Blackbirds' in 2015 her profile is at an all-time high. A profile cemented by a terrific 'Essential' hits set (RGM review) that all artists should use as a "How to" template if they plan to release a best of compilation. Please read on for more about the new album and those tour dates:

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Carter Sampson May 2018 UK dates with Lauren Barth and Jesse Aycock
May
12
to May 17

Carter Sampson May 2018 UK dates with Lauren Barth and Jesse Aycock

The 'Queen of Oklahoma' Carter Sampson will be in the UK this May for a short run of dates. Sampson will be joined by fellow 'Okie' and 'Hard Working American' Jesse Aycock and from California Lauren Barth (but I'm sure they won't hold that against her). Aycock and Barth will perform as a duo and also accompany Sampson during her set. Carter Sampson has a new album 'Lucky' set for May 25th, the follow up to her widely acclaimed 'Wilder Side' release. Tour dates and artists links etc follow:

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Write Like A Girl tour will showcase female UK country songwriters
May
9
to May 24

Write Like A Girl tour will showcase female UK country songwriters

Three up and coming female songwriters from the UK have banded together for the 'Write Like A Girl' tour coming soon to a venue near you in May 2018. The ladies in question are Emily Faye, Beth Keeping and Vic Allen who will be performing in a Nashville style writers round with a local artist sitting in with them at each stop on the tour (Liv Austin is pencilled in for the London date). The idea is to promote some of the excellent singer-songwriters that we have in the UK, so please try to get along to a show if you can as it looks like it'll be a great night. More info about the artists and those tour dates follow:

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