Americana

An Election Waiting to Happen with Billy Bragg

Every generation has to find its own way to deal with the problems it faces. Red Wedge was our generation and it came out of a specific set of circumstances. Other generations will find other ways....

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Tap Tap Tapping – Larkin Poe Come A’mericana Knocking

Descendants of celebrated US writer Edgar Allen Poe, since forming Larkin Poe in 2010, Rebecca and Megan have proven a formidable duo both in and out of the studio....

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Lone Star State Of Mind – Peeking Behind The Curtain With Jarrod Dickenson

There are certainly things to be avoided in Nashville as far as I’m concerned. But to me that’s a different business altogether and it’s a different thing, it’s really the entertainment...

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More Authenticity, Less Plastic – Cambridge Folk Festival 2019 Delivers On All Fronts

CFF 2019 showcased some incredible new talent. Amy Montgomery is one of the few performers who stops you dead in your tracks and forces you to lower your lens to breathe in the sheer brilliance of it...

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Cracking Nuts Under The Apple Tree

Their music has an underlying groove combined with an earthy spirituality that makes you want to kick off your boots and dance around the nearest stone circle. ...

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Chewing Up A Banjo Plucking Storm

The Dead South show a sold out O2 Forum they aint no punks ...

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Orian, Obadiah and McCartney? – Cambridge Folk Festival With O&O

Israeli vocalist, Orian Peled and American guitarist and singer, Obadiah Jones talk about how they first met and their songwriting experience with Paul McCartney...

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Cool As Folk – Cambridge Folk Festival 2018

ambridge Folk Festival 2018 poured the perfect mix with the extended weekend getting off to a flying start on Thursday with the fast and wild trashgrass of Whiskey Shivers. With a lead singer...

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Sexy As Folk – Cambridge Folk Festival 2018

With headliners First Aid Kit and Patti Smith, Cambridge Folk Festival has become far more than a meeting of beardy real ale connoisseurs with pewter tankards and mandolins....

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Ed Kienholz’ Early Work

Ed Kienholz, Leda and the Canadian Honker, mixed media assemblage, 1957 d Kienholz is an assemblage artist, an installation  artist, and a conceptual artist; which is to say that his work lies...

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America, What Have You Done?

A photographic journey into America's lost innocence...

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Monira Al Qadiri: The Craft

Kuwaiti-cana? Exploring gender, politics and petro-cultures at Gasworks...

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‘One chancy encounter to the next’: CC Smugglers (Interview)

Guerilla busking, singing with Jon Snow, and the prohibitive costs of haircare - CC Smugglers tell all...

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Loitered Lens: Honey Ryder

Honey Ryder brought bright Americana to a soggy Islington night. Photos...

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Loitered Lens: Aaron Watson

Bright as dawn over Laredo, photos of Aaron Watson onstage at the Garage, London...

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Viral Vaquero: Aaron Watson at The Garage

Bringing country to town, Aaron Watson tips a stetson to The Garage...

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The Itch and the Burn. New Jersey Karma

Anything that could dig a hole had crawled underground. The poolboys feel the burn....

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Pee and Loathing in New Jersey

Of all the strippers' pools to be cleaning, it had to be this one.......

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Loitered Lens: Cambridge Folk Festival 2016

Colours and curios from the UK's premier folk event - Cambridge Folk Festival, photos....

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An Iconography Of Chance (99 Photographs Of The Evanescent South)

Tav Falco presents a lifetime's worth of photography from a colourful and cool past and present...

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Loitered Lens: Shawn Klush

All era Elvis from Shawn Klush, fronting the King's own band The Sweet Inspirations. Photos...

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Sweet Inspirations on the Elvis World Tour (Shawn Klush)

Shawn Klush takes care of business at the Watford Colosseum, setting up his Elvis World Tour UK dates...

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Touching Down at the 100 Club (Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys)

Bringing twenty-five years of swinging Western tunes to the UK, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys...

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‘Meat is just like dog food to me’ [The Picturebooks]

We had a bassist but he tried to Yoko Ono us....

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Frankie had them both on the ground and bleeding in two hits.

n my junior year I saw thirty-five fist fights. They came like some pandemic no one had ever seen, and no one knew what to do. One fight the first day. Five the next. Two days before Christmas break...

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Manns’ slightly plain voice is flawless, but uninspired.

There are some moderately engaging, essentially pleasant, songs on the album. Actually, they all are....

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RIP : George Hamilton IV

Country music legend George Hamilton IV has died aged 77 of a heart attack in Nashville, Tennessee...

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