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Boots And Bombshells – Chase Rice Delivers The Future

Jack Daniels Showed Up followed, proving to be another instant crowd pleaser and was set to meet Jesus further down the set...

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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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Any Port in A Storm – Brothers Osborne Make Land

Drunken shanty renditions of Drank Like Hank would be heard throughout the streets of London into the early morning....

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Jonesin’ For Home – Dale Watson Has A Sting In His Tail

Country music is a snake that started eating its own body. I suspect in that time, it will eat its own head. There’s no identity to the sound anymore. You used to know when you hit the Country...

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A Beer Drinking Fender Bending Duck-tailed Buckaroo

On CALL ME LUCKY, Watson sings with fondness about his girlfriend, rockabilly singer Celine Lee, on “You Weren’t Supposed to Feel This Good,” while “Mama’s Smile” would have been...

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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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Revving Up For Christmas – Horton Gets Kinky

e last saw Jim Heath playing London’s O2 Islington in the sad wake of Cramps drummer, Nick Knox’s passing. Now REVEREND HORTON HEAT come roaring back with their 12th masterpiece Whole...

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Ashley McBryde Wears Her Heart On Her Sleeve

Arkansas' rising Country star smashes Islington's Assembly Hall...

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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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Horton (Heat), That’s Some Show!

Reverend Horton Heat brings his whiskey-soaked drawl to London for a rare UK show....

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Craic is pretty moreish!

Trebuchet slides its way down to Islington on a snowy St Patrick's Day to bear witness to the Country stylings of ex-Popster Derek Ryan....

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Loitered Lens: Country to Country 2018 Launch

Photographic highlights of the Country to Country 2018 launch event...

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Boots and Buckles at the Country to Country 2018 Launch Party

The Country to Country (C2C) 2018 launch was an event in itself. ...

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Genres: We’re Going to Need a Bigger Box

Searching for antidotes to the Genre-Box-Pox...

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Loitered Lens: Frankie Ballard

Heart-pumpin' high energy country. Photos of Frankie Ballard at Islington Assembly Rooms...

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A Little Country, A Little Rock ‘n’ Roll. (Frankie Ballard, Islington Assembly Hall)

Leopardskin body, tiger feet? Frankie Ballard glams up country at Islington Assembly Hall...

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Please Stomp on the Grass: Hayseed Dixie

Tie-dyed dungarees, banjos and beards - Hayseed Dixie prove that beauty's all in the ear...

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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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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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Easy on the whiskey now! Cockadoodledon’t (Vinyl re-release)

Listening to Th' Legendary Shack Shakers feels like swillin' liquor in a Kentucky barn which, if you're very lucky, you aren't sharing with the hogs....

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A bewitching yet ruinous and wretched pastime [The Picturebooks]

Combining classic garage rock, the North European darkness of doom metal and the melancholy exhilaration of riding a custom chopper through the old Route 66 ghost towns of Arizona...

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Red Ink and Difficult Happiness [Beth Hart]

This has been the most difficult, the most scary experience I’ve had writing and making a record and I know why. It’s because I was scared....

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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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Ramblin’ Man Fair [25-26 July]

Blues, Classic rock, country, prog, gourmet food, a beer festival, spoken word stage, music cinema, luxury camping and accommodation. Hoo YAH!...

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