I was lucky enough to see Lindsay Ell on both of her stops in the UK this time around, in London at The Borderline and in Manchester at The Night and Day Café. She smashed both nights out of the park, as was expected. I was introduced to Lindsay Ell
Country Music Week in Birmingham. Sunday at the Symphony Hall with Darius Rucker and Russell Dickerson, and Monday at the O2 Institute with Drake and Ryan Kinder.
The fifth and final night of the UK Tour. Playing to a sold out, rowdy crowd at the O2 Ritz Manchester… there were tour pranks, snapped strings, acapella renditions and a dang good time had by all!
Two quotes from Ashley McBryde sum up perfectly her sell-out solo headline show in London. “This is my show” as she announced soon after taking the stage, and the other comes from her interview on BBC Breakfast earlier in the week when
UK fan favourite Cam returned to the UK for a run of shows last week, and boy did she deliver! It hasn’t been the easiest few months for her, having recently moved from Sony Nashville to RCA in New York. ‘Diane’ hasn’t become the smash-hit it massively deserved to be
The Long Road Festival – A huge boost to our early Autumn schedule. There’s a new expression ‘The Long Road blues’ – defined as a state of mood in the days following a weekend of music in the Leicestershire countryside
Steve Earle & The Dukes concluded their month-long UK tour at London’s Barbican Centre. Though acoustically excellent and a venue Earle and others like him have used, it has an impersonal air. However, that was soon dispelled by The Mastersons
$5 doesn’t stretch too far in Nashville these days. Half a glass of beer at FGL House perhaps, or a souvenir pen at Ernest Tubb’s record shop. It does however enable entry to The Basement East in East Nashville on Monday evenings
So, it turns out I’ve been to Nashville twice within the space of a year. Both of my trips hugely differed, for a start I went at different times of the year. The first time being August 2017, and my most recent visit was June just gone
Just to put things into perspective, a few years ago, we were watching Ben and Crissie playing acoustically at the Glee Club in Birmingham, in front of no more than 100 people. I feel a sense of pride every time I see them taking it up a level