Now, especially in the UK, Kacey Musgraves has quite the split in opinion. I’ve got to be honest, so soon after her headlining C2C appearance this year, I was rather sceptical about choosing this performance over the magnificent Zac Brown Band at BluesFest
I’ll try to make this review as unbiased as possible! As you’ll probably know if you’re a long-time reader of YLIAS, Zac Brown Band are my absolute favourites. They were my introduction to country music almost 9 years ago, and YLIAS simply wouldn’t exist
Songwriter rounds have always been my favourite format for a live show. They bring the magic of country music to life and remind us all why we became engrossed in the genre in the first place. The stories, the emotion, the rawness – the list goes on
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