Yola’s debut album Walk Through Fire, produced by Dan Auerbach, is a genre-bending release from one of the most powerful emerging British voices in music today. The singer/songwriter first came to the attention of Auerbach (The Black Keys) after a chain of people, starting with her manager, forwarded a video of her performing in Nashville that eventually found itself in Auerbach’s inbox. Tastemaker media also saw promise in Yola’s early recordings and live performances in Nashville–NPR, Rolling Stone Country, the Wall Street Journal, Paste, and Stereogum all praised Yola, comparing her to a diverse range of artists from the Staples Singers to Dolly Parton.
Praise for her latest album Sweet Kind of Blue:
“finally sets out her true claim for stardom” Q★★★★
"the arrangements are exquisite and the clear love [Barker] has for this music brings its own integrity"
"the sweltering funk of Sunrise and the title track sound like lost Muscle Shoals gems” UNCUT 8/10
Finalists in Glastonbury’s emerging talent competition in 2017 earning slots on 3 separate stages and they went one better in 2018 when they were crowned winners of the prestigious Fender Undiscovered Artist prize. Their self-titled debut album has just been released (Nov 2018) and is already garnering very positive reviews:
Blues, honky tonk, and melancholic country probably aren’t the first things people anywhere would associate with the mountains of Austria. But that is exactly what the audience can expect when Chris Comper hits the stage as Prinz Grizzley.
Johnny "V" has played guitar with many Blues greats like Chicago guitarist Luther Tucker, Sunnyland Slim, Rock & Roll Legend Chuck Berry, Steve "Guitar" Miller, Greg Allman , George Thorogood, Charlie Daniels , Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen and Elvin Bishop to name a few.
Johnny continues to wow folks with his sizzling bluesy slide guitar as a long time member of harmonica great Norton Buffalo (Steve Miller Band) So keep an eye and ear out for Johnny as he's playin', producing and recording with some of the best the music world has to offer.
Bob Pruitt and the Bluetones (aka Bobby and the BlueTones) are a Kansas City Knucklehead Boogie Blues and Zydeco Band.
Lead Vocalist / Slide Guitarist/ Songwriter Bob Pruitt worked with Kansas City bands Stonehenge, Heriford Drive, The Catnip Mouse Band, Wheels and The Blues Demons. He played blues, rhythm and blues and good old rock ‘n’ roll from Minnesota to Texas and Colorado to Illinois, opening shows for Willie Dixon, Big Walter Horton, Vassar Clements, Asleep at the Wheel, and John Lee Hooker.
One of the UK's top roots, rhythm & blues acts The Cadillac Kings have opened shows for & shared stages with blues, rock & roots acts such as John Mayall, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rod Piazza, Lazy Lester, Magic Slim, Lil' Ed & His Blues Imperials, RJ Mischo, Louisiana Red, Larry Garner, Nappy Brown, Sherman Robertson, Victor Wainwright, Reba Russell, Little Feat & Delbert McLinton to name but a few!
They've picked up numerous awards including The London Times Newspaper’s best blues cd of the year 2004 for ‘Highway 17’. In 2009 Canada’s ‘Real Blues’ Magazine's awarded them best non-American cd of the year for "Trouble in Store".
Ian Dunlop is credited as being one of the Godfathers of Alternative Country and Americana Music because of his ground breaking work with the late legendary Gram Parsons during the 1960s and early 1970s. Ian and Gram were the founders of the infamous International Submarine Band. Ian was also one of the original founder members of the well-known USA country band, The Flying Burrito Brothers.
In recent years, Ian has performed at large and small Festivals, Concerts, Institutions and Clubs throughout the USA and Europe. He tours by invitation in the deep South (Georgia, Alabama, The Carolinas, Florida, Louisiana).
“BWP’s soul is rooted in late-60s country psych, their heart in the LA Canyons, and their talent somewhere in Americana nirvana” Mojo ★★★★
All three collaborators have had critical acclaim in their own right, but in Bennett Wilson Poole, the trio seem to have stumbled upon that rarity of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts.
“instant classics… hints of Willie and Levon” Bud Scoppa, Uncut
“a jangly, joyful set that harks back to the harmony-filled past” Express ★★★★★
“Authentic Americana doesn’t get any more reverent, respectful or remarkable than this” No Depression
“destined to be a landmark release in the annals of the genre” Folk Radio UK
“takes Americana and makes it their own” Americana UK
“epic, magical” Ralph McLean, BBC
Kickin' Country Blues and Swamp Boogie, The Hoodle, are a Cornish band featuring Tim Renwick (Pink Floyd/Elton John) Steve Turner (celebrated band leader at The Blackpool Tower Co.), Willie Wilson (The Coyotes, an award winning country music band and The Bucket Boys) and Emma Spires (support for Wilko Johnson, Larry Miller, and Little Feat).
SLIM hails from Houston, TX delivering a bone rattlin’ blend of what he refers to as “Texakana music” - acoustic blues, outlaw country & roots rock. A solo performer yielding multiple instruments, Semora’s unique finger picking style combined with a contagious toe tapping rhythm, naturally creates that ‘stomp and twang’ feel. His various guitars, slide and harmonica are accompanied by a classic old suitcase with foot pedal drum & foot tambourine. No backing tracks.
Birds of Chicago have been riding a swell of good mojo in the Americana scene since their inception in late 2012. With their new album, Love in Wartime, they are set to both confirm that roots world buzz, and break on through to a much wider audience.
2018 has been an exciting year for him. Having just released his debut album, Jordan is set to hit the road this year on a tour of the UK & Ireland to promote the record. His songs have featured on BBC Introducing, and his second single 'Mansion On The Hill' featured on BBC national news last year as part of a report on UK poverty.
"For the past 25 years Elvis Fontenot have turned traditional cajun and zydeco music, eclectic covers and original songs into their own trademark high energy Swamp'n'Roll. Expect an infectious and danceable good time."
“Why don’t we form a band?” said the husband.
“Why don’t you empty the dishwasher?” said the wife.
For what began as something of a side project in 2011 for husband and wife Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish, My Darling Clementine is now very much centre stage with 3 albums, over 400 shows across Europe and N. America, some ingenious musical collaborations, accolades and awards, and an ever growing fan base with a genuine love of their music.
"Lafayette is an energetic and energizing three piece band specialising in tunes from the East of America, namely Cajun, Acadian (East Canada) and the Appalachian Mountains." - Americana Music Veterans
The band has already attracted a strong following for its masterly and soulful rendition of a variety of foot stomping and occasionally spine shivering songs.
'Don't Silence Me', the new single from Sadie Jemmett is to be featured in a video for the #metoo campaign and will be premiered in Los Angles in March 2019. Sadie will launch the single in London on 14 March with a show at the Camden Chapel. Her new album will be released early summer 2019, following an extensive press and radio campaign.
Charlotte has been singing from as young as she can remember. An eclectic mix of music was always in the background of her youth.
Charlotte's early influences include Etta James, Nina Simone, Bill Withers and Louie Armstrong. Upon hearing her voice, audiences have commented time and time again, how similar she is to the great late Janis Joplin.
Armed with a raft of new material and a renewed momentum, this year will see the return of troubadour Polly Money.
Honeyed vocal tones and swoon-inducing melodies reign supreme in Polly’s new sound, taking notes from R&B heavyweights such as Frank Ocean and Justin Timberlake. While her dream-pop guitar sound, and lyrical themes navigating adulthood and the tumultuous twenties, pay homage to elusive indie hero The Japanese House.
Polly’s magnetic performances have led to support slots with a slate of household names including Muse, Gabrielle Aplin and Newton Faulkner. Elsewhere she has been lending her deft guitar skills to singer-songwriter upstarts Denai Moore and Laurel.
Bailey Tomkinson is one of UK Country Music's rising stars. Her gift for fusing relatable storytelling to outstanding pop-country hooks has earned her comparisons with early Taylor Swift and Jewel.
Her debut EP 'Hey Ace' garnered significant international acclaim charting in both the UK and Belgium along with heavy radio rotation in the US, Canada and Germany. Upon hearing 'Hey Ace', Canadian Music Influencer and Sirius FM DJ Eric Alper described the EP as 'Dazzling" and told her to 'hire a good lawyer for when the major labels come knocking.'