Reviews

Gig, Album, Launch, Festivals, etc.
Lukas Nelson at The Garage, London

Lukas Nelson at The Garage, London

10th July 2018, support The Americans by Caroline Gulla   The Garage in Highbury is a typical black sweatbox of a venue; the best kind when it comes to seeing those bands that warrant your every attention in a smaller venue, and at around 600 capacity this was...

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Kendell Marvel Lowdown & Lonesome Album Review

Kendell Marvel Lowdown & Lonesome Album Review

By Caroline Gulla   Southern Illinois native, Kendell Marvel, has real country music coursing through his very being. Since he was a 10-year-old boy he has been delighting audiences in his home country - starting off with cover versions of outlaw country Alumni...

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Buckle & Boots Festival 2018 – Thursday/Friday

Buckle & Boots Festival 2018 – Thursday/Friday

Whitebottom Farm, Etherow Country Park, Compstall, Stockport SK6 5HZ Although Buckle & Boots officially starts on Friday, the Hancock family who organise the festival, allow people to arrive a day earlier.  This year there was a change to the entertainment on...

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Buckle & Boots Festival 2018 – Friday

Buckle & Boots Festival 2018 – Friday

Whitebottom Farm, Etherow Country Park, Compstall, Stockport SK6 5HZ After a short break, Gary introduced Jade Helliwell, who looked resplendent in a little black cropped top & red trousers with a skirt flare from below the knee.  I first saw Jade at this festival...

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Buckle & Boots Festival 2018 – Setting the Scene!

Buckle & Boots Festival 2018 – Setting the Scene!

Whitebottom Farm, Etherow Country Park, Compstall, Stockport SK6 5HZ 2018 was the third year of the Buckle & Boots festival and my second year of attending. The festival site is a working farm and is transformed for the weekend.  It is set in stunning...

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Buckle and Boots

Buckle and Boots

By Anna McLauchlan Before this weekend B&B had one meaning for me – Bed and Breakfast – two of my favourite things!  By Monday B&B came to represent my absolute favourite thing – Buckle and Boots!   It was my first time attending this festival – labelled...

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Black Deer Festival

Black Deer Festival

A review from a very excitable festival goer, Keely Beecroft   Black Deer Festival is a celebration of the magical and creative worlds of Americana & Country Music, combining live music from amazing artists with culture, storytelling and great food.  ...

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Live at the Bandstand

Live at the Bandstand

9 th June 2018, The Bandstand, West Battery Gardens, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Every summer Live at the Bandstand has live music for free, each weekend in the afternoon, from 26 th May to 12 th August. A variety of sounds and genres are catered for and once a year...

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A Midland Love Story

A Midland Love Story

Cover photo by Andy Webb March 2018 I had been following Midland for just under a year when they were announced for Country to Country 2018. For those that don’t know they are a neo-traditionalist country band almost as famous for their vintage style and exuberant...

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Americana @ The Tripp

Americana @ The Tripp

Americana @ The Tripp 20th May 2018 Thomas Tripp pub, Christchurch, Dorset On a lovely sunny afternoon, I took a trip across the New Forest to Christchurch for what looked like a very impressive afternoon of UK Country music. I was slightly concerned as I had no idea...

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