Had an amazing week last week getting to see two of my all-time favourite songwriters. Saw Ryan Adams at the iTunes Festival and even managed to get a set list from the amazing gig! Been enjoying his latest record and just tried an acoustic cover of Gimme Something Good
Also, it was a dream come true getting to see Kate Bush live. Incredible to see ‘The Ninth Wave’ in its entirely and to hear Kate sounding so beautiful!
Plus, here’s a free download for you! live acoustic cover of ‘Start Again’ by another favourite Teenage Fanclub.
Thanks so much to everyone for the kind words on the latest video! really means a lot.
Had a great festival weekend last weekend playing The Saloon Stage at Brownstock Festival and then returning to the Rustic Stage for Weyfest. The fun weekend was topped off by an excellent set by closing headliners Squeeze, bringing back fond memories from one of my first major gigs, supporting Glenn Tilbrook!
My live session and interview for Amazing Radio and Baylen Leonard’s excellent show ‘The Front Porch’ was aired this weekend and if you missed it, you can listen again here. Baylen’s show showcases the finest Americana, country, roots and folk and he has been very supportive, playing ‘Carolina Rain’ and ‘Dreaming in Crowds’
Had an excellent day at the second The Americana Music Association UK conference and Maverick Festival It was inspiring to hear Mary Gauthier’s keynote speech about the art of song writing, very inspirational to an artist like myself. It’s also always lovely catching up with Bob Harris!
After my debut album ‘Slipstream’ was reissued recently, I’m now excited that ‘Clouds with Silver’ has also been reissued with Proper Distribution. Described by Maverick Magazine as “a fantastic insight into a world of love, loss and changes” and Bob Harris as “a beautiful album” Check it out on iTunes
This week I had a a great time recording a live session and interview for Amazing Radio and Baylen Leonard’s excellent show ‘The Front Porch’ which showcases the finest Americana, country, roots and folk. Baylen has been very supportive, playing ‘Carolina Rain’ and ‘Dreaming in Crowds’ and the session should be aired Saturday July 26th between 6 and 8pm. Check out the show here
Hi everyone! Had a beautiful day last week on the coast filming a brand new music video. Excited to share a little preview
My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is now online! Discussing some great duets, who they were written for and some of my personal favourites. What are your favourite duet songs?
Featured Artist Podcast
Was lovely to be the featured artist on a recent Journey of Discovery podcast. Also includes music by some of my favourite artists and inspirations including Ryan Adams, Neal Casal, Kathleen Edwards, Hem, Mindy Smith, Tift Merritt and Josh Rouse. Big thanks to Linda Conway.
Just recorded a live acoustic cover of this lovely Elbow song from the latest album.
Hope you had a wonderful Record Store Day and went out to support your local independent record shops (as well as purchasing some cool music!). Had a great time playing at David’s Music. I was given such a warm welcome and thanks to everyone who came out. With owner Andy:
Big thanks especially to country music blog 4000 Miles to Nashville for this great review and also for filming ‘Wildfire’. Check out the review here
I also put together this fun highlights video of my day behind the scenes:
As you all know, I love talking about songwriting and thanks to Ben Williams for interviewing me for his cool songwriting blog. Talking about my writing process as well as my favourite songs and writers here
Exciting also to have more airplay on Amazing Radio. ‘Carolina Rain’ from latest compilation ‘The Sweetest Dream’ was played on excellent show ‘The Front Porch’ this weekend. Playlist here
Such a great day this week recording an Under the Apple Tree session for Bob Harris and WBBC. It was so lovely catching up with Bob again. Videos coming soon. Photo below taken by the great man himself!
Also excited that Country to Country is coming up next weekend! Times for the Pop Up Stages have been announced here see you at the O2!
Really excited to announce I’ll be performing at Country to Country Pop-Up stages in March at the O2. Can’t wait! More info here
From their website: Following the acclaimed success of Country to Country 2013, an outstanding line up of music stars are again heading across the Atlantic for a huge two-day music festival extravaganza at The O2 on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 March 2014.
Legendary broadcaster Bob Harris will again be compering the festival:
“It is a very exciting time for Country music in the UK. C2C 2013 was a fantastic experience and next year’s festival promises to be another massive milestone. I am thrilled to be compering again and providing huge coverage on ‘Bob Harris Country’ on BBC Radio 2 when Nashville comes to London. See you at The O2!”
Looks like it’s going to be a great weekend. I’ll be posting the time I’m playing in the tour section.
Plus my latest column for Songwriting Magazine is now online! Discussing online resources for musicians. With so many sites out there, what sites and tools provide help to independent artists like myself.