Ryan Adams at Rough Trade, AMA UK Conference and Awards

It’s been really cool to start the year enjoying some exceptional music. I was lucky to be among an intimate crowd getting to see Ryan Adams preview brand new material from his upcoming album ‘Prisoner’ at Rough Trade East. His new songs are amazing and I love single ‘To Be Without You’ so much I’ve recorded an acoustic cover of it:

Also in my music columnist role I’ve had a fun couple of days enjoying the AMA UK Conference and Awards. Met so many wonderful people all celebrating Americana music. The conference had some great panels and a fascinating conversation between Bob Harris and wonderful songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter.

 

Airplay on Radio 2, Bob Harris Sunday, Amazing Radio and New Features


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I’ve been so happy with the response to ‘Another Place and Time’ ahead of its release on April 8th. It really makes all the hard work feel worth it! It’s available for pre-order at iTunes and I’m excited that the CD copies have arrived! beautiful photography and artwork by my talented friend Claudia Taveira and Nigel Harris at Audiotree:

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Keep an eye on this site as I’ll soon be selling some limited edition signed copies at the store page!

The EP has already received lots of airplay which I’m so happy about. As well as being played on many excellent country, Americana, singer/songwriter folk shows, I was played on this week’s Bob Harris Sunday show on BBC Radio 2, listen again at Bob Harris Sunday

Bob said some lovely words about my career and music and I’m so grateful for all his support over the years. Another supporter has been Baylen Leonard and ‘Music and the Mountains’ was also played on this weekend’s The Front Porch at Amazing Radio among a great Americana playlist.

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I’ve also been doing lots of promo for the EP. Thanks to Belles and Gals, a great website that supports female artist, for this interview

Huge thanks to my dear friend and supporter Claude for this French review

April will be an exciting release month as April 1st sees ‘Courage’ – the single I’ve written for the amazingly talented Breeze Redwine, is also out with its music video premiering also on the 1st, here’s a still and us playing an acoustic version:emotion

Amazing Radio Live Session and Interview Now Available!

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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’

Check out the interview here:

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AMA UK Conference, Amazing Radio Session, ‘Clouds with Silver’ Reissued with Proper Distribution

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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

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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

Record Store Day – New Videos and Great Review

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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:

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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

 

New videos Under The Apple Tree with Bob Harris! Latest Column, TV Appearance

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Photos above by Claudia Taveira Photography from a recent shoot. More photos at Facebook

Really excited to share the new videos from my recent session Under the Apple Tree with Bob Harris and WBBC. Here is the first song I played, ‘Music and the Mountains’ with Bob introducing me.

And here’s the second video from the session. Chatting more with Bob and performing two bonus songs, new song ‘Another Place and Time’ and a special Ryan Adams cover!

Plus you can listen and download the podcast on iTunes

I also had fun meeting the guys at Mustard TV this week. Here is the link to my interview am on in part 2.

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My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is also now online. Writing to a music brief, my experiences so far of writing music for TV, film and top-line melodies.

It was also great to get more airplay on Amazing Radio at the weekend. Thanks so much to Baylen Leonard for playing ‘Dreaming in Crowds’  on his excellent show The Front Porch.

 

 

New videos from C2C Country to Country, first airplay on Amazing Radio!

Hope you enjoy these two new videos from C2C Country to Country Festival at The O2. Here’s me performing ‘Love Won’t Let Me Go’at the Armadillo Stage

Here’s also a fun video I’ve put together, highlights of my weekend at C2c. Thanks to those who filmed my performances. I’m also adding fan photos to my C2C album at Facebook

It was also exciting to get my first airplay on Amazing Radio at the weekend. Thanks so much to Baylen Leonard for playing ‘Dreaming in Crowds’  on his excellent show The Front Porch.

If you missed my airplay on Bob Harris’s Radio 2 show, here’s ‘The Boy Who’ which features on my latest compilation ‘The Sweetest Dream’ available here

Plus my music has been used for a documentary about charity The Benjamin Foundation which will be broadcast  on new TV channel Mustard TV. Thanks to Appletree Media Norwich Freeview channel 8 (check the website for transmission area)