Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons and Emily Barker were among the big winners at the third annual UK Americana Awards, which took place in London last night (01 February 2018).
During a ceremony at the Hackney Empire, host Bob Harris OBE presented Plant with the AMA-UK’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Congratulation to all, both, winners and nominees.
Many will remember when Emily Barker and The Clay Halo played Little Rabbit Barn in March 2012 and earlier, Emily was one of the first artists we hosted back in July 2008 before our regular LRB music evenings.
We have been working to get Emily back to LRB for 2018. Fingers are crossed!
Big shout out to Thomas Collison, UK Instrumentalist of the Year. Thomas played LRB with Don Gallardo in 2016. Delighted he will be back at LRB on Saturday 24 March with Hannah Rose Platt
SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY | THE LYNNES
Here is a message from Lynne Hanson:
ALL ABOUT THE LYNNES | NEW ALBUM | OFFICIAL VIDEO | TOUR DATES
After spending two months touring Western Canada with my own solo project, we are now set to launch The LYNNeS in earnest! The LYNNeS is a collaboration between myself and Juno-award winning Ottawa songwriter Lynn Miles. We’ve been working together for a few years now – we’ve co-written some songs, and she’s produced two of my albums (River of Sand & 7 Deadly Spins). About this time last year we decided to form The LYNNeS.
Fast forward to now, and our debut album HEARTBREAK SONG FOR THE RADIO is set to hit the streets this Friday February 2nd. We’ve had a number of early reviews already, and this is what a few people have had to say about the new album:
“With clever lyrics, superb harmonies and high quality backing musicians, this debut album is an absolute joy from first track to last” –
Rory Stanbridge | FATEA Magazine (UK)
“An engrossing listen … the album opens with what must be one of THE songs of 2018 … a highly impressive early 2018 release … and The LYNNeS ‘ones to watch’.” – Pete Whalley | Get Ready to ROCK! (UK)
“Heartbreak Song for the Radio is stellar … Beautiful stuff, this. Seek it.” – Donald Teplyske | Fervor Coulee
If you’d like to find out more about the project, listen to sample, or ORDER the CD, we now have an OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.thelynnes.com
and you can also find us on SOCIAL MEDIA:
As well as iTunes: The LYNNeS on iTunes
OFFICIAL VIDEO “RECIPE FOR DISASTER”
Dave Draves was good enough to let us take over the Little Bullhorn Productions studio AND kitchen for a day, and we cooked up a music video for our single “Recipe For Disaster.” The video was filmed and directed by Leslie Marshall (MAVN Network), assisted by Deidre Morrison, and cinematography by Pixie Cram. Here’s the link if you’d like to check it out:
ELLES BAILEY | NEWS
Nominated for Four awards at the UK Blues Awards
Female Blues Vocalist of the Year
Blues Album of the Year – Wildfire
Blues Songwriter of the Year
Regional Blues Act of the Year – England
See below for the rules and how to vote !
Voting in all categories will be open to all members of the UKBlues Federation at the date of the commencement of the voting period and to any other person whose registration to vote is submitted via the voter registration page on the FORM UKBlues Awards website – www.ukbluesawards.com – and validated by the UKBlues Federation prior to the closing date of voting.