Black Deer Festival and Orange Amps competition

Orange Amps and Black Deer Festival competition

May 18, 2019 in Competitions, Gear, News

There’s still time to enter for the chance to win a £1,000 guitar amplifier and play at the Kent-based festival…

Interview: Calexico

Interview: Calexico

April 1, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018

After more than 20 years together, the musical relationship between Joey Burns and John Convertino continues to produce the goods…

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EXCLUSIVE! ‘Travelling Man’ by Tony James Shevlin

July 25, 2017 in Music, News

Our second exclusive of the day is brought to you by a sublime, Anglo-Irish Americana songwriter we’re sure you’ll adore…

The Brother Brothers 'Tugboats' EP cover

‘Tugboats’ by The Brother Brothers (EP)

March 26, 2017 in Music

The folk music of brothers Adam and David Moss has a bewitching quality to it which highlights their fraternal bond…

Lisa Redford at the AMA Stage

Special report: AmericanaFest UK

March 10, 2017 in Events

Lisa Redford reports on what else, apart from the UK Americana Awards, was going on at AmericanaFest UK this year…

Mandolin Orange 'Blindfaller' album cover

‘Blindfaller’ by Mandolin Orange (Album)

October 21, 2016 in Music

An Americana album which is powerful through precision and compelling from start to finish, what more could you wish for?…

Lewis & Leigh

Interview: Lewis & Leigh

August 19, 2016 in Features, Interviews

With a debut album on the horizon, this songwriting duo have the world of Americana at their beautifully harmonious feet…

Andy Watts & The Blue Mountain Rockers 'Turn The Lights Out' artwork

‘Turn The Lights Out’ by Andy Watts & The Blue Mountain Rockers (Album)

August 11, 2016 in Music

The multi-instrument has put down his trumpet, picked up a guitar and a band, and recorded a brooding country album…

Felice Brothers 'Life In The Dark' album cover

‘Life In The Dark’ by The Felice Brothers (Album)

June 28, 2016 in Music

Now over a decade into their career and these talented musicians are still offering up delicious helpings of loose alt-country…

Spain 'Carolina' album cover

‘Carolina’ by Spain (Album)

June 8, 2016 in Music

By embracing alt-country and his family’s history, Josh Haden has crafted an intricate musical document which belongs in everyone’s collection…

Jim Evans 'Milk Teeth' album cover

‘Milk Teeth’ by Jim Evans (Album)

June 2, 2016 in Music

Though seemingly at odds with the modern world, these striking folk songs still manage to get their own message across…

Miles East

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Saltwater Breeze’ by Miles East

May 31, 2016 in Music, News

Some yearning Americana for you in this week’s Monday exclusive, coming courtesy of US songwriter and session drummer Miles East…

King Charles

Interview: King Charles

May 15, 2016 in Features, Interviews

London’s King Charles has recognition from some of the finest songwriters around. So what tips does he have for us?…

Blair Dunlop

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Temper Your Smiling’ by Blair Dunlop

April 20, 2016 in Music, News

Today, Songwriting is delighted to bring you the world premiere of this brand new video by UK singer-songwriter Blair Dunlop…

Lisa Redford

‘Another Place And Time’ by Lisa Redford (EP)

April 8, 2016 in Music

Latest release from this celebrated songwriter will have fans of folk, country and Americana full of the joys of spring…

Red Sky July 'The Truth And The Lie' album packshot

‘The Truth And The Lie’ by Red Sky July (Album)

March 31, 2016 in Music

This country album just manages to keep hold of its authenticity despite having huge crossover appeal and a pop sensibility…

Dan Lipton

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Breathing In’ by Dan Lipton

February 9, 2016 in Music, News

Our second exclusive of the week comes in the form of the new album from Washington, DC-based singer-songwriter Dan Lipton…

First Aid Kit

Americana Albums Chart launches in UK

January 28, 2016 in Events, News

Official Charts Company starts UK rundown of top-selling Americana music, and First Aid Kit made 2015’s biggest selling Americana LP…

JD Weaver

Introducing… JD Weaver

November 22, 2015 in Features, Interviews

This young Cheshire singer-songwriter isn’t letting disability stand in the way of getting his music – and his message –…

Ten Ton Man

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Permission To Sin EP’ by Ten Ton Man

October 29, 2015 in Music, News

‘Gritty Americana’ trio Ten Ton Man return to our Thursday exclusive slot as Songwriting proudly debuts their new six-track EP…

The Grahams 'Glory Bound' album cover

‘Glory Bound’ by The Grahams (Album)

October 9, 2015 in Music

The husband and wife duo’s new album of rootsy Americana takes the listener on a dusty rail journey across America…

Frankie Lee

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Buffalo’ By Frankie Lee

October 2, 2015 in Music, News

Kick-start the weekend with a slice of Americana from a student of the genre who’s been playing since age 12…