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  • 12 Jun 2019 12:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Last Hurrah to the Borderline in Honour of Barry Everitt -  a night of Great Americana Music, all proceeds to Teenage Cancer Trust.

    The Last Hurrah for the Borderline in honour of Barry Everitt, who promoted the Borderline for a decade back in the 1990s, takes place on Friday 26th July. 

    “The UK Americana scene owes a lot to Barry Everitt as a pioneer in bringing great bands to the Borderline throughout the 1990s and often giving UK Americana artists their first gig – he was a champion on new music and helped many music fans discover artists they still love today.  Through Barry the Borderline became known as the Americana (Alt Country) venue to play at, it only felt right to host a night in his honour now we know this iconic venue is closing” Stevie Freeman CEO Americana Music Association UK. 

    “The Americana community is strong in the UK and this is in no small way down to Barry Everitt.  Barry always supported Teenage Cancer Trust so all money raised by this event to celebrate and honour both Barry and the venue”.

    We are pleased to announce performances by 

    DANNY & THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD – Former Grand Drive frontman comes together with his fine band of merry men to pay their respects.

    THE SNAKES are back. Variously dubbed the ‘new heroes of British country rock’ and ‘Muswell Hill’s own Whiskeytown’, they took an extended hiatus in the wake of their third album The Last Days Of Rock & Roll which had shown them expanding on their established alt-country repertoire of Stonesesque country swagger and soulful Celtic folk to take in the dirty rock & roll of Mott The Hoople and Mink DeVille, while sharing a bottle of bourbon with Tom Petty and Bob Dylan along the way. In the interim Simon Moor and Johnny O’Sullivan have been exploring late 60s psych-pop as the Hot Snake Time Machine, and guitarist Richard Davies has recorded a solo album. Earlier this year they reconvened at Nick Beer’s studio in Wiltshire along with original drummer Dan Tilbury, and with Nick – previously a studio Snake – on keyboards. Now they’re ready to return as a fresh-minted five-piece and where better to kick-off than at the Borderline in celebration of their strong supporter and great fan the much-missed Barry Marshall-Everitt.

    THE ALAN TYLER SHOW - Rockingbirds frontman Alan Tyler’s acoustic country music show, featuring Patrick Ralla on guitar and Jim Morrison on fiddle.

    Compered by BEX MARSHALL-EVERITT – wife of Barry Everitt and 4 time European Blues Award Nominee for Female Acoustic Artist.  


    AMA-UK MEMBERS TICKET £8 IN ADVANCE (must be logged in to see link) 

    DOORS 6.30PM


  • 4 Jun 2019 11:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Photo Credit Robert Wakely

    We had a brilliant day at the lovely Red Rooster festival last Friday - our Keychange inspired stage was a truly wonderful event with a full day line-up of talented artists, and a lovely crowd throughout, who really appreciated the message and lots of great discussions were that day. Thank you to the Red Rooster team for giving us this opportunity to spread the message and celebrate our female members' art.

    Thank you to all these artists on the stage line up for making the day so fantastic: 

    Sunny Ozell who helped curate the line-up from the members applications, Birds of Chicago, Robert Vincent Band, Fiona Bevan, Jambalaya Band, Carosn McHone, The Southern Fold, Lucy Kitt, Wookalily, William The Conqueror, Lisa Redford, Misty River and Martha L Healy 

  • 29 May 2019 8:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are delighted to be hosting an evening on the Front Porch Stage at the Long Road festival again this year and congratulations to these members who have been chosen to perform:

    "The AMA-UK represents all aspects of the industry from the biggest to the smallest, and artists from both sides of the pond they promote greater recognition of Americana in the UK. So, whether you’re an up to date aficionado or a newcomer to the sound you know the AMA-UK’s Front Porch takeover at The Long Road will be truly unmissable... 

  • 21 May 2019 7:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are proud to announce that we will be doing a panel talk at Blackdeer Festival this year - we absolutely love this festival, it has an incredible line-up this year and so many members will be playing on one of the great stages across the site. Delighted to be part of the festival in this way...

    "AMA-UK will take to the Live Fire stage next month to tell festival goers the vital story of its pioneering work in the field of UK Americana. A panel consisting of legendary BBC Radio 2 DJ Bob Harris, UK Americana trailblazer Stevie Freeman (AMA-UK CEO) and artists Emily Barker (AMA-UK Artist Of The Year 2018), Robert Vincent (AMA-UK Album of The Year 2018) and Danni Nicholls (AMA-UK nominee 2017, 2018) will tell tales about AMA-UK from its formation, through to its vital award shows, and beyond. Unmissable for fans of this storied genre"

    Check out more details about the line-up and get your tickets HERE

  • 21 May 2019 7:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Lovefields at Glastonbury, Livewired are ecstatic to announce Rosenblume (band), Emily Barker, Anton and the Colts and The Orange Circus Band will all be appearing in association with The AMA-UK. With many other great acts to be announced over the coming weeks, Livewired have also now confirmed Robert Vincent, The Magic Numbers, Dave Fidler , Matt Owens and Luna Lake to the bill for what’s set to be an incredible stage of live music.

  • 20 May 2019 3:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AMA-UK are delighted to team up with The English Folk Expo again this year for their Artist Mentoring Programme.  Selected students also become delegates at our conference which was a huge success this year and we intend to grow this partnership in more ways in the years to come.  

    Members can read more  about this here and then log in to the members area for the links to apply: 

    The Artist Mentoring Programme supports early stage career folk, roots and acoustic musicians towards export and business preparedness. This programme will enable artists to understand the national and international music industry and their place within it. On completion of the EFEx Artist Mentoring Programme, we expect artists to be ‘export ready’ for new and international markets. Over 12 months, participants will study selected areas of the music industry, developing their awareness, widening networks and creating a strategy tailored to suit their own business needs. By the end of the course, participants will have a firm understanding of the roles and responsibilities of different parts of the sector, developed new contacts and networks within the industry and have a clear road map for them to follow in the next stage of their careers.


  • 14 May 2019 10:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are so proud to read these nominees for the 2019 Americana Honors and Awards. Former AMA-UK Artist Of The Year Yola is nominated for both Album Of The Year and Emerging Artist and this year's AMA-UK Song Of The Year nominee Jade Bird receives a nomination for Emerging Artist.

    To the Sunset, Amanda Shires, produced by Dave Cobb
    The Tree, Lori McKenna, produced by Dave Cobb
    The Tree of Forgiveness, John Prine, produced by Dave Cobb
    Walk Through Fire, Yola, produced by Dan Auerbach

    Brandi Carlile
    Rhiannon Giddens
    Kacey Musgraves
    Mavis Staples

    I’m With Her
    Our Native Daughters
    Tedeschi Trucks Band
    The War and Treaty

    Jade Bird
    J.S. Ondara
    Erin Rae
    The War and Treaty

    Chris Eldridge
    Eamon McLoughlin
    Chris Powell
    Michael Rinne

    “By Degrees,” Mark Erelli, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Lori McKenna, Anais Mitchell & Josh Ritter, written by Mark Erelli
    “Mockingbird,” Ruston Kelly, written by Ruston Kelly
    “People Get Old,” Lori McKenna, written by Lori McKenna
    “Summer’s End,” John Prine, written by Pat McLaughlin and John Prine

    In addition, the Americana Music Association honors distinguished members of the music community with six member-voted annual awards and with Lifetime Achievement Awards, which will be announced leading up to the event. The Milk Carton Kids and Mavis Staples unveiled this year’s nominations in Nashville.

    The winners of each category will be announced during the Americana Honors & Awards at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Americanafest runs from Sept. 10-15. Tickets for the Americana Honors & Awards are currently only available for purchase by Americanafest conference registrants.

  • 8 May 2019 1:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are thrilled to welcome Lara Baker to the AMA-UK board.  Lara joined the team as a freelancer in 2018 to direct the 2019 Conference.  We are very happy she will now be working with the board to share her wealth of expertise from across the music industry and music events to the AMA-UK. Read Full Bio

    We are also delighted to have Sarah Wainman back on the board. Sarah joined the board in 2014 but had to take a sabbatical due to her workload.  Luckily for us she is back with her event organising and industry expertise. Read full Bio

    Finally, we are very happy to say Luke Hill has now become an executive board member - Luke has been a fantastic addition to the board since 2017 and is going to be brilliant on the executive. Read full Bio

    Meet the team here 

  • 7 May 2019 10:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wade Bowen has announced an eight day tour of the UK and Germany with Jamie Freeman opening.

    Full tour details here 

    • London 30th July @ Borderline
    • Bristol 31st July @ The Louisiana
    • Manchester 1st Aug @ Gullivers
    • Glasgow 2nd Aug @ Oran Mor
    • Hamburg 3rd Aug @ Nachtwache
    • Berlin 4th Aug @ PrivatClub
    • Munich 5th Aug @ Folks Club
    • Cologne 6th Aug @ Blue Shell

    Both these artists were hits at AmericanaFest UK this year and we are delighted to be able to offer our members discounted tickets to three of the UK dates thanks to our friends at DHP: London, Bristol and Manchester – log into the members area to access the discount links.

  • 7 May 2019 2:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2020 is the fifth anniversary of AmericanaFest UK in London and we are really excited to share some news with you:

    • The UK Americana Awards this year in the Iconic, grade 11 listed, art deco music venue The TROXY in east London.
    • 3 Day Conference in Hackney Central (venue TBC)
    • 2 nights of AmericanaFest showcase festival with up to 55 artists from across the UK, EU and beyond.  All in 5 venues across Hackney Central   

    Super Early Bird Tickets (50% off final price)  will be on sale really soon, members will receive a discount -  so make sure your membership is up-to-date.

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