Americana

Interview: Jade Bird

Blues-infused acoustic singer-songwriter Jade Bird on her love affair with Americana and why a decent narrative is an essential songwriting ingredient…

Interview: Ciaran Lavery

'I began to look at my own personal issues I would have ordinarily kept off the record – my struggles with mental health issues as an example.' The Northern Irish troubadour on opening his heart for his new record...

UK Americana enjoys upswing in 2018

British Americana and country music is flourishing in 2018, with the Americana Music Association UK boasting a record 700 members, up 75 percent on last year.

Featured artist: Jade Bird

The singer-songwriter has been hyped by Rolling Stone as one of their 'country artists you need to know' and starts this year on a high, featuring on BBC Music’s Sound of 2018 longlist...

Behind the scenes: Abbey Road

Against a backdrop of growing success for UK country artists on both sides of the pond, PRS for Music hosted a London-to-Nashville songwriting camp. We went along to chat to the talent...

30 Seconds Interview: The Travelling Band

The Mancunian rockers bounced back from £30,000 worth of gear being stolen to deliver a gritty Americana record that channels The War on Drugs via Neil Young. We find out what makes Jo tick...

Interview: Danny and the Champions of the World

‘Play music that you love madly with your best friends, get your other mates to come to your shows and have a brilliant time’ - Danny and the Champions of the World tells us how new acts can win in 2017…