Our interviews editor is Will Bray, with regular contributions from Søren McGuire, Maurice Hope and Alan J Taylor.
Washington DC-born, Nashville Americana-based creative thinking singer-songwriter, producer and musician Paul Burch relocated to Music City in the early 1990s. It was an exciting time on Lower Broadway as Paul and a bunch of like-minded musicians played the city’s old honky tonks on Nashville’s East Side. Among those around then were BR5-49, Greg Garing and a bunch of players, him included that went on to play in Lambchop.
Since debuting with his album Pan American Flash in 1996 Burch and his band, The WPA Ballclub have racked up an impressive collection of albums. Among his finest you could list Wire To Wire (1997), Blue Notes (Merge Records, 2000) or East To West (Bloodshot, 2006). That was recorded in Mark Knopfler’s Grove Studios in London and features not only his usual friends by Grammy Winners Ralph Stanley and Tim O’Brien as well as Mark who like a great many more has been taken by the innovative flair of Burch. He is able to bind together in a heartbeat the old, new and a lot more in between. Burch’s hugely creative and original musical style has seen him gain a legion of admirers with the music business.
His latest album a tribute record to Buddy Holly, Words Of Love / Songs Of Buddy Holly follows Still Your Man (Ramseur Records, 2009) is no exception to the rule when it comes to setting standards. As is the case with his recordings Last Of My Kind (2001) and Fool For Love (2003) and there is lots more too.
Joe Henry really doesn't need an introduction, but here's one anyway. He's among the finest songwriters of his generation with more than a handful of fantastic solo albums to his name, and he's produced more career-defining records than you or Phil Spector could possibly wave a stick at. The list of people who have sought out his distinct organic and handcrafted production sound, often created in the intimacy of his basement studio in Pasadena, reads like a who's-who of jazz, country, folk and Americana legends, and include Solomon Burke, Rodney Crowell, Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello and Ramblin' Jack Elliott - to name but a few. So how's that for an introduction?!
In this exclusive interview, Americana UK finally gets the chance to speak to one of our biggest heroes about his new album, Reverie, why his own alt.country days might be over and done with, and how his very famous sister-in-law almost changed everything.
Despite the fact that the two genres can often seem and sound miles apart, the list of punkrockers crossing over to classic country music is a long one. Social Distortion's Mike Ness released a couple of great country records in the late 90's, Eddie Spaghetti and his band of Supersuckers venture into gothic country noir on a regular basis, and with California punkrockers Tiger Army's Nick 13 taking the leap into a style of country that would have even George Jones cry in his beer, it's become clear that country and punk are really just two sides of the same heartbreak. In this interview, we speak to one of 2011's most talked about artists about his dad's Merle Haggard records, leaving punk music and the day in Nashville that changed everything.
Interview by Alan Harrison
It’s difficult to quantify the impact that Roger McGuinn had on popular music during his time with the Byrds over 40 years ago. What I can say, is that he not only influenced the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in the early to mid 1960’s, while spawning the embryonic Country-Rock and what was to become known as the West Coast Sound. But with the ‘Notorious Byrd Brothers’ album in 1968 it can be argued that he also had a hand in the birth of Psychedelia.
In the 1980’s the bands on the Postcard Records roster in Scotland (Aztec Camera, Orange Juice etc) not only appropriated the Byrds sound but their dress sense too! Then; if you jump forward to the late 20th Century you can hear McGuinn’s signature jingle-jangle 12 string guitar sound in the music of REM, Teenage Fanclub, Crowded House and even the Smiths.
The Byrds finally went their separate ways in 1973 and the heart of the band, Roger McGuinn subsequently released a series of solo records over the next decade and toured sporadically.
With Roger’s upcoming UK tour on the horizon, I was honoured to interview him.The conversation began with the obligatory background questions:
He was named No Depression's Artist of the Decade, he's had people like Steve Earle, John Cale, Bruce Springsteen and Tony Visconti either work with him, sing with him or cover his songs AND he has enough great song to fill a double Best of record (which happens to be out now!)
So why the hell does Alejandro Escovedo still struggle with a lack of confidence, even despite the fact that he was on George W Bush's personal playlist? Well, strike the last one and read on as Americana UK speaks to one of alt.country's biggest stars about famous friends, the Presidential iPod and ripping off Mott The Hoople. Enjoy
Interview by Soren McGuire
With a career spanning the past quarter of a century the Jayhawks are a seminal Americana band. I was able to speak with them after the conclusion of their European tour before they flew back to the States for shows, shows and more shows.
Romance, Richmond Fontaine style . . . Don’t go there alone!
Alan J Taylor met up with Richmond Fontaine’s Willy Vlautin recently at the Greystones, Sheffield, UK.
Just after the release of WE USED TO THINK THE HIGHWAY SOUNDED LIKE A RIVER, Richmond Fontaine’s front man and principle song writer Willy Vlautin, had insisted that he was doing his utmost best to write a ‘COLES CORNER’ as in the style of Sheffield’s own Richard Hawley. After listening to the new CD THE HIGH COUNTRY, back to back for two days, I suggested politely, that maybe he just wasn’t cut out for this love story thing.
Slaid Cleaves puts his up there with Steve Earle, Springsteen and Woody Guthrie. Mary Gauthier hopes he sells a million copies and Americana UK's own Jeremy Searle calls his new album a "Masterful downbeat set from blue-collar chronicler par excellence". But asked if he ever dreams of a little more fame and fortune, the man himself simply says that "it would be wonderful to have a day now and then when I didn't have to decide between a decent hotel and a decent dinner." So to use one of music writing's biggest clichés, Rod Picott is criminally overlooked, despite the fact that his latest album, Welding Burns, is an obvious candidate for this year's best. As he sets off for another tour of the UK, starting October 11th at The Duchess in York, Americana UK speaks to our favorite real deal singer about crooked politicians, getting the hell out of Nashville and, of course, Lady Gaga's meat dress.
It is of no surprise that William Tyler was born and bred in Nashville, Tennessee where he started learning his trade as a fantastic guitar player. Tyler has pimped out his talents for quite some years playing with the likes of Lambchop and Bonnie Prince Billy which has seen him tour all over Europe. Having played second fiddle to many an artist for over a decade Tyler finally released ‘Behold The Spirit’ a solo record last year and now brings it to the U.K for a string of dates. As usual A-UK managed a quick chat.
Despite his boyish good looks and tender age (he turned 32 the day we did this interview), Sheffield's own Dave Woodcock might actually be one of the very last blue collared poets around these days. Caught somewhere between damnation and the next round of drinks, Dave Woodcock and his loyal band of brothers, The Dead Comedians, play the sort of songs that will have you longing for the days of Strumner and late 70's Springsteen. In this interview, we speak to Dave about his new album, Poisoned Nights & Bar Room Lights, the joys of growing old and why what he does could easily end up killing him.
Hop-scotching across the pond from Chicago at least once a year is becoming a very regular occurrence for Mr. Nero & co and is making his face extremely familiar with the Americana circuit in the U.K. Whether it’s JT Nero solo or with The Clouds (the superb collection of musicians which formulate JT’s band) he’s becoming a national fixture. 2010’s Americana-UK Writers Top 10 saw JT’s album ‘Caledonia’ sneak into the number nine slot, some might argue that it wasn’t high enough but these are the joys of the annual Top 10 arguments… Erm, discussions. There is a unique fusion of gospel, folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll in JT’s style covering a very broad spectrum of the Americana rainbow which keeps his records so vibrant. JT brings a certain smoothness to his music and delivers it with kindness, not in an easy listening fashion but with a huge amount of soul and roots, it’s cool and slick. JT is about to release his new solo record, ‘Mountains/Forests’ (well… We say solo) and this time we got the chance to sit him down for a chat.
The Pierces are the closest thing to a music fairy tale story as you’ll get. The sisters were born in Alabama, the perfect setting for laying the foundations of a folk/alt. country female duo. Typically, the girls were raised by their hippie, nomadic parents constantly being whisked away and home schooled, dad playing in all kinds of bands and mum painting was always going to encourage the creativity within Catherine and Allison. What an idyllic way to bring up your children, it sounds very rosy and sugar coated doesn’t it? But early days in their music career does not sound quite as lovely, The Pierces have been together as a duo for a long time, in fact releasing their first record back in 2000. It would seem there has been nothing but hard work and striving for success from Catherine and Allison, taking them 4 albums and over 10 years to receive the accolades that they undoubtedly deserve.
There certainly seems to be a string of artists doing very well with their ‘old time’ sounding voices, Nathaniel Rateliff, Mumford’s and Adele to name just a few, in amongst these are The Pierces who are definitely rocking up to the party fashionably late and cranking up the volume. ‘You & I’, the latest edition from the duo has hit gold in the U.K and rightly so drowned with it’s classic early 70’s folk, country extravaganza. Is this another U.S artist that has now found their home across the pond?
Tapping into the touring and media schedule of these girls isn’t an easy feat at all but younger Pierce, Catherine gave us some time to answer a few questions.
Part Woody Guthrie, part William Faulkner, Israel Nash Gripka is one of this year's biggest Americana sensations, thanks in particular to the fact that he doesn't really look or sound like everyone else out there. As he prepares for his upcoming tour of the UK in support of his highly recommendable new album, Barn Doors And Concrete Floors, starting on the 29th, we spoke to the New York-songwriter about Euro-friendly haircuts, abominable snowmen and the drummer from Sonic Youth. You know. The usual stuff...
EL PASO, NEW MEXICO BASED AMERICANA SINGER-SONGWRITER, PAINTER, NOVELIST AND SOUNDTRACK WRITER WORKAHOLIC TOM RUSSELL KEEPS A- ROLLING.
Like tumbleweed across the barren desert near his Borderland home.
Tom Russell has come a long way since, as a kid he used to idolise the likes of his departed old friend, Dave Van Ronk and Bob Dylan whom he met when still a teenager. Steeped in rich nostalgic stories Russell, through his great hunger of the works and folklore of his heroes he has built up a collection of recordings matched by few. Tom also has a great love of the road. As we speak he getting himself ready for a tour that will take him right on through to February next year. It is a long haul but Tom is used to such things, years ago when he was cutting his teeth he would play Canada’s clubs and bars during the depth of winter. Just to get his foot in the door. That is along with him working in Austin, New York and Norway where he worked hard to the breaks needed to get his career into shape.
Russell’s compositions have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Dave Van Ronk, Nanci Griffith, Dave Alvin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ian Tyson, Suzy Bogguss, Gretchen Peters, Katy Moffatt, Doug Sahm and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott among others. He is a man of many facets and hugely talented in more areas than people would dream possible and, on top of that he puts on a great live show. He is a man who puts a lot into his music and rewards those who go out to see him perform, for his music is honest and his stories of a kind you are unlikely to have heard before. As he continues the great, age-old art of storytelling as he absorbs old tales, folklore and yesterday’s pioneers.
The live album. So many artists have tried, yet so few have succeeded, and for every Live At Leeds and Live At The Old Quarters there are ten "you probably should have been there"'s. So when one of the most-loved live performers in Americana suddenly decided to record and release a live concert on a double cd titled Sorrow & Smoke, the question on our minds was: would the magic from his famous shows survive it onto a record? In this exclusive interview with Slaid, we and a few of his famous friends ask him about the joys of constant touring, his bass player going crazy and why a song like Breakfast In Hell can turn into hell itself.
Perhaps it’s not surprising that Italy should emerge as a force on the international Americana scene. It is after all shaped like a cowboy boot! But joking aside, there have been some great bands surfacing over there for a number of years. Hailing from the rural east-coast town of Forli, Satellite Inn were briefly labelmates of Whiskeytown on the North Carolina-based MoodFood label. More recently Rusties and the excellent Chris Cacavas-produced Lowlands continue to raise their profiles.
Rather than remain in his homeland, though, Turin’s Trent Miller has sought his fortunes in the UK. His debut solo album Cerberus (2009) showed the influence not only of Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt, but also the haunting desert noir of The Gun Club and Thin White Rope. Now signed to the new label set up by cult magazine Bucketful Of Brains, the new album with his band The Skeleton Jive, Welcome To Inferno Valley is already picking up bucketfuls of praise.
RED HOUSE RECORDING ARTIST, SINGER-SONGWRITER AND MORE; AUSTIN, TEXAS BASED, ELIZA GILKYSON
Raised in Los Angeles, Eliza Gilkyson was born into a musical family, her father, Terry Gilkyson wrote among other songs ‘Memories Are Made Of This’ (Dean Martin, Johnny Cash), ‘The Bare Necessities’ (from the Disney film, Jungle Book), ‘Look Me Over Closely’ (White Stripes). Now, after much travelling Eliza now resides in Austin, Texas and has for the last eleven years made a succession of critically acclaimed records for Minnesota label, Red House. Starting with Hard Times In Babylon in 2000 that contains the radio favourite ‘Beauty Way’ and it was from that point her once stuttering career blossomed. Her confidence grew and her musical direction and songwriting took shape and a general purpose was struck.
Gilkyson’s impassioned songs covering social, political and environmental issues has seen her recordings joined at various occasions by such notables as Iris Dement, Patty Griffin, Slaid Cleaves, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin plus a bunch of her fellow acts at Red House. A masterful songwriter her songs are of the kind that grow in stature and as the stories gain in power of emotion every time you here them. Whether they speak of troubles of the world or reflect on personal issues shared by many and experience everyday.
You would think that seeing yourself compared to the likes of Neil Young and Leonard Cohen on a regular basis would bring you to your knees from the weight of expectations. But when it comes to Mat Gibson, he went and did the only thing, he really could do; he made an EP that, in its finest moments, easily matches both legends mentioned in beauty as well as insight into the nature of man. Shortly before the September 5th release of Forest Fire, we spoke to Mat about returning from Canada, finding his place on the booming new UK Americana scene and the fine art of heartbreaks and how he lived to tell about it.
About six weeks ago, news about a new acoustic duo started spreading through various music blogs. Not only had Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan aka The Milk Carton Kids made their debut album available for free on their website; unlike most other people, they weren't even asking for your email address in return. Today, more than 20.000 people have downloaded the album, and as if that wasn't enough, Prologue has also proven to be one of this year's most beautiful collections of music, easily worth the £10 you'd normally pay for songs this good. In this exclusive interview with one of the best new folk bands in the US, Joey Ryan tells Americana UK all about famous fans, being compared to Simon & Garfunkel and why he's deliberately trying to destroy the music business.
Interview by Soren McGuire
If there's such a thing as a Cosmic British Music, Surrey's own Two Fingers of Firewater would be its Flying Burrito Brothers. As hard to pin down as they are not to love, Two Fingers navigate smoothly between spaced out country rock and moments of pure folk beauty, or as Americana UK's own David Cowling put it in his recent 8/10 review of the album, Songs To Listen To: …think of TFOF as a huge behemoth of a threshing machine harvesting fresh ears with their sharp hooks. In this long overdue interview, Americana UK speaks to guitarist and vocalist Jon Clake about the songs, the scene and the scandals (of which there are plenty, we've been told)
So, the new record from The Felice Brothers then! Celebration, Florida seems to have some fans divided over the new approach. This hard hitting, ferocious and maybe a little Cave-esque vibe has certainly made a few stand up and listen again to the Felices. Progression or re-invention, whatever you want to call it has certainly pushed the Brothers into producing something special this time around and undoubtedly one of the most talked about records so far this year.
Constant touring and forever recording makes it near on impossible to pin down a Felice to talk to but here at A-UK we try… and we try… and try some more… and for the love of god we try! But then finally, success! David Turbeville, drummer with The Felice Brothers since the departure of Simone gave up some precious moments to have a chat with us.>
Dave Alvin…‘Music is the poor people’s therapy’ the Downey, California born and raised musician is as true an American roots act as there is walking the planet.
Formerly of the west coast hard-core rock band, The Blasters where Dave was the lead guitarist and songwriter while his elder brother, Phil fronted the band on lead vocals Alvin gives not an inch with his music. His new album, Eleven Eleven (Yep Roc) is his 11th solo album fusing blues - rock, folk country in 24 years.
After leaving the Blasters, Alvin played in the band X for a while before going solo in 1987, his debut release Romeo’s Escape was followed by a great succession of fine recordings. Ranging from Ashgrove to the album before Eleven Eleven, Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women that he made with Laurie Lewis, Nina Gerber, Christy McWilson, Cindy Cashdollar, Amy Ferris, Sarah Brown and Lisa Pankratz.
His albums Blackjack David, Ashgrove, Public Domain; Songs From The Wild Land and West Of The West have all made considerable impressions on the Americana scene. Plus, along with fellow singer-songwriter, Tom Russell he was instrumental in putting together the artists who appear on the 1995 acclaimed recording A Songwriter’s Tribute To Merle Haggard, Tulare Dust on Hightone. Splendid bandleader and all-round guitarist, singer-songwriter Alvin possesses a wonderful appetite for music and likes his music when occasion demands, loud.
In a world where the banjo is no steadily making its way back into both Americana and mainstream pop (looking in your direction here, Mumford), few people really know how to play the famed and infamous instrument to its fullest. Abigail Washburn is one of them, and on her latest album, the ambitious and absolutely gorgeous City Of Refuge, neother her banjo nor her musical style - bluegrass mixed with old time and folk - knows any boundaries. In this interview, Abigail tells us all about her style of playing, her love of Chinese folk music and, of course, hanging out with the bass player from Led Zeppelin!
Elliot Randall is the kind of singer who sounds like all the good stuff in your record collection, yet at the same time strangely unique and refreshingly new. With two acclaimed albums to his name, the 2007 solo debut, Take The Fall, last year's Caffeine & Gasoline and a new one on its way, the Bay Area troubadour is pretty much up there with the best of them. In this interview, Soren McGuire talks to the Americana UK favorite about being the Next Big Thing, hanging out with Merle Haggard and how he's almost the guy from Steely Dan.
Band photo by David Arnspiger, Traumatic.com
Having crept out of East London with her debut album ‘In Case Of Emergency’ Sukie Smith and her band Madam took quite an epic journey for her next installment ‘Gone Before Morning’. A much sought after song writer, not only amongst musicians but film makers too. Undoubtedly this is down to her unique ability to get down into the nitty, gritty, dark, earthy essentials which she has built Madam’s style on. Sukie gave up some time to talk to Americana-UK.
All set with a Strat firmly plugged in, a full rock band behind him and a burning desire to pursue something Sprinsteen-esque, Danny Wilson is back with a brand new line up and a brand new vibe for ‘Hearts & Arrows’ which is due for release any time now. Already they’ve aired the new Danny Champs with sold out shows at The Borderline and Winterlude, looks like it’s going to be a very fun year for Danny and co. The only place to meet Danny to chat about all this can only be The Champion pub on Well’s Street, all very fitting!
Hurray For The Riff Raff . . . Riding the freight train of life!
Photo by Alan Cook
Alynda Lee Segarra is the sultry, diminutive lead singer and driving force behind Loose Music’s new signing Hurray For The Riff Raff, a raggle-taggle band of freight train riders and street hustlers. Wise beyond their years, they have written some of the most haunting yet melodic tales of life and love that you will ever hear. This is raw lo-fi folksy music with a vocal to die for and a languid fiddle accompaniment that takes your breath away.
Duane Eddy, an absolute legend. 28 hit records, Grammy winner, Mojo icon, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and I got to spend some time chatting with him about his new record ‘Road Trip’ which is due for release on the 20th June. It would seem he’s had a wonderful time in the company of Richard Hawley and friends putting this record together but still very fond of the ‘good old days’ as he took me for a stroll down memory lane.
In the ancient, forgotten days before the sudden rise of the UK Americana and country rock scene, The Redlands Palomino Company were working hard alongside The Arlenes and Grand Drive, doing their best to bring Cosmic American Music to a country still recovering from the last round of retro rock bands. And then, just as they had paved the way for those walking in their footsteps, and with two acclaimed albums to their name,The Redlands went away. "Life got in the way". "People had babies and dogs to walk". "Some of us moved to Gloucestershire!" are some of the excuses you'll hear today, but in truth, the band just spent way too much time recording their new - and definitely best - album, titled 'Don't Fade'. In this interview, The Redlands tell us all about their music, bickering in the back of a van and the joys of married life. Enjoy.
Brand new to the blues, country scene with her debut album “Outside Looking In” Delta Maid takes a few moments to talk to Americana-UK. She proudly confesses a deep love for blues and country music which was inflicted on her from a young age. Would this have an affect on her for the rest of her life? Well, it would certainly seem so.
CHATHAM COUNTY LINE’S GREG READLING SPEAKS OF WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE A MEMBER OF ONE THE FINEST ACTS EVER TO COME OUT OF NORTH CAROLINA PLUS, HIS ADMIRATION FOR FELLOW STATESPERSON, SINGER-SONGWRITER TIFT MERRITT.
Chatham County Line have toured mainland Europe, the UK and Ireland where they took the Carlsberg Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival in 2008 by storm but performed on the Jools Holland Show. And been asked back again in most cases.
In a not so distant past, Leicester's The Havenots were among the absolutely best we had to offer in alt.country. In the void that followed the initial demise of The Rockingbirds (and which would last until the Americana boom, we're lucky to be experiencing now), The Havenots, together with The Arlenes, were, simply put, alt.country royalty. But all good things come to and end, and so did The Havenots. Now, as Liam Dullaghan return to the UK scene with his beautiful and remarkable solo debut, Making History, he might just be about to do so, if this album gets the praise it so rightfully deserve. We took the opportunity to have a good talk with Liam about breaking up The Havenots, his new record, and why, for the first time in his career, he's as close to being happy as possible.
Despite being somewhere in his thirties, Kasey Anderson is among the last of a dying breed of soulful, blue-collared, gravel voiced poets. Just about as true as they come, Kasey Anderson sounds like he was born with a heartache, a man doomed to spend his life in the dark corners of middle-America, yet blessed with an amazing voice and a gift for writing the kind of songs that made Steve Earle famous twenty years ago. As his fifth album, Heart of a Dog, keeps racking in the great reviews, we sent Kasey a bunch of questions to find out just why heartbreak has made this bloke from the Pacific Northwest one of the best songwriters in the world today.
When Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter released their debut album Reckless Burning in 2002, it was the finest set of songs we'd heard this side of Patsy Cline. But that was ten years ago, and as it quickly became obvious, neither Jesse or her band (first and foremost including Phil Wandscher, famous for being the other co-founder of Whiskeytown) were intent on settling for being just the next big alt.country thing. So they began hanging out with drone-rock bands such as Boris and doom-rockers SunnO))), the slow burning sounds of their timeless, romantic country songs making way for riffs that would make even Led Zeppelin look up, and today, as they return with their fourth album, Marble Son, Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter prove themselves either the most folky band in heavy rock, or the loudest band in folk music. In two days, they will start their short UK tour, so we caught up with Jesse for a chat about her recent move to Iowa, the joys of having the Fleet Foxes hang out in your back yard, and why it's completely okay to have Phil sign your Whiskeytown-record after the gig.
Carrie Elkin's new album, Call It My Garden, pretty much has instant folk classic written all over it. Not only was it recorded in Americana UK favorite, Sam Baker's house in Austin, featuring the who's who of the next generation of Texas-legends (AJ Roach, Danny Schmidt, Nels Andrews and The Band of Heathens' Colin Brooks to name but a few) - it also offers some of the most beautiful songs we've heard this side of Emmylou Harris. As Carrie Elkin prepares for her upcoming tour of the UK, starting next week in Hempstead, we spoke to her about, among other things, the joys of sharing your bed with another folk singer and why she insists on her putting herself in a vulnerable place night after night.
No Depression recently called Brian Wright's new album, House On Fire, "the best album you don't own". While the fine folks over in Seattle might be our competition, they also know good songwriters when they see them, giving the L.A troubadour and close friend of our own Tom McRae a well deserved mention. So now we're intent on doing the exactly same, calling House On Fire the best record you should own by now, especially since it's just been given a proper release by the legendary Sugar Hill Records. Who also know good songwriters when they see them...
As super groups often go, most usually tend to collapse within the first couple of years, crushed under the weight of three or four giant egos stuffed in the same room for more or less artistic reasons. But in the case of Denver's Dust On The Breakers, there really aren't any egos to be dealt with, just three men and a bunch of their friends who all happen to come from some pretty big Americana bands. Featuring - and let's be honest here - lesser known members of Denver bands such as The Czars, Crooked Fingers and b.diddle, and drawing on contributions from people from 16 Horsepower, The Fray and others, Dust On The Breakers are taking gothic Americana to new levels. In this interview, Americana UK speaks to core members Jeff Linsenmaier, Tim Hussman and Jeff Davenport about their debut ep, American Reclamation, the difference between being a band and a side project and what it's like not having a famous lead singer taking up most of the spotlight.
Interview by Soren McGuire and John Hawes