New Release – Wilderness Road by James Hodder

James Hodder is a songwriter from Kent (England) who fuses Folk and Americana influences with bittersweet lyrics and storytelling. Since the release of his debut album, ‘In The Beginning’, he’s been honing his craft on the live circuit and playing for a variety of audiences around the UK. “I’m excited to be releasing my newContinue reading “New Release – Wilderness Road by James Hodder”

In the spotlight: Dust City Opera

Dust City Opera is an eccentric rock band from the deserts of New Mexico, consisting of Paul Hunton (vocals, guitar, songwriter), Clara Byom (clarinet, accordion, keys), Travis Rourk (trombone), Scott Brewer (bass), and Dave Purcell (drums). They entwine strands of grunge, gothic country, punk, folk, and rock as the soundtrack to stories steeped in cosmicContinue reading “In the spotlight: Dust City Opera”

New Release – Elemental (album) by Rī Wolf

After spending the last 14 years as a collegiate track and field coach in Texas and almost 9 years away from music, Rī Wolf (USA) is bursting back into the music scene with a Grass Roots Americana sound reminiscent of a West Texas Troubadour making his way back home. Rī’s debut radio single ‘Hurricane’ launchedContinue reading “New Release – Elemental (album) by Rī Wolf”

New Release – Hurricane by Rī Wolf with Carmen Bruno

After spending the last 14 years as a collegiate track and field coach in Texas and almost 9 years away from music, Rī Wolf is bursting back into the music scene with a Grass Roots Americana sound reminiscent of a West Texas Troubadour making his way back home. For his upcoming release ‘Hurricane’ Rī WolfContinue reading “New Release – Hurricane by Rī Wolf with Carmen Bruno”

New Release – Let it Lie by Trailerhawk

Stick a pin in a map somewhere between the California hills, Motor City and Nashville,and there you’ll find Trailerhawk. Blasting out haunted melodies, country-soakedAmericana and jagged rock n’ roll, this band digs at the roots of a rich, southern sound. The five-piece band with their incomparable singer Carmen Bruno​ will release a new track ‘Let it Lie’Continue reading “New Release – Let it Lie by Trailerhawk”

The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Louis and the Shakes

Interview with Louis and the Shakes: ‘It’s such an appropriate song after a year of lockdown’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist Earlier this month, London-based bluesy rock band, Louis and the Shakes, released the first single, ‘How Badly Do You Want It?’ from their upcoming album of the same name, a boisterous, anthemicContinue reading “The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Louis and the Shakes”

The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Pin Stripes

by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist http://www.inthebucketplaylist.com Interview with Pin Stripes: ‘Photographs are like a slice of time, it’s the same with a song’ Lidköping, Sweden-based Americana duo, Pin Stripes, brought out their second album, These Dark Streets, last month and are now working on a new album that is taking them back toContinue reading “The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Pin Stripes”

Lean’s pick: A Little Love by Jack Francis

This Jack Francis is definitely NOT the singer, YouTuber and Instagram Influencer with the tattooed face, who’s friends with Billie Elish. ‘My’ Jack Francis is a long haired a folk/americana singer-songwriter with an acoustic guitar from Southampton (UK). He has already played at some major UK festivals such as the Isle of Wight and StoneContinue reading “Lean’s pick: A Little Love by Jack Francis”