The Death of Genres & The Growth of Country

On Friday I attended a panel discussion organised by the Country Music Association (CMA). The speakers outlined some compelling statistics to show the growth of Country music in the UK. 39% of UK adults listen to Country music 30% started listening to Country music in the past 5 years 64% of new listeners are UK

Artist of The Week. Jeremy Tuplin

Singer-songwriter Jeremy Tuplin packed his bags for a musical journey, which saw him swap Somerset for the bright lights of London. With influences ranging from country folk to American blues, Tuplin’s music has a lulling complexity and a simplistic, lo-fi finish. Already making waves in the London acoustic scene, Tuplin is well on his way

Band Of The Week. Black River Wild

‘ Black River Wild are a four piece from London consisting of Blake Robson (Vocals & Guitar), Miranda Lewis (Cello) Ashley Hallinan (Drums) and Greg Bracken (Bass & Guitar). Some of you might remember that Blake played a solo set for us at last year’s inaugural #RCMHangout Festival. BRW have just released their debut five

Artist Of The Week. Jon Kenzie

Mancunian singer-songwriter Jon Kenzie intertwines classic country, edgy blues and Northern Soul into his layered and unique folk music. Maturity and sophistication is always present, as if Kenzie had spent decades performing. It is this impression of mastery and precision that gives his sound its immediate amiability and moves him away from most everything else

First Signs Of Love No. 79. Floorboy Feat. Jess Morgan – River’s End

Neatly tucked away in Norfolk’s only city is a singer-songwriter whose music deserves your ears. Meet ‘Floorboy‘ AKA Jim Smith. It’s hard to question how effective one acoustic guitar can be. No production, no falsities, no need; Just honest music at it’s most exposed. Taken from the Yellow Roses EP, this is River’s End. ‘River’s