Meanwhile, out in Nashville…
Jonny Fritz and Hurray For The Riff Raff aren’t the only ones to be playing the showcase surrounding this year’s Americana Music Awards.
Peter Bruntnell has flown over and begun accumulating band members in preparation for two shows at the AMAs, the first being at High Watt Friday 8pm, the second at The Grove for the Bootleg BBQ at 12.30 on Saturday afternoon. And his band? Founding member of Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt, drummer Mike Heidorn with former Son Volt guitarist, Dave Boquist on bass. So that’ll be good.
Treetop Flyers will be playing The Basement at 10pm on Friday as well as the Bootleg BBQ at 2.45pm on Saturday and they’re never less than excellent, so if you’re in Nashville this weekend, that’s where you should be heading.
Find UK tour dates for Treetop Flyers and Peter Bruntnell at loosemusic.com/live.
Alynda Lee Segarra has taken on the duty of being 6 Music DJ, Huey Morgan’s, new “don of Sharing Is Caring” – a weekly feature on Huey’s BBC Radio show.
Visit the BBC iPlayer to hear Alynda discuss her chosen track on yesterday’s show, then, in the words of the BBC website, “Alynda Lee from Hurray For The Riff Raff continues her amazing stint as Huey’s don of Sharing Is Caring” for the following five shows, Sunday afternoons from 1pm.
For those of you lucky enough to be heading off to Austin next week for this year’s SXSW, here’s a handy schedule of where and when you can catch Hurray For The Riff Raff, Jonny Fritz and Peter Bruntnell. Do also keep an eye out for Deer Tick, who will no doubt be putting in a couple of appearances, as will Dawes, who will be playing at all of these places.
Following on from the success of their visit to the UK last year, it seems we couldn’t bring them back soon enough. The band will also be paying their first ever visit to Ireland, kicking things off with two nights at the fantastic Kilkenny Roots Festival, playing alongside Loose favourites such as John Murry, John Grant and Phosphorescent.
03 May – Kilkenny Roots Festival
04 May – Kilkenny Roots Festival
06 May – Limerick, Locke Bar
07 May – Dublin, Wheelans
09 May – Oswestry, The Ironworks
10 May – Oxford, Bullingdon Arms
11 May – Winchester, The Railway
12 May – Brighton, Green Door Store
13 May – London, The Lexington
15 May – Glasgow, Pivo Pivo
16 May – Newcastle, The Cluny 2
17 May – Stockton On Tees, Georgian Theatre
18 May – Manchester, The Castle
19 May – Nottingham, The Maze
20 May – Liverpool, Mello Mello
You may well be aware of the band’s previous brief appearances in the HBO TV series, Treme, but this time they’re very much Hurray For The Riff Raff. Check out this clip, taken from the Season 3 premiere, which aired in the US last week. Pretty cool.