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Welcome to AmericanaFest UK 2021! On behalf of the Board it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 6th annual AmericanaFest UK & the UK Americana Awards. Not our usual event in our Hackney venues for reasons I do not need to explain, but none the less we bring two days of wonderful international showcasing, and the awards which are an indication of the artists, albums and songs that really made an impression during 2020 and the recognition of those who were brave enough to still release music during a time when they knew they could not gig and tour. After much deliberation the Board decided late last summer to go ahead and plan an online event, not something any of us had experience in doing, but we are delighted to share that colleagues from across the industry were happy to reach out with advice on what had worked for them and what hadn’t the community across the Americana & Folk world is stronger than ever and that gave us the courage to move forward with our plans for the event. Once again we are thrilled to welcome Guest Showcase hosts; our now established partners CIMA, PEI, Thirty Tigers and YepRoc are joined this year by Come Hear North Carolina, Loose Records and Sounds Australia, we even have a special Happy Hour coming from East Nashville courtesy of The Wild Ponies. We are more excited than ever by this year's line up 90 artists over two nights across two stages on our specially designed festival website. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the artists who applied; there are so many talented members that it was a difficult task for our selection committee this year. We hope to find other opportunities for many of you to be part of over the coming year. Whatever this year brings, we will keep looking out for you because being a member of AMA-UK is also being part of the journey the genre is making, growing stronger every year even during this difficult time for the wider industry. In keeping with our commitment to a number of important causes, I am proud to say that we have fully realised our Keychange pledge for the fourth year running, with a minimum 50/50 gender balance across all areas of our event. We also signed the Music Declares Emergency pledge last year and we have held that in our minds during the planning for this event. Our Gala Awards night will look a little different than usual, but we hope you will rise to the occasion and get your best red carpet outfits on, pour your favourite drink and celebrate along with us. There are lots of ways to be involved with the virtual red carpet and the after party bar - read on to find out more. So… as usual alongside the member-voted awards, this year we have eight special awards, which you can read about in the following pages, once again celebrating exactly what makes this genre so special with wonderful recipients from every corner of the Americana genre. As well as the Emerging Artist Award, Best Selling Americana Album and our Grassroots Award, the Board selected a UK artist for the Lifetime

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Achievement Award and the Trailblazer Award. For 2021 we introduce a special Songwriter Legacy Award to honour John Prine. We also have International Trailblazer and International Life Time Achievement Awards to honour artists from outside the UK who have helped shape the genre to what it is today. We are proud to also be including a tribute show to the legendary John Prine and to share our most recent community songwriting workshop that this time brought AMA-UK members together with staff from the NHS to write songs about the incredibly difficult and emotional year they have had in 2020. Once again we thank our membership for their commitment to the nomination and voting process for the seven member voted awards, these are your awards and we are glad you take this process so seriously. We feel proud that the nominees and winners are decided and voted for by the membership. So this just leaves me to share the Board's heartfelt congratulations to the nominees, all of them worthy winners. We hope you have a really special three days.

Stevie Smith CEO AMA-UK

Thank you... We can’t thank our sponsors enough as without them this whole event would simply not be happening. We treasure the support we get from so many in the industry. Welcome to our new sponsors and big thanks to those who have been on this journey with us from the start - please take a moment over the next few days to visit the sponsor banner and click through to their websites. On behalf of the Board I extend a huge thanks to our amazing event team who have gone beyond the call of duty to be inventive and learn new tricks to pull off this event - thanks to our production and event manager Renae Brown - Arby Projects, to our brand and event consultant Romano Sidoli, our social media and design manager Lucy Powell, the event producers Mark Lewis and Thomas Dibb - The Northern Cowboys, our event website developer Leon Nockolds, awards show producer Miles Myerscough-Harris plus our wonderful awards host Bob Harris OBE, NHS songwriting film producer Georgie d’Albiac, and to our CFO Ian Thomas for keeping the numbers under control. And thank you to the Chair of our Board Lynne Best, all the Board Members and Ambassador Board for their support and having trust in me to do this job!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 UK AMERICANA AWARDS NOMINEES

AMERICAN AQUARIUM International Album of the Year “Lamentations”

STEVE EARLE International Trailblazer Award

LILLY HIATT International Song of the Year “Brightest Star”

THE SECRET SISTERS International Song of the Year “Hand Over My Heart”


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OFFICIAL SHOWCASES CHURCH OF ROSWELL • DAISY CHUTE • DAN BETTRIDGE • DECLAN O'ROURKE DELILA BLACK • DUSTBOWL REVIVAL • EDDY SMITH & THE 507 • EMMA SWIFT • GOOD LOVELIES HANNAH WHITE • JAMES RILEY • JAIMEE HARRIS • JOSH O'KEEFE • JOSHUA BURNSIDE • JUDY BLANK KAREN JONAS • KATIE PRUITT • KYSHONA • LARKIN POE • LAUREN HOUSLEY • LOGAN LEDGER MASSY FERGUSON • MEGAN O'NEILL • MISTY RIVER • OUR MAN IN THE FIELD • PETER BRUNTNELL ROSEANNE REID • RUTHIE COLLINS • SAM COE • SARAH POTENZA • SOUTHERN AVENUE THE HANGING STARS • THE MARRIAGE • THE NORTHERN BELLE • THE WANDERING HEARTS TRUE STRAYS • THE WAR AND TREATY • WILD PONIES • + A SPECIAL GUEST

GUEST HOSTS LOOSE RECORDS SHOWCASE

CLOSE UP PRESENTED BY SOUNDS AUSTRALIA

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS, DANNY GEORGE WILSON, GILL LANDRY, ISRAEL NASH, JIM WHITE, JOANA SERRAT, NATIVE HARROW, THE HANDSOME FAMILY, TREETOP FLYERS

ANDREW FARRISS, BECCY COLE, CHARLIE COLLINS, DAN SULTAN, FANNY LUMSDEN, FENN WILSON, SAIJE, TRACY MCNEIL, TROY CASSAR-DALEY

NORTH CAROLINA COME HEAR NC / VISIT NC STAGE HOSTED BY DAVID MENCONI: AMERICAN AQUARIUM, ARNOLD RICHARDSON, CHATHAM COUNTY LINE, HAMILTONES, JIM LAUDERDALE, JIMMY VIPPERMAN, LAKOTA JOHN, MIPSO, RISSI PALMER

THIRTY TIGERS ## STORYTELLERS

BRENT COBB, CHARLEY CROCKETT, DARLINGSIDE DIANA DEMUTH, EMILY BARKER, IDA MAE, JASON ISBELL (AND THE 400 UNIT), LUCERO, ROBERT VINCENT, THE MAVERICKS, TRE BURT

MUSIC PEI SHOWCASE

YEP ROC RECORDS SHOWCASE

CORY GALLANT, GORDIE MACKEENMAN & HIS RHYTHM BOYS, HAUNTED HEARTS, LAWRENCE MAXWELL

CHUCK PROPHET, GRANT LEE PHILLIPS, MICHAELA ANNE

Tickets: bitly.com/AMAUK21 Tickets valid for two weeks

*includes access to UK Americana Awards 28th Jan

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Registration YOUR GUIDE TO AMERICANAFEST UK 2021 We are so excited to welcome you to the first ever online edition of AmericanaFest UK. We have built a special digital festival website for you to enjoy for the duration of the event AND for two weeks afterwards so you can check back in and watch anything you might have missed! You can use your login details to come back to the festival to watch performances on demand for up to two weeks after the event has finished. Access to performances will finish at midnight on the 11th February 2021.

How to join the event LOGGING IN 1. Copy your DICE access code received by SMS or email and follow the link to americanafestuk.com/virtual-wristband 2. Sign up for an AmericanaFest UK account by filling in your details (same email used for your ticket!) and clicking submit 3. You will then be asked to enter your access code - paste it here 4. You're in! If you need to buy your ticket, please click the buy tickets button and follow instructions to pay and access the site. If you didn't receive your access code from DICE please get in touch with their customer service team who will be happy to help out. If you're having other issues logging in please email events@theamauk.org We recommend you go through the Sign Up / Log In process on the AmericanaFest UK microsite as soon as possible in order to collect your virtual wristband for the event. Once you do this you will be able to explore the site and view the schedule in advance, as well as information/links for the artists performing at the festival. This should help you to plan your schedule and avoid missing out on artists you'd like to watch! We request that you collect your virtual wristband no later than Sunday 24th January.

CASTING TO YOUR TELEVISION Using a HDMI cable: 1. Login to the festival site on your phone AND on your laptop 2. Once you are logged in on your laptop connect your HDMI cable to the laptop and the other end into your television & click source > HDMI on your TV 3. Your laptop should now be mirrored to your TV - click the little full screen mode icon in the bottom corner of the video to stretch the performance across your whole TV 4. Exit full screen mode to switch between stages and repeat to view full screen 5. Participate in the live chat using your phone while watching on your TV

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Using Google Chromecast: 1. Follow this instructions video 2. Participate in the live chat using your phone while watching on your TV Using Apple TV: 1. If you have an Apple TV, you can simply screen share from your Apple device

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SWITCHING BETWEEN STAGES 1. Click on stage 1 or stage 2 at any point to switch stages 2. You cannot fast forward the performances but will be able to watch on demand once the performance has finished for two weeks following the event.

AmericanaFest UK: Staying Connected = Staying Respectful The AMA UK wants everyone joining us for AmericanaFest UK to have a wonderful experience using the digital festival site and that includes the live chat. We will have a few moderators keeping an eye on things but please remember the following rules: 1. Disrespectful, offensive or foul language against other attendees or towards artists in the live chat will not be tolerated and you will be removed and blocked from the event. 2. Everyone is in the same boat, watching along from the comfort of their own homes. You don’t need to worry about getting to the front of a crowd or queues for bars. Sit back, relax and treat everyone in the live chat with respect. There is always someone on the other side of your screen. 3. On that note, everyone is trying to chill while watching AmericanaFest UK so please refrain from posting spam or any unauthorised marketing in the chat. We know your product is a game changer but this is not the place to shout about it. Any spam messages will be removed by moderators. If you have any concerns or issues throughout the event please email events@theamauk.org and the team will come back to you as soon as possible.

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Make sure you join the AMA UK Zoombar at the end of each evening for that post-gig tipple and chat. The link to join will be posted in the live chat each night.

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Showcase Festival Day 1: Tuesday 26th Jan

Stage 1 #SAVEOURVENUES The MVT stage

20:00 Thirty Tigers #Storytellers Showcase

17:30 Daisy Chute daisychute.com Next / Current release: Flower of Scotland Management: Daisy Chute Bookings: Ray Jones (Talentbanq) 17:45 Eddy Smith & the 507 eddysmithmusic.com Next / Current release: A Little Too Late: Part 2

18:00 The Marriage wethemarriage.com Next / Current release: Imagining Sunsets Management: Dave Burn or Kirsten Adamson Bookings: Dave Burn or Kirsten Adamson PR: Lizzie Evans (Evans Above PR) 18:30 Lauren Housley laurenhousley.com Next / Current release: Girl From The North Management: Thomas Dibb Bookings: Mark Kelly (Strada) PR: Claire Horton

Charley Crockett charleycrockett.com Next / Current release: Welcome To Hard Times Management: The Next Waltz / Mandy Chase Bookings: Beth Morton PR: Rob Krauser Darlingside darlingside.com Current release: Fish Pond Fish Management: Eric Jones Bookings: ATC Live PR: Claire Horton Diana Demuth facebook.com/dianademuthmusic Next / Current release: Misadventure Management: Simone Felice Bookings: Pete Nash @ WME

19:30 Ruthie Collins ruthiecollinsmusic.com Next / Current release: Cold Comfort Management: Erin Anderson PR: Luke Roberts

Emily Barker emilybarker.com Next / Current release: A Dark Murmuration of Words Management: Howard Mills Bookings: Paul Fenn PR: Barbara Charone Ida Mae idamaemusic.com Next / Current release: Raining For You Management: Britti Phillips Bookings: Elizabeth Holdforth PR: Joe Sivick Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit jasonisbell.com Current release: Reunions Management: Thirty Tigers Management Bookings: James Alderman @Freetrade Agency

21:45 Katie Pruitt katiepruitt.com Next / Current release: Expectations Management: Neal Dahlgren Bookings: Paradigm PR: Regina Joskow

Lucero luceromusic.com Next / Current release: When You Found Me Management: Brian Schwartz / Rachel Miller Bookings: WME PR: All Eyes Media

22:00 The Northern Belle thenorthernbelle.no Next / Current release: We Wither, We Bloom Management: Stine Andreassen Bookings: Anita Halmøy Wisløff PR: Sweetheart PR 22:30 Emma Swift emmaswift.com Next / Current release: Blonde on the Tracks Management: Emma Swift PR: Rachel Silver

Robert Vincent robertvincentmusic.com Next / Current release: In This Town You're Owned Bookings: Adrian Basketfield PR: A.Gent PR The Mavericks themavericksband.com Next / Current release: En Español Bookings: APA Agency PR: Thirty Tigers

23:00 Massy Ferguson massyfergusonband.com Next / Current release: Great Divides Management: Ethan Anderson Bookings: Alex Steininger PR: Pati Devries (Devious Planet)

Tre Burt treburt.com Next / Current release: Caught It From The Rye Management: Shawna Cooper Bookings: High Road Touring & Sedate Bookings PR: Daniel Cooper

19:00 Our Man In The Field Omitf.com Next / Current release: The Company Of Strangers Management: Alex Ellis

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Brent Cobb brentcobbmusic.com Next / Current release: Keep 'Em On They Toes Management: Hannahkohl Almire Bookings: Keith Levy PR: Asha Goodman

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19:15 Music PEI Guest Showcase

Stage 2 The Hackney Venues Stage

Cory Gallant corygallantmusic.com Next / Current release: Welcome to My World Management: TR Entertainment Bookings: Trisha Richardson PR: TR Entertainment Gordie MacKeenman & His Rhythm Boys gordiemackeeman.com Next / Current release: Dreamland Management: Gordie MacKeeman Bookings: Terry O'Brien PR: Will McCarthy Haunted Hearts facebook.com/weallhavehauntedhearts Current release: Coming May 2021 Management: Dennis Ellsworth Bookings: Christine Dube (Canada only) PR: Sarah Jamer - Syrup Factory

17:45 Sam Coe samcoemusic.com Next / Current release: Comeback Queen Management: Sam Coe 18:00 Josh O'Keefe joshokeefe.com Next / Current release: Bloomin' Josh Okeefe Management: Cora Carpenter 18:15 Dan Bettridge danbettridge.com Next / Current release: Asking For Trouble Management: Dan Bettridge 18:45 Hannah White hannahwhitemusic.com Next / Current release: Paper Blue Records Management: Graham Jackson Bookings: Graham Jackson PR: Keiron Marshall 20:45 Roseanne Reid roseannereid.com Next / Current release: The Horticulture E.P. Management: Iain Snodgrass Bookings: Paul Fenn (Asgard) PR: Federica Furlotti

Lawrence Maxwell lawrencemaxwell.com Next / Current release: Almost Natural Management: Max Koughan

21:45 Music Export Canada presents “Canadian Blast” guest showcase

21:15 Church of Roswell churchofroswell.com Next / Current release: Here Comes Church Of Roswell Management: Peter Shurkin PR: Catherine Snead

AHI ahimusic.com Next / Current release: In Our Time Management: Ahkinoah Izarh Bookings: Julien Paquin PR: Jim Flammia Carmanah carmanahband.ca Current release: Iris Management: Stephen Franke Bookings: Grant Paley Julian Taylor juliantaylormusic.ca Next / Current release: The Ridge Management: Evon Bailey Bookings: Ralph James PR: Krista Mettler Les Hay Babies leshaybabies.com Next / Current release: Boîte aux lettre Management: Sonia Cesaratto Bookings: Bonsound (Canada) PR: Sonia Cesaratto Terra Lightfoot terralightfoot.com Next / Current release: Consider The Speed Management: Tim Potocic Bookings: Julien Paquin PR: Lizzie Evans The East Pointers eastpointers.ca Next / Current release: Yours To Break Management: Tim Des Islets Bookings: Steve Butler (Canada) PR: Samantha Pickard (Canada)

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Jim White jimwhitemusic.net Next / Current release: Misfit's Jubilee Bookings: Primary Talent PR: Loose Music

22:45 Loose Records Guest Showcase Courtney Marie Andrews courtneymarieandrews.com Next / Current release: Old Flowers Management: Tom & Haley @ Friendly Announcer Bookings: CAA & Belmont Bookings PR: Loose Music / Chalk Agency

Joana Serrat facebook.com/JoanaSerrat Next / Current release: Dripping Springs PR: Loose Music

Danny George Wilson dannyandthechamps.com Next / Current release: Brilliant Light Management: Howard Mills Bookings: Phil Simpson PR: Tom Bridgewater

Native Harrow nativeharrow.com Next / Current release: Closeness Management: Stephen Harms Bookings: Beth Morton PR: Tom Bridgewater The Handsome Family ++ handsomefamily.com Next / Current release: Hollow Bookings: Rupert Orton PR: Loose Records

Gill Landry gilllandrymusic.com Next / Current release: Skeleton at the Banquet Management: Argyll Lind Bookings: Rupert Orton (Punk Rock Blues) PR: Loose Music Israel Nash israelnash.com Next / Current release: Topaz Management: Dave Grazynski Bookings: Paul Boswell

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Artist, Industry, Supporter or Patron... Which Membership Is Right For You? We know the Americana world is made up of so much more than just the music makers; we would be nothing without the army of industry professionals and dedicated supporters of the genre who take part in countless other ways. That’s why we have memberships aimed at everyone comitted to and involved in the Americana scene. All membership levels offer full nominating and voting rights, a key pillar of the UK Americana Awards.

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Treetop Flyers treetopflyers.co.uk Next / Current release: Old Habits Management: Treetop Flyers PR: Loose Music


Providing professional musicians with a lifetime of support when it’s needed most Helpmusicians.org.uk Official charity partner of the Americana Music Awards 2021 Registered Charity No.228089


“NOTHING DEFINES A PLACE LIKE ITS MUSIC SCENE” MDSG are award-winning experts in helping brands connect People with Music in iconic Places.

Our recent work has included high profile musical collaborations, with partners such as F1, Spotify, Brewdog, O2 Network, Austin City Limits, Grillstock and Black Deer Festivals and headline sponsorships of the NME Awards and AmericanaFest. We are first and foremost music lovers and frequent flyers and it’s that passion which has allowed us to create so many unique platforms, showcasing the intrinsic link between travel and live music. So, whether it’s working with Costa Rica, Queensland or New York - or with legendary Americana music states such as Texas, South Carolina and Kentucky, we specialise in bringing together our partners to share their unique stories and music, in a truly engaging and original way.

To chat with us about potential collaborations please contact Kevin Harris on: 07739 258815 or email: Kevin@MDSG.eu Image kindly provided by Adam Bentley from Unsplash


Showcase Festival Day 2: Wednesday 27th Jan

Stage 1 #SAVEOURVENUES The MVT stage

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20:30 Yep Roc Records Guest Showcase Chuck Prophet chuckprophet.com Next / Current release: The Land That Time Forgot Management: Chris Metzler Bookings: Chris Metzler PR: Partisan PR - Peter Hall

17:30 DeLila Black delilablack.com Next / Current release: Routine Management: DeLila Black

Grant Lee Phillips grantleephillips.com Next / Current release: Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff Management: Thomas Manzi Umbrella Group Management Bookings: Paul McGivern at Pitch & Smith Ltd PR: Lellie Capwell

17:45 James Riley jamesrileymusic.com Next / Current release: Transatlantica Management: Philip Tennant

Michaela Anne michaelaanne.com Current release: Desert Dove Management: Jimmy Rhine Bookings: Frank Riley PR: Lellie Capwell

18:00 True Strays truestrays.com Next / Current release: Heart of the Matter Management: James Cameron Bookings: Henry Matthews

22:30 Wild Ponies Happy Hour by DreamersNashville

18:30 Judy Blank judyblank.com Next / Current release: Morning Tapes Management: Stijn Buist Bookings: Gijs Cals (Sedate) PR: V2 Records

Jaimee Harris jaimeeharris.com Next / Current release: The Congress House Sessions Management: Jaimee Harris Bookings: Craig Grossman

19:00 The Hanging Stars thehangingstars.com Next / Current release: A New Kind of Sky Management: James Tapp Bookings: Gijs Cals (Sedate) PR: James Tapp 19:30 The Wandering Hearts facebook.com/thewanderinghearts Next / Current release: Wild Silence Management: Teresa Raeburn - Major Influence

Kyshona kyshona.com Next / Current release: Listen Management: Kyshona Armstrong Bookings: David Salada PR: Susan Hubbard Sarah Potenza sarahpotenza.net Current release: Road to Rome Management: Sarah Potenza PR: Mike Earshot Media

20:00 Larkin Poe larkinpoe.com Next / Current release: Self Made Man Management: Peter Leak and Anna Pearson Bookings: David Sullivan-Kaplan PR: William Luff 21:30 Dustbowl Revival dustbowlrevival.com Next / Current release: Is It You, Is It Me Management: Jeff DeLia Bookings: Chris Wade PR: Gary Levermore 22:00 Karen Jonas karenjonasmusic.com Next / Current release: The Southwest Sky and Other Dreams Management: Tim Bray PR: Jeremy Verrall/At the Helm PR

Wild Ponies wildponies.net Next / Current release: Galax Bookings: Jim Walker

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Showcase Festival Day 2: Wednesday 27th Jan

Stage 2 The Hackney Venues Stage

19:30 Come Hear NC / Visit NC Guest Showcase

17:30 Megan O'Neill megan-oneill.com Next / Current release: Getting Comfortable with Uncertainty Management: Megan O'Neill Bookings: Phyllis Belezos

American Aquarium americanaquarium.com Next / Current release: Lamentations Management: Red Light Management Bookings: Red 11 Music PR: Jim Flammia, Karen Wiessen / All Eyes Media

17:45 Misty River mistyrivermusic.com Next / Current release: Promises Management: Carmen Phelan PR: Chris Latham

Arnold Richardson

18:00 Joshua Burnside joshuaburnside.com Next / Current release: Into The Depths of Hell Management: Francesca O'Connor Bookings: Henry Matthews PR: Ben Magee

Chatham County Line chathamcountyline.com Current release: Strange Fascination Management: Bonfire Music Group Bookings: Belmont Bookings

18:30 Peter Bruntnell peterbruntnell.net Next / Current release: Journey to the sun Management: Peter Bruntnell

Hamiltones watchtheton3s.com Next / Current release: 1964 Management: Damien Ruffin Bookings: BookTheTon3s@gmail.com

19:00 Declan O'Rourke declanorourke.com Next / Current release: Arrivals Management: Suzanne Doyle Bookings: Angie Rance, United Talent Agency PR: Claire Horton 20:30 Good Lovelies goodlovelies.com Next / Current release: Shapeshifters Management: Tim Des Islets - Noisemaker Bookings: Bob Paterson BPA Live PR: Lizzie Evans 21:00 The War and Treaty thewarandtreaty.com Next / Current release: Hearts Town Management: Red Light Management Bookings: WME PR: Regina Joskow

Jimmy Vipperman Management: Jim Vipperman vipsviolins@surry.net

Lakota John lakotajohn.com Next / Current release: The Winds of Time Management: Lakota John

21:30 Logan Ledger loganledgermusic.com Next / Current release: Logan Ledger (self-titled) Management: Britti Phillips Bookings: Beth Morton

Mipso mipsomusic.com Next / Current release: Mipso Management: hatchery 17 Bookings: WME PR: Rounder Records

22:00 Secret Set

Rissi Palmer rissipalmermusic.com Next / Current release: Revival Management: Rissi Palmer

22:30 Southern Avenue southernavenuemusic.com Next / Current release: Keep On Management: General Musica LLC. - J.Schwartz Bookings: Beth Morton PR: Matthew Amoroso

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Jim Lauderdale jimlauderdalemusic.com Next / Current release: When Carolina Comes Home Again Management: Jermey Dylan- Potts Entertainment Bookings: Paul Fenn - Asgar PR: Lellie Capwell / Yep Roc Music Group

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Showcase Festival Day 2: Wednesday 27th Jan Stage 2 The Hackney Venues Stage

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Dan Sultan dansultan.com Next / Current release: Nali & Friends Bookings: Harbour Agency PR: Liberation Fanny Lumsden fannylumsden.net Next / Current release: Fallow PR: Red Dirt Records

23:00 “Close Up” presented by Sounds Australia

Fenn Wilson facebook.com/fennwilsonmusic Next / Current release: Ghost Heroin Management: Carolyn @ Penney and Logan Andrew Farriss andrewfarriss.com Next / Current release: Love Makes the World Bookings: Steve White PR: BMG

Saije saijemusic.com Next / Current release: Kindred Management: SaijeMusic@gmail.com

Beccy Cole beccycole.com Next / Current release: Lioness Management: info@beccycole.com

Tracy McNeil tracymcneil.com Next / Current release: You Be The Lighting Management: Tracy McNeil Bookings: Canyon Bookings PR: Jo Corbett Publicity

Charlie Collins charliecollinsmusic.com Next / Current release: Snowpine Management: Mirror Music Group Bookings: Village Sounds

Troy Cassar-Daley troycassardaley.com.au Next / Current release: I Love This Place Management: management@troycassardaley.com.au Bookings: The Harbour Agency PR: Song Music - Shelley Lee

ZOOM BAR AMAUK AMERICANAFEST UK 2021

It’s a wrap! Join us after all the showcases have finished, for a tipple and chat at the AMA-UK zoom bar. The link to join will be posted in the live chat at the end of the show.

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RESERVOIR MEDIA

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 UK AMERICANA AWARDS NOMINEES INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS UK ARTIST OF THE YEAR LAURA MARLING INTERNATIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR “HAND OVER MY HEART” THE SECRET SISTERS UK ALBUM OF THE YEAR SONG FOR OUR DAUGHTER LAURA MARLING INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR OLD FLOWERS COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR LAMENTATIONS AMERICAN AQUARIUM


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Day 3: Thursday 28th Jan

18:00-18:40 NHS Songwriting workshop

19:00-19:45 John Prine Tribute show

Following on with our new tradition of community projects as part of AmericanaFest UK, we wanted to recognise and celebrate our beloved NHS. Six of our artist members teamed up with six NHS staff to turn their 2020 experiences into songs. It turned out to be a highly rewarding and emotional experience for all involved - we have made a short film to document how this all happened over a period of 4 weeks in December 2020 and January 2021.

John Prine is the recipient of the Songwriters Legacy Award - this award was designed specially in his honour this year, after we tragically lost him to COVID 19. His songs and music will live on forever and, with this tribute show, UK artists share why his songs mean so much to us and Americana music. It features a very special performance from his sons, Jack and Tommy Prine.

20:00-22:00 UK Americana Awards presented by Bob Harris, OBE Although not our usual gala awards, we are proud of the special show we have created for you. It has the most important element of this genre at its heart, the song! We hope you enjoy this wonderful night presented by the wonderful Bob Harris, OBE, a show packed with incredible performances from many of the 2021 nominees.

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BMI IS PROUD TO SUPPORT CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTINE MCVIE

JOHN PRINE

MAVIS STAPLES

Trailblazer Award

Songwriter Legacy Award

International Life Time Achievement Award

American Aquarium Courtney Marie Andrews Dan Auerbach Emily Barker (PRS) Charley Crockett Lukas Drinkwater (PRS) David R. Ferguson Issy Ferris (PRS) Lilly Hiatt Jason Isbell Shooter Jennings Ethan Johns Austin Lucas Laura Marling (PRS) Katie Pruitt David Rawlings Laura Rogers Lydia Rogers Andrew Sarlo Sturgill Simpson Archie Sylvester (PRS) Robert Vincent (PRS) Gillian Welch Lucinda Williams Yola (PRS)


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UK Americana Awards 2021

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Introducing your host, Bob Harris, OBE ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, OBE, cemented his place in the annals of music broadcasting as presenter of The Old Grey Whistle Test. In a career spanning more than 45 years, Bob has interviewed and introduced some of the greatest musicians of all time, whilst simultaneously championing up-and-coming artists and providing a springboard for many to go on and forge impressive careers. He has brought pleasure to millions of radio listeners, and he broadcasts the weekly ‘Bob Harris Country’ show on BBC Radio 2. Bob was instrumental in the birth of The AMA-UK and remains a strong advocate of the Americana genre on both sides of the Atlantic.

2021 Nominees are; UK Instrumentalist of the Year Anna Corcoran

UK Song of the Year I Should Be On A Train by Ferris and Sylvester Written by Issy Ferris and Archie Sylvester Ain’t One Thing by Lady Nade Written by Lady Nade

Lukas Drinkwater Martin Harley

Thin (I Used To Be Bullet Proof) by Our Man In The Field Written by Alexander Ellis

Michele Stodart

International Song of the Year Welcome to Hard Times by Charley Crockett Written by Charley Crockett Brightest Star by Lilly Hiatt Written by Lilly Hiatt Already Dead by Austin Lucas Written by Austin Lucas Hand Over My Heart by The Secret Sisters Written by Elizabeth Rogers, Lydia Lane Rogers

I Don't Wanna Lie by Yola Written by Yola, Dan Auerbach, Bobby Wood

About the Awards Process The nominated artists, songs and albums are the result of AMA-UK’s uniquely open and member-driven awards process. We ask our entire membership to nominate in each category, and then we use that data to compile the final shortlist. The members then vote for their favourites to produce the winners. Thank you to Kris Milovsorov for auditing the results

Winners will announced on the 28th during the awards show

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International Album of the Year

International Artist of the Year

Lamentations by American Aquarium Produced by Shooter Jennings

Courtney Marie Andrews

Old Flowers by Courtney Marie Andrews Produced by Andrew Sarlo That’s How Rumors Get Started by Margo Price Produced by Sturgill Simpson with co-production by David R. Ferguson and Margo Price

Jason Isbell Gillian Welch and David Rawlings Lucinda Williams

Expectations by Katie Pruitt Produced by Michael Robinson, Katie Pruitt

UK Album of the Year A Dark Murmuration of Words by Emily Barker Produced by Greg Freeman

UK Artist of the Year Emily Barker Laura Marling Robert Vincent Yola

Song For Our Daughter by Laura Marling Produced by Ethan Johns, Laura Marling In This Town You're Owned by Robert Vincent Produced by Ethan Johns Hannah White and The Nordic Connections by Hannah White Produced by Hannah White and The Nordic Connections

Virtual Red Carpet Dress up in your best red carpet looks and post a picture on social media. Don’t forget to hashtag with #amauk21 #ukamericanaawards21

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‘The Woody’ Our unique awards – or ‘Woodys’ as they are affectionately known – are individually hand-crafted representations of 7” and 10” vinyl records. These beautiful one-off pieces are turned by Jaz Auden of 29 Woodwork. Made from a variety of woods, each one is different, reflecting the craft and individuality of the recipients. Due to COVID19 Restrictions the awards all made by craftsman Jaz Auden will be made when safe to do so - we know the winners of these awards will cherish the moment they arrive in the post and understand the delay.


UK Americana Awards 2021 Special Awards In addition to the seven member-voted awards, we have a number of ‘special’ awards, several of which are selected by the Board. In the case of the Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award, the recipient is chosen by ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris himself and The Best Selling UK Americana Album is a sales-based award presented by the Official Charts Company. In our first year, we had just two special awards, for Trailblazer and Emerging Artist. The Lifetime Achievement Award was added in our second year, and in 2018 we added our Grassroots Award aimed at honouring those working at the ground level of the music industry. Our Board provides a wealth of experience in order to put the most deserving names forward. The choices can be hard to make, but sometimes – when the right names surface – the results speak for themselves.

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International Trailblazer Award

Steve Earle

The International Trailblazer Award is selected by the Board members. This special award celebrates an International artist, duo or group that has taken an exceptional path, inspiring others to follow in their footsteps in developing the Americana genre. “Honors received in Britain have always been special to me, I guess, because I never had to struggle to reach an audience on that Island. They got it. From day one” – Steve Earle

Trailblazer Award

Christine McVie The Trailblazer Award is selected by the Board members. This special award celebrates a UK artist, duo or group that has taken an exceptional path, inspiring others to follow in their footsteps in developing the Americana genre.

"My humble thanks to the UK Americana Awards for their generous acknowledgment of my music! So thrilled at this stage of my life that I am remembered. It's been my privilege to make so many people happy, so again, thank you very much, it means a lot to me." – Christine McVie

Songwriter's Legacy Award John Prine This award was designed this year especially to celebrate the life and work of the legendary songwriter John Prine, who we sadly lost to COVID-19 last year. The board want to recognise the importance of John Prine’s writing in shaping this genre to what it is today.

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If you have played on or own the rights to a music recording you are legally owed a share of its royalties. PPL collects and distributes money for the use of recorded music on behalf of: • the performers on a recording, such as a guitarist or a singer • the recording rightsholder, often a record label or a selfreleasing artist We do this by first licensing recorded music in the UK when it is used in a radio or TV broadcast, an online radio service, or played in public, such as in shops, bars or offices. This is via PPL PRS Ltd, our licensing joint venture with PRS for Music. The fee paid by our licensees is then distributed to the performers and recording rightsholders we represent. Having invested their time, talent and money to make recorded music, they are entitled to a fair payment when it is broadcast or played in public. We also collect and distribute money when recorded music is played in public overseas. This ensures our members receive royalties when their music is played outside of the UK. We represent over 115,000 performers and recording rightsholders and, in 2019, collected a total of £271.8 million for our members. By becoming a member, you will receive your fair share of these collections.


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The Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award Robbie Cavanagh and Demi Marriner The Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award is selected by Bob Harris OBE, and celebrates the breakthrough artist, duo or group that has particularly impressed the legendary music broadcaster throughout the year. This year’s Award goes to two artists who have shown the true spirit of community during the pandemic and made special efforts to support other artists during this difficult time.

Grassroots Award Music Venue Trust

Mark Davyd & Beverley Whitrick Selected by the Board members, the Grassroots Award celebrates the sometimes unsung heroes of the UK Americana scene. It is presented to individuals working in the industry (in a capacity other than as artists) who have made outstanding efforts to support Americana music from the grassroots up.

Best Selling Americana Album Song For Our Daughter by Laura Marling AMA-UK works with The Official Charts Company to create the UK Americana Album Chart. The Best-Selling Americana Album Award is given to the best-selling Americana Album during the past year by a UK Artist.

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International Lifetime Achievement Award

Mavis Staples

The International Lifetime Achievement Award is selected by the Board members. Our highest honour is awarded to an International artist, duo or group in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Americana genre over the span of their career and life in music. "I'm so honored to receive the International Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association UK. I think it's so important to have an association advocating for Roots Music in the UK, so to receive this award is really special. From Union Chapel to Glastonbury, some of my favorite places to sing are in the UK. I even recorded my last live album, Live in London, at Union Chapel! So, thank you. The UK holds a special place in my heart so to receive this Lifetime Achievement from the Americana Music Association UK really means a lot to me.” – Mavis Staples

UK Lifetime Achievement Award

Elvis Costello

The UK Lifetime Achievement Award is selected by the Board members. Our highest honour is awarded to a UK artist, duo or group in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Americana genre over the span of their career and life in music. “This is a most surprising award. I left home a long time ago and yet I have been welcomed into many American musical destinations of which I might, once, have only dreamed. As Conway Twitty once sang, "It's Only Make Believe" but I am thankful for this acknowledgement.” – Elvis Costello

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AmericanaFest UK 2021 – Festival and Awards Show Programme  

The AMA-UK presents: "Staying Connected", AmericanaFest UK and The UK Americana Awards Online. Tune in from anywhere in the world.

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The AMA-UK presents: "Staying Connected", AmericanaFest UK and The UK Americana Awards Online. Tune in from anywhere in the world.

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