Americana is a concept that covers the history and culture of America, influencing some of the greatest musicians around the world. Read on about the history and culture of Americana.
Truelove’s Gutter is the fantastic 6th album from Singer-Songwriter Richard Hawley. The album title refers to an old street in his native Sheffield. Allegedly it was named after 18th-century innkeeper Thomas Truelove, who used to charge local people to dump their rubbish in the gutter in the street which then flowed down to the River … Continue reading “Truelove’s Gutter”
These winter nights can get quite boring. A mixture of lockdown and those long dark nights make you yearn for some form of escape. Luckily, I have found some distraction in the pages of ‘Booze & Vinyl‘ a book that combines two passions – cocktails and music. Originally published in 2018, Booze & Vinyl curates … Continue reading “Booze & Vinyl – The Perfect Companions”
I still remember the day Freddie Mercury died. 24th November 2011. I had been a fan since my parents had bought Queen’s Greatest back in the Eighties. At the time of his death, I didn’t know much about Freddie – I knew he was flamboyant but not much more. So, for me his death was … Continue reading “My Bohemian Rhapsody”
During the ‘Fish Era’ of Marillion, their music was accompanied by wonderful artwork from Mark Wilkinson. I always preferred album art to band photos and so I had a good collection of Marillion posters and postcards that remain with me today. Here are the postcard scans of Marillion artwork from that early era…