This site will include regular features, reviews, my personal musings and recommendations along with the first online publication of my biographies of all major performers, singers, writers and musicians involved in country music over the past eighty-odd years. I am also intending to add all the features that I contributed to Country Music People, Country Music Review, Country Music Round-up and Country Music International and various other publications including Record Mirror Sounds, Kent Evening Post, Kent Messenger and many others to the site.
I hope as the site builds and builds that it will grow into a first choice reference library for fellow passionate music lovers and will be of great value and interest to country, roots, bluegrass and Americana music lovers the world over…read more
Australian Tamara Stewart, a gifted singer, songwriter, performer and producer, undertakes a short promotional UK tour this October that sees her supporting Elles Bailey alongside headlining her own shows I first came across Tamara and her music almost 20 years ago. She had just signed a recording contract with ABC Country Records in Australia following almost ten years of touring the backroads playing schoolhouses, rowdy bars, rural pubs, farmsteads, sheep stations, virtually anywhere that people would listen to her music. All the time she was honing her craft and building experience. Read more
UK Americana Bar TV Show
For more years than I care to remember, country music in the UK has been treated shabbily, both within and outside of the entertainment industry. Homegrown talent has rarely gained the kind of support that all too often it has so richly deserved. Many of those behind the scene, whether they be promoters, agents, managers, club/festival organisers, radio presenters or journalists, have faced an uphill struggle to gain any kind of respect, let alone credibility or financial reward for their efforts. Read More
Alan Cackett’s 50th Anniversary in Music Celebration
Exchange Studio, Maidstone, Friday September 30, 2016
There was a packed auditorium at the Exchange Studio, Maidstone on Friday evening September 30, 2016 to celebrate my 50th Anniversary in Music. The charity evening in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support has so far raised £1,745.80…read more