...Smith assures me that loss should not keep love at bay. Rather it should serve as an invitation.
“I lost my brother, but I have a dear sister,” Smith says. “I lost my husband, but I have two children that I love. I love my friends. I love my work. Love is an essential human ingredient.”
“I don’t fear love," Smith says. "I’m happy to have it within me.”...
I recently read Patti Smith's new novel, Devotion, and as with all her writing, was very moved. I liked this article loosely about love too...
Happy valentines people.
Very excited to be doing a tour in Spain straight after Germany - my first one there! I'll be accompanied by the dashing Lukas Drinkwater. Here are the dates...
Thank you Americana Music Association UK for sharing the performances from the wonderful night last week at Hackney Empire where we celebrated the AMAUK Awards ceremony.
Here’s my solo performance of ‘Over My Shoulder’
I'm very happy to announce that I'll be joining the wonderful Mary Chapin Carpenter on her UK tour in May this year supporting her new album, 'Sometimes Just The Sky'.
I will have the fine accompaniment of Lukas Drinkwater and these are the towns we'll be heading to...
May 7th - Sage Gateshead
May 8th - Royal Concert Hall - Glasgow...
May 9th - Birmingham Town Hall
May 11th - Anvil Arts, Basingstoke
May 14th - The Marlowe Theatre, Cantebury
May 15th - Barbican Centre, London
May 16th - The Forum, Bath (Official)
May 17th - Norwich Theatre Royal
Hope to see you out there!
From MCC HQ: We are excited to announce MCC’s May UK tour in support of her forthcoming album “Sometimes Just The Sky” with very special guest Emily Barker, thi...s year's Americana Music Association UK Artist of the Year, on all shows (except Worthing). Ticket info here: http://bit.ly/2BcMnbb. Stay tuned as more dates are announced.
Last night at the Americana Music Association UK awards show was a hugely special night for me.
I got to sing 'Over My Shoulder' - a song I'm incredibly proud of, to a beautiful audience full of friends, colleagues, peers and music-loving fans.
I was then awarded 'UK Artist of the Year' by a dear friend of mine, Frank Turner, who over the years has generously given me so many wonderful opportunities. Cheers Frank!
As if that wasn't already enough, I also got to sing Tom Pe...tty and the Heartbreakers's song 'Wildflowers' with a host of incredibly talented musicians including Robert Plant, Mumford and Sons, Courtney Marie Andrews, Seth Lakeman, Angaleena Presley, The Worry Dolls, Ethan Johns, Robert Vincent, Imelda May, The Wandering Hearts and so many more!
It was exhilarating and I'm still aglow from it all. I have so many people to thank for this wonderful opportunity - you all know who you are!
Thank YOU all for your continued support of my music.
Love and gratitude,
Excited for this week ahead at Americana Music Association UK conference and awards ceremony!
Then on Thursday I get to perform at the awards ceremony!...
See some of you out and about in #London
Photo by Al Stuart with thanks
Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers - Official) sings and plays guitar on 'Hold On (Don't Let Me See This Night Alone)', a song we wrote together - listen to this new mix by the wonderful Greg Freeman...
Hope you like it!
As well as the Bruce Springsteen cover, Jack and I also sang a gorgeous song of his off his new record, ‘Home State’. Have a listen...
A COVER & ANOTHER Ep. 10 / Pt. 2 is a song of mine called 'This Is What It Feels Like To Die' from the album 'Home State'. Emily Barker was kind enough to lend ...her beautiful voice to this one, too.
It's always a massive pleasure singing with Em ❤️. She's such an incredible, indie Aussie songwriter doing AMAZING things. Excited to do it again in London on Wednesday!