Danny George Wilson Writes About Americana For The Guardian

Wednesday, 3rd February 2016

We love Danny Wilson's piece he wrote for The Guardian and recommend you go check it out (here). From his discovery of The Rockingbirds' debut album in the early 90s, through to the brand new Americana UK chart launched this week, and the first ever UK Americana Music Awards taking place this evening in London, it's Danny's own account of how the word 'Americana' took hold over here in the UK.Danny & The Champions Of The World are nominated for Artist, Album AND Song of The Year, tonight at the UK Americana Music Awards, with guitarist Paul Lush nominated for Instrumentalist Of The Year. Exciting stuff!https://youtu.be/yWlQV_KmnQ0?list=PL2VivD1Kh51tjOjbjR6JazBWC7O7ZTXUw

“there’s always been a sense of a tasteful restraint to the studio albums but unleashed on stage with their raspy vocals and heartland rock and soul, they’re like a power station on steroids.”


“This is a proper old school live album, makes you want to go to a gig”


“songs like This Is Not a Love Song and and Stay True which come at you one after the other; are destined to make ‘new fans’ wonder why these kids aren’t topping the bill at Glastonbury with their magic formula and bittersweet songs.”