Country To Country 2015 - Review

Last year I was unable to attend the Country To Country Festival due to recent eye surgery. I invited Laura Baldwin, a young, aspiring journalist, to cover the Festival in my absence. She did a fantastic job, coming up with what I consider to be the finest C2C 2014 write-up that I’ve seen (and I’ve read quite a few). So this year I invited Laura again to cover the Festival… read more

Review: CMA Songwriters Series, Indigo at the O2, London, March 6, 2015

This was a show I’d been looking forward to for weeks. I’ve always been into songwriters. For me, they are the driving force of music. When in Nashville, the Bluebird Café is my must place to be. It takes preference over all other venues or artist appearances. Though tonight’s show was much larger than the Bluebird, it had a similar vibe…read more

Review: C2C Pop up Stages – March 7-8, 2015

Now in its third year, there’s little doubt that the Country To Country Festival at London’s O2 has proved way more successful than the most ambitious expectations. Mingling with the huge crowds around the various Pop-Up stages and venues at the O2 on Saturday and Sunday, it seemed inconceivable to say that the event just might be close to out-growing the venue…read more

Live Review - C2C Country To Country Festival 2014

O2 London, March 15-16, 2014

Put on a music festival at one of the world’s iconic venues, gather a stellar line-up and invite some of music’s most dedicated fans and you’re surely in for a treat. Country2Country’s 2014 Festival at London’s O2 Arena on March 15-16 promised a thrilling weekend for fans and artists alike…read more

Exclusive Live Review - The Band Perry

Live at HMV Forum, Kentish Town, London, Monday December 2, 2013

While country music continues its forays into other genres, including pop, rap and even hip-hop—sibling trio the Band Perry showed us their special blend of dark Appalachia, driving rock and radio friendly modern country in their much anticipated return to London. This is the third time that I’ve seen Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry play in more

Live Review - Eric Church

Live at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, March 2, 2014
Unlike way too many successful American mainstream country music acts, Eric Church is committed to making his music better known in the UK. He’s doing it in the same way that he did back home … playing to the fans, old and new, and building a solid foundation. But he’s not prepared to compromise his artistry by repeating himself musically and lyrically in order to gain an easy ride into the hearts and minds of music fans…read more