UK AMERICANA AWARDS 2017 THURSDAY 2ND FEBRUARY - ST JOHN AT HACKNEY, LONDON STELLAR LINE-UP OF PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED
The AMA-UK is delighted to announce the list of performers for the second annual UK Americana Awards at St John at Hackney on Thursday 2nd February.
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Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Richard Thompson and Bob Harris Emerging Artist winner, Wildwood Kin will both perform on the night. Also taking to the stage will be nominees: Mary Chapin Carpenter, who will be In Conversation with Bob Harris at the AmericanaFest conference that day; Awards’ musical director Ethan Johns; Lewis & Leigh, jointly topping the nominations table with three nods; Sam Outlaw, also headlining the Awards Aftershow Party at Oslo with his 80s/90s Country Hits Revue and leading lights of the genre Yola Carter, William The Conqueror, Danni Nicolls and Peter Bruntnell. Full details of the nominations shortlist follow below.
The awards show, once again hosted by legendary broadcaster Bob Harris, also coincides with the first anniversary of the Official Americana Albums Chart, which was launched last year by the Official Charts Company in partnership with the AMA-UK and is published each week on OfficialCharts.com. To celebrate the occasion, the best-selling UK Americana album of 2016 will be recognised with a special award.
The UK Americana Awards are part of AmericanaFest UK, a two-day event which will also include an evening of showcases on Wednesday 1st February featuring 20 bands playing in various venues around Hackney and daytime conferences on both days. AmericanaFest showcase line up http://theamauk.org/americanafestuk-2017-full-schedule
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