BRITISH UNDERGROUND ANNOUNCE LINE-UP FOR THE ANNUAL BOOTLEG BBQ, CELEBRATING THE ABUNDANCE OF FEMALE TALENT WITHIN THE AMERICANA MUSIC COMMUNITY

10/08/2017

PERFORMANCES FROM UK AND US ARTISTS INCLUDING:
 
ANGALEENA PRESLEY (USA)
YOLA CARTER (UK)
COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS (USA)
DANNI NICHOLLS (UK)
ERIN RAE (USA)
WILDWOOD KIN (UK)
 
THE BOOTLEG BBQ IS AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED UK AMERICANA MUSIC AND NETWORKING EVENT HOSTED DURING AMERICANAFEST 2017 ON SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER @ THE GROOVE, NASHVILLE. FROM 12 NOON.
 
EVENT HOSTED BY BBC RADIO’S BAYLEN LEONARD AND PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LINE OF BEST FIT AND AMA UK
 
FREE ENTRY / FREE BEER

 

 

Thursday 10 August, London/Nashville – International music showcase producer and curator British Underground will partner with the Americana Music Association to host the fifth annual Bootleg BBQ in Nashville, held on Saturday 16 September, during AmericanaFest, the world’s biggest celebration of Americana music. The internationally recognised industry networking and music event, held each year at East Nashville’s coolest record store - The Groove, showcases the UK’s best musicians influenced by Americana, alongside performances from the best USA emerging artists.
 
The all female main stage line up celebrates the abundance of female talent this year writing and performing within the Americana music community and will feature performances from indie country stars including ANGALEENA PRESLEY who stated "I am extremely honoured to be headlining the British Underground BBQ at Americana Fest. I've been building a fan base in the UK for a couple years and it gets better every time I go. Organizations like British Underground are such brilliant supporters of independent artists.  I'm absolutely thrilled about their all female lineup including my friends Danni Nichols and Yola Carter. I feel lucky to be one of those gals and come September, I'm gonna play my heart out for them.”
 
Joined by rising stars including COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS (USA), DANNI NICHOLLS (UK), ERIN RAE (USA) and WILDWOOD KIN (UK) these female artists are all forging their own success often outside of the mainstream music business. Angaleena added, “Bob Harris and Ricky Ross at BBC radio welcome women with great enthusiasm, as have the AMA in the UK. Stevie Freeman (chair of AMA UK) is such a strong female presence in the industry and I'm grateful for her support.”
 
UK country soul superstar YOLA CARTER, who returns to the Bootleg BBQ for a second year having received accolades from NPR to The Wall Street Journal for her 2017 performance, stated: “I am delighted to be returning to the Bootleg BBQ again this year. Americanafest 2016 was an incredible launch pad for me, since I performed last year I’ve won artist of the year at the AMAUK Awards, toured the UK, Europe and Canada, playing international festivals and planning the international release of my debut album. British Underground and their team help propel British artists onto the international stage and its great to be able to support them again this year. “
 
The Bootleg BBQ will be hosted by Baylen Leonard, in association with independent music website The Line of Best Fit who partner with British Underground this year, supporting the event as a media partner as well as curating the line up for the indoor stage. Artists to be announced shortly.
 
Event partner AMA UK will host an additional series of showcases during Americanafest at The Alley Taps – details to be announced via http://theamauk.org/

In 2017 BRITISH UNDERGROUND is celebrating 16 years curating and producing UK music showcases that have helped hundreds of music-makers break into international markets at events like SXSW, Americanafest, Folk Alliance and British House at the Rio Olympics.  Working across genres from jazz to grime, we also offer financial help with travel and accommodation for musicians through our relationship with the PRSF International Showcase Fund and we produce new music radio shows for British Airways in-flight entertainment system.  We are funded by Arts Council England and our offices are in the Musicians' Union in Oval, London.




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