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Americana Music Association UK, Hackney, London UK

The Americana Music Association UK (AMA-UK) is a professional trade association representing and advocating for the voice of Americana music in the UK. Our membership comprises musicians, both from the UK and overseas, plus individuals and organisations from all sectors of the music industry, including; agents, promoters, venues, festivals, labels, distributors, retailers, management, touring crew, journalists, broadcasters and publicists.

Song Writing Retreat

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Autumn in Southern Indiana, Winter in NYC

Taking three months off playing regular shows to dedicate time to songwriting for the next album, including co-writes with fellow band mates The Maybelles, and members of the original Little Red Hen Music Collective. Oct / Nov in southern Indiana. December in Dumbo Brooklyn; and January London and Yorkshire, England.

The Maybelles at Superfine

Superfine, 126 Front St, Dumbo, Brooklyn NY 11201

The Maybelles are Rima Fand - violin, Tina Lama - upright bass, Philippa Thompson - mandolin, fiddle, washboard, and the saw, and special guest Hilary Hawke who you may have seen playing banjo with us - on lap steel today. We have a commitment to sustainable agriculture and proudly feature a changing menu reflecting the availability of the freshest ingredients including organic pork & poultry, grass fed beef, the finest seafood in NYC, seasonal produce from local farmers and our own house made desserts.

We are also committed to our community which is deeply rooted in the arts. Our gallery wall displays a different artist each month and our stage features musicians from down the street and around the world.

No Cover Charge. Reservations for three or more recommended

Americanafest - Music Summit Panel

Nashville TN, Nashville TN

The Americana Music Association® works closely with those in our industry, whether artists, labels, radio stations, retailers, print media, festivals, agents, publishers, etc. to help organize and build the infrastructure necessary for our genre to achieve success both creatively and financially.

24th Metamora Music Festival

Metamora IN, Lane's End, Lover's Lane, Metamora

24th Annual Metamora Music Festival Back Porch Sat Pilgrim No More Route 451 Old Friends Ma Crow & Company Achilles Tenderloin Last Drop Jug Band Punkin Holler Boys My Brother's Keeper Side Stage Showcase Sat Sponsored by FCN Bank Junkbox Mike Ray Hoskins Jerry & Dan Pat & Renilda Stuart Poe Mandolindy Trio Dean Phelps Back Porch Sun Jericho Old Time Band Jan Bell Oxford Folk Jazz Sassafras Grass Will Scott Side Stage Showcase Sun Sponsored by Third Place Kerry Davis Pineridge Partners Dean Phelps The Jim Dandys

In early 2009, our founders, Ed, Jeff and Tim, decided to build a brewpub in the Alley, at the corner of Busted Knuckle and Hare Trigger. In 2012, to meet demand for the beer beyond Brown County, the three amigos formed Quaff ON! Brewing Company and built a new production brewery. It didn’t take long before Busted Knuckle, Hare Trigger and Yellow Dwarf were being distributed throughout most of Indiana. “Quaff” means “to drink heartily and with gusto” – and, it captures an idea that goes beyond beer and speaks to a life lived fully!

Part of The Big Woods Brewery and Distillery family. In addition to delicious gastropub food offerings, Big Woods Bloomington features locally-made Hard Truth spirits and Quaff ON! brews alongside some of the highest rated craft beers in the U.S.

w/Opal Fly at Brown County Inn

Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East, Nashville IN 47448

Opal Fly and I met in New Orleans where Opal was a regular singing and playing soprano and tenor sax on Jackson Square. A few years later we were both living in Eureka Springs, where I played snare and sang a little on her album 'No Regrets'. We also opened for Ray Charles at the city Auditorium! Join us tonight at my new home away from home with special guests Matt Scott on upright bass, and Emily Jackson on percussion. The Brown County Inn has been a mainstay in scenic Brown, Indiana since it opened in 1974. The 65,000 square foot hotel, restaurant, and bar is a gathering place for visitors and local families alike.

No Cover Charge

A Brown County landmark, the Nashville House is renowned for savory home cooking, antique collectibles and gadgets, and old-fashioned hospitality. ​ The first hostelry in Brown County during the Civil War, the original Nashville House was a two-and-a-half story wood structure, built-in 1859. Its floors were trodden by many visitors, from loggers to artists to travelers and residents. ​ In 1927 A.J. Rogers and Fred Bates Johnson purchased the structure and property, which they remodeled and officially christened the Nashville House the most popular place in Brown County. Tragedy struck in 1943 when the building caught fire. The village firefighters tried vainly to quell the blaze, but the building burned to the ground. ​ Soon after, a new structure was conceived and constructed by the late Jack Rogers. Though the new Nashville House had no guest rooms, the famous home cooking and the old-time general store would again draw scores of visitors and neighbors. ​ Andy Rogers, Jack's son, continued the tradition of the Nashville House when he took over the business from his father in 1959. As he added modern touches to the Nashville House, he made sure to keep the traditions alive through great home cooking and an inviting atmosphere. ​ Andy had a great love for Brown County and the community of Nashville. He devoted much of his time to helping develop and grow Nashville as a tourist destination. Andy expanded lodging options in Brown County, expanded banking and lending options for residents, and provided shop space for artists and artisans. He and his wife, Fran, devoted their lives to serving the Nashville and Brown County Community by growing tourism and providing jobs for residents. ​ When Andy passed away in 2018, the Nashville House was closed while his estate was settled. The following year his youngest daughter, Andi Rogers-Bartels decided she could not let go of the Nashville House and all that her father and grandfather had created. She, along with her husband and children, have spent countless hours bringing the Nashville House back to life. Growing up in this building, she wanted things to stay very much the same, but hopes to add a few of her own touches as well, just as her father did when he took over for his father. ​ As you walk into the Nashville House the warm native woods and memories of days gone by surround you and welcome all who enter. The great stone fireplaces in the country store and the dining room invite you to sit awhile and enjoy your time here. Modernity has of course taken place in the back of the house for food preparation, but the Brown County flavor, discovered and nurtured at the Nashville House, permeates every nook and cranny. ​ The rustic dining room provides a warm, casual setting to enjoy hearty home cooking and those irresistible fried biscuits. The outdoor patio invites visitors to have a cold drink and watch the world go by. Local products including homemade jams, baskets, local honey, walking sticks and wooden toys cram the shelves of the Old Country Store. Oven-fresh breads, pies and cookies, candy, and other goodies are always favorites ​ You're invited to come in and sample Brown County tradition, home cooking, and hospitality. All preserved in the Nashville House, the most well-known landmark in Brown County.

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(Above) Hilary Hawke on banjo, Tina Lama on upright bass.

Sunny's Red Hook, Brooklyn Winter 2022


Hi Fi Indy Opening for Sierra Ferrell Fall 2021 (Backwoods Films)







(Below) The Maybelles at Brooklyn Americana Music Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park 2021



Independent Music Awards, Lincoln Center


Listen on Sound Cloud or Listen on BandCamp

Album Release Show at Barbes, Brooklyn NYC 2019.

From a coal-mining village in Yorkshire England, Jan Bell made her name as a songwriter in NYC. Over the last twenty years recording seven critically acclaimed albums made in New Orleans, Eureka Springs AR and Brooklyn NYC. Her band "The Maybelles” started out in The Ozarks as a duo with Melissa Carper. 

Along the way opening for Wanda Jackson, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Odetta, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. Independent Music Award for Best Alt. Country album. Nominee Best Concept album ‘Dream of the Miner’s Child’. 


“Maybe growing up in Nottinghamshire is what sets Jan Bell apart from the run of local lady folkies. Or maybe its the slide guitars, harmonicas, mandolins and banjos. Dark, old timey spareness......gorgeous ” - Chuck Eddy, The Village Voice


“Bell's music isn't strictly bluegrass, but her reworking of old-time country and jug-band blues is remarkably nuanced. It embodies the wide-open spirit of what has become an antic, hybrid genre.” - Edd Hurt, The Nashville Scene


Beautiful blend of old timey folk and  alt. country - 4 1/2 STARS American Roots UK


The Carters, the Cashes & the Course of Country Music

Opening Night at International Film Center, NYC. THE WINDING STREAM Part history, part performance, part family saga.



Galapagos, Dumbo. L - R: Philippa Thompson fiddle, Tim Luntzel bass, Hilary Hawke banjo. Filmed by John Ensor Parker (Above)

Emcee and co-producer of A Musical Extravaganza to Restore Red Hook Brooklyn. 

Duets with Jolie Holland - City Winery, NYC. World Cafe, Philadelphia.

Brooklyn Arts Council September 11th Memorial Sing at Powerhouse Arena.

 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, ITR on the Masters Stage with Claire Lynch, and The Gibson Brothers.

Brooklyn Country Music Festival, opening for Ramblin' Jack Elliot  at The Bell House,

International Bluegrass Music Awards, IBMA Nashville - Official Artist - Roots and Branches Stage

MacDowell Colony100 year celebration in Central Park.

WINNER! Independent Music Awards for Alt. Country Album of the year