The second UK Americana Awards took place at London’s St John at Hackney on Thursday night.
The awards were the culmination of two days of activities at this year’s Americana Music Association UK conference. The night celebrated and recognised the UK and International Americana music scene with an audience comprising of AMA-UK delegates, members of the music industry and the public.
Performances on the night came from Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Richard Thompson, five time Grammy award winner Mary Chapin Carpenter, UK artists Yola Carter, William the Conqueror, Peter Bruntnell, Danni Nicholls, Lewis & Leigh and Ethan Johns, alongside International Album of the Year Award winner Sam Outlaw.
Van Morrison was presented with the award for Best Selling UK Americana Album of 2016 for his album Keep Me Singing.
The event, hosted by Bob Harris OBE, saw AMA-UK membership-voted awards presented by Imelda May, Kiki Dee, Jim Lauderdale, Timothy B Schmit, Angaleena Presley and Guy Fletcher OBE.
Winners of the seven membership-voted Awards were:
UK Album of The Year presented by Imelda May
Ghost by Lewis & Leigh (produced by Matt Ingram)
International Album of the Year presented by Jim Lauderdale
Angeleno by Sam Outlaw (produced by Ry Cooder and Joachim Cooder)
UK Artist of the Year presented by Al Booth
International Artist of the Year presented by Timothy B Schmit
UK Song of the Year presented by Kiki Dee
The 4:19 by Lewis & Leigh (written by Al Lewis and Alva Leigh)
International Song of the Year presented by Angaleena Presley
Hands of Time by Margo Price (written by Margo Price)
UK Instrumentalist of the Year presented by Guy Fletcher
Chris “CJ” Hillman