Author Archives: Steve

Country to Country Presents: Ashley Campbell, Mo Pitney, The Adelaides at The Boderline, London Review – 17th March 2018

Rewind back to Country to Country 2016 and I walked into The O2 as one Ashley Campbell started her set. It soon became apparent that this was Glenn Campbell’s daughter, whose music I knew and had liked for many years. What also became apparent was just how talented she was, and is, both as a […]

Country to Country 2018 Review Day 3 – Emmylou Harris, Margo Price, Midland, Lindsay Ell, Russell Dickerson & Ryan Hurd

I’ll be the first to admit that we (we being my wife Denise and I) didn’t make the most of Day 3. After a hectic Saturday and a late night Friday too, we were absolutely shattered, and me managing just 2 hours sleep the previous night didn’t help. Still, after a lunch at Wagamama, where […]

Country to Country 2018 Review Day 2 – Kacey Musgraves, Sugarland, Kip Moore, Luke Combs, Ward Thomas, Ashley Campbell, Ashley McBryde, Jillian Jacqueline, Lukas Nelson, Ryan Hurd & Katy Hurt

Saturday was to be our big day, in that we arrived at 10.30 and headed straight into a much quieter Town Square area. It seems early morning is the best time to be there if you want to have stress free browsing of the stalls and watch acts perform on the stage without being in […]

Country to Country 2018 Review Day 1 – Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion, Morgan Evans, Brett Young & The Grahams

Though things kicked off at 2.30pm I wasn’t able to get there until just after 4pm, which was the perfect time to park, and walk fast to the Big Entrance Stage where one of my to see list acts had just started, The Grahams. I actually reviewed their Riverman’s Daughter album some 4 years ago […]

My Favourite 100 Albums of All Time, The Ultimate List

This idea is unashamedly stolen/borrowed from Kendall, who posted his list here. As he’s my oldest friend, and our musical discoveries crisscrossed and intertwined at the most formative of times, I’m sure he’d be proud that I’m continuing the legacy of his idea. Whilst I have tried to stay true to Kendall’s rules of 3 […]

One To Watch Out For: Jessica Meuse

Back when I used to run 4000 Miles to Nashville I’d get a plethora of emails daily from artists and management, telling me about their latest projects. Every now and then some of these reach me here at Steve’s Room, and I’ll be honest, I ignore the majority of them as they are for artists […]

My Top 10 TV Shows of All Time – 2018

A few decades ago I’d have included shows like The A-Team and The Dukes of Hazzard, but they haven’t aged so well, and so are better left as nostalgic memories. The order is also interchangeable really, though the top two have been steadfast in the one and two positions since I finished watching them. Yes, […]

Charity Shop Find: Sam Bourne Books

Walking home from a stroll around our local farmers market, where we bought an amazing tasting chicken and mushroom pie, and we happened upon a new charity shop in town, which I think was for the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance. Anyway, my failing memory aside, always on the lookout for a good book to […]