Americanafest, Nashville

BU have produced the Bootleg BBQ networking showcase for over five years as part of the event, successfully mixing emerging UK acts with established US acts. The showcase has been hosted by Bob Harris and Baylen Leonard at The Groove record store in East Nashville

In 2021, BU is set to premier a documentary film at the festival recorded live at Real World Studios. More news on this to follow.

Americanafest 2017 Roundtable Discussion
With Yola Carter, Baylen Leonard and Tom Bridgewater

RECENT EVENTS

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In the spirit of global collaboration and support, British UndergroundCIMA and Sounds Australia are partnering to present the inaugural Country Connections Live – A Showcase of emerging Americana artists from Australia, Canada and the UK, an exciting online Special Event during Thriving Roots 2020 presented by the Americana Music Association Foundation. This new experience invites industry professionals, DIY artists and die-hard music fans to be a part of three full days of insight, connections and showcases from September 16-18, 2020. The show will be introduced by BBC's Bob Harris.

Country Connections Live took place as part of Thriving Roots on Thursday September 17. The showcase is only accessible to those who have purchased passes to Thriving Roots. You can watch the trailer for the event here

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5pm EST as part of Thriving Roots 2020 

In the spirit of global collaboration and support, British UndergroundCIMA and Sounds Australia partnered to present the inaugural Country Connections Live – A Showcase of emerging Americana artists from Australia, Canada and the UK, an exciting online Special Event during Thriving Roots 2020 presented by the Americana Music Association Foundation. This new experience invitesd industry professionals, DIY artists and die-hard music fans to be a part of three full days of insight, connections and showcases from September 16-18, 2020.

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