Help Musicians UK examines career longevity at AmericanaFest UK 2019

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Help Musicians UK (HMUK) is thrilled to be an official Charity Partner for AmericanaFest UK 2019, culminating in an enlightening panel discussion into career longevity in the genre.

Taking place in Hackney between 29 – 31 January, AmericanaFest UK is the Americana Music Association UK’s annual celebration of the genre, with two nights of showcases, a conference, and the UK Americana Awards all packed into the three busy days of activity.

As an official charity partner of the conference this year, HMUK will present a panel discussion on Thursday at 11.00am titled ‘Career Longevity in Americana, a Lifetime of Support’. Artists Paddy Nash, Judith Owen, Tony Poole and Judie Tzuke will all be joining HMUK’s Director of Programme Claire Gevaux in a conversation that looks at ways to meet some of the challenges relating to career longevity and what support is available to help musicians to thrive throughout their working lives.

The theme for the 2019 AMA-UK Conference is ‘Come On in: Diversity, Equality and Inclusivity’. The conference’s panels, presentations and conversations will explore the many challenges and opportunities in making the genre more diverse and inclusive, and Rhiannon Giddens, co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, will be in attendance as keynote speaker.

Tickets for the AMA-UK Conference are now sold out, but showcase festival wristbands and UK Americana Awards show tickets are still available. Keep up to date with Americana UK news by joining their mailing list and by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

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