About

World class live music featuring the best in Americana, bluegrass, folk and roots

I’ve been active in the bluegrass and folk music community for many years now – singing and playing, and listening to some great musicians and bands. I also write roots music reviews, articles and interviews, for my own blog and for bluegrass & old time magazines (you can also read some of my pieces for Folk Radio UK here). The logical next step was to bring some of my favourite American artists to Yorkshire, so that I could enjoy their music on my own doorstep. Since the start of 2015 I’ve promoted a growing list of successful live music events (check out our concert archive). Since early 2016, I’ve also been working as a UK booking agent for several high calibre American and Canadian artists. In October 2017 I was delighted to win the Outstanding Promoter Award at the Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots Awards 2017. In September 2018 I had the privilege of being invited to the USA as part of the PADAS (Performing Arts Discovery: American Sounds) group of international presenters and bookers. I returned to the UK having seen many outstanding artists who I hope to work with in the future.

I love this music and have spent years listening, playing, learning and writing about it, and supporting it as a fan and participant. The relationships I’ve built along the way are now helping True North Music bring you some great gigs by talented musicians from across the USA, Canada and Europe. Check out our upcoming events here, and don’t forget to like True North Music on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. I hope to see you at one of the shows!

Maria