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Favourite Songs of Heartache: Jen Mize & Darren Cross
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Favourite Songs of Heartache: Jen Mize & Darren Cross

This Sunday, Dec 4th is the final Heartbreaker Sessions for 2016 (we’ll be back early in 2017) so we’re hoping that plenty of alt-country and folk lovin’ types will come down to The Bearded Tit in Redfern, Sydney for live sets from Darren Cross and Jen Mize plus the usual cosmic country, troubadour picking, folk … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Eilen Jewell + Jason Walker @ NSC, Sydney (22/11/16)
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LIVE REVIEW: Eilen Jewell + Jason Walker @ NSC, Sydney (22/11/16)

Jason Walker doesn’t play much with his full band so this was a chance to hear songs from his recently released new album All-Night Ghost Town, fleshed out with drums, bass and lead guitar – with Walker himself on electric. They sounded fantastic too, tight yet still with that alt-country looseness that gave them a … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Pegi Young & The Survivors – Too Little Too Late
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NEW MUSIC: Pegi Young & The Survivors – Too Little Too Late

Pegi Young is back with her second solo LP Raw, her first since she divorced from her long-term husband Neil Young. Here’s the first single from it – ‘Too Little Too Late’. Raw begins with a song clearly addressed to her ex, ‘Why’, with the refrain “Why’d you have to ruin my life,”. The rest of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Nikki Lane – Highway Queen
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NEW MUSIC: Nikki Lane – Highway Queen

Nikki Lane has been hard at work over the past couple of years, writing and recording the follow-up to her successful 2014 album All Or Nothin‘. The first single to be released from the new LP (due out via New West Records on Feb 17th ) is the title track ‘Highway Queen’. Preorders with all manner … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: James Kenyon – Imagine You Are Driving
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ALBUM REVIEW: James Kenyon – Imagine You Are Driving

Americana music, when it hits the mark, sounds modern and topical while honouring the country and folk ghosts of the past and James Kenyon has managed to corral his songs into an intriguing amalgam of just that. Kenyon’s style is comparable to the quieter side of Ryan Adams mixed with a hint of Bon Iver … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Lindi Ortega
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INTERVIEW: Lindi Ortega

STAYING IN THE SONGWRITING SADDLE Lindi Ortega returned to Australia last month for the Out On The Weekend festival and her own headline shows. She fills Chris Familton in on what she’s been up to in the year since her album Faded Gloryville was released.  Canadian (and Nashville resident) country singer/songwriter Lindi Ortega will make her third visit … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Kinky Friedman @ The Basement, Sydney (20/10/16)
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LIVE REVIEW: Kinky Friedman @ The Basement, Sydney (20/10/16)

They sure don’t make ‘em like Kinky Friedman anymore. Singer, songwriter, author, raconteur, comedian and winner of the Male Chauvinist Pig Award from the National Organisation of Women in 1973. He’s still peddling the same material that he has for the last forty years though that was tempered somewhat by the release last year of … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: The Brothers Comatose
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INTERVIEW: The Brothers Comatose

ALL STRUNG OUT Californian bluegrass exponents The Brothers Comatose are constantly on the road, visiting interesting places and mixing lifestyle with their job as working musicians. On the back of their appearance at this year’s Dashville Skyline festival, Chris Familton caught up with singer/guitarist Ben Morrison to find out more. They might have a name that … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Glad & Dave’s Dirt Band – The Road
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ALBUM REVIEW: Glad & Dave’s Dirt Band – The Road

Between them, Glad Reed and David Claringbold have woven a path through the Australian music industry for the last thirty years. Glad has worked as a musician with Midnight Oil, The Cruel Sea, Laughing Clowns and many more while Dave has forged a successful career in production with acts including The Lighthouse Keepers and The … Continue reading

NEWS: Liam Gerner Announces New Single & Tour
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NEWS: Liam Gerner Announces New Single & Tour

Liam Gerner has settled back into Melbourne after ten years based overseas and amid near-constant touring he’s recorded a new album with his band (The Sunset Pushers) that includes Shane Reilly from Lost Ragas. The self-titled LP (due out in Feb 2016) was recorded in three days in both Melbourne by Roger Bergodaz and in the USA at … Continue reading

NEWS: Neil Young Announces New LP Peace Trail
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NEWS: Neil Young Announces New LP Peace Trail

Neil Young has surprised yet again with another 2016 album release. First there was the EARTH live LP, then came the news that Official Release Series Discs 8.5-12 reissue vinyl box set (American Stars & Bars, Comes A Time, Rust Never Sleeps, Live Rust and Long May You Run) will be out next month and now he’s just … Continue reading