We updated our Sydney Gig Guide the other day and July is already looking like another bumper month. Tonight you can catch James Thomson and band at Gasoline Pony while our gig of the week is the sold out Marlon Williams (full band) show at The Basement on Saturday night. Head over to the guide to check out what else is happening around town and let us know what we’ve missed.
Last night I got along to the Sydney leg of Jed Rowe and Alison Ferrier‘s album release tour with support from Cat Canteri. Both Canteri and guitar maestro Justin Bernasconi (The Stillsons) acted as backing band for Ferrier and Rowe as they brought their latest releases to life on stage. There was plenty of superb playing from all musicians, a wonderful display of slide playing by Rowe on his Weissenborn guitar and some hilarious between show banter from Ferrier. See the full photo gallery.
We’ve added our review of Jed Rowe’s Last Day Of Winter to the site this week, joining reviews of other recent release such as Lost Ragas‘ Trans Atlantic Highway. We’ve also had some new Americana-related reviews published in The Music including Neil Young + Promise Of The Real and Melbournian Joshua Seymour.
There’s been plenty of new music landing in our inbox over the last week too. Highlights include new releases from A Man Called Stu, the video for Shane Nicholson‘s Secondhand Man and a new studio clip of the Tracy McNeil Band performing Sleep In The Eye.
In Post To Wire related news we’ve joined up with the mysterious Daz to curate Heartbreaker Sessions, a new regular evening of alt. country, folk and blues music at Freda’s in Chippendale, Sydney. Starting on August 9th it’ll be a fortnightly event featuring two live acts, Americana DJs, a special keg beer and great food. We’re hoping that it’ll be a great hangout for fans and musicians in the local scene to celebrate songs of heartache and pain.
This week’s classic clip comes from Waylon Jennings singing ‘Let’s All Help The Cowboys (Sing The Blues)’ and ‘Willy The Wanderin’ Gypsy And Me’, live at Opry House in 1975.