Post To Wire is a blog dedicated to the different strands of Americana music. We publish reviews, interviews, news and multimedia content from alt-country, folk, blues and rock ‘n’ roll artists from Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
After establishing the music website Doubtful Sounds I found that I was also driven to develop a secondary blog focusing exclusively on Americana music. A life long Neil Young obsession was the initial spark that led me into a musical world that included the likes of Wilco, Richmond Fontaine, Ryan Adams, Hank Williams, Karen Dalton, Nick Drake, Will Oldham, Jason Molina, Lucinda Williams, The Felice Brothers, Loretta Lynn, Gillian Welch, Lambchop, Howe Gelb, The Band, Drive-By Truckers, Townes Van Zandt and many, many more. This is music that is heartfelt, emotionally rich and sonically thrilling, from the most ramshackle hoedown to a single plaintiff guitar and voice it is music that speaks both to and from the soul.
- PTW has interviewed Lucinda Williams, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell, David Rawlings, Old Crow Medicine Show, Justin Townes Earle, Lindi Ortega, Joshua Hedley, Marlon Williams, The Wilson Pickers, William Crighton, Houndmouth, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ruby Boots, Eilen Jewell, Deer Tick, Valerie June, Lachlan Bryan, Pokey LaFarge, Simone Felice, Aldous Harding, The Lumineers, The Morrisons, Suicide Swans, Davey Craddock, Lo Carmen and more.
- PTW is a member of the judging panel for the 2018 Australian Americana Music Prize.
- PTW is a member of the integrity panel for the Golden Guitar Awards.
- PTW is a voting member of the ARIA Awards.
- PTW is a voting member of the 2018 AIR Awards.
- PTW was a finalist in the 2013 Pedestrian.TV Ultrabook Blogster Awards.
- PTW is a regular guest programmer on 2ser FM’s The Outpost country music radio show.
- PTW presents Red-Eyed and Blue, a live monthly session at The Bearded Tit in Redfern Sydney. Prior to that PTW co-curated the live event Heartbreaker Sessions.
- PTW regularly DJs around Sydney at bars and venues incl. The Bearded Tit, Leadbelly, The Horse, Freda’s, The Midnight Special, Petersham Bowling Club, The Oxford Tavern.
- PTW and has presented headline shows by Fanny Lumsden, Henry Wagons, Mark Moldre, The Weeping Willows, Katie Brianna, Caitlin Harnett, James Thomson, Roland Kay-Smith, Josh Rennie-Hynes, Davey Craddock, Ben Bunting, Darren Cross, Cruisin’ Deuces, Jason Walker, Jep and Dep, Jen Mize, Gretta Ziller, Adam Young, Freya Josephine Hollick, Late Nite Alt at Tamworth and more.
All correspondence including music submissions, gig listings and general feedback should be directed to posttowire(at)iprimus.com.au Facebook, Twitter
Chris Familton – Owner/Editor
Stumbled upon your site – great stuff – love your choice of Top Albums for 2012 – I have a few selections but will explore the others. No doubt the name (P to W) taken from the fabulous Richmond Fontaine album of same name – saw them live a few years back at ANU and met Willie – very humble and sincere man – hope you get a chance to read his books – excellent stories, you can just hear his soundtrack behing them.
Just bought album by The Glorious – good to see Aussies having a stab at “down under Americana”. Cheers Geoff
Hi Geoff, thanks for the comments. Yep, the name was need taken from Richmond Fontaine’s superb LP. They were fantastic at the Hopetoun in Sydney a few years back. I’ve read his novels too and they are just as vivid as his songwriting. I hope they get back down to this part of the world again soon.
You can get a copy of the documentary on Netflix and, I think, Amazon.
The earlier one isn’t so attainable.
Seasons tidings to you.
Hi Chris! This is Chris from LeBarons, Toronto Canada. Hope this finds you well! A few months back you had shared a track of ours Trains on your excellent blog. Our 7″ is dropping next Friday, on Sept 11th and we have this neat little video for Trains that I thought you might enjoy. Thanks again for the information and the tunes and continue the great work!
very good website….
Enjoying your site very much. You cover a lot of great music especially new releases. One I haven’t seen yet is a band called Buffalo Rose. Their new album is stellar and worthy of a listen.It’s called “The Soil and The Seed”. You’ve given me so many good tips on new groups there is one for you. Happy listening! Cheers
Thanks Norm, I’ll check ’em out.