LIVE REVIEW: Lost Highway Presents: Caitlin Harnett, Green Mohair Suits, William Crighton @ The Basement, Sydney (29/07/15)
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LIVE REVIEW: Lost Highway Presents: Caitlin Harnett, Green Mohair Suits, William Crighton @ The Basement, Sydney (29/07/15)

Lost Highway Records continue to showcase the best new and established acts spanning folk, alt. country and rock n roll. William Crighton and his band the Circus Men had opening honours and filled the room with their soulful and ragged country rock. There was a nod to one of the genre’s icons with their cover … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW + PHOTOS: The Wild Wild Inner West Revue @ The Vanguard, Newtown 24/06/15
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LIVE REVIEW + PHOTOS: The Wild Wild Inner West Revue @ The Vanguard, Newtown 24/06/15

This was billed as The Wild Wild Inner West Revue featuring a lineup of local Americana flavoured acts curated by musician and producer Michael Carpenter. Not Good With Horses opened the night and showed a commanding presence on stage with their mostly slow and atmospheric country soul. They mixed up originals with covers of Townes … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Deslondes ~ The Deslondes
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ALBUM REVIEW: The Deslondes ~ The Deslondes

Attempts at an authentic presentation of traditional music can show up pale imitators pretty quickly but, on the flipside, those tagged as the real deal quickly rise to the top. The Deslondes are just that with five singer/songwriters blending country music with New Orleans soul and honky tonk with thrilling results. Their songs swing and … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Pokey LaFarge ~ Something In The Water
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ALBUM REVIEW: Pokey LaFarge ~ Something In The Water

Like a straighter American cousin to C.W. Stoneking’s more esoteric old-timey sound, Pokey LaFarge blends all manner of traditional musical forms – from jazz and swing to folk, country, doo-wop and mariachi. It’s all woven together in LaFarge’s authentic style on this, his most realised album to date. With a band that he’s been playing … Continue reading

PTW Favourite Releases of 2014
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PTW Favourite Releases of 2014

2014, what another great year for Americana music, especially here in Australia where the scene seems to be growing in leaps and bounds. An example of that was Love Police launching the inaugural Out On The Weekend festival in Melbourne with a smaller version in Brisbane and a ton of sideshows in Sydney. All reports … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: C.W Stoneking, Fraser A. Gorman @ Metro Theatre, Sydney (14/11/14)
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LIVE REVIEW: C.W Stoneking, Fraser A. Gorman @ Metro Theatre, Sydney (14/11/14)

Fraser A. Gorman was subject to the vagaries of a Sydney audience who seemed more concerned with chatting about their day than soaking up his solo opening set. Resplendent in a polka dot shirt with curly hair, harmonica and acoustic guitar, most would have commented on the visual similarities to Bob Dylan and there were … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Green Mohair Suits ~ Wooden Duck
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ALBUM REVIEW: Green Mohair Suits ~ Wooden Duck

Green Mohair Suits, who always put on a great live show – from lounges to festival stages – can now add a strong debut album to their CV. Their strength lies in their uber-tight harmonies that blend in virtuosic layers, equal parts Fleet Foxes and CSN. Like local alumni Little Bastard they’ve captured the vibe … Continue reading

Waitin’ Around To Die ~ A new Americana music Group on Facebook
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Waitin’ Around To Die ~ A new Americana music Group on Facebook

Waitin’ Around To Die ~ A place where Americana (we’re talking alt-country, folk, bluegrass, rock n roll, country…) music fans and musicians can share new (and old) music they’ve discovered, their own releases, photos, gigs, recruit new band members, source information and continue to build the Americana music community, primarily in Australia and New Zealand. … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Little Bastard ~ Little Bastard
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ALBUM REVIEW: Little Bastard ~ Little Bastard

  The last few years has seen Little Bastard gain a reputation as one hell of a live band, the septet causing raucous, drunken partying with their punk-spirited folk and bluegrass. Now they’ve finally stepped off the road to try and bottle some of that stage magic on their debut album. The good news is … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Willie Watson ~ Folk Singer Vol. 1 (new album on Gillian Welch label)
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NEW MUSIC: Willie Watson ~ Folk Singer Vol. 1 (new album on Gillian Welch label)

Gillian Welch’s record label Acony Records is proud to announce Willie Watson’s debut solo album Folk Singer Vol. 1 to be released on May 6, 2014. The album was produced by David Rawlings, longtime friend and producer of Watson’s previous band, Old Crow Medicine Show. “There’s a lot of weight in the way Willie performs,” … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Tami Neilson ~ Dynamite!
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ALBUM REVIEW: Tami Neilson ~ Dynamite!

Tami Neilson has long established herself as one of the finest local progenitors of Americana music since relocating from her native Canada to New Zealand. She’s scored numerous awards and critical praise and Dynamite! continues her magical run with her finest collection of songs to date, both in their spirited performance and superb songwriting. Clocking … Continue reading