NEWS: Out On The Weekend sideshows announced
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NEWS: Out On The Weekend sideshows announced

The Out On The Weekend Americana music festival is happening on October 14th at Seaworks, Williamstown in Melbourne. The good news for those who can’t make it down there is that the international acts will also be playing a bunch of headline shows in Melbourne, Sydney Brisbane, Hobart, Fremantle and Adelaide. JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE October 13 … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Shane Nicholson – Love And Blood
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ALBUM REVIEW: Shane Nicholson – Love And Blood

Though Shane Nicholson is now firmly entrenched in Australian country music, with awards aplenty, he’s shown over his strong run of solo albums that he can still maintain a foot in the indie scene in which he forged his songwriting abilities. That positioning has enabled him to straddle alt-country and commercial country with equal aplomb. … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1
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ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1

Two years after the release of his bestselling, award winning solo debut, Traveller, Stapleton returns with an album that in some ways feels like a retreat from the large stages and mainstream acclaim he received. Shacking up in Nashville’s RCA Studio A with producer and guitarist Brent Cobb, Stapleton recorded two album’s worth of songs. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Ben Mastwyk & The Millions – This Country
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NEW MUSIC: Ben Mastwyk & The Millions – This Country

Melbourne’s Ben Mastwyk has gathered a new band around him and recorded a new album (his 2nd) called Winning Streak. His band The Millions feature Ben Franz (The Waifs), Josh Duiker (Clifton Hillbillies), Michael Hubbard (The Bluebottles), Craig Kelly (Rich Davies). Also on vocals and honky-tonk piano is kiwi songstress Lisa Crawley. Here’s a live in-studio … Continue reading

POST TO WIRE PRESENTS: Red-Eyed & Blue – Jo Meares Band and W.A.C.O
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POST TO WIRE PRESENTS: Red-Eyed & Blue – Jo Meares Band and W.A.C.O

This weekend is the August instalment of Red-Eyed and Blue, the monthly session of live alt-country, folk and Americana music we curate at The Bearded Tit in Redfern, Sydney. Our last session saw a full house being serenaded by Sam Newton and gently rocked and rolled by The Singing Skies and this time round we … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle – Kids In The Street
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ALBUM REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle – Kids In The Street

By now Justin Townes Earle has released enough albums and developed his songwriting to the extent where he’s found his own distinct corner of the country music world. He’s developed an identifiable sound, particularly in the effortless swing he places in his music and the way he delivers his lyrics – that fluid and melodious, … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Gretta Ziller – Slaughterhouse Blues
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NEW MUSIC: Gretta Ziller – Slaughterhouse Blues

Gretta Ziller builds on the success of her Hell’s Half Acre EP from 2014 with her long-awaited new single ‘Slaughterhouse Blues’. It’s a wonderful slow-build of a song with a Steve Earle stomp and strum and that rich and resonant voice of hers documenting a scene of life’s struggles. The exciting news is that the song … Continue reading

NEWS: Dashville Skyline unveil their full 2017 lineup
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NEWS: Dashville Skyline unveil their full 2017 lineup

Dashville Skyline in the Belford area of the Hunter Valley, NSW is now in its third year and they’re going from strength to strength. They’ve just unveiled their full lineup for this year’s event and it looks stronger than ever with artists from across Australia plus touring acts from USA, Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Behold The Seer [Video]
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NEW MUSIC: Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Behold The Seer [Video]

Chris Robinson Brotherhood release their fifth album Barefoot In The Head (Silver Arrow Records) this week and it finds them in fine, carefree form; blending cosmic country, funk, blues, soul, psych and rock with Robinson’s distinct voice tying it all together. Here’s the clip for the single and album opener ‘Behold The Seer’. Continue reading

EP REVIEW: Lindi Ortega – Til The Goin’ Gets Gone
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EP REVIEW: Lindi Ortega – Til The Goin’ Gets Gone

The Canadian songwriter takes the quieter route on this new four track EP. She’s parked the feisty and swinging rockabilly sound she’s built much of her sound around and instead embraced a minimalist, meditative and reflective approach. Opener ‘Til The Goin’ Gets Gone’ is tale of self-encouragement, a sweet, lilting resolute commitment to optimism over … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Ray Davies – Americana
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ALBUM REVIEW: Ray Davies – Americana

Reportedly the first of two volumes to be released this year, Americana is the first solo album from Ray Davies in nearly decade. It is also a companion of sorts to his autobiography of the same name and it certainly has a nostalgic feel to it – both geographically and culturally – and a predominantly … Continue reading