NEW MUSIC: Charley Crockett – Midnight Run
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NEW MUSIC: Charley Crockett – Midnight Run

Charley Crockett has released a clip from his recently released Lil’ G.L. Presents: 10 For Slim Charley Crockett Sings James Hand, a tribute to the Texas country/honky tonk artist James Hand who died last year. Crockett says of Hand “I felt like James Hand was the greatest living country singer in the old-school style, somewhere … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Melissa Carper – Back When
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NEW MUSIC: Melissa Carper – Back When

Authenticity and originality are key ingredients in the country and folk music that catches our ears and Melissa Carper‘s songwriting and voice immediately caught our attention when we heard ‘Back When’. The song comes from her new album Daddy’s Country Gold (released last Friday), one of the finest vintage country albums we’ve heard so far … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Brodie and the Oxy Clinic – You’ll Be In Our Prayers
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Brodie and the Oxy Clinic – You’ll Be In Our Prayers

Ballarat group Brodie and the Oxy Clinic have a brand new self-titled EP out today and we’re stoked to be able to premiere the video for the single ‘You’ll Be In Our Prayers’. It kicks off at breakneck speed and doesn’t let up – hurtling through a blur of guitar strings, rockabilly via punk drums … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Gillian Welch – Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 2
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ALBUM REVIEW: Gillian Welch – Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 2

Gillian Welch Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 2 Acony Records Followers of Gillian Welch are hardy folk, having to endure long periods between albums to satiate their fandom. Sure they get to hear her on David Rawlings excellent albums as well but there’s no substitute for a pure Welch album, as she’s proved … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Rhianna Fibbins – Little Whispers
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Rhianna Fibbins – Little Whispers

‘Little Whispers’ is the second release from Rhianna Fibbins‘ debut EP From The Valley Looking Out and features Chance McCoy (Old Crow Medicine Show) on fiddle. There’s a really nice wandering feel to the track as acoustic, pedal-steel and electric guitars gently tangle and dovetail into McCoy’s mournful fiddle. Melbourne-based Fibbins was born and raised in the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Leslie Beia – Never Tell [VIDEO]
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NEW MUSIC: Leslie Beia – Never Tell [VIDEO]

Leslie Beia (Spring Branch, TX) recently released her new single ‘Never Tell‘ on streaming services. The song was influenced by Beia’s years spent living on a horse ranch and she describes the song as “a tale of love and impatience and the giddiness of Spring.” There’s a wonderful light and playful feel to the song … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Roberta Faceplant – Everything Is Trash
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NEW MUSIC: Roberta Faceplant – Everything Is Trash

Straight from the opening guitar licks you know this track is going to hit the spot. It kicks along like a hot-wired boot heel on a wooden honky tonk dancefloor. Sass, humour and hooks to burn, ‘Everything Is Trash’ is the debut single from new solo country / Americana act Roberta Faceplant, who is Philadelphia-based … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Wild Earp – Same Old Sorry Lesson (video)
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NEW MUSIC: Wild Earp – Same Old Sorry Lesson (video)

Wild Earp has released a new song in ‘Same Old Sorry Lesson’ which hits some mighty fine traditional country and honky tonk sounds and themes. He does this kind of thing so well, with the sublime backing of his band The Free for Alls. The song follows his 2020 release ‘Oligarchy Blues’. Here in Australia, … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Henry Conlon – I’m Coming Home
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NEW MUSIC: Henry Conlon – I’m Coming Home

Simplicity done well makes for powerful music and this song from Nashville-based songwriter Henry Conlon grabbed us the second he started singing. One of those voices that sounds both powerful and emotionally wrought at the same time, it reminded me of the dark drama of Townes Van Zandt and more recently, Tyler Childers. ‘I’m Coming … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Shane Scarazzini & EightFingers – West Virginia Girl
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NEW MUSIC: Shane Scarazzini & EightFingers – West Virginia Girl

There’s some exceptional playing on this new track from Nashville, TN artist Shane Scarazzini and his band EightFingers. Check out the guitars that spark and fly amid fiddle and pedal steel on ‘West Virginia Girl‘. The fluidity and energy in the playing is what nails this as a superb track but without the strength of … Continue reading

FAVOURITE AU & NZ ALBUMS 2020
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FAVOURITE AU & NZ ALBUMS 2020

Lists! We have a couple for you as usual as we wind down at the end of another year. I won’t rabbit on about the trials and tribulations of 2020, the good news was that the music still came down the pipeline with the same amount of quality and reward. We’ll have our overall list … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: David Quinn – Born To Lose
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NEW MUSIC: David Quinn – Born To Lose

Hot nights and a sultry blues rock groove are the order of the day on this new track from Indiana-based David Quinn. We last wrote about Quinn when he released his excellent album Wanderin’ Fool last year. This year’s new album Letting Go finds him broadening his sound and continuing his rich vein of songwriting. … Continue reading