40 FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2017
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40 FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2017

Here they are, the 40 albums that I personally felt were the most important, fascinating and listenable in 2017. It was a near impossible process to collate them on a spreadsheet and make decisions and adjustments as to the creative worth of one over another. I’d highly recommend all the albums on this list and … Continue reading

20 Favourite Antipodean Releases of 2017
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20 Favourite Antipodean Releases of 2017

  2017 is pretty much done and dusted and it’s been another great year for Australian and New Zealand releases under the broad banner of Americana music. Our favourite album (and an EP) list takes in ethereal and eccentric folk music, raw alt-country, covers, spoken word and melancholic power pop – highlighting the range in … Continue reading

CELLULOID JUKEBOX: Mark Moldre
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CELLULOID JUKEBOX: Mark Moldre

Ahead of Mark Moldre’s last full band show for 2014 at the Petersham Bowling Club this Saturday Nov 29th (presented by Post To Wire) we’ve asked him to be the guest editor of the inaugural edition of Celluloid Jukebox, a new feature where musicians will select and talk about a handful of their favourite clips. * Mark Moldre + The … Continue reading

FEATURE: The Americana Music Festival & Conference 2014 – Nashville, TN
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FEATURE: The Americana Music Festival & Conference 2014 – Nashville, TN

Each year in September the Americana Music Festival & Conference is held in Nashville TN with dozens of music showcases from labels, genres and collected offerings from specific countries. Australia has a good profile at the event with shows like Tamworth Presents: Australiana @ Americana, Sounds Australia Presents: The Aussie BBQ and other smaller shows organised by … Continue reading

TOUR DIARY: Josh Rennie-Hynes – New Zealand Tour 2014
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TOUR DIARY: Josh Rennie-Hynes – New Zealand Tour 2014

Josh Rennie-Hynes is currently traversing a large swathe of New Zealand on his first national tour across the Tasman Sea. Post To Wire is proud to be involved in the tour and Josh is kindly sending back some pages torn from his tour diary where he rates the local cuisine, ejects talkers, meets friendly canines and is … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Mark Lucas
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SIX STRINGS: Mark Lucas

  The latest instalment of Six Strings, where we focus on an Australian or New Zealand songwriter and dig into their musical psyche, opinions and memories via our Q&A. This one features Mark Lucas, a long-time stalwart of the local Sydney scene who arrived here from England at the dawn of the ’80s and went on … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Ryan Adams
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INTERVIEW: Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams talks to CHRIS FAMILTON about his new self-titled album, his struggle with Ménière’s disease and his PAX-AM label and recording studio. Ryan Adams has always resisted any temptation or peer pressure to become an alt-country purist after he emerged out of the ashes of the band Whiskeytown and firmly established himself with his … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Jeremy Dylan, director of ‘Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts’
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INTERVIEW: Jeremy Dylan, director of ‘Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts’

Later this month the new documentary film Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts is officially launched at a screening in Nashville ( Bongo After Hours Theatre on Monday 15th Sept) prior to the Americana Music Festival. The film traces the career arc of the country music singer/songwriter who has been rejected by record labels, had his songs recorded … Continue reading

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REPORT: The Americana Music Festival 2013, Nashville TN

Laura Coates is one half of the Australian duo The Weeping Willows who visited the USA earlier this month for the Americana Music Festival in Nashville TN. Laura has kindly written a piece for us describing the enviable event from the point of view of a visiting fan and participatory musician. Andrew Wrigglesworth and I … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: The Weeping Willows
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SIX STRINGS: The Weeping Willows

Last year The Weeping Willows released their excellent album Till The North Wind Blows (review) which showed them to be  wonderfully authentic proponents of bluegrass, folk and country music. With voices that contrast and blend perfectly the couple write songs around their voices and the superb guitar playing of Andrew Wrigglesworth. We spoke with singer … Continue reading