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