NEW MUSIC: Pawns or Kings – No Way Home (Where Did I Go Wrong)
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NEW MUSIC: Pawns or Kings – No Way Home (Where Did I Go Wrong)

I love the laidback, lilting melodic sway of this slice of mellow honky tonk flavoured country-folk from Ozark Mountains group Pawns or Kings. The song has a touch of Townes and Blaze Foley about it too. Above all it’s the sweet vocal hooks of ‘No Way Home…’ that work their way deep into your short … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Deltaz – I’ve Been Rejected
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NEW MUSIC: The Deltaz – I’ve Been Rejected

Who woulda thought rejection could sound like so much fun. That’s what Los Angeles duo The Deltaz have done on this slice of 70s style country funk. Check that bass-line and try not nod along as a smile slowly spreads across your face. ‘I’ve Been Rejected’ was inspired by a night of drinking and line … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts – Drinkin’ Lots Of Wine
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NEW MUSIC: Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts – Drinkin’ Lots Of Wine

Fans of James Ellis & The Jealous Guys, Charley Crockett, Dale Watson and Michael Carpenter & The Banks Brothers will dig the top-notch playing and honky tonk sound on this new Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts single from their forthcoming new LP Honky Tonkin’ Beauty Supreme available June 11th 2021. Cory and the band … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Natalie Henry – Weed, Wine and Women
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Natalie Henry – Weed, Wine and Women

Natalie Henry returns with a brand new single that touts some of life’s essentials… ‘Weed, Wine and Women’. With a sweet and sassy, honky-tonk saloon swing the song hits one hell of a great 70s country vibe. It’s a tongue- in-cheek song that possesses a standard of songwriting that the likes of Nikki Lane, Jaime … Continue reading

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: 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

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

VIDEO PREMIERE: Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers – There’s No One Like You
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers – There’s No One Like You

The meeting of musical minds is one of the real joys of collaborative projects and there seems to be more and more of them happening in these times we’re living in. On the local Sydney scene, songwriter/musician/producer Michael Carpenter has joined up with the guitar-slingin’ dream team of The Banks Brothers (Zane – guitar, Jy-Perry … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Reeves Brothers – 100 Proof Honky-Tonk
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NEW MUSIC: The Reeves Brothers – 100 Proof Honky-Tonk

How great is this?! Straight down the line, authentic, git-down honky-tonk, from the saloon floor straight to you. The Reeves Brothers rip and swing with some great guitar, piano and pedal-steel playing on this song. ‘100 Proof Honky-Tonk‘ is the lastest single from the Las Vegas, NV-based group centred around Matt and Cole Reeves. The … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Wild Earp & the Free for Alls – Don’t Play the Waltz at the California Clipper
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NEW MUSIC: Wild Earp & the Free for Alls – Don’t Play the Waltz at the California Clipper

This new track form Wild Earp & The Free for Alls, which pays homage to their home base, the California Clipper Lounge, is all about the rhythm and groove. Total head-nodding, line-dancing good times abound as the tune shimmies across the dance floor. “Wild Earp & The Free for Alls played every month for 4 … Continue reading

NEWS: Charley Crockett Announces New LP ‘Welcome To Hard Times’
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NEWS: Charley Crockett Announces New LP ‘Welcome To Hard Times’

  Charley Crockett, today announced his latest studio album Welcome To Hard Times, released July 31st on Thirty Tigers. A bold new record from the definitive young voice in country and western’s modern reinvention. Produced by Mark Neill, with songwriting contributions from Pat McLaughlin and Dan Auerbach, Welcome To Hard Times’ is a genre-bending mix … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Secret Emchy Society – Everything Was Fine
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NEW MUSIC: Secret Emchy Society – Everything Was Fine

The enigmatically named Secret Emchy Society from Oakland has a new track out which races along on a quick-shuffle, honky tonk heartbeat as Cindy Emch barrels out the song with high spirits and playful verve. Emch has been named by the Huffington Post as the ‘First Lady of Queer Country’ and No Depression christened her “Equal … Continue reading