PTW PRESENTS: Red-Eyed and Blue – That Red Head + Ben Leece
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PTW PRESENTS: Red-Eyed and Blue – That Red Head + Ben Leece

FACEBOOK EVENT That Red Head is an extension of Lozz Benson and her love for Rockabilly and Blues music. She drives the band from behind her drum kit with groove and attitude, and has a soulful voice that evokes Patsy Cline and Etta James, yet flies freely in its own unique style. Throw in a … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Tami Neilson @ The Basement
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LIVE REVIEW: Tami Neilson @ The Basement

Tami Neilson & Her Rockin’ Hot Band Of Rhythm + Paddy McHugh @ The Basement, Sydney, 20th August 2017 Sunday night isn’t the usual day of the week for a country, soul and funk shakedown but Tami Neilson & Her Rockin’ Hot Band Of Rhythm unequivocally made it so. Surprisingly this was her first visit to Sydney, … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Lindi Ortega
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INTERVIEW: Lindi Ortega

STAYING IN THE SONGWRITING SADDLE Lindi Ortega returned to Australia last month for the Out On The Weekend festival and her own headline shows. She fills Chris Familton in on what she’s been up to in the year since her album Faded Gloryville was released.  Canadian (and Nashville resident) country singer/songwriter Lindi Ortega will make her third visit … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Lindi Ortega + The Cactus Blossoms @ NSC, Sydney (17/10/16)
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LIVE REVIEW: Lindi Ortega + The Cactus Blossoms @ NSC, Sydney (17/10/16)

After last year’s cancelled Sydney leg of the Out On The Weekend festival it was always unlikely we’d get another chance in 2016 but we do still get the consolation prize of some fine headline shows by the various artists from the Melbourne event. Callum Wylie had the task of serenading the slowly arriving punters. … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: JD McPherson @ Factory Theatre, Sydney (3/02/16)
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LIVE REVIEW: JD McPherson @ Factory Theatre, Sydney (3/02/16)

This was a night of rock ’n roll, blues, country, folk and soul, those landmark styles that set the ground rules for the last six decades of music and it showed that artists who trade in those genres, with authenticity, respect and reverence, continue to attract devoted fans. A Man Called Stu and pedal steel … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Jerry Lee Lewis ~ Rock & Roll Time
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ALBUM REVIEW: Jerry Lee Lewis ~ Rock & Roll Time

Many would assume that Lewis is well past his best years but this new album shows he is still in rude musical health at the age of 78. He delivers a tight and rollicking selection of co-writes and classic covers like ‘Little Queenie’ and ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ and brings on board a raft of guests … Continue reading

VIDEO: Eaten By Dogs ~ Hold On To Nothing
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VIDEO: Eaten By Dogs ~ Hold On To Nothing

Eaten By Dogs’ self-titled album has been soon repeat around here for the last week. From a band name like that you’d expect raw, dirty country rock but these guys out of Melbourne excel and creating a great warm mood that is as reliant on immensely hummable and downright heart-aching melodies. They’ve released a couple … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: CW Stoneking ~ Get On The Floor
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NEW MUSIC: CW Stoneking ~ Get On The Floor

CW Stoneking is back with the single from his new album Gon’ Boogaloo, his first since Jungle Blues in 2008. ‘Get On The Floor’ finds him mixing up a glorious cacophony of swing, boogie, blues and rock ‘n’ roll. It’s infectious stuff with suitably lo-fi and raw production, recorded live over 2 days with 2 microphones to … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Corb Lund ~ Counterfeit Blues
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ALBUM REVIEW: Corb Lund ~ Counterfeit Blues

The story behind Corb Lund’s eight album involves a trip with his band the Hurtin’ Albertans down from Canada to Memphis’ legendary Sun Studio for a completely live recording session over two nights. That approach has certainly reaped rewards with the album sounding raw and alive. There is a real sense of the players bouncing … Continue reading

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LIVE REVIEW: Henry Wagons, Fanny Lumsden @ Achoo! Bless You @ The Annandale Hotel, Sydney (10/11/12)

by Chris Familton Fanny Lumsden is one of those personalities for whom the phrase ‘born entertainer’ was created. Boundless energy, a warm and endearingly funny stage persona and a stellar voice are what made her set so appealing. Her band of country/folk players played a critical role in presenting Lumsden’s songs making her the real deal and … Continue reading