ALBUM REVIEW: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
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ALBUM REVIEW: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound

In the space of his last two albums Jason Isbell’s status has rocketed from ex-Drive-By Trucker and respected songwriter to Grammy and Americana Association awards winner and one of the most acclaimed of this generation’s Americana/country artists, alongside Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton. The Nashville Sound is a re-framing of Isbell, with his long-serving band … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1
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ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1

Two years after the release of his bestselling, award winning solo debut, Traveller, Stapleton returns with an album that in some ways feels like a retreat from the large stages and mainstream acclaim he received. Shacking up in Nashville’s RCA Studio A with producer and guitarist Brent Cobb, Stapleton recorded two album’s worth of songs. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Behold The Seer [Video]
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NEW MUSIC: Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Behold The Seer [Video]

Chris Robinson Brotherhood release their fifth album Barefoot In The Head (Silver Arrow Records) this week and it finds them in fine, carefree form; blending cosmic country, funk, blues, soul, psych and rock with Robinson’s distinct voice tying it all together. Here’s the clip for the single and album opener ‘Behold The Seer’. Continue reading

PTW Favourite Releases of 2014
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PTW Favourite Releases of 2014

2014, what another great year for Americana music, especially here in Australia where the scene seems to be growing in leaps and bounds. An example of that was Love Police launching the inaugural Out On The Weekend festival in Melbourne with a smaller version in Brisbane and a ton of sideshows in Sydney. All reports … Continue reading

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NEW MUSIC: The Felice Brothers release God Bless You Amigo

The Felice Brothers have had a few set backs lately with destructive weather and the death of their trusty touring van. To raise some funds they have digitally released a new collection of songs called God Bless You Amigo which they stress isn’t the official follow-up to the brilliantly underrated Celebration, Florida. Read the press … Continue reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: My Morning Jacket | Circuital

written by Chris Familton When the bass drops one minute into the opening track Victory Dance a smile creeps upward and the head gratefully nods in a sign of satisfaction. My Morning Jacket started off with a couple of albums that established them as one of those classic genre stretching americana acts like Wilco who … Continue reading

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NEW RELEASE: DELTA SWAMP ROCK Sounds From The South: At the Crossroads of Rock, Country and Soul

Monster double CD pack with a whopping 68-page book accompaniment/Two volumes of seriously heavyweight vinyl gatefold and 8page insert. Featuring The Allman Brothers, Dan Penn, Leon Russell, Tony Joe White, Johnny Cash, Bobbie Gentry, Big Star, Link Wray, Area Code 615 and loads more! Delta Swamp Rock is an interstate southern road-trip through the United … Continue reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Black Crowes | Croweology

written by Chris Familton The Black Crowes were somewhat out of step with the times when they first emerged amid the hysteria of grunge in the early 90s. Their sound was traditional blues soaked American rock with flashes of gospel influence, southern rock and nods to americana and country. They really had little in common … Continue reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Drive-By Truckers | The Big To-Do

written by Chris Familton Drive-By Truckers return with their tenth album, a landmark in any band’s history, proving that they are still remarkably consistent with their quality control and ability to create musical stories that captivate and enthrall the listener. This time round The Big To-Do loosely deals with crime and (self)-punishment but these heavy subjects … Continue reading