INTERVIEW: Justin Townes Earle (2017)
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INTERVIEW: Justin Townes Earle (2017)

Now seven albums deep into his career, Justin Townes Earle has worked different variations of his country/folk/blues template to a consistently high quality over the last decade. Kids In The Street is different for a number of reasons but primarily in the way it was written and recorded. “I love this record,” says Earle, speaking … Continue reading

NEWS: Out On The Weekend sideshows announced
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NEWS: Out On The Weekend sideshows announced

The Out On The Weekend Americana music festival is happening on October 14th at Seaworks, Williamstown in Melbourne. The good news for those who can’t make it down there is that the international acts will also be playing a bunch of headline shows in Melbourne, Sydney Brisbane, Hobart, Fremantle and Adelaide. JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE October 13 … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle – Kids In The Street
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ALBUM REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle – Kids In The Street

By now Justin Townes Earle has released enough albums and developed his songwriting to the extent where he’s found his own distinct corner of the country music world. He’s developed an identifiable sound, particularly in the effortless swing he places in his music and the way he delivers his lyrics – that fluid and melodious, … Continue reading

NEWS: Dashville Skyline unveil their full 2017 lineup
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NEWS: Dashville Skyline unveil their full 2017 lineup

Dashville Skyline in the Belford area of the Hunter Valley, NSW is now in its third year and they’re going from strength to strength. They’ve just unveiled their full lineup for this year’s event and it looks stronger than ever with artists from across Australia plus touring acts from USA, Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand. … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Justin Bernasconi
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SIX STRINGS: Justin Bernasconi

On May 19th, Justin Bernasconi releases Barefoot Wonderland, his second and fine new album of folk guitar music that explores bluegrass, country, the American Primitive style, folk and the blues. It’s a wonderful blend of English and American styles and a showcase for his exemplary playing – full of colour, control and tone, mixed with strong … Continue reading

NEWS: The Morrisons Release and Tour Debut LP
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NEWS: The Morrisons Release and Tour Debut LP

The Morrisons have been a mainstay of the local Sydney Americana scene for a number of years now. They’ve played headline shows, supports, festivals and performed special tributes such as their acclaimed Brother Where Art Thou shows. Now they’ve finally released their debut, self-titled album and it both cements their status as a highly accomplished group … Continue reading

NEWS: Liam Gerner Announces New Single & Tour
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NEWS: Liam Gerner Announces New Single & Tour

Liam Gerner has settled back into Melbourne after ten years based overseas and amid near-constant touring he’s recorded a new album with his band (The Sunset Pushers) that includes Shane Reilly from Lost Ragas. The self-titled LP (due out in Feb 2016) was recorded in three days in both Melbourne by Roger Bergodaz and in the USA at … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Henry Wagons
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SIX STRINGS: Henry Wagons

Henry Wagons is a veritable man for all seasons – singer, songwriter, guitarist, bandleader,TV host, raconteur and more. Currently he’s traveling the country promoting this years fine solo album After What I Did Last Night and he took the time to answer our PTW Q&A questions. Check the tour dates below (co-presented by PTW) and … Continue reading

TOUR NEWS: Steve Poltz Announces Australia Tour
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TOUR NEWS: Steve Poltz Announces Australia Tour

Man, he gets around doesn’t he?! The Nova Scotia-born, San Diego raised, Nashville based traveling troubadour Steve Poltz is returning for his second Australian tour of 2016 on the back of his LP Folksinger and this time he’s hitting a whole lot of different parts of the country – from festivals to small clubs. 2016 … Continue reading

TOUR NEWS: Leah Flanagan Announces Saudades Tour
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TOUR NEWS: Leah Flanagan Announces Saudades Tour

Leah Flanagan is hands down one of this country’s finest songwriters. She has the ability to swing from folk to country, jazz to blues and all corners in-between. Her new album Saudades is coming out on September 16th and she’s hitting the road to play some shows to celebrate its release. The culmination of two … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Sean McMahon
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SIX STRINGS: Sean McMahon

Sean McMahon released his album Shiner earlier this year and he continues to spread its rich batch of country-rock tunes far and wide with live shows with his band the MoonMen. Sean’s heading up to Sydney this week to play a triple bill at the Marrickville Bowling Club with Adam Young & The Haints and … Continue reading

TOUR NEWS: Fanny Lumsden Announces Annual Country Halls Tour
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TOUR NEWS: Fanny Lumsden Announces Annual Country Halls Tour

Fanny Lumsden has been traveling around Australia for the last 6 months, covering over 20,0000km and playing shows from Tasmania to Darwin to promote her Small Town Big Shot album. Now she’s announced her annual run of country hall shows from September – November 2016. For five years now the Western NSW raised, Fanny Lumsden … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Skyscraper Stan
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SIX STRINGS: Skyscraper Stan

Stan Woodhouse is currently out on the road playing a comprehensive series of solo acoustic dates (see below) around Australia to celebrate and promote the release of his new solo live album Live At Some Velvet Morning. The nine track album showcases Stan’s brilliant lyricism, dry humour and ability to hang a well crafted story on perfect … Continue reading