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Waitin’ Around To Die column: Americana podcasts
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Waitin’ Around To Die column: Americana podcasts

AMERICANA PODCASTS One of the great strengths of Americana music is that it celebrates and honours both the traditional and contemporary aspects of the many strands and variations of country, folk and blues music. Musicians and songwriters are always moving forward, singing about modern times while incorporating the instruments and compositional structures of those who … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney
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LIVE REVIEW: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit + Deer Tick @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 25/03/18 Sitting right at the nexus of Americana and southern rock is Jason Isbell. Since his tour of duty in Drive By-Truckers and through his subsequent breakthrough solo career, he’s found that sweet spot between the heartbreaking balladeer and the guitar shreddin’ … Continue reading

NEWS: Kasey Chambers Announces New Album ‘Campfire’
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NEWS: Kasey Chambers Announces New Album ‘Campfire’

Kasey Chambers has followed up last year’s Dragonfly double album with a new band, The Campfire Disciples, and their new album Campfire. Due out on April 27th, the album represents the connection she’s had to different lands and cultures throughout her life, and drawing from the regions that have influenced her the most – Australia, Africa, … Continue reading

NEWS: Top Fifteen Finalists Announced For The Americana Music Prize Of Australia
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NEWS: Top Fifteen Finalists Announced For The Americana Music Prize Of Australia

From all the entries that were submitted for the 2018 Americana Music Prize of Australia, the panel have whittled down the list to the fifteen finalists who are in with a chance to win a $10,000 prize pack. The joint initiative between esteemed country musician Shane Nicholson, the Forbes Street Studios and Lost Highway Australia, … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Pauline Andrès – Fearless Heart
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ALBUM REVIEW: Pauline Andrès – Fearless Heart

This is album number three for the French songwriter who, much like her music has to date, has had a slow-burning rise to prominence. She’s still relatively unknown but on this album she’s found the best balance to date between gothic rock ’n’ roll and a smoky country noir sound. Fearless Heart finds her ensconced … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Not Good With Horses – What’s Done Is Done
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NEW MUSIC: Not Good With Horses – What’s Done Is Done

It’s been a long time coming but Sydney band Not Good With Horses are set to release their debut album Faultlines on March 29th, via Compadre Music Co. They’ve just released the video for the second single “What’s Done Is Done’, a smouldering, snaking groove, richly ornamented with some subtle and evocative guitar interplay and … Continue reading

NEWS: John Prine Announces New LP The Tree Of Forgiveness
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NEWS: John Prine Announces New LP The Tree Of Forgiveness

John Prine seems to be going through a late career purple patch of late with collaborations,  plenty of live shows and the “Artist of the Year” award at the Americana Music Honors & Awards. Now he’s announced that his new album The Tree Of Forgiveness will be released on April 13th on his own independent label … Continue reading

NEWS: Ryley Walker Announces New LP Deafman Glance
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NEWS: Ryley Walker Announces New LP Deafman Glance

Ryley Walker is back with another new album, this one coming out on the Dead Oceans via Inertia Music (in Australia). Cooper Crain (Bitchin’ Bajas, Cave) recorded and mixed the album, as well as adding his shimmering synths all over it. Ryley plays electric & acoustic guitars and was joined by long-time 6-string sparring partners, … Continue reading

NEWS: Ry Cooder Announces New LP The Prodigal Son
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NEWS: Ry Cooder Announces New LP The Prodigal Son

It’s been six years since Ry Cooder released his last album, Election Special. Now, on May 11th, Cooder will release The Prodigal Son. The album’s 11 tracks, including three Cooder originals and a carefully selected collection of his most treasured blues ‘n roots spirituals of the last century (songs of the Pilgrim Travelers, The Stanley … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Traveller – Western Movies
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ALBUM REVIEW: Traveller – Western Movies

In the long history of duets and collaborations in the world of country music comes a new triple threat in the form of Robert Ellis, Cory Chisel and Jonny Fritz. Each are distinct artists in their own right but together as Traveller they’ve captured a really special musical atmosphere and creativity that highlights each of … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lo Carmen – Lovers Dreamers Fighters
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ALBUM REVIEW: Lo Carmen – Lovers Dreamers Fighters

Based in America for the last few years, Lo Carmen has slowly been absorbing that country’s country music, blending it with her atmospheric slowcore sound and emerging with beautiful new album that seamlessly connects both worlds. Lovers Dreamers Fighters is just what it says, a document of the highs and lows of relationships, the bruises … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Emma Swift & Pony Boy cover Neil Young
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NEW MUSIC: Emma Swift & Pony Boy cover Neil Young

Emma Swift has joined forces with fellow Nashville songwriter Pony Boy (Marchelle Bradanini) for a split digital single release of Neil Young covers. Out on the Cosmic Thug Records label (Feb 28th), the songs were recorded to tape in Nashville and produced by Adam Landry and Justin Collins. “When Marchelle and I first became friends, we … Continue reading