INTERVIEW: Ben Mastwyk
Alt-Country / Americana / Cosmic Country / Country / Honky Tonk / Stream

INTERVIEW: Ben Mastwyk

BRASH OPTIMISM & SONGWRITING PROPHECY Striding the early morning Los Angeles pavement and scared about returning to his life in Melbourne, the musician had revelation. Maybe he could just disappear? Dissolve into the weird and wild world of LA. That thought was quickly tempered by reality but it did result in a song about just … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben Mastwyk – This Country
Cosmic Country / Country / Honky Tonk / New Music / Psychedelic / Soul / Videos

VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben Mastwyk – This Country

Ben Mastwyk is currently a busy gent with a run of interstate shows with Luke Elliot (USA) and today he’s sent the video clip for new single ‘This Country’ out into the world. It’s a great horn-led slice of honky tonk and country groove, matched by an equally fine video complete with gold satin jackets, … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Ben Mastwyk & The Millions – This Country
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NEW MUSIC: Ben Mastwyk & The Millions – This Country

Melbourne’s Ben Mastwyk has gathered a new band around him and recorded a new album (his 2nd) called Winning Streak. His band The Millions feature Ben Franz (The Waifs), Josh Duiker (Clifton Hillbillies), Michael Hubbard (The Bluebottles), Craig Kelly (Rich Davies). Also on vocals and honky-tonk piano is kiwi songstress Lisa Crawley. Here’s a live in-studio … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Six Strings – Ben Mastwyk
Alt-Country / Americana / Interviews / Six Strings

INTERVIEW: Six Strings – Ben Mastwyk

Ben Mastwyk has just released his excellent solo LP Mornin Evenin and was kind enough to take the time to undergo our Six Strings Q&A. We discover the canine influence in his songwriting process, who he’d love to jam with and his favourite recent Americana album. What was the album that first led you down the dusty path … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben Mastwyk ~ Sing Her Back Home
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben Mastwyk ~ Sing Her Back Home

Melbourne musician Ben Mastwyk is an integral part of that cities’ Americana music scene, playing with Jemma & The Clifton Hillbillies, Sweet By & By and The Shotgun Wedding. Now he’s in the process of releasing his debut solo LP, conceived both in Melbourne and while traveling through the American South. He’s pulled in a … Continue reading