Waitin’ Around To Die Column: Exploring The Guitar Frontier
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Waitin’ Around To Die Column: Exploring The Guitar Frontier

EXPLORING THE GUITAR FRONTIER The guitar is synonymous with country and folk music, it’s the glue that ties it all together and has always been an essential songwriting and performing instrument in those genres. In the world of Americana music the guitar is also a medium for exploration and experimentation on the outer fringes of … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Kinky Friedman ~ The Loneliest Man I’ve Ever Met
Album Reviews / Country / Stream

ALBUM REVIEW: Kinky Friedman ~ The Loneliest Man I’ve Ever Met

Friedman, the author and provocateur, has also been a musician since the early 1970s and finally, after 39 years, he’s recorded a new studio album. It’s a mix of Friedman originals and a raft of covers including Merle Haggard’s ‘Mama’s Hungry Eyes’, Bob Dylan’s ‘Girl from the North Country’ and a duet with Willie Nelson … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Sarah Humphreys & Kris Morris ~ These Nights
Alt-Country / Americana / New Music / Videos

NEW MUSIC: Sarah Humphreys & Kris Morris ~ These Nights

Sarah Humphreys and Kris Morris are successful songwriters in their own right but now they’ve doubled the goodness by starting a collaborative project. They’re currently bunkered down recording their debut album as a duo and have shared one of the tracks that will the appearing on it – the beautiful heartache soaked ‘These Nights’. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Kasey Chambers ~ Bittersweet
Album Artwork / Album Reviews / Alt-Country / Americana / Country / Rock

ALBUM REVIEW: Kasey Chambers ~ Bittersweet

Kasey Chambers sits in that rare artistic position having sold 1.2 million albums as a hugely successful commercial songwriter/performer, while still retaining integrity and respect from the country and alt-country communities where she first established her talent. Bittersweet is Chambers’ first album since she split from husband Shane Nicholson after they released their 2011  collaborative … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Wooden Wand ~ Farmer’s Corner
Alt-Country / Americana / Country / Folk / Freak Folk / New Music / Stream

NEW MUSIC: Wooden Wand ~ Farmer’s Corner

James Jackson Toth is a prolific songwriter and musician by anyone’s measure. Recording under a number of names and in collaboration with a range of other musicians such as Michael Gira (Swans), he seems most himself when operating as Wooden Wand. On his new album Farmer’s Corner (his 14th by our count) he brings one … Continue reading

Alt-Country / Americana / Country / Home / Videos

Country Covers #5 – A Ramalama chooses a favourite

Coming up on Sunday October 27th is an afternoon/evening of Sydney (and Newcastle) artists covering some of their favourite country songs plus they’ll play a few of their own. Inner Western 2 (FB Event) is happening at the Petersham Bowling Club from 2pm. Ahead of the show we’ve asked some of the artists appearing to choose a favourite … Continue reading

Country / Videos

Country Covers #4 – Fanny Lumsden chooses a favourite

Coming up on Sunday October 27th is an afternoon/evening of Sydney (and Newcastle) artists covering some of their favourite country songs plus they’ll play a few of their own. Inner Western 2 (FB Event) is happening at the Petersham Bowling Club from 2pm. Ahead of the show we’ve asked some of the artists appearing to choose a favourite … Continue reading

Americana / Blues / Country / Folk / News

NEW MUSIC: A new collection of unreleased Townes Van Zandt recordings

Due for release on February 5th, Townes Van Zandt, Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions and Demos 1971-1972 (Omnivore Recordings, 2013) consists entirely of previously unreleased music from Van Zandt’s classic albums High, Low & In Between and The Late Great Townes Van Zandt. Both albums were originally released in 1972 on the Poppy label. … Continue reading

Americana / Country / News / Soul / Southern Rock

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