NEW MUSIC: Riley Catherall – Robin
Alt-Country / Americana / Folk / New Music / Stream

NEW MUSIC: Riley Catherall – Robin

Riley Catherall hails from Canberra but is now a resident of Melbourne. He’s got an EP on the way, featuring Bill and Kasey Chambers and Kasey joins him on this beautiful track, ‘Robin’ – an ode to a red-breasted bird. He cites James Taylor, Neil Young and Jason Isbell as influences and you can certainly hear … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples – Campfire
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ALBUM REVIEW: Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples – Campfire

Kasey Chambers’ last release was a double album, a sprawling and diverse set that at times felt like it would have benefited from more editing and quality control. Perhaps in reaction to the nature of that album she’s retreated to the campfire as both a symbol and a literal focal point for this set of … 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

ALBUM REVIEW: Kasey Chambers – Dragonfly (plus giveaway!)
Album Reviews / Americana / Bluegrass / Blues / Country / Videos

ALBUM REVIEW: Kasey Chambers – Dragonfly (plus giveaway!)

Double albums certainly aren’t in vogue these days but Kasey Chambers, Australia’s queen of Americana music, isn’t one to shortchange her muse. Dragonfly covers two recording sessions, the first helmed by Paul Kelly and the second by brother Nash Chambers. The first disc covers a range of styles, from the throwaway ‘Talkin’ Baby Blues’ to … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Kasey Chambers, Harry Hookey @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (15/02/15)
Alt-Country / Country / Folk / Gig Reviews

LIVE REVIEW: Kasey Chambers, Harry Hookey @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (15/02/15)

Harry Hookey has been touring his Misdiagnosed album all over the country since it’s release and tonight’s opening slot for partner Kasey Chambers was an opportunity to reach a wide demographic of music fan. The majority of the seated crowd responded warmly to Hookey’s enthusiastic performance, genial stage manner and the memorable melodies he embeds … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Kasey Chambers ~ Bittersweet
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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

Americana / News

NEWS: Australia Americana Advisory Group formation

The Australian Americana music scene has been going from strength to strength in the last few years with more and more acts making the pilgrimage to the Americana Music Festival & Conference in Nashville, TN each year. Earlier this month the Australia Americana Advisory Group was formed to create awareness of the genre in and foster two-way street … Continue reading