NEWS: Mercury Rev reimagine Bobbie Gentry’s ‘The Delta Sweete’ in full
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NEWS: Mercury Rev reimagine Bobbie Gentry’s ‘The Delta Sweete’ in full

This sounds like a pretty special musical project. Mercury Rev have announced the release of Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited, on February 8 via Bella Union. The record is a “reimagining” of Bobbie Gentry’s 1968 album The Delta Sweete and features an impressive cast of guest vocalists: 1. Okolona River Bottom Band ft. Norah Jones 2. … Continue reading

NEWS: Take Me Town Melbourne album launch announced
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NEWS: Take Me Town Melbourne album launch announced

As you should be well aware by now, Take Me To Town: An Australian Alternative Country Compilation, is being released on September 28th. There are already pre-order links available so please hit up one of the following or head down to a physical store at the end of the month to pickup a copy of … Continue reading

NEWS: The Bottle Rockets Announce New LP ‘Bit Logic’
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NEWS: The Bottle Rockets Announce New LP ‘Bit Logic’

It’s been three years since The Bottle Rockets released their last album but now they’re back with Bit Logic which is set for release on October 12th via Bloodshot Records. Here’s the title track and first taste of the new album. ALBUM BIO: Formed nearly 30 years ago, the Bottle Rockets helped forge a now-popular … Continue reading

NEWS: Ben Leece Announces Album and New Label
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NEWS: Ben Leece Announces Album and New Label

Newcastle singer/songwriter Ben Leece has had a big year with a nomination for the inaugural Australian Americana Music Prize and winning Alt-Country Song of the Year award at the 16th annual Independent Music Awards with his song ‘Trace’. Now he’s adding a brand new album to those achievements, with the announcement that the Shane Nicholson-produced No … 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

NEWS: New Americana Night Announced for Sydney
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NEWS: New Americana Night Announced for Sydney

Yours truly (Chris – PTW editor) and the mysterious shadowy figure known as Daz have joined forces to introduce a new regular evening of live alt. country, folk and blues music to Sydney. From early August Heartbreaker Sessions will take place fortnightly on Sunday evenings at Freda’s in Chippendale. Nice and handy to Central Station we’ll … Continue reading

NEWS: New festival Dashville Skyline make first line-up announcement
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NEWS: New festival Dashville Skyline make first line-up announcement

Dashville Skyline appeared on social media a couple of months ago with the promise of a celebration of Americana music and culture with a twist.Now they’ve made their first line-up announcement and it is a very strong one featuring some of Australia’s favourites and a couple of interesting looking internationals. At the end of July they’ll … Continue reading

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NEWS: Americana radio show Revelator on the newly launched Double J

After months of testing, surveying and researching, the new digital radio station Double J launched today as an alternative to the programming offered up by triple j. Their mission is to “bringing you a cohesive and diverse mix of the best new music from Australia and overseas, plus the songs and artists that triple j … Continue reading

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NEWS: Billy Bragg & Wilco – Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions

On Record Store Day, April 21, Nonesuch will release Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions, which includes the original two volumes of Mermaid Avenue (the second re-mastered); a third volume with 17 previously unreleased recordings from those sessions; the 1999 documentary on the sessions, Man in the Sand; and a 48-page booklet with new liner notes by Nora … Continue reading