THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP: 24th April, 2015
Alt-Country / Americana / Country / New Music / News / Tour / Videos

THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP: 24th April, 2015

It has been a big week for Americana related tour announcements with news that The Milk Carton Kids, Mary Chapin Carpenter & Tift Merritt and Ryan Adams & Jenny Lewis will be touring here over the next few months. Local acts have also got in on the action with Marlon Williams announcing an Australian and New … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Roger Knox @ The Aurora, Sydney Festival (25/01/15)
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LIVE REVIEW: Roger Knox @ The Aurora, Sydney Festival (25/01/15)

Roger Knox has been a legend of the Aboriginal music scene and the wider country music community since the 1980s. In recent years Knox’s music has spread to a larger audience via Clinton Walker’s Buried Country book/soundtrack/documentary (2000) on Aboriginal country music and his 2013 collaboration with Welsh musician/producer Jon Langford on the landmark album … Continue reading

Album Artwork / Alt-Country / Americana / Bluegrass / Country / Folk / Mixtape / Stream

Post To Wire ~ Americana Mixtape Vol. 2

Tracklisting Gene Clark – American Dreamer (American Dreamer soundtrack) Calexico – Alone Again Or (Love cover, Alone Again Or EP, 2003) Davey Craddock & The Spectacles – Keep On Waiting (Going Home EP, 2012) Bill Monroe – Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Country & Western Hit Parade 1947, compilation) Phosphorescent – Cocaine Lights (Pride, 2007) Oakley … Continue reading

Album Reviews / Americana / Country

ALBUM REVIEW: Roger Knox and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts ~ Stranger in My Land

by Chris Familton Roger Knox’s new album, his first in nine years, is a ambitious and expansive affair that seamlessly weaves together American and Aboriginal strands of country music with a strong social conscience and a laconic sense of humour. The collaborative aspect of Stranger in My Land is important but not one that overshadows … Continue reading