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Les Thomas commented on John Luck's blog post 'Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013'
"Thanks for this. Such an incredible three days of music. These were my reflections. http://lesthomasmusic.com/us-travel-diary-2-hardly-strictly-bluegrass/"
Oct 9, 2013
Les Thomas commented on Steve Ford's blog post 'A true star, and one in the making - Justin Townes Earle and Robert Ellis'
"Thanks Steve. Great review. We missed JTE's version of Rex's Blues in Melbourne. Maybe next time. I'm really looking forward to hearing a full length Robert Ellis live set one day."
Feb 15, 2013
Les Thomas commented on Craig Havighurst's blog post 'Tamworth: extremely south by ever so incredibly southwest'
"Thanks for the great write-up, Craig. Great that you got to see two excellent bands in Mustered Courage and The Davidson Brothers. Paddy Montgomery and Daniel Watkins are phenomenal young players. Alt country has taken a while to get much positive…"
Feb 8, 2013
Les Thomas commented on Dangerbird's group 'Australian Chapter'
"I've got very recent JTE and Elizabeth Cook interviews on Unpaved as well. JTE was very candid about his relationship with Townes and his dad. Much easier to talk to than I anticipated. http://unpaved.com.au"
Feb 2, 2013
Les Thomas commented on Dangerbird's group 'Australian Chapter'
"Can't wait to see Robert Ellis with JTE and Elizabeth Cook tonight. He did a superb job on Twang yesterday. Here's an interview I put together with Robert before he left home. http://unpaved.com.au/2013/01/18/interview-robert-ellis/"
Feb 2, 2013
Les Thomas commented on Kevin Norton's blog post 'Townes Van Zandt: A Tribute'
"Fair enough, Steve. One of the best Townes stories I've heard is from Kale who runs Fuse Records in Brunswick. Townes was touring NZ with Kale's folk singer dad. He'd play gigs in hostels and then clean up at the card tables. Kale saw…"
Jan 15, 2013
Les Thomas commented on Kevin Norton's blog post 'Townes Van Zandt: A Tribute'
"For Steve Ford, Townes actually made it to Australia and New Zealand in 1990. David Heard host of PBS has found memories of guiding him around Melbourne. You can find dates and venues here. http://uspest.org/coopl/tvzschedold.html"
Jan 15, 2013
Les Thomas commented on Kevin Norton's blog post 'Townes Van Zandt: A Tribute'
""Kevin Eggers, had a fondness for taking Townes’ stripped downed and simple arrangements and over producing them with strings, keyboards and drums to the point it makes Mariah Carrey songs seem sparse in comparison. The result 99% of the…"
Jan 15, 2013
Les Thomas commented on Dangerbird's group 'Australian Chapter'
"Thanks Bill, I'm pretty blown away by how well the sessions have been going. Brilliant performances and the crowd is growing every time. Sixty-six on the door last Monday. I reckon a beer catch up is overdue. Love to see you there when you can…"
Jan 8, 2013
Les Thomas commented on Gillian Turnbull's blog post 'Why Can’t Country and Metal Just Get Along?'
"Thanks for the interesting post, Gillian. I started playing music in the late '80s as a teenage skate punk when bands like Suicidal Tendencies and DRI were bringing together punk and metal. I think Rick Ruben producing Johnny Cash's…"
Dec 26, 2012
Les Thomas commented on No Depression's blog post 'Time to vote: What were your favorite albums of 2012?'
"1. Old Crow Medicine Show - Carry Me Back 2. Joe Pug - The Great Despiser 3. Emmylou Harris - Hard Bargain 4. Ry Cooder - Election Special 5. Jason Isbell - Live from Alabama 6. This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark - Various 7. Dr John -…"
Nov 23, 2012
Les Thomas commented on Michael D Hansen's blog post 'Hayes Carll's Australian Vacation'
"Nice one, Michael!"
Sep 2, 2012
A blog post by Les Thomas was featured

Interview: Corb Lund is heading down under

Alberta Canada's hardest working songwriter Corb Lund is bringing the band back to Australia to play the Gympie Muster and other dates. He spoke to Unpaved about growing up in the cowboy life, peak oil and the commercial perils of yodelling.Well done on your new album Cabin Fever. It’s got a strong Texas flavour to it, which I really like.Thank you. That’s where all the good old school…See More
Aug 13, 2012
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Interview: Corb Lund is heading down under

Alberta Canada's hardest working songwriter Corb Lund is bringing the band back to Australia to play the Gympie Muster and other dates. He spoke to Unpaved about growing up in the cowboy life, peak oil and the commercial perils of yodelling.Well done on your new album Cabin Fever. It’s got a strong Texas flavour to it, which I really like.Thank you. That’s where all the good old school…See More
Aug 10, 2012
A blog post by Les Thomas was featured

The timely revelations of Sherry Rich

The timely revelations of Sherry RichSherry Rich is just about to release Dakota Avenue, a rare gem of an album she recorded ten years ago with her friend, producer and co-writer Jay Bennett of Wilco at the band's Loft in Chicago. A number of things conspired to stall the release of the album, not least Jay Bennett's tragic death in 2009, but also parenthood and movements between Nashville and Melbourne. She spoke to Unpaved about living in…See More
Jul 17, 2012
Les Thomas posted a blog post

The timely revelations of Sherry Rich

The timely revelations of Sherry RichSherry Rich is just about to release Dakota Avenue, a rare gem of an album she recorded ten years ago with her friend, producer and co-writer Jay Bennett of Wilco at the band's Loft in Chicago. A number of things conspired to stall the release of the album, not least Jay Bennett's tragic death in 2009, but also parenthood and movements between Nashville and Melbourne. She spoke to Unpaved about living in…See More
Jul 12, 2012

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Interview: Corb Lund is heading down under

Alberta Canada's hardest working songwriter Corb Lund is bringing the band back to Australia to play the Gympie Muster and other dates. He spoke to Unpaved about growing up in the cowboy life, peak oil and the commercial perils of yodelling.

Well done on your new album Cabin Fever. It’s got a strong Texas flavour to it,…

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Posted on August 10, 2012 at 5:30am

The timely revelations of Sherry Rich

The timely revelations of Sherry Rich

Sherry Rich is just about to release Dakota Avenue, a rare gem of an album she recorded ten years ago with her friend, producer and co-writer Jay Bennett of Wilco at the band's Loft in Chicago. A number of things conspired to stall the release of the album, not least Jay Bennett's tragic death in 2009, but also parenthood and movements between Nashville and…

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Posted on July 12, 2012 at 8:00pm

Steve Earle's Labours of Love

First published at Unpaved

Earlier this year I had the great honour of speaking to Steve Earle as he prepared for his 2012 Australian tour. I asked to him about his music, his friend and mentor Townes Van Zandt and his political courage.

 

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Posted on July 5, 2012 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Simone's Survival - An interview with Simone Felice

First published on Unpaved

Words and music are the keys to survival for singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Simone Felice. After going through two near death experiences, it's a subject he knows more about than most. Les Thomas spoke to him before his July Australian tour about growing up immersed in the rich musical heritage of Woodstock, New York, turning adversity into creativity and sharing the stage with the late great Levon…

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Posted on June 15, 2012 at 2:30pm

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At 10:17pm on June 17, 2012, Sherry Rich said…

Hey Les, Glad you are liking the record..it's very dear to me.. however bittersweet.

I'd love to see your thoughts on Dakota Avenue here perhaps ? xSherry (Cherry to you (: )

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