Patty Griffin’s seventh studio recording, the twelve-song AMERICAN KID which she produced with Craig Ross, was released by New West Records in the United States on 7th May. Whichever way you try to look at it – song content or performance - AMERICAN KID is a classic collection, and in late April I talked to Patty by telephone about her latest musical project. I began by asking…Continue
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Fanny Lumsden’s reputation as a songwriter and performer has been getting her a lot of attention in the last 12 months with the release of her new EP Autumn Lawn and a higher live profile since moving to Sydney to live. She is backed by the brilliant playing talent of The…Continue
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You might not immediately recognize his name, but George Marinelli is one of rock and roll’s most talented and established musicians. With a career spanning more than four decades, Marinelli is best known as Bonnie Raitt’s longtime guitarist and band mate. He is also an original member of Bruce Hornsby and The Range, and has worked as a session musician, producer, or engineer for revered artists including Vince Gill,…Continue
Liam Gale & The Ponytails impressed us with the two tracks he has up on Soundcloud and there mix of blues, folk, Celtic and swampy rock vibes so it was only natural we wanted to dive in deeper and find out some of what makes Gale tick, in a musical sense. He seems to be playing frequently around Sydney so check his …Continue
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We recently posted links to Davey Craddock & The Spectacles new Going Home EP and we were so impressed with the range and quality of his songwriting on it that we wanted to get Craddock straight into the firing line for our Six Strings Q&A feature.
What was the album that first led you down the dusty path of americana…Continue
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Since the age of 16, Dallas Moore has mastered the art of performing. With several albums under his belt and the experience of sharing the stage with almost all of his heroes, Dallas and his band have brought hangovers and excitement to Outlaw Country fans everywhere.
On the evening of April 12. Before The Dallas Moore Band took the stage, Dallas and I sat down and enjoyed some fine bourbon and several cold bottles of PBR. The following is the interview from…Continue
Pert Near Sandstone, a stellar string band that hails from the West Bank area of Minneapolis, has just released their excellent new album, Paradise Hop. Although the band is currently out on tour supporting their new record, the boys generously devoted a significant chunk of their precious down-time between gigs to participate in a lengthy, in-depth, career-spanning discussion.
My goal for this feature is to share the band's history, influences,…Continue
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High Atmosphere is the latest album by Diana Jones, and follows her first two critically acclaimed releases; My Remembrance of You and Better Times Will Come. Ms. Jones and Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show co-produced the album, and it is filled with guest performances by Jim Lauderdale and various members of Old Crow.
High Atmospherewill please fans of her earlier albums- it is filled with an…Continue
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"Man, that voice". That's what I found myself saying as I began smiling and shaking my head to "Surprise", the opening track on Sean Rowe's Magic. His singing just hit me like a ton of bricks. As his rich, dark, and uniquely singular baritone softly-sung "“You were nothing but the fragrance of an old dream / that was just time playing tricks on my mind", I knew I stumbled onto something special.…Continue
This week Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit release their excellent new album Here We Rest on Lightning Rod Records. The new record finds Mr. Isbell and his crew sounding assured, confident, and boldly expanding their sound in a variety of new directions. The result is the finest and most cohesive album by Mr. Isbell. It is an effort that is easy to revisit and a hard one to push aside. …Continue
It's an exciting time for Ha Ha Tonka, and judging from my conversation with Brian Roberts, the band's vocalist and guitarist, the group is committed to pushing forward with their tireless work…Continue
Mr. Escovedo is an artist who is as prolific and inspiring as they come. He has recorded…Continue
Her excellent new…Continue