Freelance music writer based in Melbourne, Australia. Contributor to this site, Rhythms and Rocket Magazines (Australia), Steam Magazine (South Texas) and addictedtonoise.com.au. I am the editor for a website as well 'Listening Through The Lens', designed to promote and support roots music and performers in Australia and around the globe @ listeningthroughthelens.com
Sam Baker hails from the small prairie town of Itasca, Texas, and now lives in Austin. His new album Land of Doubt is his first in four years. It is a compelling testimony from a songwriter who has plenty to say. A […]
It’s a good story. Brothers Josh and Sam Teskey have been playing music together since they were 12. Poring over their parents’ record collection, their long-time shared passion of great soul and rhythm ‘n’ blues music, tinged with funk and blues, […]
Chris Milam had a torrid lead-up to the recording and release of Kids These Days. A broken engagement caused him to lose everything but what he could fit in his car. Then, on tour with all his possessions…until the car and its […]
On April 21 2017 Jason Eady returns with his first album in more than three years (via Thirty Tigers). The self-titled release is the Mississippi-born, singer-songwriter’s sixth full-length collection. He has a voice that belongs to the school of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, with a […]
Talk about a late starter. From a small town in Long Island, Roger Street Friedman had played music as a kid and briefly followed a recording engineer path. However, that went by the board for many years. Fifty in fact. Friedman led […]
They have done it again. Not surprising really.The masters of the meld of cow punk power and anthemic twang return and delight us yet another time. For over twenty years and through ten studio albums, Dallas alt-country dynamo outfit Old 97’s have […]
From Memphis Tennessee Dead Soldiers Reveal The Great Emptiness I would love to seem them strut their stuff live. Memphis Tennessee band Dead Soldiers are about to release their second album The Great Emptiness (released on American Grapefruit) this week – 31 […]
Eastern Mystic Soul and Blues Memphis-bred, Brooklyn-based songwriter Valerie June is one of a kind. The Order of Time follows June’s 2013 breakout release Pushin’ Against a Stone that established her as one of the most interesting artists going around. The old-time blues aesthetic and […]
Musically, my 2017 has started the way that last year ended. Beguiled by a golden voice. In this case, the sumptuous vocals belong to, one, Rose Cousins. She’s Canadian. A native of Prince Edward Island who now lives in Halifax, Nova […]
Beth Hart continues to produce quality work at a creditable output rate. She also continues to distance herself from the somewhat restrictive descriptor of ‘blues siren’. The Grammy-nominated singer furthers her songwriting chops with her new album Fire On The Floor, just […]
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