Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys Reviewed
Nov17

Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys Reviewed

Read our review of Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys   By Rob Dickens         It has been too long since his last outing, but the impatience with that wait has instantly dissipated with what has just come.  Released on November 16, 2018 (on Waterbug Records) Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys comes from a deep well of emotion which is conveyed with clarity and purpose to the listener. Originally from Fayetteville, North...

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Sing Us A Song, You’re The Piano Man
Nov15

Sing Us A Song, You’re The Piano Man

Read about Texas Piano Man the new outing from Robert Ellis     Robert Ellis is set to return with Texas Piano Man on February 14, 2019 via New West Records. The eleven-song set is largely comprised of songs written by Ellis, was co-produced by him and Niles City Sound (Leon Bridges) in Fort Worth, Texas.  While being a highly accomplished guitarist, he shows his talent for the grand piano on this new collection.  Texas Piano...

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Hayes Carll Knows What It Is
Nov14

Hayes Carll Knows What It Is

Read about the new release from Hayes Carll ‘What It Is’   Hayes Carll ‘What It Is’ Out February 15 2019   Texas singer-songwriter Hayes Carll will be issuing his sixth album What It Is (via Dualtone) on February 15. What It Is follows his 2016 album Lovers and Leavers, one of our favourites for that year, here at Listening Through The Lens.  The earlier release covered some strong and personal emotions –...

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MountainGrass Festival 2018 Reviewed
Nov13

MountainGrass Festival 2018 Reviewed

Read our coverage of the MountainGrass music festival 2018     Images: Jim Jacob Words: Rob Dickens   Introduction A new venue…a new town…a new vibe. MountainGrass, the old-time and bluegrass annual three-day music festival set in rural Victoria, Australia, got a new look, a face lift even.  The historic gold town of Beechworth played host this year after the festival organisers, The Australasian Bluegrass and Old-Time...

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GrassRoots Music Tour 2019 – Itinerary Announced
Nov08

GrassRoots Music Tour 2019 – Itinerary Announced

Read about the itinerary of our GrassRoots Music Tour 2019 This slideshow requires JavaScript.   By Rob Dickens         Announcing The GrassRoots Music Tour!! A music journey showcasing the best live music and heritage attractions – Americana, blues, alt. country, folk, traditional, bluegrass 9  to 30 September 2019 incl.   REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW —  TO GET FIRST OFFER — LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE     ALL BOOKINGS, TRAVEL...

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