Tift Merritt’s New Album Stitch of the World – Mesmerising and Powerful
Feb01

Tift Merritt’s New Album Stitch of the World – Mesmerising and Powerful

Tift Merritt – Stitch of the World Yep Roc Records Out Now Originally published on addictedtonoise.com.au By Rob Dickens Tift Merritt’s new album Stitch of the World (Yep Roc Records) is her sixth studio release and follows the acclaimed Traveling Alone (2012). Since that earlier release, the Grammy and Americana Award-nominated Merritt has been recording and touring with Andrew Bird, Hiss Golden Messenger and classical pianist Simone...

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Eric Gales’ Spiritual ‘Middle Of The Road’
Jan28

Eric Gales’ Spiritual ‘Middle Of The Road’

One of the best, if not the best guitar player in the world – Joe Bonamassa He is absolutely incredible – Carlos Santana Blues journeyman Eric Gales lifts our spirits with Middle of the Road and he is coming to Australia (exclusively) for Byron Bay’s Bluesfest 2017. His new album Middle of the Road (Provogue/Mascot Label Group) is packed with great blues riffs, a so-funky presence and some great songs.  There are...

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Rose Cousins Comes To A Perfect Conclusion
Jan05

Rose Cousins Comes To A Perfect Conclusion

By Rob Dickens Rose Cousins New Release – Natural Conclusion, Out February 3 2017   Musically, my 2017 has started the way that last year (stills sounds funny to say that yet) 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 Scotia, Natural Conclusion will be in fact her fourth...

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Geoff Achison Hits The Road With Style
Dec19

Geoff Achison Hits The Road With Style

By Rob Dickens   It has been almost a decade since his last studio outing. But crack Australian guitarist Geoff Achison has made up for lost time with Another Mile, Another Minute (Jupiter 2 Records), a vibrant and diverse bunch of foot tapping blues and funk songs that should bring a smile to your face and lighten up your day.  Part New Orleans funk, hard blues and soul – they are all done impeccably. It was last October...

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John Prine – For Better or Worse
Dec14

John Prine – For Better or Worse

Originally published on AddictedToNoise.com.au   By Rob Dickens   It’s been a year of some moment for John Prine. The Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter turned seventy and, to celebrate, played a sold-out, two-night engagement at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium with a slew of special guests.  Just two weeks before he treated fans (including yours truly) to a special show at another famous Nashville venue –...

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Lisa LeBlanc’s Runaway Queen
Nov12

Lisa LeBlanc’s Runaway Queen

Lisa LeBlanc – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?  In banjo, there is power. Lisa LeBlanc proves on her new record that her banjo provides an excellent bedrock of power chords and driving rhythm. LeBlanc is 26 years old.  A singer, banjo player, guitarist, she is originally from a tiny town called Rosaireville (“it doesn’t have traffic lights or even a stop sign it’s so small”) in New Brunswick, Canada....

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