Australian Roots Music Festivals 2019
Dec06

Australian Roots Music Festivals 2019

See our list of roots music festivals in Australia for 2019   We started this list for much the same reasons as our USA version.  It’s hard to find a single location that has a sufficient number and details of the many roots music festivals that take place in Australia each year.  We also like a simple list with relevant website links for easy connection, plus in some sort of intelligible order.  Below we present the festivals, first...

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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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Mountaingrass Festival 2018 Approaches
Oct24

Mountaingrass Festival 2018 Approaches

We set the scene for Mountaingrass Festival in Beechworth Victoria   Mountaingrass is one of the most significant bluegrass and roots festivals in Australia – it is the official event of the Australian Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association of Australia (ABOTMA) and is held annually in November. In 2018 the festival will move from its home for a few years, the alpine village of Harrietville, and be held for the first time in...

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Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival 2018
Oct08

Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival 2018

Read our take on the 2018 Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival   Guthrie Oklahoma October 4-6 2018 Images – Jim Jacob Words – Rob Dickens   Backdrop Oklahoma’s International Bluegrass Festival (OIBF) is into its twenty-second year.  The event has been bringing bluegrass, traditional, western swing, Americana and variations of those music forms to Guthrie, a historic town in the heart of Central Oklahoma, since 1996....

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Roots n Blues n BBQ 2018
Oct02

Roots n Blues n BBQ 2018

Read our take on Columbia MO’s Roots n Blues n BBQ festival 2018     Columbia Missouri 28-30 September 2018 TriFest Music Tour Images – Jim Jacob Words – Rob Dickens   For background to Roots n Blues n BBQ read our article.   Day One This is a shorter introduction day.  From 5 to around 11 pm, a good way to get into the site and the groove.  Two stages are pumping out at the festival site in the middle of the...

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The Stage Is Set – Roots n Blues n BBQ 2018
Sep28

The Stage Is Set – Roots n Blues n BBQ 2018

Read about the lead-in to the 2018 Roots n Blues n BBQ   Columbia Missouri 27 September 2018 TriFest Music Tour Images – Jim Jacob Words – Rob Dickens   It is the Thursday before the three-day festival kicks in.  Listening Through The Lens visited the site, talked with three of the festival Principals and photographed the location during its ‘dress rehearsal’. The 12th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Music Festival...

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