Americana Festival 2017 – Performer Showcase Submissions Now Open
Feb14

Americana Festival 2017 – Performer Showcase Submissions Now Open

AmericanaFest 2017 Showcase Submissions Now Open! Here is a call to arms, er instruments.  For those wishing to play at the AmericanaFest 2017. Attention artists, managers and agents. If you would like to play at the Americana Conference and Festival 2017 in Nashville, it is time to get your submissions ready.  AmericanaFest 2017 will be September 12 to 17. Showcase submissions for this terrific event are now open, and will be...

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Gillian Welch, The Teskey Brothers, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – NEW VIDEOS
Feb13

Gillian Welch, The Teskey Brothers, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – NEW VIDEOS

  New Videos from: Gillian Welch – ‘Dry Town’ Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (with Rodney Crowell) – ‘Live By The Song’ The Teskey Brothers – ‘Pain and Misery’   Gillian Welch Americana and Nu-folk darling Gillian Welch gave us a re-boot of her ground-breaking Revival album last year, which included another take on the song ‘Dry Town’     The Teskey...

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Organisers of FayettevilleRoots 2017 Festival in Arkansas Conjure Up Another Binding Line-Up
Jan21

Organisers of FayettevilleRoots 2017 Festival in Arkansas Conjure Up Another Binding Line-Up

  Fayettevilleroots 2017 Line Up Announcement Made All Bases Covered Fayettevilleroots 2017 is happening 24 to 27 August. Beautifully located in the north-west corner of Arkansas, this college town has been making waves, slowly but inevitably.  As each year passes, the ‘little event that could’, Fayettevilleroots 2017 grows in stature.  The event is managed by Bryan and Bernice Hembree (aka the duo Smokey...

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‘Women In String Bands’ Applications
Dec06

‘Women In String Bands’ Applications

Applications Open Women in String Bands CD Project As you may have read in our interview a few days back with Kimberley Wheeler, the President of The Australasian Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association (ABOTMA), the organisation is looking to produce a CD showcasing women in string bands. ABOTMA has received a grant from Folk Alliance Australia to produce this promotional CD to be sent to radio stations, magazines, other media and...

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Kimberley Wheeler – Front and Centre
Dec02

Kimberley Wheeler – Front and Centre

  Kimberley Wheeler Talks With LTTL   She’s a well-known bass player for hire. A go-to person to be able to seamlessly blend in with anything bluegrass, folk or old-time.  She is or was a member of a number of bands – Uncle Bill, Little Rabbit and Appalachian Heaven Stringband. Now she’s moving into the realm of solo artist. LTTL covered MountainGrass festival a few days ago where she performed a number of...

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Neil Young – No ‘On The Beach’
Dec02

Neil Young – No ‘On The Beach’

As expected, Neil Young will not be at Bluesfest next year. Just days ago, Frontier Touring announced that he won’t be performing any side shows around Australia and New Zealand next year and the more hopeful among us were hoping that he would still be thundering with his new band Promise Of The Real at Byron Bay next Easter. Today, however Bluesfest advised that he will not be on the Bill for the 2017 edition of the festival...

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