Sam Bush: The Full Picture
Oct31

Sam Bush: The Full Picture

Read about the new documentary on bluegrass icon Sam Bush   Sam Bush has done just about everything there is to do musically. He has been a prize-winning teenager, key figure in the ‘new grass’ revolution, member of Bluegrass Alliance, New Grass Revival, Emmylou Harris’s Nash Ramblers, revered solo artist (seven albums and a live DVD), collaborator and multiple award winner (including an Americana Music Association...

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The Weeping Willows Spread Their Roots
Oct30

The Weeping Willows Spread Their Roots

Catch our interview with The Weeping Willows talking about their USA Tour   By Rob Dickens         Last week I met with Laura Coates and Andy Wrigglesworth from the Melbourne, Australia-based duo The Weeping Willows. The year 2018 has been action-packed for them with three international trips under their belts to promote their music and establish a stronger footing and support base overseas.  They have recently returned from their...

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RIP Tony Joe White
Oct26

RIP Tony Joe White

Read about the passing of the great swamp rocker Tony Joe White   Legendary swamp rocker Tony Joe White has passed away, aged 75. Famous for his gravelly voice, fuzzy guitar and driving blues boogie style, he has penned some memorable songs including breakthrough hits “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night In Georgia”, both from 1967.  His songs have been covered by the likes of Elvis Presley, Tina Turner and...

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Gregory Alan Isakov – Australian Tour 2019
Oct24

Gregory Alan Isakov – Australian Tour 2019

Read about Gregory Alan Isakov’s Australian tour and new album This slideshow requires JavaScript.   Gregory Alan Isakov announces his first ever Australian tour, confirming a run of headline shows along with his appearance at Port Fairy Folk Festival this March. Isakov is based in Colorado, after moving from his birthplace of Johannesburg, South Africa and being raised in Philadelphia PA.  He has been touring since the age of...

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John Prine Australian Tour 2019
Oct12

John Prine Australian Tour 2019

Read about John Prine’s long-awaited return to Australia   One of the USA’s most remarkable songwriters, two-time Grammy winner and master storyteller John Prine will tour Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2019. It will be, amazingly, his first time on these shores in twenty five years and signals a must-see set of shows.   Having just turned 72, Prine shows no signs of slowing down.  His tour schedule is brimming...

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Bluesfest 2019 – Second Artist Announcement
Oct10

Bluesfest 2019 – Second Artist Announcement

Read who’s performing at Bluesfest 2019 second artist announcement   With six months to go to the next Bluesfest (over the Easter long weekend Thursday 18 April to Monday 22 April 2019) organisers of the event held just outside Byron Bay Australia have just announced the second artist announcement for its 30th anniversary celebration. Here are the nineteen performers with many making their Bluesfest appearance the only in...

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