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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Dori Freeman to Tour Australia 2017
Nov16

Dori Freeman to Tour Australia 2017

  By Rob Dickens Breakout Americana artist Dori Freeman has created quite a stir with the release of her debut album earlier this year. The twenty-four year old’s album on Free Dirt Records is a spell-binder.  You see, it’s her voice, as pure and defining as you could possibly imagine – it commands the air around you. Freeman comes from the tiny but very important music town of Galax, south-west Virginia.  It lies along The...

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Bluesfest 2017 – Guitar Power
Nov15

Bluesfest 2017 – Guitar Power

Bluesfest 2017 Turns Up The Volume Guitar-Lovers Heaven Australia’s biggest music festival just got bigger in its 2017 edition.  A bunch of guitar greats have been added to an already bursting line-up.  The festival begins Thursday April 13 and finishes on Monday 17 April.  More info here. Seventh Artist Announcement ERIC GALES MUD MORGANFIELD DEVON ALLMAN EXPERIENCE JIMI HENDRIX JEFF LANG RAY BEADLE AND THE SILVER DOLLARS LLOYD...

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