List of Music Festivals USA 2018
Oct25

List of Music Festivals USA 2018

Over 230 USA 2018 music festivals listed here with links Roots Music Festivals USA 2018 Over 230 Festivals Included By Rob Dickens Planning trips to the US to maximise music experiences can be hard work.  We have not found one source that provides up-to-date, easy to view and comprehensive festival info for our preferred genres – alt. country, folk, Americana, blues, rock, folk and soul.  For quite a while we at Listening Through The...

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Blues Music Award Winners 2017
May12

Blues Music Award Winners 2017

BLUES FOUNDATION’S 38TH ANNUAL BLUES MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS The Cook Convention Centre in downtown Memphis, Tennessee was the scene for the 38th annual Blues Music Awards managed by The Blues Foundation. Veteran Bobby Rush won twice – Album of the Year (for Porcupine Meat) and Historical Album of the Year (Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush).  Curtis Salgado came up trumps three times, Song of the Year (‘Walk a...

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What is your favorite Cowboy song?
May02

What is your favorite Cowboy song?

by Jim Jacob I am involved in community radio and would like your help with my next program. This time around I would like to focus on, with your help, Cowboy songs. Let me know what your favorite Cowboy song is (Cowgirl , Outlaw , etc)  and it may get to the program. A list of songs submitted and those chosen (about 30 tracks would be great) will be posted on this website. So round ’em up and head  ’em on out. I look...

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2017 U.S. Festival Information Finalised
Mar23

2017 U.S. Festival Information Finalised

  Our List of U.S. Roots Music Festivals 2017 Updated and Finalised We published our annual list of music festivals a few weeks back.  At the time a lot of dates were not available.  They have since been published for all 160-odd events (except for a couple). The updated list is HERE...

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Best Albums 2016
Dec31

Best Albums 2016

    By Rob Dickens Well, the title really should read my favourite albums of the year, because who can claim to know what’s “best” for anyone other than themselves?  But I have used “Best Of” in the past and I feel drawn to a sense of consistency, a tradition if you like. Was 2016 the year of the changing of the guard? The year when debutantes and young tyros strutted their stuff and made us sit...

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Best Live Shows 2016
Dec21

Best Live Shows 2016

  By Rob Dickens If I was to include every single set which involved at least one song, I have borne witness to way over two hundred performances during the year.  Accordingly, to distill into my top twenty is not that easy! As I look in the rear vision mirror, the year had a number of major influences. Firstly, some magnificent overseas tourists wowed Australia early on.  Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings...

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