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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Most Played Americana Albums 2016
Dec09

Most Played Americana Albums 2016

  The Americana Music Association has just released details of its most played Americana albums for 2016. Below are the Top 10, based on the records reported to the Americana Airplay Chart during the past twelve months to the start of December 2016.  Also, there is a link below to the Top 100 Albums. This year’s Top 10 most played albums are: 1.   The Avett Brothers True Sadness 2.   Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By 3.  ...

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Grammy Nominations
Dec07

Grammy Nominations

This slideshow requires JavaScript.   GRAMMY® Nominees have just been announced The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be given out at a ceremony on February 12 2017 in Los Angeles. While there are so many categories and much debate about music classifications, there are a number of gongs that will be presented under the American roots music banner.  So, here below are those select nominations that you might find interesting. Best...

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List of 2017 USA Roots Music Festivals
Dec02

List of 2017 USA Roots Music Festivals

Roots Music Festivals USA 2017 Over 150 Festivals Included Aim Here is a list of roots music festivals in America in 2017. Reason Planning trips and tours to the US can be hard work.  We have not found one source that provides up-to-date, 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 Lens have been compiling our own list....

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