Best Live Shows 2017
Dec19

Best Live Shows 2017

What were our very best live shows throughout 2017?   By Rob Dickens   Smoke On The Water I had seen only a few shows on water before – the North Mississippi Allstars on the Steamboat Natchez paddling up the Mississippi River off New Orleans. It was when bassist Chris Chew was in the band.  Man they funked it up.  (I loved that era of the band – check out Hernando (2006)). Another musica nautica adventure featured the...

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List of Music Festivals USA 2018
Oct25

List of Music Festivals USA 2018

Over 430 USA 2018 music festivals listed here with links   This post last updated 1 September 2018 Roots Music Festivals USA 2018 Over 430 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...

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Blues Music Award Winners 2017
May12

Blues Music Award Winners 2017

see full list of winners announced at the blues music awards 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...

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What is your favorite Cowboy song?
May02

What is your favorite Cowboy song?

give us your best cowboy songs for playing on a radio program 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....

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2017 U.S. Festival Information Finalised
Mar23

2017 U.S. Festival Information Finalised

List USA roots music festivals 2017 dates links places updated     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   List USA roots music festivals 2017 dates links places updated   *** Like to...

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Best Albums 2016
Dec31

Best Albums 2016

Discover which albums impressed us the most from our 2016 Top 20 list   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...

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