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Ordinary Elephant Live
Apr11

Ordinary Elephant Live

Read our review of folk duo Ordinary Elephant’s first Australian show Ordinary Elephant Photo: LTTL Ordinary Elephant Caravan Music Club Melbourne, Australia 10 April 2019 Words: Rob Dickens Images: Jim Jacob Tight. In unison. This couple epitomizes these attributes, both in life (they share their RV with four dogs) and on stage (close harmonies and taut arrangements combining into a singular melodic vision). Ordinary Elephant...

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Ordinary Elephant – New Album and Australian Tour
Mar25

Ordinary Elephant – New Album and Australian Tour

Award-winning folk duo releases new album & extensive tour dates Ordinary Elephant Ordinary Elephant To Release “Honest’ May 3, 2019 Video For Lead Single Out Tour Includes Australian Dates Intro Listening Through The Lens first laid eyes on nomadic folk duo Ordinary Elephant as they received an award for Artist Of The Year at Folk Alliance International February 2018 in Kansas City Missouri. Another sighting at the...

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Cotton Pony Live
Feb27

Cotton Pony Live

Read about Cotton Pony – the band the tour the EP the show Cotton Pony – photo LTTL An original four-to-five piece band based in Tasmania, Australia Cotton Pony are (nicknames to the fore!): Megan ‘Pennyfeather’ Turale (vocals/guitar), Joseph ‘Lurkin J’ Durkin (drums/vocals) and Thomas ‘T.W’ Willis (vocals/banjo/harmonica/guitar) and Cam ‘Chuckles’ Jagoe (bass). Add on the occasional lead guitar Simon ‘Chicken...

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Summer Nights 2019
Jan08

Summer Nights 2019

Read our look at the Summer Nights 2019 mini-festival   Summer Nights 2019 5 January Mossvale Park, Victoria   By Rob Dickens         The Setting Mossvale Park (which is pretty much in the middle of not much) has some historical and horticultural significance.  It is an example of 19th century landscaping that demonstrates how European settlement (through Francis Moss) sought to radically modify the...

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The Station Inn’s New Monday Show
Sep27

The Station Inn’s New Monday Show

Read our review of The New Monday Show at The Station Inn Nashville   Nashville TN 24 September 2018 TriFest Music Tour Words – Rob Dickens Images – Jim Jacob   The iconic Station Inn in The Gulch in downtown Nashville hosts a regular Monday night show New Monday featuring a stellar line-up of singers and musicians. Here is a run-down of the personnel on stage this night.  A wonderful band steeped in country,...

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Cruz Contreras Live
Sep21

Cruz Contreras Live

Read our review of Cruz Contreras live in Bristol VA/TN   Birthplace of Country Music Theatrette Bristol VA/TN – TriFest Music Tour 20 September 2018   Words – Rob Dickens Images – Jim Jacob   Front man of the alt.country outfit The Black Lillies Cruz Contreras is not only that.  For quite some time he has been the ONLY man that has enabled a continuous thread as the band has evolved significantly in recent times....

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