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, gospel and...

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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. Listening Through...

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Grant-Lee Phillips – Live Review
May17

Grant-Lee Phillips – Live Review

Read our review of Grant-Lee Phillips live at The Thornbury Theatre   Grant-Lee Phillips Live At The Thornbury Theatre 13 May 2018 By Jim Jacob       and Rob Dickens         Grant-Lee Phillips was raised in Stockton California before trying out film study in Los Angeles.  After two critically-acclaimed releases in a band called Shiva Burlesque, he took a more prominent role in the next collegiate incantation Grant Lee Buffalo (with...

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Ruby Boots Live
May08

Ruby Boots Live

Read our story on Ruby Boots – live and on record   By Jim Jacob       and Rob Dickens         Australian-born and now a resident in Nashville TN, Ruby Boots (Bex Chilcott) has this year released Don’t Talk About It (Bloodshot Records).  The new album is a rocking affair, jangly and sharp, drawing on the wide-open landscapes of her homeland as well as the songwriter inner circle of Music City Nashville. Boots has plenty of...

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Humanitarian Journeyman
Apr24

Humanitarian Journeyman

Read our review of Kevin Welch Live Caravan Music Club Melbourne Kevin Welch Caravan Music Club 22 April 2018 By Rob Dickens Kevin Welch’s bio is very impressive.  (Info taken from KW website). Born in California (Long Beach), his family finally settled in Oklahoma.  He got married (to Jennifer Patten), moved to Nashville, started writing for Tree International.  Wrote for ten years, got some songs taken up and started to earn...

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MONA’s Block Party 2018
Jan16

MONA’s Block Party 2018

Violent Femmes headline a MONA free Block Party in 2018 to remember   Over One Thousand Onesies Gripping Laser Lights Bold Performance Art Experimental Sonic Forms Interpretative Dance And Movement Edgy Engaging Live Music Artisan Food and Beverages It’s the MONA Block Party!   Images by Jim Jacob Words by Rob Dickens   MONA Since its establishment in Tasmania, Australia in 2011, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) has quickly...

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