The Waifs – 25 years
Mar27

The Waifs – 25 years

  The Waifs Celebrate 25 years  Devonport Tasmania by Jim Jacob Long standing roots outfit The Waifs has just released its double album “Ironbark” . All twenty five songs on the new release were recorded in a single session at band member , Josh Cunningham’s house in southern New South Wales , Australia. The band is now on an extensive and popular tour to promote the new set of songs. Listening Through the Lens...

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Tim O’Brien – Live In Melbourne Australia
Jan14

Tim O’Brien – Live In Melbourne Australia

  Tim O’Brien Live At The Caravan Music Club Melbourne Australia 11 January 2017 Originally published on AddictedToNoise.com.au By Rob Dickens (words) and Jim Jacob (images) Troubadour Tim O’Brien has just about ticked every box on the list of country/bluegrass/folk music achievements. Originally inspired by the late legendary Doc Watson, this native of Wheeling, West Virginia (now a long-time resident of Nashville)...

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Ayleen O’Hanlon and Rich Davies – Live
Nov02

Ayleen O’Hanlon and Rich Davies – Live

  By Rob Dickens and Jim Jacob House Concerts are taking off, big time. In the USA, they have become highly popular and lucrative for artists.  When I was at the Americana Festival and Conference in Nashville in September this year, I met a lot of people for the first time, largely due to the forthcoming Cayamo and Outlaw Country music cruises that we will be enjoying together.  Of those to whom I was introduced, I was taken...

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Prime Prine Live!
Oct08

Prime Prine Live!

  Originally published on addictedtonoise.com.au   John Prine at The Station Inn – Americana Music Festival Conference 2016 This was on the Thursday night at Nashville’s AmericanaFest where attractive shows were calling out everywhere. Frankly, the choices were ridiculous – try these on for size – Billy Bragg and Joe Henry (Union Station), Jimmy LaFave, Bobby Rush and Caleb Caudle (The High Watt), Anne...

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Todd Snider’s East Nashville Revue Live – North Carolina
Sep21

Todd Snider’s East Nashville Revue Live – North Carolina

  Originally published on addictedtonoise.com.au Todd Snider’s East Nashville Revue Pisgah Brewery, Black Mountain North Carolina This is a brilliantly simple concept.  A group of musician friends who all live in hip East Nashville jump on a bus together and go on a tour, play some songs as separate performers and then all jam together as the finale. Todd Snider is the ring-leader and his bussing friends are Elizabeth Cook, Kevin...

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Chris Stapleton Live – Kentucky
Sep21

Chris Stapleton Live – Kentucky

  Originally published on addictedtonoise.com.au Chris Stapleton Waterfront Park Louisville Kentucky 9 September 201 Chris Stapleton has had an unusual but increasingly successful career. He was raised in Paintsville, Kentucky, his father a coal miner.  Moving to Nashville in 2001 to pursue a music career, he became the lead singer (and guitarist) of the edgy bluegrass outfit The SteelDrivers from 2008 to 2010 (the group was...

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