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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Dead Man’s Town – Bruce Springsteen “Born In The USA” Tribute
Jul05

Dead Man’s Town – Bruce Springsteen “Born In The USA” Tribute

  Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute to Born in the U.S.A   Dead Man’s Town strips Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The U.S.A to the core with contributions from Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Nicole Atkins, Justin Townes Earle, North Mississippi Allstars, Blitzen Trapper, Trampled By Turtles and more. This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The U.S.A.  Although it would become...

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Gary Clark Jr and Jason Isbell – Day 5 Bluesfest 2014
Apr22

Gary Clark Jr and Jason Isbell – Day 5 Bluesfest 2014

There was a full agenda late tonight so we delayed our arrival until around 3pm.  Atypically, the traffic was very slow on the way and it took the better part of an hour to drive from our Suffolk Park beach house to the festival site at Tyagarah.  Another perfect day, weather wise – we truly have been blessed this Bluefest. Saidah Baba Talibah has a big voice and a tight, rocking vibe.  A Toronto-bred vocalist, she and the band...

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Best Albums of 2013 – The I-Haves and The I-Have-Nots
Jan03

Best Albums of 2013 – The I-Haves and The I-Have-Nots

My Best Albums Of 2013 Reviewing the music year has a number of advantages.  It enables me to reflect on the depth and quality of the music on offer over the past twelve months and it also reminds me when I first heard certain CDs and, more importantly, when I first zeroed in on their excellence. I have listened to a lot of new releases this year – I recollect the first one being the very good Photographs by Robert Ellis around...

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Amanda Shires – Down Fell The Doves
Jul23

Amanda Shires – Down Fell The Doves

Spotlight on The Americana Music Festival and Conference # 1 The Americana Music Festival and Conference is approaching.  So it’s probably time to spotlight some of the artists who will be performing in Nashville in September (there are so many that are, as yet, unknown to me). So who better to commence with than Amanda Squires. Shires is a Texas-based singer, songwriter and violinist who has performed as a member of the Texas...

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