Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jason Isbell, Darden Smith
Mar28

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jason Isbell, Darden Smith

Cop This Great New Music Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jason Isbell, Darden Smith By Rob Dickens Tedeschi Trucks Band TTB have a live concert DVD and album Live From The Fox Theater Oakland (Fantasy Records).  Here’s a taster with the totally jamming ‘Let Me Get By’ from the DVD/CD combo.     Jason Isbell After two of the best received and most awarded releases of many years, Jason Isbell has made available...

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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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Dave Cobb’s Southern Family
Jun24

Dave Cobb’s Southern Family

Two-time Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb has put together and produced an enticing new compilation called Southern Family (Low Country Sound/Elektra Records). The album features new recordings by a list of worthy performers – Zac Brown, Brandy Clark, Brent Cobb, Anderson East, Jason Isbell, Shooter Jennings, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Rich Robinson, Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton, John Paul White and Holly...

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Sturgill Simpson’s Guide to Virtuosity
May31

Sturgill Simpson’s Guide to Virtuosity

  Originally published on addictedtonoise.com.au There are three performers who are changing the face of country music. Not the Big Commercial ‘beers, hats and trucks’ Country – but the alt. and outlaw country movement. Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson are redefining and elevating not only a critical music genre but the way that Nashville is perceived.  Along with these three ground-breaking artists, the...

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My Best Albums of 2015
Dec30

My Best Albums of 2015

I can’t recall so many good releases in one year. The past two or three years have yielded some mighty albums no doubt, absolutely top-notch releases featuring at the head of my previous lists.  But 2015 has proved to be a challenge.  The creme de la creme at the top of the 2015 list remains but, compared with past years, the batting goes so deep, it was an enormous challenge for me to fit in twenty only.  It is probably fair to...

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