Port Fairy Folk Festival 2017 – Artist Update #2
Oct05

Port Fairy Folk Festival 2017 – Artist Update #2

The much-loved annual Port Fairy Folk Festival has reeled off another list of artists to join the bill, running from 10 – 13 March 2017. Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen, The Warsaw Village Band, Melody Pool, Jemma & The Clifton Hillbillies, Low Down Riders, Cookin’ on 3 Burners with Tex Perkins & Stella Angelico and Ashley Davies’ The Expedition Burke and Wills will play at next year’s event.The event has...

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Archie Roach’s Charcoal Lane, 25 Years On – A Review
Dec18

Archie Roach’s Charcoal Lane, 25 Years On – A Review

Archie Roach’s iconic 1990 debut Charcoal Lane is celebrating twenty-five years and has been given an impressive make-over by Festival Records and Warner Music Australia. This November saw the release of a new edition of Charcoal Lane, a double CD which includes the remastered version of the original album. A second disc includes five acoustic tracks (recorded live for Triple j’s Live at the Wireless in 1990), and some new recordings...

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Melbourne Zoo Twilight Concerts 2015
Nov28

Melbourne Zoo Twilight Concerts 2015

Melbourne Zoo Twilights Concerts 2015 Second Paul Kelly Show Added – Febraury 8 The Zoo has invited some of the best local and international musical talent to join it in the fight against wildlife extinction.  Whatever your musical tastes, there’s something for everyone at Zoo Twilights, with your favourite artists performing every Friday and Saturday night from 30 January to 7 March 2015. Line-up and support artists are...

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Best Music Experiences – USA Trip 2013
Oct25

Best Music Experiences – USA Trip 2013

I’ve just returned to Australia from five weeks in the USA with (long-suffering) friends, attending the Americana Music Conference and Awards, the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.  As well there were gigs elsewhere along the journey.  I visited the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas and California. I have already offered my favourite gigs for the...

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1352 Guitar Pickers In Nashville – Americanafest Day #4
Sep23

1352 Guitar Pickers In Nashville – Americanafest Day #4

By morning the rain had cleared up thankfully. The first port of call was Dunn Bros coffee -‘to go’ this time as we continued down the hill and past Broadway to the impressive Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the façade of which resembles a grand piano.  The crowds were thick – mostly to the museum proper but we were there to go the auditorium to hear and see an interview with Rodney Crowell. I say an interview...

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