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USA Music Festivals 2021
Nov11

USA Music Festivals 2021

USA music festivals 2021 AmericanaFest, Nashville TN – Photo: LTTL USA Music Festivals 2021 1000 Events USA music festivals 2021 Welcome to the 2021 and SIXTH annual edition! Starting this version has not been easy. We’ve evolved with the task each year, researching to grow the events listed, checking dates, links and locations regularly. A bit of work, but a worthy aim to compile the most comprehensive list we can and hopefully...

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Bronwyn Keith-Hynes – Fiddler’s Pastime
Nov07

Bronwyn Keith-Hynes – Fiddler’s Pastime

We review Fiddler’s Pastime Bronwyn Keith-Hynes – Photo: LTTL Bronwyn Keith-Hynes ‘Fiddler’s Pastime’ Out Now By Rob Dickens “Luck’s a fortune” they say. “Timing is everything” as well. Enough with the cliches. The point is that we were in Nashville last September for AmericanaFest. My colleague Jim Jacob and a couple of friends were hanging out at the Station Inn one night...

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Pretty Free Is Justin Farren
Nov05

Pretty Free Is Justin Farren

We review Justin Farren Justin Farren – Photo Wes Davis Justin Farren ‘Pretty Free’ Out Now By Rob Dickens Justin Farren is based in Sacramento, California and has been acknowledged a few times for his songwriting, so many nods in fact that his lyrical cred. is pretty much a given (see list below). His fourth full-length album, Pretty Well (released October 23, 2020) demonstrates again his way with words. His voice...

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The Long Ryders Dig Deep
Nov03

The Long Ryders Dig Deep

The Long Ryders Return The Long Ryders – Photo: Supplied Alt. Country Pioneers The Long Ryders New Single Five albums in the 1980’s saw The Long Ryders in the vanguard of the powerful alt. country movement, combining a hard country vibe (the name comes from a Western movie) with a garage rock sensibility. Along with bands such as Giant Sand, the Dream Syndicate and The Beat Farmers, The Long Ryders made music at a time...

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Albums Of The Month – November 2020
Oct31

Albums Of The Month – November 2020

Our Top Six Releases Sturgill Simpson – in earlier, long-hair, electric mode – Photo: LTTL Top Six Releases November 2020 By Rob Dickens Allison Forbes Bonedigger Independent 7 February 2020 Allison Forbes’ debut Bonedigger was released back in February this year. It did, however, only come across our decks last month and hence its inclusion here. It is such a stunning, fierce and passionate collection that I simply...

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