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Albums Of The Month – May 2020
May04

Albums Of The Month – May 2020

We reveal our top six Ruthie Foster – Photo: Supplied Top Six Releases May 2020 By Rob Dickens This month’s new albums have proven to be a blessing and a curse. So much great new music hitting the streets (or about to), that I have had quite a time to zero in on just six outings. Also, some of those are so worthy that I felt that a mini-review in this format was not appropriate across the board. Accordingly, I have already...

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Sarah Siskind – Modern Appalachia
May02

Sarah Siskind – Modern Appalachia

We review Sarah Siskind Sarah Siskind – Photo: LTTL By Rob Dickens Sarah Siskind Modern Appalachia 17 April 2020 I am reminded of Lucinda Williams, guesting with Blackie & The Rodeo Kings guitarist Colin Linden, proclaiming to the crowd at the end of the set: “He should be more well-known!” Well, add Sarah Siskind to the should-be-more-well-known coterie. Not that you could call her prolific, though. Her complete...

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Darrell Scott Does Hank Williams
May01

Darrell Scott Does Hank Williams

We review Darrell Scott Darrell Scott – Photo: LTTL By Rob Dickens Darrell Scott Darrell Scott Sings The Blues Of Hank Williams Full Light 24 April 2020 We all know Hank Williams’s place as a music great of the twentieth century. His importance to country music, in particular, is impossible to overstate. In only five years, he recorded over two hundred songs and had eleven number one hits. Add to the commercial success,...

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Lucinda Williams – Good Souls Better Angels
Apr30

Lucinda Williams – Good Souls Better Angels

We review Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams – Photo: LTTL By Rob Dickens Lucinda Williams Good Souls Better Angels Highway 20/Thirty Tigers 24 April 2020 It has been a longer gap between releases for Lucinda Williams. If you exclude her 2017 re-imagining of 1992’s Sweet Old World, it has been four years since her previous original collection The Ghosts of Highway 20. Williams spent last year touring with the centrepiece...

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Ruth Hazleton’s Daisywheel
Apr13

Ruth Hazleton’s Daisywheel

We review Ruth Hazleton Ruth Hazleton – Photo: LTTL Ruth Hazleton Daisywheel Out Now It has taken a while for this to come across our desk here at Listening Through The Lens, but we are sure glad it eventually did. Our interest was piqued when we saw her performance at Port Fairy Folk Festival last month. Ruth Hazleton’s Daisywheel was released on 22 November 2019 via MGM Distribution. What a remarkably compelling and...

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Albums of the Month – April 2020
Apr03

Albums of the Month – April 2020

Our top six releases Whitney Rose – Photo: LTTL Our Top Six New Albums April 2020 Blackie and the Rodeo Kings King Of This Town Warner Music 24 January 2020 Recently signed with Warner Music Canada, the fabled and enigmatic cult trio Blackie and the Rodeo Kings celebrate twenty-five years together with their tenth full release King Of The Town. Three solo artists Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson decided to do a...

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