fbpx
Albums of the Month – August 2020
Aug04

Albums of the Month – August 2020

Our August 2020 best 49 Winchester – Photo: Supplied Top Six New Releases August 2020 By Rob Dickens 49 Winchester III Independent 2 October 2020 A band on the march until the pandemic hit, 49 Winchester hail from the deep hollers of southwest Virginia and demonstrate a legitimate brand of Appalachian soul. This quintet’s front man and songwriter Isaac Gibson boasts a mighty, raspy voice that belies his youthful looks...

Read More
Johnny & the Mongrels
Jul21

Johnny & the Mongrels

Deep Creole soul release Jeff Bostic and Johnny Ryan – Photo: Jim Mimna Johnny & The Mongrels are singer/songwriter Johnny Ryan and singer/bassist/songwriter Jeff Bostic. While currently based in Fort Collins, Colorado, they have the New Orleans and Louisiana jive in their blood. The highly anticipated debut album Creole Skies is available now for download here.  We have already been treated to...

Read More
Kimberley Wheeler Spreads Her Wings
Jul17

Kimberley Wheeler Spreads Her Wings

We review Pokerface Limbo Photo: Supplied Kimberley Wheeler’s Roadside Holiday Pokerface Limbo EP Out 22 July 2020 By Rob Dickens Kimberley Wheeler’s dossier continues to flourish. Regarded as a bluegrass blue-chip bass player (including a member of legendary all-star Australian bluegrass outfit Uncle Bill and providing the beat for idiosyncratic jazz and swing icon Dan Hicks), she has also key-noted for outfits such as...

Read More
Mick Thomas – We Talk About Him, We Talk To Him
Jul10

Mick Thomas – We Talk About Him, We Talk To Him

All Things Mick Thomas Mick Thomas – Photo: Jim Jacob MICK THOMAS’ ROVING COMMISSION NEW LOCKDOWN ALBUM  “SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE: A POSTCARD FROM APRIL 2020” The Scene We’re in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Mick Thomas is one of Australia’s most enduring artists – singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, hotelier. Soloist, front man of Weddings Parties Anything, Mick Thomas and the Sure Thing...

Read More
Albums of the Month – July 2020
Jul02

Albums of the Month – July 2020

Our monthly best six Charley Crockett – Photo: LTTL Top Six Releases July 2020 By Rob Dickens Charley Crockett Welcome To Hard Times Son Of Davy 31 July 2020 Hard times, indeed. Crockett grew up in poverty and spent time living homeless and busking making his way from New Orleans to the subway platforms of New York City. Crockett also lost his sister to addiction and he is a twice-convicted felon. Early last year, he had to...

Read More
Albums Of The Month – June 2020
Jun02

Albums Of The Month – June 2020

Our monthly top six BJ Barham American Aquarium – Photo: LTTL Top Six Releases June 2020 By Rob Dickens American Aquarium Lamentations New West Records 1 May 2020 American Aquarium leader B.J. Barham is a tour de force. A self-proclaimed difficult person – a recovering alcoholic with a trail of departed band mates in his wake. After a B.J. solo stint, the band has been re-formed and the result, Lamentations, is a master...

Read More