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Home Truths from Slim Dime
Sep09

Home Truths from Slim Dime

Examining Slim Dime’s New Outing Slim Dime – Photo: LTTL ‘The Long Journey Home’ from Slim Dime Out September 14, 2020 By Rob Dickens I first encountered Slim Dime at the Mountaingrass festival in 2018 and took an immediate liking to their music. Jen Land on acoustic guitar and vocals, with Chris Taylor on acoustic guitar, banjo and vocals make for a delightful combo.  On their brand-new release The Long...

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Slim Dusty and Joy McKean – The Movie & Soundtrack
Sep04

Slim Dusty and Joy McKean – The Movie & Soundtrack

Slim and I documentary ‘Slim & I’ Documentary Out 10 September Soundtrack Available Now EMI Music today released the soundtrack Slim & I , which will accompany a new feature documentary of the same name directed by Kriv Stenders (via Red Dog). The movie explores the legacy and partnership of Australian country music icons Slim Dusty and Joy McKean, coming to cinemas on September 10, 2020. The soundtrack to Slim...

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Albums of the Month – September 2020
Aug31

Albums of the Month – September 2020

Our top six picks Top Six Releases September 2020 By Rob Dickens How’s everybody doin’ out there? Holding up? Back last New Year’s, there was so much excitement. 2020! So much to look forward to. Then along came THE VIRUS, creating havoc in our lives, leaving us shaking our heads, thinking we’ve signed up as extras in a sci-fi nightmare narrative. Yours truly is still in lockdown – about to commence the...

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Andy Baker’s Blue-Sky Winner
Aug29

Andy Baker’s Blue-Sky Winner

Andy Baker’s new release Andy Baker – Photo: Supplied Andy Baker North Country Sky By Rob Dickens Michigan singer/songwriter Andy Baker has got a fair amount of experience under his belt and it shows. Three decades of music have resulted in only four studio albums, but he has garnered awards for songwriting and a significant following along the journey. For his latest – North Country Sky (released independently on...

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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...

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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...

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