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Miriam Lieberman – Intensely Graceful and, Yes…Transforming
Sep20

Miriam Lieberman – Intensely Graceful and, Yes…Transforming

Miriam Lieberman’s Just Transforming Miriam Lieberman’s Exquisite ‘Just Transforming’ Nominee for Best Contemporary Album, Australian Folk Music Awards By Rob Dickens Another case of artistic persistence during the global pandemic. Miriam Lieberman has managed to get crowdfunding, written, recorded (produced by Josh Schuberth) and released Just Transforming in the most difficult of times. In doing so, she has...

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Albums Of The Month – September 2021
Sep04

Albums Of The Month – September 2021

Our Top Six Releases Sep 21 Photo by Mike Vanata Top Six Releases September 2021 Our Top Six Releases By Rob Dickens James McMurtry The Horse and the Hounds New West Records 20 August 2021 James McMurtry is an acclaimed songwriter for good reason. Razor sharp insights and imagery combine with a precise and urbane alt-country vibe. Here is another example of his mastery. The album is a reunion of sorts, recorded with producer Ross...

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Albums Of The Month – August 2021
Aug01

Albums Of The Month – August 2021

Our Top Six Releases Aug 21 Tim Easton – Photo: LTTL Top Six Releases August 2021 Our Top Six Releases By Rob Dickens The Flatlanders Treasure Of Love Rack’em Records/Thirty Tigers/Cooking Vinyl Australia 9 July 2021 It’s been over twelve years since we have heard new music from this heavyweight trio of experienced Texas originals Butch Hancock, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. All successful...

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Albums Of The Month – July 2021
Jul02

Albums Of The Month – July 2021

Our Top Five Releases Jul 21 Tim O’Brien – Photo: LTTL Top Five Releases July 2021 Our Top Five Releases By Rob Dickens Joe Troop Borrowed Time Free Dirt Records 20 August 2021 Joe Troop is the principal of Che Appalache, a band that features a fusion of roots music and three mighty Latin American musicians. The band’s trajectory had been soaring, leading to a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. Then COVID struck,...

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Mur Noir From The Weeping Willows
Jun25

Mur Noir From The Weeping Willows

Southern Gothic The Weeping Willows The Weeping Willows – Photo: LTTL ‘Southern Gothic’ by The Weeping Willows A Collection of Dark Tales Out Now By Rob Dickens Golden Guitar winners The Weeping Willows are drawn to the darker side – murder ballads, tales of desperation and unhappy endings – immersing themselves in the earthy traditions of the American South. With their new EP Southern Gothic they achieve...

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Jeb Cardwell Into The Spotlight
Jun24

Jeb Cardwell Into The Spotlight

We review Jeb Cardwell’s album Jeb Cardwell Jeb Cardwell ‘My Friend Defiance’ Out Now By Rob Dickens Jeb Cardwell goes front and centre, emerging with grace and class from a career just out of the spotlight. Hard to believe but this is Cardwell’s debut album.  My Friend Defiance (via Blind Date Records) contains plenty of attractive facets – swampy Southern blues, menacing riffs, George Harrison-like...

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