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Albums Of The Month – December 2021
Dec01

Albums Of The Month – December 2021

Our Top Six Releases Dec 21 Tex Perkins & The Fat Rubber Band Top Six Releases December 2021 Our Top Six Releases Dec 21 By Rob Dickens Chris Cavill Lionheart Independent 26 November 2021 Chris Cavill is one of Australia’s most underrated talents and Lionheart, his third studio album, is a heartfelt tribute to Cavill’s father who passed away in 2017 after a lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis.   The collection of nine...

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Asleep At The Reel Wait For No-One
Nov15

Asleep At The Reel Wait For No-One

Asleep At The Reel Reviewed Asleep At The Reel ‘Time and Tide An Authentic and Well-Conceived Folk Project By Rob Dickens No, it’s not the iconic Western Swing band based in Austin, Texas – Asleep At The Wheel. Nor does it relate to the angler’s lament of a lost catch. Asleep at the Reel in fact is a four piece outfit hailing from Brisbane Australia who have captured perfectly, on Time and Tide (a 2021...

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Albums Of The Month – November 2021
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Albums Of The Month – November 2021

Our Top Six Releases Nov 21 Eleanor Buckland – Photo: Listening Through The Lens Top Six Releases November 2021 Our Top Six Releases Nov 21 By Rob Dickens Eleanor Buckland You Don’t Have To Know Soundly Music 29 October 2021 I first saw Eleanor Buckland perform at an intimate house gig during Americanafest in 2019, as singer/guitarist of the Boston-based folk trio Lula Wiles. The group has released three albums but...

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Song To The Trees – Paula Punch
Oct29

Song To The Trees – Paula Punch

Paula Punch New Album Photo: Tim Bauer Paula Punch ‘Song To The Trees’ A Sweeping and Vivid Collection By Rob Dickens It might be a little frustrating for reviewers stumbling for adjectives, but it certainly pays off for anybody listening to this mature record. On Song To The Trees, Paula Punch has found a precious niche. That sweet spot where the music is hard to define, transcending genres and preconceptions. Is it folk,...

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Albums Of The Month – October 2021
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Albums Of The Month – October 2021

Our Top Six Releases Oct 21 Sean Rowe – Photo: Joe Navas Top Six Releases October 2021 Our Top Six Releases Oct 21 By Rob Dickens Billy Strings Renewal Rounder Records 2 September 2021 The young fella who’s injecting considerable finessed power and shade into bluegrass/roots music releases another fine statement. Billy Strings in quick time has amassed a Grammy, Pollstar Awards Breakthrough Artist, Americana Music...

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Ana Egge’s Winning ‘Between Us’
Sep27

Ana Egge’s Winning ‘Between Us’

Ana Egge Album Review Ana Egge – Photo: Listening Through The Lens Ana Egge’s ‘Between Us’ Out Now on StorySound Records By Rob Dickens Ana Egge’s latest Between Us (via StorySounds Records) is her twelfth album. Showing commendable drive as teenager, she built her own guitar and moved to Austin, Texas. Her career has consolidated over time having worked on recordings with Steve Earle and Ron Sexsmith, as well as...

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