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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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