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Sturgill Simpson Cuts The Blue Grass With A Fine Blade
Oct17

Sturgill Simpson Cuts The Blue Grass With A Fine Blade

Sturgill Simpson New Album Sturgill Simpson – Photo: LTTL Sturgill Simpson Surprise Release – Goes Bluegrass ‘Cuttin’ Grass Vol 1 – The Butcher Shoppe Sessions’ By Rob Dickens Sturgill Simpson has provided three surprises here – one, he’s released an album with scarcely a word of warning. Two, he’s eshewed his increasingly loud, showy later recordings with a beautifully-weighted...

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Natalie D-Napoleon’s Celebratory Return
Oct12

Natalie D-Napoleon’s Celebratory Return

We review Natalie D-Napoleon Cover Photo: Brett Leigh Dicks Natalie D-Napoleon’You Wanted To Be The Shore But Instead You Were The Sea’ By Rob Dickens Pre-COVID, Natalie D-Napoleon had been sharing time between Fremantle, Western Australian and Santa Barbara, California, creating a 25-year successful career as a singer-songwriter and award-winning poet. You Wanted To Be The Shore But Instead You Were The Sea is...

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The Bluebird – The Movie, The Experience
Oct09

The Bluebird – The Movie, The Experience

Bluebird Cafe close up The Bluebird Cafe – Photo: LTTL We Review ‘Bluebird’ The Movie We Recast Our Last Visit There —— PART ONE – ‘BLUEBIRD’ THE MOVIE Words Rob Dickens Images: Jim Jacob It is one of the most iconic music venues in one of the greatest music cities in the world. It is tiny. It has a more-than-humble appearance from the outside. It is renowned as devoted to nurturing new...

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Albums of the Month – October 2020
Oct01

Albums of the Month – October 2020

Our Top Six Releases Elizabeth Cook – Photo: LTTL Top Six Releases October 2020 By Rob Dickens A somewhat different monthly outlook this time around. There were so many good releases in September, to me they largely overshadowed those albums that came my way which will be released in the near future. So here’s a more retro look on my top six releases. There is plenty of drama in the music discussed below – tormented...

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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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