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Louisa Wise Has All Of These Things
May13

Louisa Wise Has All Of These Things

 New album Louisa Wise Louisa Wise – Photo: Abigail Hector-Taylor Louisa Wise ‘All of These Things’ Out Now By Rob Dickens I’m kinda thinking I’m living in a special neighbourhood. Northcote is an inner northern suburb of Melbourne and recently has featured heavily on the new album City’s Calling Me from Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission (the album cover in fact was shot from the...

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You Need to Look Closer at John Mailander
May05

You Need to Look Closer at John Mailander

New release John Mailander John Mailander’s Forecast – New Release ‘Look Closer’ Out May 7, 2021 By Rob Dickens John Mailander is a maestro fiddle player based in Nashville, a member of the outfit Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, collaborator with artists including Billy Strings and Joy Williams and…now…a full album with his new group John Mailander’s Forecast, out May 7, 2021 on Nine...

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Albums Of The Month – May 2021
Apr30

Albums Of The Month – May 2021

Our Top Six Releases May 21  Doni Zasloff and Eric Linderg, Nefesh Mountain (Photo: Lawrence Rickford) Top Six Releases May 2021 Our Top Six Releases By Rob Dickens John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band Leftover Feelings New West Records 21 May 2021 In the 1980’s John Hiatt collaborated with slide guitar greats Ry Cooder and Sonny Landreth. In one sense, Leftover Feelings is a return to that boogie/bluesy tone. And yet...

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Learning Taj Mahal
Apr19

Learning Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal Brief Homage Taj Mahal – Photo: LTTL Blues Great Taj Mahal Some Observations By Carl Weinschenk What I Learned in College about Taj Mahal. Many years ago, when I was a college student in upstate New York, I heard “Little Red Hen Blues,” which was written and recorded by Taj Mahal. It still is one of my favorite songs. The first two versus imprinted themselves on my brain: “Well, li’l red hen...

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Lachlan Bryan Scores A Big Hit With Nearest Misses
Apr14

Lachlan Bryan Scores A Big Hit With Nearest Misses

Lachlan Bryan’s Live Album Reviewed Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes Live Album Reviewed ‘Nearest Misses Live’ Out Now By Rob Dickens He is one of Australia’s finest songwriters…and singers. Nearest Misses Live is proof positive of that. At first blush, the irony that Lachlan Bryan wanted to release a live record during a pandemic is palpable. But then again…if you have the right recordings in the...

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Albums Of The Month – April 2021
Mar31

Albums Of The Month – April 2021

Our Top Six Releases April 21 Melissa McClelland, Whitehorse – Photo: LTTL Top Six Releases April 2021 Our Top Six Releases By Rob Dickens Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra Migrants Jansen Records 5 March 2021 The Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra is based in Oslo, Norway and was founded after some of the members were inspired by the Oscar-nominated Belgian movie ‘Broken Circle Breakdown’. By 2020, they surpassed five million plays...

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