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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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Darrell Scott Does Hank Williams
May01

Darrell Scott Does Hank Williams

We review Darrell Scott Darrell Scott – Photo: LTTL By Rob Dickens Darrell Scott Darrell Scott Sings The Blues Of Hank Williams Full Light 24 April 2020 We all know Hank Williams’s place as a music great of the twentieth century. His importance to country music, in particular, is impossible to overstate. In only five years, he recorded over two hundred songs and had eleven number one hits. Add to the commercial success,...

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Lucinda Williams – Good Souls Better Angels
Apr30

Lucinda Williams – Good Souls Better Angels

We review Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams – Photo: LTTL By Rob Dickens Lucinda Williams Good Souls Better Angels Highway 20/Thirty Tigers 24 April 2020 It has been a longer gap between releases for Lucinda Williams. If you exclude her 2017 re-imagining of 1992’s Sweet Old World, it has been four years since her previous original collection The Ghosts of Highway 20. Williams spent last year touring with the centrepiece...

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