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Music Festival Chaos
Mar31

Music Festival Chaos

COVID-19 Festival Cancellations Grow Australian Festival Cancellation and Postponement Upheaval Seventy Per Cent of Events Up To Mid-August Pulled or Postponed Sample of Festivals Scrapped Reveal $18.4M Loss and 18,000 jobs Gone Some Events Under Threat for 2021 It feels like an eternity ago. In fact, it was just three weeks back when we were gathered happily at the Port Fairy Folk Festival in the beautiful seaside village of Port...

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This Week – Listening Lockdown #1
Mar28

This Week – Listening Lockdown #1

Live streaming news reviews Sunny War – Photo: LTTL Ways To Support Musicians New Music From Sunny War, Dori Freeman, Darrell Scott, Chatham County Line, Steve Earle & The Dukes Live Streaming From Ella Fence, Chastity Brown, Glen Philips, Amy Ray, Ron Pope, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Robert’s Western World, Signature Sounds, The Station Inn, Songkick Live streaming news reviews Sound of Silence The Australian...

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This Week – Danny, Hank, Jason, Laura, Lucinda, Marty, Steve, Shane and…well…Everybody
Feb19

This Week – Danny, Hank, Jason, Laura, Lucinda, Marty, Steve, Shane and…well…Everybody

Some Recent News and Views Marty Stuart at his photography exhibit in Bristol TN/VA – Photo: LTTL Danny Barnes, Hank Williams, Jason Isbell, Laura Cortese, Lucinda Williams, Marty Stuart, Shane Nicholson, Steve Scott and You, Me, Everybody Danny Barnes Danny Barnes (r) with Nick Forster (Hot Rize) – Photo: LTTL The quiet, but very talented and creative banjo player Danny Barnes will be issuing some new material. On March...

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Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2020 Full Line-Up
Feb15

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2020 Full Line-Up

Full line-up Reunion 2020 Sam Bush at the 2019 Reunion – Photo: LTTL Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion is a three-day music feast saturating the main streets of Bristol which lies across the Virginia/Tennessee border. In the town officially designated as the Birthplace of Country Music, the festival in 2020 will be held September 11 to 13. Some performers had already been revealed, including Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Tanya...

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Ordinary Elephant – Australian Tour 2020
Feb10

Ordinary Elephant – Australian Tour 2020

Folk duo tour dates Ordinary Elephant – Photo: LTTL Ordinary Elephant Return to Australia March 2020 “Two become one, in song…hand-in-glove harmonies surprise the listener with focused intensity and musical mastery,” – Grammy-nominated songwriter Mary Gauthier Award-winning folk duo Ordinary Elephant (Folk Alliance International Artist Of The Year) are returning to Australian shores this March 2020 for a series...

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Ameripolitan Music Awards 2020
Jan25

Ameripolitan Music Awards 2020

Nominees announced for 2020 The nominees for the 2020 Ameripolitan Awards (seventh edition) have been announced. The Ameripolitan Music Awards were created to benefit and acknowledge artists whose work does not readily conform to the definition and ethos of ‘country music’.  The movement was designed to re-establish this music’s own unique identity, elevate its significance and help reinvigorate it creatively.  Its...

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