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Vale Justin Townes Earle
Aug24

Vale Justin Townes Earle

We salute and mourn JTE Photo: LTTL By Rob Dickens I REMEMBER: my friend Richard (note: haven’t seen him in too long a time) telling me about this singer at a record store in Melbourne (Basement Discs) a few years back – blew him away, I MUST see him thinking how cool for him to have a middle name recognising one of the all-time great songwriters Townes Van Zandt seeing him perform at least eight times – in Australia...

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Recording At Home, Step-by-Step
Aug05

Recording At Home, Step-by-Step

Home recording in stages Photo: LTTL Recording At Home A Step-by-Step Guide By Paul White Getting to make music at a recording studio has become the norm in music for many years now. Studios are now a big part of the music as we now know it, unlike the time when bands had to perform at bars to gain recognition. However, something new in recording studios is that many musicians now have one in their home. This makes it easy to make...

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My Fake Band – The Game
Jun24

My Fake Band – The Game

Help fund this game My Fake Band Kickstarter Campaign Open Crazy band names? How about these glorious examples off the top of our heads: The TheMr MisterLimp BizkitMott The HoopleThirty Odd Foots Of Grunts (thanks Russell!)Hootie and The BlowfishToad The Wet SprocketThe Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah BandFartbarthNatalie Portman’s Shaved HeadThe String Cheese Incident This bad taste in band names is the inspiration for a music-inspired card game...

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Americana Honors & Awards 2020
Jun16

Americana Honors & Awards 2020

Americana 2020 Nominees Revealed Drive-By Truckers – Photo: LTTL Americana Honors & Awards Nominees – Brandi Carlile, The Highwomen, Brittany Howard, Our Native Daughters, the Late John Prine, Nathaniel Rateliff, Tanya Tucker, Yola The Americana Music Association has revealed the nominees for its 19th annual Americana Honors & Awards featuring Brandi Carlile, Brittany Howard, Our Native Daughters, the late John...

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COVID-19 Impact – A Fayetteville Arkansas Case Study
Jun13

COVID-19 Impact – A Fayetteville Arkansas Case Study

Corona Festival and Band Impacts Watkins Family Hour – Fayetteville Roots – Photo: LTTL Smokey & The Mirror – Photo: LTTL Festival – Fayetteville Roots Band – Smokey & The Mirror Corona Virus Impact Fayetteville Roots Festival Nestled in the far north-west corner of Arkansas, the picturesque College town of Fayetteville is easy on the eye and a vibrant, supportive arts, culture and music hub. The...

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AmericanaFest 2020 Changes Announced
Jun12

AmericanaFest 2020 Changes Announced

Different AmericanaFest Approach 2020 Scott Mulvahill and band AmericanaFest 2019 – Photo: LTTL Major Changes Revealed AmericanaFest 2020 It was to be the linchpin for our GrassRoots Music Tour this year, with some of us travelling from Australia to Nashville for the seventh consecutive year. Then you-know-what-pandemic happened meaning international travel remains only a passing dream for the rest of 2020. Today the Americana...

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