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Blues Music Award Nominees 2020
Jan13

Blues Music Award Nominees 2020

Read the blues nominees Trombone Shorty – Photo: LTTL 41ST ANNUAL BLUES MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED Winners Revealed May 7 2020 in Memphis The 41st annual Blues Music Awards will be handed out in Memphis on Thursday May 7, 2020. Presented by The Blues Foundation, the Awards are regarded internationally as the pinnacle of events to honor this music form and recognise the past year’s exceptional...

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Albums of the Month – January 2020
Jan01

Albums of the Month – January 2020

our top picks for Jan 2020 The SteelDrivers – Photo: Anthony Scarlatti Top New Releases – January 2020 Marcus King El Dorado Easy Eye Sound 17 January 2020 After becoming a guitar phenomenon at 23 years of age and two official releases under the Marcus King Band moniker, King is issuing his debut solo album El Dorado, to be released January 17, 2020. While a cracking guitarist, it is his soaring, soulful vocals that...

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Best Albums 2019
Dec30

Best Albums 2019

Our annual top 20 plus more Photo: LTTL Introduction Welcome to our Best Of Vol VII. I am writing this on the penultimate day of the year. I like to leave my final evaluation of the year’s music until the very latest because (1) I insist on taking up the maximum time to get to hear as much music as possible and (2) the last two weeks around the holidays tend to be quieter as a lot of publicists and record labels have packed up,...

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Albums of the Month – Dec 2019
Nov29

Albums of the Month – Dec 2019

our top picks for the month Chris Knight – Photo: LTTL Top New Releases – December 2019 By Rob Dickens Zachary Lucky Midwestern Independent October 18 2019 Zachary Lucky’s fourth release Midwestern is a study in simplicity and artfulness. This Saskatchewan joins the ranks of artists from that area that are producing excellent work, such as Colter Wall, Kacy and Clayton, as well as Belle Paine. The themes here are of...

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Australian Music Festivals 2020
Nov19

Australian Music Festivals 2020

Our list of music festivals in Australia 2020   Over 300 Events Listed   We started this list for much the same reasons as our USA version (see button below).  It’s hard to find a single location that has a sufficient number and details of the many music festivals that take place in Australia each year.  We also like a simple list with relevant website links for easy connection, plus in some sort of...

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Music Festivals in Canada 2020
Nov14

Music Festivals in Canada 2020

Canadian Music Festivals 2020   Last year, Listening Through The Lens was asked to publish a Canadian music festival list, as a corollary to (1) our USA festival catalog which has been going (and growing!) for about four years and (2) an Australian version which is into its second year. Thanks to Treasa Levasseur, Canadian representative of Folk Alliance International, who kick started the offerings here through providing us with...

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