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Albums Of The Month – September 2021
Sep04

Albums Of The Month – September 2021

Our Top Six Releases Sep 21 Photo by Mike Vanata Top Six Releases September 2021 Our Top Six Releases By Rob Dickens James McMurtry The Horse and the Hounds New West Records 20 August 2021 James McMurtry is an acclaimed songwriter for good reason. Razor sharp insights and imagery combine with a precise and urbane alt-country vibe. Here is another example of his mastery. The album is a reunion of sorts, recorded with producer Ross...

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Albums Of The Month – August 2021
Aug01

Albums Of The Month – August 2021

Our Top Six Releases Aug 21 Tim Easton – Photo: LTTL Top Six Releases August 2021 Our Top Six Releases By Rob Dickens The Flatlanders Treasure Of Love Rack’em Records/Thirty Tigers/Cooking Vinyl Australia 9 July 2021 It’s been over twelve years since we have heard new music from this heavyweight trio of experienced Texas originals Butch Hancock, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. All successful...

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Five Best Contemporary Releases in 2021 (‘Til Now!)
Jun18

Five Best Contemporary Releases in 2021 (‘Til Now!)

Best albums first half 2021 Photo: LTTL Best Albums (So Far) in 2021 By Tony from Instrumental Gobal We’re halfway through 2021 and it already seems like this year is going to be great for music. Over the past few months, we’ve seen some excellent releases that have taken the world by storm, whether it’s Olivia Rodrigo’s breakout single “Driver’s License” and following album “Sour”, which had people reminiscing about their teenage...

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Best Albums 2020
Jan02

Best Albums 2020

Top 2020 releases plus more Waylon Payne – Photo: LTTL By Rob Dickens Introduction and Observations Welcome to our ‘Best Of’ Vol VIII. I am writing this a little later this year. Maybe it’s a reflection of the lethargy that 20-bloody-20 has left us with. We’ve endured about ten months of pandemic news, restrictions, debates, border closures, travel plans scuttled and not being able to see our loved ones....

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Grammy Nominees 2021
Nov25

Grammy Nominees 2021

Roots Grammy Nods 2021 All Photos: LTTL Grammy 2021 Nominees Announced Select Categories Below Nominees for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards have just been announced, with winners to be revealed during two ceremonies held on January 31, 2021. There were a total of eighty three (83!) categories, ranging from the immensely popular to the downright bleeding esoteric. Of special interest to Listening Through The Lens readers are a number of...

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USA Music Festivals 2021
Nov11

USA Music Festivals 2021

USA music festivals 2021 AmericanaFest, Nashville TN – Photo: LTTL USA Music Festivals 2021 Over 1000 Events USA music festivals 2021 Welcome to the 2021 and SIXTH annual edition! Starting this version has not been easy. We’ve evolved with the task each year, researching to grow the events listed, checking dates, links and locations regularly. A bit of work, but a worthy aim to compile the most comprehensive list we can and...

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