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USA Music Festivals 2022
Oct13

USA Music Festivals 2022

USA music festivals 2022 Roots n Blues n BBQ, Columbia MO – Photo: Listening Through The Lens USA Music Festivals 2022 Over 1000 Events USA music festivals 2022 Welcome to the 2022 and SEVENTH annual edition! The exclamation used is for cheer, but a little forced. Obviously, the past two years have been an horrendous time for live music and, worst still, festival gatherings with plenty of punters communally enjoying the thrill...

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Albums Of The Month – October 2021
Oct01

Albums Of The Month – October 2021

Our Top Six Releases Oct 21 Sean Rowe – Photo: Joe Navas Top Six Releases October 2021 Our Top Six Releases Oct 21 By Rob Dickens Billy Strings Renewal Rounder Records 2 September 2021 The young fella who’s injecting considerable finessed power and shade into bluegrass/roots music releases another fine statement. Billy Strings in quick time has amassed a Grammy, Pollstar Awards Breakthrough Artist, Americana Music...

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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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