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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

Music festivals 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 intelligible order.  Below we present our...

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Music Festivals Canada 2020
Nov14

Music Festivals 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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Albums of the Month – Nov 2019
Oct30

Albums of the Month – Nov 2019

We showcase our six faves for the month The Mavericks – Photo: LTTL Top Six New Releases – November 2019 By Rob Dickens Charley Crockett The Valley Thirty Tigers 20 September 2019 “I ended up having two lifesaving heart surgeries in January of this year,” says Crockett in a letter to fans about The Valley. “I recorded this album one week before those surgeries. I needed to have these songs in case I didn’t...

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Music Festivals USA 2020
Jul23

Music Festivals USA 2020

Over 1000 festivals with links     List of Music Festivals USA 2020 Over 1,000 Festivals Included Updated 9 June 2020     Here we are with our FIFTH annual edition of music festivals in the USA. From a scratchy start and with a little diligence, the Listening Through The Lens list has now become rather lengthy.  We set off on this quest purely because we could not find what we were looking for anywhere else. True, there are some...

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