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Charm of Finches – Live
Nov27

Charm of Finches – Live

Charm of Finches Album Launch Photo: LTTL Charm Of Finches ‘Wonderful Oblivion’ Album Launch Show Brunswick Ballroom, Melbourne 26 Nov 21 By Rob Dickens There is beauty in youth, as the adage goes. In the case of folk duo Charm Of Finches, you can add persistence, resilience and, of course, sheer talent. Some things haven’t been falling into place for sisters Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes. Their previous album Your...

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Keep The Circle Unbroken – Live
Mar19

Keep The Circle Unbroken – Live

Australian A-List Live Collaboration Photo: LTTL An All-Star Australian Nod To The Classic Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Collaborative Albums Coolart Wetlands and Homestead Concert 14 March 2021 By Rob Dickens The Verdict Let me be clear. This was no post-pandemic placebo. We’ve all been starved of live music for sure, so much so that even the sight of a blazing mixing desk is extraordinarily comforting. The warmth and intrigue of live...

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Remembering Tony Joe White
Oct24

Remembering Tony Joe White

Images Tony Joe White Vale Tony Joe White By Jim Jacob Two years ago today Tony Joe White, the Louisiana Swamp Fox, passed away. I was able to capture some images along the way, stretching from Tasmania to Tennessee. Tony Joe White – Photo: LTTL Tony Joe White – Photo: LTTL with yours truly Tony Joe White – Photo: LTTL On 11 September 2018 I was in Nashville Tennessee as part of our Listening Through The Lens TriFest...

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The Bluebird – The Movie, The Experience
Oct09

The Bluebird – The Movie, The Experience

Bluebird Cafe close up The Bluebird Cafe – Photo: LTTL We Review ‘Bluebird’ The Movie We Recast Our Last Visit There —— PART ONE – ‘BLUEBIRD’ THE MOVIE Words Rob Dickens Images: Jim Jacob It is one of the most iconic music venues in one of the greatest music cities in the world. It is tiny. It has a more-than-humble appearance from the outside. It is renowned as devoted to nurturing new...

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Looking Back – Tim O’Brien Live
Aug11

Looking Back – Tim O’Brien Live

We review Tim O’Brien live Tim O’Brien- Photo: LTTL Listening Through The LensGoes Listening Through The Rear-View Mirror # 5 Tim O’Brien Live 2017 Introduction Yes folks, the world is in a place in 2020 that no-one would have believed. Other than the pages of a fictional book where a-pandemic-attacks-the-world-forcing-us-to-be-in-lockdown-shutting-our-borders-and-generally-feeling-jittery, how did this predicament...

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Festival of Small Halls – Nunamara Tasmania 2020
Jan09

Festival of Small Halls – Nunamara Tasmania 2020

Festival of Small Halls Reviewed Photo: LTTL Festival of Small Halls 2020 Nunamara Tasmania 7 January By Jim Jacob Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at the country’s largest festivals and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. It is produced by Woodfordia Inc in partnership with many other Australian festivals, regional...

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