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Best Albums 2016
Dec31

Best Albums 2016

Discover which albums impressed us the most from our 2016 Top 20 list   By Rob Dickens Well, the title really should read my favourite albums of the year, because who can claim to know what’s “best” for anyone other than themselves?  But I have used “Best Of” in the past and I feel drawn to a sense of consistency, a tradition if you like. Was 2016 the year of the changing of the guard? The year when...

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MountainGrass Festival 2016
Nov30

MountainGrass Festival 2016

Read our review of Mountain Grass Festival 2016 bluegrass old time music     MountainGrass Festival 2016 Harrietville Victoria Australia 18 to 20 November 2016   By Rob Dickens (photos by Jim Jacob)   Read our review of Mountain Grass Festival 2016 bluegrass old time music   It’s a small town this time of year, even when there is a festival on.  It still feels intimate and warm. Harrietville is located...

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MountainGrass 2016 – The Tradition Passes On
Nov26

MountainGrass 2016 – The Tradition Passes On

Read how MountainGrass Festival passes down music traditions   By Jim Jacob and Rob Dickens The MountainGrass Festival 2016 which showcases old-time and bluegrass music has just wrapped up.  The event was held over three days in the picturesque alpine village of Harrietville, Victoria, Australia. The weather was perfect. The town was both lovely and lively.  The performances excellent.  The people warm and friendly. This is...

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MountainGrass Festival 2016 – The People
Nov23

MountainGrass Festival 2016 – The People

Our pictorial of some of the people attending MountainGrass 2016   By Jim Jacob and Rob Dickens The MountainGrass Festival 2016 which showcases old-time and bluegrass music has just wrapped up.  The event was held over three days in the picturesque alpine village of Harrietville, Victoria, Australia. The weather was perfect. The town was both lovely and lively.  The performances excellent.  The people warm and friendly. This is...

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Jim Lauderdale to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Jul30

Jim Lauderdale to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Jim Lauderdale to receive Americana Lifetime Achievement Award Americana Music Association Honors Iconic Artist Jim Lauderdale George Strait to Present Lifetime Achievement Award at Americana’s 15th Annual Honors & Awards Show – September 21 2016   #RoadtoAmericanafest I first came to appreciate Jim Lauderdale as a side-kick to Lucinda Williams on the wonderful DVD Live at Austin City Limits, on which the songs from...

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