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Man of Many Talents
Mar02

Man of Many Talents

Read our review of Renaissance Man by Chris Altmann Chris Altmann New Release  Renaissance Man  Originally published on addictedtonoise.com.au Australian singer/songwriter and now Canadian-based Chris Altmann doesn’t need a lot of friends or colleagues when it comes to making a record.  He can turn his able hands to most things musical. I wrote about this prodigy upon the release of his debut 2012 album Que Paso. Now, I’ve...

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Spotlight on Americanafest #1 – Cory Branan
Aug09

Spotlight on Americanafest #1 – Cory Branan

Read about Canadian Cory Branan and No-Hit Wonder “Cory Branan is one of my favorite songwriters working today. He writes beautiful melodies, heartbreaking phrases, and very smart lyrics. This is the kind of record that makes you hit pause every so often to process what the crazy bastard just said. Brilliant stuff.” – Jason Isbell “Simply one of the best unsung songwriters out there; his stuff is about as close to perfect as you can...

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The Exceptional Duhks
Jul15

The Exceptional Duhks

Read about the new release ‘Beyond The Blue’ from The Duhks   The Duhks Beyond the Blue   I was very chuffed to see Canadian neo-folkies The Duhks invited to the Americana Festival in Nashville this year.  Having had their June 2014 release Beyond The Blue (Compass Records) in my mind, ears and heart for the past few days, I am anticipating their live performances with great relish. Beyond the Blue is indeed...

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I Will Follow Them To Tennessee
Jul03

I Will Follow Them To Tennessee

Read about the Sounds Australia scheduling for AmericanaFest Radio Station PBS Presents ‘Follow Me to Tennessee’ Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes * Dan Waters * The Weeping Willows I have been thinking lately about my experiences at the Americana Music Festival and Conference last year in Nashville Tennessee. What part of the festivities did I enjoy the most? The two-hour star-studded Honors and Awards Show (with the best...

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Americana Aussies
Apr02

Americana Aussies

Read about the new Australian advisory group for AmericanaFest   AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIA ADVISORY GROUP   The Americana Music Association (AMA) has announced the formation of the Australia Americana Advisory Group in keeping with the not-for-profit group’s commitment to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The group is comprised of Brian Taranto (Love...

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