Best Gigs of 2013
Jan04

Best Gigs of 2013

Read about our very best twenty live shows of 2013 Was 2013 my best ever live music year? A big call I know but let’s just go through it. The case FOR a great Byron Bay Bluesfest (probably the best ever) which featured stellar performances from (in no particular order) Go Jane Go, Shawn Colvin, Tav Falco and the Panther Burns (wow!!), JD McPherson, Wilco (twice), Ben Howard, The Lumineers, The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Shuggie...

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Best Gigs – USA Trip 2013
Oct24

Best Gigs – USA Trip 2013

Our best live shows of our five-week music tour of the USA I’ve just returned to Australia from five weeks in the USA with (long-suffering) friends, attending the Americana Music Conference and Awards, the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.  As well there were gigs elsewhere along the journey. I visited the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas...

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Day 1
Oct05

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Day 1

Read about our first day at Hardly Strictly Blues festival 2013 After we got ourselves organised for the day, we walked up from our apartment in Lower Haight.  We now have a pretty good idea as to why there’s “Lower” in the name – it’s a long way to the top if you want to get to Upper Haight. It was good to catch up with Baz and Sue who we hadn’t seen since Americanafest in Nashville.  Baz put us on...

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