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Chris Stapleton – Starting Over With Brilliance
Nov14

Chris Stapleton – Starting Over With Brilliance

Chris Stapleton’s ‘Starting Over’ Reviewed Photo: LTTL Chris Stapleton ‘Starting Over’ Out Now By Rob Dickens From bluegrass band vocalist to country hit songwriter through to a stellar solo career of three albums and a touring juggernaut. Winner of Grammys (five-times) , Country Music Awards (ten) and an Americana Music Association gong to boot. It was getting a little difficult to imagine Chris...

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Chris Stapleton Live – Kentucky
Sep21

Chris Stapleton Live – Kentucky

Chris Stapleton live in Louisville Kentucky reviewed here Originally published on addictedtonoise.com.au Chris Stapleton Waterfront Park Louisville Kentucky 9 September 201 Chris Stapleton has had an unusual but increasingly successful career. He was raised in Paintsville, Kentucky, his father a coal miner.  Moving to Nashville in 2001 to pursue a music career, he became the lead singer (and guitarist) of the edgy bluegrass outfit The...

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Dave Cobb’s Southern Family
Jun24

Dave Cobb’s Southern Family

Read our review of Dave Cobb’s project Southern Family   Two-time Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb has put together and produced an enticing new compilation called Southern Family (Low Country Sound/Elektra Records). The album features new recordings by a list of worthy performers – Zac Brown, Brandy Clark, Brent Cobb, Anderson East, Jason Isbell, Shooter Jennings, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Rich Robinson,...

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Sturgill Simpson’s Guide to Virtuosity
May31

Sturgill Simpson’s Guide to Virtuosity

Read our review of Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide To Earth   Originally published on addictedtonoise.com.au There are three performers who are changing the face of country music. Not the Big Commercial ‘beers, hats and trucks’ Country – but the alt. and outlaw country movement. Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson are redefining and elevating not only a critical music genre but the way that...

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I Wish
Dec30

I Wish

Read about my wish list for music happenings for 2016   It’s New Year’s Eve as I write this (in Australia). I am not making any resolutions for 2016. Rather, I’m thinking of some modest improvements, rather than character renovations.  You is what you is, so they say. Some aspirations might be in order (maybe improve me grammar, if the last sentence is any indication), but it would best be prudent to keep them...

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