Chuck Prophet – Night Surfing – A Review
Nov10

Chuck Prophet – Night Surfing – A Review

Read our review of the new Chuck Prophet album ‘Night Surfer’     Chuck Prophet’s New Album Night Surfer   By Rob Dickens I wrote a while back how much I love Chuck Prophet’s work. A key figure in the influential 1980’s indie band Green and Red, a string of compelling solo records since 1990, a side man and session musician to many esteemed artists and a man with insights into human...

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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 # 2
Oct07

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Day # 2

Read about our second day at Hardly Strictly Blues festival 2013   First up, i have to say that we may have found just about the best coffee on the trip which has now extended for almost a month. Stanza Coffee 1673 Haight St. One thing led to another. We certainly weren’t going to walk it today so Richard and I strolled a few blocks to Fulton St and caught the number 5 bus to just near a side entrance to the Rooster Stage....

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