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 Music Experiences – USA Trip 2013
Oct25

Best Music Experiences – USA Trip 2013

Read our best musical experiences of our USA music journey 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 and...

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Plymouth Bound
Oct09

Plymouth Bound

Read our travels from San Francisco to Plymouth California   Tuesday morning – time to leave San Francisco. I caught the bus and walked to the downtown Alamo car rentals office (luckily not too far away).  Sorted out the paperwork, resisted their offer to upgrade our vehicle – they thought I’d “be more comfortable” in a larger vehicle. I tried to program the GPS with our apartment’s address...

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