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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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Ducks And Rock n Roll
Sep14

Ducks And Rock n Roll

Read about our music travels in Memphis with The Black Lillies & ducks I am writing this article outside my motel room on the concrete path and under the stairwell leading to the second floor.  As soon as I step into our room, the Wi-Fi tends to have to rely on the two rats and wheel in the lobby, chasing the piece of stale Jack cheese.  Hopefully this will avoid the bloggus interruptus of yesterday. After the brilliance of last...

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Give Me Memphis Tennessee
Sep13

Give Me Memphis Tennessee

Read about our music travels and return to Memphis Tennessee An uneventful morning. We bade a fond farewell to the wonderful Shack Up Inn. Heading into Clarksdale one last time, Sandra needed some cash so we insisted she use a drive-thru banking facility rather than have anyone get out of the car and walk (perish the thought).  Breakfast at Yazoo Pass again (yes we are creatures of habit, but it has good, healthy food, is clean, cool...

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Why This Australian Is Excited About The BlackLillies
Aug21

Why This Australian Is Excited About The BlackLillies

Read all you need to know about Knoxville’s The Black Lillies By Rob Dickens   The Black Lillies is a band I have followed for not that long but for me they typify the best of the Americana sound – a fresh, original, roots-based outfit that has had me joyfully listening and singing around the house for quite a while.  The band’s last two albums 100 Miles of Wreckage and Runaway Freeway Blues hold a special place...

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