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Albums Of The Month – May 2020
May04

Albums Of The Month – May 2020

We reveal our top six Ruthie Foster – Photo: Supplied Top Six Releases May 2020 By Rob Dickens This month’s new albums have proven to be a blessing and a curse. So much great new music hitting the streets (or about to), that I have had quite a time to zero in on just six outings. Also, some of those are so worthy that I felt that a mini-review in this format was not appropriate across the board. Accordingly, I have already...

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Lucinda Williams – Good Souls Better Angels
Apr30

Lucinda Williams – Good Souls Better Angels

We review Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams – Photo: LTTL By Rob Dickens Lucinda Williams Good Souls Better Angels Highway 20/Thirty Tigers 24 April 2020 It has been a longer gap between releases for Lucinda Williams. If you exclude her 2017 re-imagining of 1992’s Sweet Old World, it has been four years since her previous original collection The Ghosts of Highway 20. Williams spent last year touring with the centrepiece...

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Lucinda Williams Re-Imagines A Sweet Old World
Aug25

Lucinda Williams Re-Imagines A Sweet Old World

Read about Lucinda Williams’ new project – a surprising reworking of an oldie     Sweet Old World Gets A Make-Over   Grammy-winner and alt.country/Americana icon Lucinda Williams has done something quite unusual.  She has re-recorded an earlier album and will release a new version next month. Sweet Old World was released in 1992, between the classic 1988 Lucinda Williams album and the game-changing Car...

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On Smooth Waters
Jan27

On Smooth Waters

Read our review of ‘Cayamo Sessions’ by Buddy Miller & Friends BUDDY MILLER & FRIENDS CAYAMO SESSIONS AT SEA  DUE JANUARY 29 2016   INCLUDES KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, KACEY MUSGRAVES, LEE ANN WOMACK, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, RICHARD THOMPSON, NIKKI LANE, SHAWN COLVIN  I write this with not a little trepidation. It’s not that I don’t like this new album.  I do … by a good length, in horse racing parlance....

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Best Live Shows 2014
Dec31

Best Live Shows 2014

Read our list of top twenty favourite live shows in 2014   If I thought choosing twenty album releases for the year was a challenge, reporting on the best live shows in 2014 has been extremely tough. My live music year in can be described as plentiful and remarkable.  Plentiful in the sense that I outdid past deeds in attending seven music festivals for the year which I estimate to equate to about twenty three full days of music...

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