Ayleen O’Hanlon and Rich Davies – photo Jim Jacob
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Beth Hart’s New Release
Fire On The Floor
Beth Hart continues to produce quality work at a creditable output rate. She also continues to distance herself from the somewhat restrictive descriptor of ‘blues siren’.
Gold Ship Records
Bristol, Virginia and Tennessee
Now I have been banging on about Bristol Virginia/Tennessee a bit on this site, given my two stays there in recent years. For the purposes of this story, I do need to repeat myself a little in order to provide the proper context. So, if you are fully across the town’s importance in the music scheme of things, scroll down a couple of paragraphs. If not, please read on!
Jamming at MountainGrass 2015
MountainGrass Festival 2016 Line-Up and Workshops
MountainGrass 2016 will be held at Harrietville (regional Victoria) on 18 to 20 November 2016. Last year’s event was my first and it was a joyous three days, beautiful setting, great music (formal and informal), easy to get around and the friendliest atmosphere you could imagine. You can read my report on last year’s event.
John Prine – Station Inn, Nashville 2016
Originally published on addictedtonoise.com.au
John Prine at The Station Inn –
Americana Music Festival Conference
This was on the Thursday night at Nashville’s AmericanaFest where attractive shows were calling out everywhere.
Dori Freeman performing in Nashville September 2016
The much-loved annual Port Fairy Folk Festival has reeled off another list of artists to join the bill, running from 10 – 13 March 2017.
Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen, The Warsaw Village Band, Melody Pool, Jemma & The Clifton Hillbillies, Low Down Riders, Cookin’ on 3 Burners with Tex Perkins & Stella Angelico and Ashley Davies’ The Expedition Burke and Wills will play at next year’s event. Continue reading
Russell Morris at AmericanaFest in Nashville September 2016
Australian music icon Russell Morris is releasing his award-winning album Sharkmouth in the U.S.
Dwight Yoakam – Americana Honors & Awards Show 2016
Dwight Yoakam’s New Album ‘Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…’ Out Now
For the making of Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…, Dwight Yoakam has assembled a band of bluegrass luminaries to reinterpret favorites from his catalogue featuring eleven Yoakam compositions and a new cover of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’.