JamGrass Music Festival 2015

JamGrass 2015, Melbourne’s ‘Psychedelic String’ festival, has announced its line-up and new venue.

Rising star Harts will be the headliner, bringing his blend of classic 70’s rock and funk to this party in the park.

Harts will be joined by Melbourne indie-folk darlings TinPan Orange, Mustered Courage back from their big US tour, bluegrass rockers Quarry Mountain Dead Rats and Sydney psych-pop groovers Richard In Your Mind.

The full program includes The Morrisons, The Imprints, The String Contingent, The Stetson Family, John Flanagan Trio, Mr. Alford Country and The Drunken Poachers.

There’ll also be plenty of gourmet food options, festival market and art installations.

All of this to take place on Saturday 7 November at Bundoora Park in Bundoora.  Patrons familiar with last year’s ripper event will just stay on the number 86 tram for a little longer to get to the new festival site.

To get things started, there will be a launch party on JamGrass Eve.  The festival will be taking over the popular inner city venue The Spotted Mallard in Sydney Road Brunswick with The Morrisons, The Scrimshaw Four, The Ramblin’ Roses, Astro Cobalt, Little Rabbit and The Weeping Willows.  Six incredible bands kicking off JamGrass 2015 on the Friday night 6 December 2015 will be an extra treat.

Mustered Courage at JamGrass 2014 – Photo by Jim Jacob

Two-day passes and Friday-only tickets will be extremely limited so grab them early as they’re sure to go quickly.  Public tickets on sale at 10am Friday 28 August.

“February” Winner

josh rennie hynes album

 

I didn’t think this would be so hard when I set the question. Hyphenated music surnames, should be a cinch.  But there’s not as many as you’d think.

Here are the names from entries submitted:

Olivia Newton-John

Buffy Saint-Marie

Ernie K-Doe

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Tisha Campbell-Martin

The only other one I could come up with (apart from the winner) is Gil Scott-Heron.  There are a lot of bands with hyphens and people with hyphenated christian names, but not that many that matched the exact question.

Anyhow, congratulations to Tracey Wedding for Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.  She wins February, a fine new CD from Josh Rennie-Hynes.

(Now, come to think of it, one of the guys in Spinal Tap had a hyphenated surname name, didn’t he?)

 

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Recently, I wrote about a fine, new album from talented singer-songwriter Josh Rennie-Hynes – February.  You can read my review here.

Thanks to the good people at Footstomp Music, I have a copy of February to give away.

 Competition Closes midnight Friday 27 June 2014

How to win, all you need to do is tell me…

The most-famous music artist you can think of with a hyphen in his/her surname

(Note – there is no right answer, but just trust me OK to be fair in adjudication!)

Just add your name with your entry in the comments field below

BUT

to enter

you must

  1. be an email follower of this site (if you aren’t already, just hit the follow button at the top right of the screen and follow the prompts BEFORE submitting your entry) and
  2. have an Australian address available (sorry, can’t afford to ship outside Australia)

Good luck!!

Win A February CD in June

josh rennie hynes album

 

Recently, I wrote about a fine, new album from talented singer-songwriter Josh Rennie-Hynes – February.  You can read my review here.

Thanks to the good people at Footstomp Music, I have a copy of February to give away.

 Competition Closes midnight Friday 27 June 2014

How to win, all you need to do is tell me…

The most-famous music artist you can think of with a hyphen in his/her surname

(Note – there is no right answer, but just trust me OK to be fair in adjudication!)

Just add your name with your entry in the comments field below

BUT

to enter

you must

  1. be an email follower of this site (if you aren’t already, just hit the follow button at the top right of the screen and follow the prompts BEFORE submitting your entry) and
  2. have an Australian address available (sorry, can’t afford to ship outside Australia)

Good luck!!

Last Chance To Win The Statesboro Revue CD!

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This is great music – Ramble On Privilege Creek by The Statesboro Revue (Thirty Tigers Records) – Released in April 2013, it’s an impressive collection from Stewart and Garrett Mann.  Earthy and rootsy rock – if you like Band of Heathens, you’ll love this album.  I’ve seen it on some Best Of 2013 release lists.  And I have a copy to give away to a lucky reader

 Competition Closes midnight 10 January 2014 Australian East Coast Summer Time!!

How to win, all you need to do is tell me…

Your favourite album release of the year and why

Just add your name and email address with your entry in the comments field below

use as many or as little words as you like

BUT

to enter

you must

  1. be an email follower of this site (if you aren’t already, just hit the follow button at the top right of the screen and follow the prompts) and
  2. have an Australian address available (my Head of Finance says we can’t afford to ship outside Australia!)

Good luck!!

The Statesboro Revue – Your Chance To Win The CD!

Image

This is great music – Ramble On Privilege Creek by The Statesboro Revue (Thirty Tigers Records) – Released in April 2013, it’s an impressive collection from Stewart and Garrett Mann.  Earthy and rootsy rock – if you like Band of Heathens, you’ll love this album.  I’ve seen it on some Best Of 2013 release lists (including mine!).  And I have a copy to give away to a lucky reader

How to win, all you need to do is tell me…

Your favourite album of the year and why

Just add your name and email address with your entry in the comments field below

use as many or as little words as you like

BUT

to enter

you must

  1. be an email follower of this site (if you aren’t already, just hit the follow button at the top right of the screen and follow the prompts) and
  2. have an Australian address available (my Head of Finance says we can’t afford to ship outside Australia!)

Good luck!!

The Statesboro Revue – Your Chance To Win The CD!

Image

This is great music – Ramble On Privilege Creek by The Statesboro Revue (Thirty Tigers Records) – Released in April 2013, it’s an impressive collection from Stewart and Garrett Mann.  Earthy and rootsy rock – if you like Band of Heathens, you’ll love this album.  I’ve seen it on some Best Of 2013 release lists.  And I have a copy to give away to a lucky reader

How to win, all you need to do is tell me…

Your favourite album release of the year and why

Just add your name and email address with your entry in the comments field below

use as many or as little words as you like

BUT

to enter

you must

  1. be an email follower of this site (if you aren’t already, just hit the follow button at the top right of the screen and follow the prompts) and
  2. have an Australian address available (my Head of Finance says we can’t afford to ship outside Australia!)

Good luck!!