Dwight Yoakam’s Bluegrass Revisions


Dwight Yoakam – Americana Honors & Awards Show 2016


Dwight Yoakam’s New Album ‘Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…’  Out Now

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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’.

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Jodi Martin’s Saltwater

There is a lot to like in Jodi Martin‘s Saltwater.

It was produced by classy roots performer Shane Nicholson who has proven many times to be a talented ally in the studio (Kasey ChambersCatherine Britt, Josh Rennie-Hynes and Oh Pep, to name a few).

All thirteen songs here are telling originals, with three co-written with folk journeyman Arlo Guthrie (son of Woody) and one with noted musician/producer Jeff Lang.

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Holiday From My Dreams

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A little while back, I reviewed Shiner by Australian indie-roots outfit Sean McMahon & the Moonmen (MGM).  A new video has been released of a track from this impressive release, ‘Holiday From My Dreams’:

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Chris Cavill Has Got A Lot

Originally published on addictedtonoise.com.au

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Chris Cavill & The Prospectors

New EP – All That You Got

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In 2015 singer/songwriter Chris Cavill made a successful return to the Australian music scene releasing his most ambitious record to date, Know Your Destiny.  Reinvigorated after a lengthy break, Cavill re-emerged with his new band The Prospectors and toured the album to great feedback.  That release was a gripping one that took a hold over me and would NOT let go – read my review.

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The Stray Birds Announce Magic Fire


The Stray Birds – photo Jim Jacob

Third Full Length Album

Out 19 August 2016

Formed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2010, The Stray Birds are Maya de Vitry (vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle, piano), Oliver Craven (vocals, guitar, resonator, fiddle) and Charles Muench (vocals, bass, banjo).

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Robert Ellis To Release Album Four

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Robert Ellis Self-titled album

June 3 2016

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Robert Ellis is set to return with his eponymous fourth album on June 3 via New West Records.  The eleven-song set is reportedly his most personal statement yet and a summation of his career thus far.
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Josh Rennie-Hynes – New Single ‘Rosie’

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New Single ‘Rosie’ and Tour

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Australia’s fine singer-songwriter Josh Rennie-Hynes is back with some new material –  a single ‘Rosie’, the first taste from his forthcoming and second LP Furthermore.  The new album will be a follow-up to his melodious and impressive debut February.  read my review

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