Rhiannon Giddens

FREEDOM HIGHWAY The title track, written and originally made famous by the Staple Singers in 1965, was released as a first single. Giddens shared a statement about Freedom Highway that she wrote the day after the election: “I am a daughter of the South; of the white working class, of the black working class; of […]

JAMES STEWART KEENE CHARM OFFENSIVE

The follow-up to breakout debut LP The Navigator (2014) finds Wollongong-based country-rock powerhouse James Stewart Keene in his finest festival-ready fettle to date: look no further than infectious single ‘Ready to Please’. From the tearing guitars and thudding bass of ‘Charm Offensive’ to earthy workingman’s plaint ‘Coal Town’, the hard-rocking singer-songwriter gives free rein to […]

MATT JOE GOW SEVEN YEARS

Seven years since sowing the seeds with consummate debut The Messenger (2009) (with band The Dead Leaves), Dunedin-raised, Melbourne-based songsmith Matt Joe Gow returns to thresh the wheat with this, his third full-length outing. The local alt. country scene of today is a bounteous field for the reaping, and Gow sets about his work with […]

JAMIE KENT ALL AMERICAN MUTT

Jamie Kent closed out 2016 with his single ‘All American Mutt’ one of the 25 Best Country Songs of 2016 according to Rolling Stone. Marissa Moss wrote, “Packed with a funky vamp, splashes of fast-picking twang and a pop sensibility that Jason Mraz would admire, Kent focuses on the differences that describe but don’t define […]

DAWES  WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE

Since their arrival on the scene with their 2009 debut North Hills, and having already worked with both Jackson Brown, and Robbie Robertson, LA’s  Dawes have been heralded as the rightful successors to southern California’s literate folk/country rock crown and after four impressive albums and an exhausting touring schedule no-one else has emerged to challenge […]

TIM McDONALD LIFE WORTH LIVIN’

Tim McDonald is an elite, Yamaha endorsed piano player based in Nashville, who has toured the world manning keys for Hank Williams Jr, Olivia Newton-John, Mark Chesnutt, Blake Shelton, Johnny Hiland, Cory Morrow, Byron Berline, Josh Gracin, and Steve Holy. Additionally Tim has had the honour to perform with guitar studio legend and artist Larry […]

CRUISIN’ DEUCES INTRODUCING, THE REV. DR. Z’S CRUISIN’ DEUCES

Spearheaded by talented siblings Zane (lead guitar/vocals) and Jy-Perry Banks (pedal steel/acoustic guitar), Sydney’s Cruisin’ Deuces are a class act: an erudite vintage country collective, super-saturated with all the rodeo-suited, crystal-studded string-tie showmanship of Bakersfield’s mid-60s golden age. The band’s debut mini-album delivers on every live promise, showcasing so much unrivalled musicality and uniquely captivating […]

MARTY STUART WAY OUT WEST

This album was conceived as a love letter by one of Country music’s living legends, who has played with everyone from Cash to Lester Flatt, to the lonely but magical American West, specifically the promised land of California. “If you go and sit by yourself in the middle of the Mojave Desert at sundown and […]

GRANT LUHRS RIVERINA DAYDREAMING

Legend has it that Riverina Daydreaming is a blissful, soporific malaise that afflicts the vulnerable in Autumn and Spring and is peculiar exclusively to the region…but that is most likely a Luhrs legend and not 100% reliable. The lovable larrikin is wont to ‘pull the leg’ of the unwary. This collection is largely his own […]

SCOTT DARLOW SORRY

Scott Darlow is a man who wears many hats, singer-songwriter, aboriginal activist and world vision spokesman his debut solo album ‘Sorry’ is his very own dreamtime. For the past 10 years Scott Darlow has dedicated his life to educating youth globally on Aboriginal culture and reconciliation. Speaking and performing at over 100 schools each year […]