BLUEGRASS TRUTH

One of the absolute best things about the internet is the increased accessibility to bluegrass music in Australia. This has been highly noticeable to us being involved in the scene for the past twenty years. When we started back around 1996, our parents would take us to regular jam sessions in Melbourne or festivals to […]

ROOTS’N’ALL

AUSTRALIANA AMERICANA Following the flurry of excitement accompanying “The First Annual Australian Americana Honours Night” at the Thornbury Theatre in Melbourne recently it became apparent to me that I was unaware that an Australian sub-branch of the Nashville based Americana Association had even been set up in Australia. Considering that I author a long-running column […]

DEEP DOWN SOUTH

SPECIAL GUEST WRITER FOR ISSUE 87 – ANDREW SWIFT For those of you that may have been following my journey so far, you’ll know that I’m reasonably new to the country music scene. In fact, despite having spent my childhood growing up on a farm in regional Victoria, I battled being described as even any […]