Bluegrass Truth

By Lachlan & Hamish Davidson The acoustic music revival across Australia is showing solid growth and it is dissolving the boundaries between Bluegrass, Americana, Alternative-Country and Traditional Country. It is becoming increasingly common to walk into a bar on Sydney Road (Melbourne) or in places like Fitzroy (Melb), Collingwood (Melb), Annandale (Syd) or Newtown (Syd) […]

WHO

SIMON & TAMMY LONDON Hailing from the south coast of WA, Simon and Tammy have made isolation work for them. Their debut CD Dont Leave No Light On For Me was mostly written and recorded wherever their hats were hung at the time – in a tiny Swedish apartment, a caravan, bedrooms and back rooms […]

ROOTS & ALL

By Kim Cheshire Highlights from Bluesfest 2015 After my personal ordeal following last year’s Bluesfest that saw me carted away in an ambulance suffering from a heart attack about a week after the festival, I was unsurprisingly a little cautious about returning for what must be about my twentieth festival. Of course I don’t hold […]

ROOTS & ALL

With Kim Cheshire Cinderella Man – Doug Seegers “When I first heard Doug Seegers’ voice, so full of soul and raw emotion I was stunned. This man has lived these songs, not in his imagination but every long day over many hard years. He stands before you now – ready to testify. Listen and believe” […]

WHO – EMERGING TALENT

AMBER RAE SLADE & THE MIGHTY BIG NOISE Born in Detroit, Michigan to a musical family and raised in proper gypsy fashion throughout the USA, Amber Rae Slade’s introduction to music came early. As a result of her family’s capo business and musically diverse parents, the family constantly travelled on tours and festivals across the […]

BLUEGRASS TRUTH

Melbourne alt-bluegrassers Mustered Courage recently won their first Australian Country Music Award for Best Instrumental with a tune called ‘Candle Creek’, the ‘B side’ of a digital single released in September 2014. Their fans will be pleased to hear that they have been in the studio for the past few months working madly on their […]