Issue 78 – OUT NOW!

Greetings! I am sure everyone is looking forward to thawing out with the onset of Spring as I am! Always my favourite time of year with a string of festivals ahead in future months – check them out in Festivals/Events section. The Gympie Muster is first off the rank, followed by Mildura, Deni Ute Muster […]

Lee Kernaghan

By Gareth Hipwell. Musing On Milestones & A Massive 2015 In addition to the publication of his first memoir Boy from the Bush: These are My Stories, These are My Songs earlier this year, Lee Kernaghan took the charts by storm in recent weeks with the release of his latest studio album, Spirit of the […]

Alan Jackson

By Denise Torenbeek. Angels & Alcohol… With the retirement of George Strait from touring last year, Alan Jackson stands alone and aloft as premier elder statesman and standard bearer for traditional country, and it seems ‘Heavenly intervention’ was instrumental in the birth of this album. Alan says the last letter the other George – George […]

Adam Eckersley Band

By Gareth Hipwell. Take To The Shed, Go Big With The Second Album East Coast outfit Adam Eckersley Band occupies a very necessary, yet oft-neglected, space in the local country scene, serving up robust slabs of Southern-influenced rock, tailor-made for open-air stages, car stereos, and vintage speaker-sets alike. A phenomenally tight collective of musicians’ musicians […]

Laura Bell Bundy

By Denise Torenbeek. Another Piece Of Me… It is a rare treat when an interview with an artist turns out to be a delightful, laugh-out-loud interlude like my recent chat with the very funny, bubbly-as-Barossa champagne, Laura Bell Bundy. I was an early sceptic re Laura Bell Bundy’s music. Reading her advance bio re childhood […]

Ashleigh Dallas

By Girard Dorney Country Music Family & Home. The bent and myths of most musical genres stress individuality. Rock stars evolved out of the blues, so they’re solitary men (and they are almost always men), playing the part of an outsider. The convention follows that your family, if you have one, is your band. Pop […]

Roots & All

With Kim Cheshire. The Bello Winter Music Festival Since moving to the North Coast of NSW, one of my favourite discoveries has been the Mullumbimby Music Festival, a community styled gathering that takes over the theatres, pubs, clubs and cafes of the town for three days of musical and cultural celebration, run by Mullumbimby resident […]