Troy Cassar-Daley

“I don’t ever remember feeling down or worried because there was always another gig around the corner somewhere that would help pay for my next musical adventure and more petrol! “Music was my whole life. There were cars, girls, surfboards and mates in the mix – but nothing ever distracted me for very long away […]

Pistol Annies

The Pistol Annies never schedule or regulate a new album. Friendship and a love of strong stuff (country music, men, good times) is the currency that bonds songwriter/artists Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley; the records happen when the time is right. “The universe tells us when it’s time,” offers the dark-headed Presley. Monroe […]

Morgan Evans

When you get hired, you might raise a toast. When you get fired, you may chug a beer or something stronger to drown your sorrows. Celebrate a birthday, wedding, anniversary, anything – and tradition dictates it be done glass in hand. But how to celebrate when you achieve U.S. country chart domination? Well, when you’re […]

Brandy Clark

When the line-up for CMC Rocks Qld was announced last month I was both surprised and delighted to see probably the most progressive female working in country music in Nashville currently in Ashley McBryde and the super-savvy songwriter performer Brandy Clark of whose work I am a committed fan. Country Update spoke to Ashley McBryde […]

Clare Bowen

Touring her homeland and sharing her debut album with fans was as much a delight for Clare Bowen as it was for her fans – she has always been the very best kind of storyteller. The Australian actress and musician began accumulating her devoted fan base via her early appearances on iconic Aussie TV shows […]

Issue 90 – Out Now!

Greetings! As I write this, a couple of weeks from the onset of Spring, drought is at the forefront of media attention and on everyone’s mind with the heartbreaking and devastating situation spreading and worsening by the day. It is wonderful to see the fund-raising efforts and initiative people have brought to bear to get […]

John Williamson

In a career spanning close to 50 years, the legendary John Williamson has recorded and performed with some of the biggest names in Australian song: from Jimmy Little to Sara Storer, Chad Morgan to Warren H Williams, and even the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. But with landmark 20th studio album Butcherbird, the veteran songsmith pays tribute […]

Graeme Connors

For more years than I need to enumerate, it has been my great pleasure to relish and cogitate upon each new musical work Graeme Connors brings into being…I am an unabashed fan of his dexterity with language and powers of observation – most especially of the human condition – and exploration of the multi-textured themes […]