Felicity Urquhart

For homegrown country luminary Felicity Urquhart, the past 10 years have held all manner of changes: marriage, motherhood, and the increasing demands of a busy schedule as a radio and television presenter and performer. But with Frozen Rabbit – the singer-songwriter’s first solo album since landmark sixth studio outing Landing Lights touched down in 2009 […]

Keith Urban

The country superstar flew into Tamworth by private jet for an intimate performance on the Tuesday of the city’s annual country music festival. Urban took time to share stories of Tamworth with his fans and showed on screen old photos of himself as a young boy playing in the very same venue. “Tamworth and I […]

Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin represents an extraordinary new chapter for this incomparable singer-songwriter and immediately stands among the most deeply personal recordings of her remarkable two-decade career. The album – which follows 2015’s Servant of Love – collects songs written during and in the aftermath of profound personal crisis, several years in which she battled, and ultimately […]

Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash was an important, elevating presence in the country music landscape of the 1980s, who increasingly celebrated her urbane and literary inclinations and became recognized as a pillar of the Americana singer-songwriter community. She has only become more essentially significant with the passage of time and has devoted her three previous albums to exploring […]

ISSUE 81

Greetings! Our cover and lead story this issue are in tribute to an unsurpassed legend who has entertained and given us music for decades – for many of us throughout our lives if you’re a baby boomer like me. I clearly recall the outrage of the oldies when some ‘radical’ band broke into ‘Okie from […]

Keith Urban

Keith Urban – Descending Down Under One of music’s most innovative, progressive artists, Keith’s creativity only moves forward – After collaborating with a sweeping crop of writers and producers for 2013’s Fuse, and its resulting four US No. 1 hits, the renowned guitarist figured his next project would be much easier, because, he reasons, “I’d […]

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton – If He’s Honest Never coy in courting or countering controversy Shelton rarely hides what he thinks in any politically correct fug of subterfuge. Twice a week he’s quoted on an irate or amusing outburst in defence of a friend, slamming some showbiz sham or ripping into the rumour mill. Most recently he […]

Kristy Cox

Kristy Cox – The Universal Language Of Bluegrass By Gareth Hipwell Even beyond their similar topographies, the red clay foothills of East Tennessean Appalachia are perhaps not so far removed from the grassy, granite slopes of the Adelaide Hills. After all, South Australia’s prize wine country with its dusky bluegums (in place of Kentucky bluegrass), […]

Michael Waugh

Michael Waugh – Where We Might Be By Denise Torenbeek Recently, Allan Caswell conducted a songwriting workshop in Theebine – a little local village near me. I joined Alan and Marion at the pub for dinner, and as you might expect, the conversation was heavily biased to all things songwriting. Alan asked have I heard […]