Deep Down South

Melbourne-Country with Laura from the Weeping Willows Howdy Country Update readers!  Laura here, from the Weeping Willows and as I write this, I’m still a lil’ bleary-eyed and jet-lagged having just returned from a UK/Europe tour with Deep Down South’s own Golden Guitar winner, Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, along with Imogen Clark (she’s not […]

Deep Down South

With Gretta Ziller. Hello readers! I’m writing this article on my first Sunday back in Melbourne after the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and I must say the only thing that has eased the post Tamworth blues that we all experience, is coming back to a perfect Melbourne summer! For those that don’t know what that […]

Bluegrass Truth

With Hamish and Lachlan Davidson. Tamworth was a real blast for us this year, we got along to Pete Denahy’s Bluegrass & Comedy Breakfast show and Andrew Clermont’s Supper Club both of which were full of great musicians and on-stage jams. We also performed with Melinda Schneider at her show which she opened with a […]


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 […]