Deep Down South – Issue 83

This quarter, your regular ‘Notes from Deep Down South’ column may as well be called ‘Tales from the Road’. Over the past few weeks, whilst putting the following words together, I’ve found myself huddled in cafes from Albany, Western Australia to Hobart, Tasmania via Perth, Bunbury, Adelaide, Young, Canberra, Manly, Newcastle, Bellingen and Katoomba – […]

The McClymonts

As is the case in almost any timeworn township of regional Australia, the picturesque surroundings of Grafton in the northern NSW hinterland hold a special significance for the denizens of the city’s shady streets decked out in clouds of purple blossom. Australia’s own Jacaranda Capital is hometown and heartland for Brooke, Mollie and Sam McClymont […]

Kasey Chambers

For the artist at the peak of his or her creative powers, all that remains is to go bigger. The creator’s urge to pan out to widescreen in the pursuit of epic grandeur has yielded some towering opuses over the years – from Tolstoy’s colossal War & Peace to our own Tom Roberts’ celebrated large-scale […]

Dixie Chicks

Eager music lovers snapped up tickets to Dixie Chicks’ first Melbourne show in record time, with the band’s April Fools Day Rod Laver Arena show completely selling out within fifteen minutes, making it the fastest-selling Dixie Chicks show in Australia ever. Returning in 2017 for the first time in more than ten years, the Dixie […]

Luke Bryan

Long lauded as being the pinnacle of the country music hierarchy and adorned with every award available, there is no hint of superstardom having disconnected two-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, from his roots and an ordinary homelife common to all. There is a straight forward humility and humanity about the farm boy from […]

Sunny Cowgirls

Setting out to catch up on what’s been going on in the life of the Sunny Cowgirls, Sophie and Celeste, on the eve of their new album, Here We Go, being released, I discovered there have been some dramatic life changes and one especially exciting little detail in the not far-off future. Sophie – “Yes, […]