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Listening through the Lens

Beth Hart – Fire on the Floor

Beth Hart’s New Release

Fire On The Floor

Beth Hart continues to produce quality work at a creditable output rate.  She also continues to distance herself from the somewhat restrictive descriptor of ‘blues siren’.

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Gold Ship Records



Gold Ship Records

Mark Webb

Bristol, Virginia and Tennessee

Now I have been banging on about Bristol Virginia/Tennessee a bit on this site, given my two stays there in recent years.  For the purposes of this story, I do need to repeat myself a little in order to provide the proper context.  So, if you are fully across the town’s importance in the music scheme of things, scroll down a couple of paragraphs.  If not, please read on!

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MountainGrass Festival 2016 Line-Up


Jamming at MountainGrass 2015

MountainGrass Festival 2016 Line-Up and Workshops

MountainGrass 2016 will be held at Harrietville (regional Victoria) on 18 to 20 November 2016.  Last year’s event was my first and it was a joyous three days, beautiful setting, great music (formal and informal), easy to get around and the friendliest atmosphere you could imagine.  You can read my report on last year’s event.

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Bluesfest 2017 Adds Another Headliner


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Prime Prine Live!


John Prine – Station Inn, Nashville 2016


Originally published on addictedtonoise.com.au


John Prine at The Station Inn –

Americana Music Festival Conference


This was on the Thursday night at Nashville’s AmericanaFest where attractive shows were calling out everywhere.

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Port Fairy Folk Festival 2017 – Artist Update #2


Dori Freeman performing in Nashville September 2016


The much-loved annual Port Fairy Folk Festival has reeled off another list of artists to join the bill, running from 10 – 13 March 2017.

Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen, The Warsaw Village Band, Melody Pool, Jemma & The Clifton Hillbillies, Low Down Riders, Cookin’ on 3 Burners with Tex Perkins & Stella Angelico and Ashley Davies’ The Expedition Burke and Wills will play at next year’s event. Continue reading