Photo Jim Jacob

Thank you Rob Dickens in Australia for your wonderful review of Trouble and Love, so beautifully written.   I appreciate it!

– Mary Gauthier

In case you missed this – I love this review of Fortune. It’s not just that he likes the album. He also really thought out the review and nailed the references like a 30 oz hammer on a 16 penny nail.

– Rod Picott


Welcome to my world and thanks for stopping by – I hope you find something useful here.

I am a freelance writer and music reviewer, based in Melbourne Australia.  I’ve contributed articles for Rhythms Magazine, Rocket Magazine, nodepression.com, addictedtonoise.com.au and Steam Magazine.  This site is designed to promote and support roots music and performers – anything alt. country, bluegrass, soul, funk, gospel, Americana, folk or blues.

What you will find here are album reviews, info on new releases, tour dates, live show and festival reviews, articles about music history and a journal of my annual music trip to the USA, and other travels.

More music adventures await.


Rob Dickens

Music Mainline – robdickens101.com


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Bobby Rush and yours truly



Header photo on front page of Red’s Lounge and Blues Bar, Clarksdale Mississippi

by Jim Jacob

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Rob, thanks for including The SteelDrivers in your list of albums for 2013. Hope we can get down to your neck of the woods someday to perform. All the best for 2014.

    Mike Fleming

    • Hey Mike. Thanks for the note. Hammer Down is a beauty. Australia would love you guys. Saw your set at Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh (a real treat). Best wishes for the band in 2014

  2. Hey Rob,

    I hope you are doing great! I wanted to send you one of personal favorite artists I have ever worked with. She blends Americana, rock and folk and was recently featured on NPR and CBS. Below find her new video, music and bio- thank you for your consideration for a review

    Thanks so much,

    New EP:


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