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Posted 13 Jan 2012 @ 11:27am
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Aussie songwriting legend Tex Perkins will fearlessly challenge superstition at The Cornish Arms tonight along with The Band of Gold – comprised of Rachael Tidd on vocals, bassist Steve Hadley, guitarist Shane Reilly and Dave Folley on drums.

 

After forming a close bond following their travels together for the acclaimed The Man In Black concert, the idea of recording an album...

Posted 23 Nov 2011 @ 11:53am
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A long time ago in a musical and social galaxy far away, there was a tall, wiry kid from Brisbane called Greg Perkins. Greg loved his country music, so much so that his friends took to calling him Tex. When Perkins moved south to Sydney to escape the boredom and draconian political atmosphere of Joh Bjelke-Peterson's conservative government, Perkins took both his love with country music and...

Posted 21 Sep 2011 @ 9:34am
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The New York Times and New Yorker discovered this Okie from Ada after he topped the Billboard charts with his eighth album in just ten years.

 

The path to mainstream exposure was no doubt aided by his marriage to Texan star Miranda Lambert, not to mention a permanent judging role on hit TV series The Voice.

 

Unlike his singing spouse, Shelton didn’t write his...

Posted 13 Sep 2011 @ 5:27pm
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Gillian Welch, like latter day country folkie Mindy Smith, is a New York born orphan raised by creative adoptive parents. But you won’t find much joy on her albums - especially her fifth, released after an eight-year hiatus. Welch, 42, and singing spouse David Rawlings haven’t been idle.

 

They mine melancholia from an open cut reaching deep into their psyche.

 

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Posted 4 Aug 2011 @ 9:56am
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When Randy Traywick hit Nashville in 1976, he chopped the wick off his surname and recorded as Randy Ray, going on to win seven Grammy awards as Randy Travis.

 

Travis, now 52, has cut eight new tunes - such as entrée Everything And All -T.I.M.E., Someone You Never Knew and Too Much with Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Eamonn...

Posted 21 Jun 2011 @ 10:48am
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Here’s a star-studded sleeper to warm your autumnal chill. It’s no surprise Buddy Miller musters a posse of eclectic guitarists and singers to revive this flock of country classics. Hank Williams may not have done it this way but Miller has no problems striking a rich vein when he mines melancholia. Especially when he builds his distinct atmospheric wall of sound at his home studio, as seen on...

Posted 14 Jun 2011 @ 4:13pm
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Here’s a star-studded sleeper to warm your autumnal chill. It’s no surprise Buddy Miller musters a posse of eclectic guitarists and singers to revive this flock of country classics. Hank Williams may not have done it this way but Miller has no problems striking a rich vein when he mines melancholia. Especially when he builds his distinct atmospheric wall of sound at his home studio, as seen on...

Posted 3 Jun 2011 @ 9:29am
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Singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman has no fear about his profile on his sixth Australian tour this month. The comedic cowboy has two new books, four tribute discs to himself, a stage musical and a new literary project with Billy Bob Thornton. And he has a bonus – touring partner and legendary Beach Boys producer/pianist Van Dyke Parks.

 

“I figure most people will think he’...
Posted 30 May 2011 @ 11:01am
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Singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman has no fear about his profile on his sixth Australian tour this month. The comedic cowboy has two new books, four tribute discs to himself, a stage musical and a new literary project with Billy Bob Thornton. And he has a bonus - touring partner and legendary Beach Boys producer/pianist Van Dyke Parks.

 

"I figure most people will think...

Posted 20 May 2011 @ 11:08am
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Celebrating The Genius Of Ray Charles

 

Timing is everything in music - especially on this live tribute disc to the late, great Ray Charles. Just take the choice of the late Harlan Howard's country classic Busted. It was recorded at the Rose Theatre in New York on February 9 and 10, 2009. That would be mid-way between septuagenarian singer Shotgun Willie Nelson's last two drug...

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