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Posted 4 Apr 2012 @ 9:51am


Melbourne’s Quarry Mountain Dead Rats is a bluegrass collective that drawls and fiddles at a cracking pace. Their banjo and mandolin getting a decent workout on Bloodhound Killed My Squeeze Box, a song about a troublesome dog with a long face who slobbers all over the newspaper and knocks over drinks. Not a massive fan of songs about dogs, to be honest, except where the dogs are...

Posted 11 Jan 2012 @ 12:57pm

Australia's only inner-city festival of folk, roots and world music is fast approaching yet again, with a slew of international and local artists having just been announced for the annual Brunswick Music Festival this March. 


Once again featuring a strong international component with a focus on traditional origins across a plethora of genres, some of this year's hot ticket acts...

Posted 9 Jan 2012 @ 10:11am

Too many people say they don’t like country music. But, perhaps city people just don’t get enough exposure to modern country. Zac Brown Band is more like rock-pop than anything else anyway – his evocative story-telling and ever so slightly twangy vocals are the only signs that his latest album, You Get What You Give, is actually a country release.


Further proof though is As She...

Posted 15 Dec 2011 @ 9:27am

Super groups can be risky. Too many strong personalities can cloud the vision of an album, too many cooks in the kitchen can spoil the broth, and so on and so forth. With the amount of local talent brimming from The Miserable Little Bastards cup this could have been the case but the first album from the collective is anything but a spoilt broth. In fact, the eight musicians that make up the...

Posted 22 Sep 2011 @ 9:36am

Patrons of Gippsland born bluegrass band The Davidson Brothers can enjoy a double dose of solace after hard nights on dance floors.


The duo repair ruptured romances in high lonesome heartache songs My Heart Can’t Believe My Eyes and Find You.


And if fans suffer back injuries after 180 bpm banjo instrumental OMFG there’s instant relief at hand – fiddling banjo...

Posted 6 Sep 2011 @ 2:29pm

Who are you and what are you doing here?


I'm Julian Abrahams. I flatpick the shit out of the acoustic guitar 'til my wrist hurts, sing some harmonies 'til Nick says I don't suck and write some tunes until someone says they like one.


W hat do...

Posted 22 Jul 2011 @ 11:36am

Opening with a jig fit for a leprechaun, Byron Bay's Round Mountain Girls' debut release One Step Closer doesn't sound promising. But, after the Irish folk-esque intro, opener Faith melds into a rollicking country rock tune with a modern twist. Occasionally, a fiddle and Irish tin whistle interrupt to remind listeners that this is a traditional folk-inspired, blue grass roots influenced track...

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