2018 marks 20 years since Chris Whitley's Dirt Floor record. I wrote about my experience with it for Post To Wire. If you are unfamiliar with this record, I urge you to seek it out. 2000 was a particularly big year for me personally. I’d finished high school in rural NSW the previous year and [...]
Over the weekend I reviewed Sarah Shook & The Disarmers new album Years out now on Bloodshot Records for Post To Wire. I loved the previous album Sidelong and Years was a pretty easy listen as well. Looks like the band appreciated it too. You can read the review here and make sure you check out [...]
Giving yourself a wrap is the most excruciating pain in the ass for any fair dinkum person writing and playing music, or anything creative for that matter, particularly when you don’t regard yourself that highly in the first place.
Since first hearing Honest Life late in 2016 it’s been less than secret, my adoration for Courtney Marie Andrews’ song-writing. I’ve written about it, I’ve waxed lyrical to my friends. There are some voices where you struggle to believe a word spoken, then there are voices like Courtney’s where you can’t help but breakaway from [...]
Pretty excited about this one. This pelican got his name on a list amongst some of the best in the country, some of who I am stoked to be able to call mates. See the story below taken from Tone Deaf. As initially announced by The Industry Observer in January, Australia’s inaugural Americana Music Prize has [...]
Some great news this week. Trace has been nominated for an IMA (Independent Music Award) in the Best Alt Country Song category. It’s an international award which makes it particularly special, with some pretty esteemed judges taking part including Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, Slayer and Amy Lee. Trace, which ironically I had originally written off, [...]
Just a sneaky one before Christmas. Twenty One is live today. Recorded again with Trent Crawford, who also plays electric guitar on the track, and also featuring Mr Bill Chambers on pedal steel, Twenty One was originally recorded in the first Hank Volume 1 sessions but I was never happy with it. So a few [...]