DISSECTING THE CHOCOLATE CAKE by TONY HILLIER

June 24, 2017

The songwriting genius of David Bridie combined with the glorious strings of Helen Mountfort’s cello and Hope Csutoros’s violin are high in the curious collision of elements that have made My Friend The Chocolate Cake […]

JENNY BIDDLE – CROWDFUNDING FOR NEW ALBUM

March 30, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter Jenny Biddle has launched a Pozible crowdfunding campaign for her new album, Wild & Free. Wild & Free, which is due for release in September/October 2017, includes producer Sean Carey on bass, percussion, […]

CD Review: Starlite Campbell Band

March 27, 2017

Starlite Campbell Band Blueberry Pie Supertone Records Blues/R&B Starlite Campbell is a UK outfit fronted by Suzy Starlite and partner Simon Campbell, and Blueberry Pie is an album that has been proving particularly popular with […]

REVIEW: WOMADelaide’s SILVER JUBILEE

March 21, 2017

WOMADelaide’s SILVER JUBILEE by TONY HILLIER Boundaries may have blurred and parameters extended over its 25 years, but WOMADelaide has unwaveringly maintained its status as Australia’s most stimulating and satisfying festival. In terms of diversity […]

REVIEW: 41st Port Fairy Folk Festival

March 21, 2017

41st Port Fairy Folk Festival 10-13 March 2017 Diehard folkies came to Port Fairy (Pyipgil) to revel in Celtic, colonial, rootsy acoustic, spoken word and electrified shenanigans. The enduring coastal event is nothing, if not […]

RORY BLOCK :: INTERVIEW

March 8, 2017

Where do you start with Rory Block?  Something of an acoustic blues legend these days, she’s a lady who has played with the greats, sat at their feet absorbing their multi-hued styles and tones while […]

SANTANA

March 8, 2017

Nearly half-a-century has elapsed since Carlos Santana bounded on to the stage at the legendary Woodstock festival and blew the world away with a groundbreaking concoction of Latin jazz, rock and blues. Now approaching 70 […]

Mercan Dede: a man on a mission

March 2, 2017

Interviewer: TONY HILLIER TH: Are you primarily Montreal-based these days or do you tend to divide your time between Canada, Turkey and other places? MD: I’m like a whirling dervish, one of my feet in […]

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