BACKTRACK BLUES BAND – WAY BACK HOME

November 25, 2016

FLAMING CHEESE/PLANET CO. Blues Taking their name from a Little Walter song, Florida-based Backtrack Blues Band have been performing together continuously since 1980. Lead singer/harmonica player Sonny Charles is the band’s chief songwriter, Kid Royal […]

ABC RADIO AXES MUSIC SHOWS by Tony Hillier

November 23, 2016

ABC Radio National’s long-running late-evening radio program The Planet is to be axed from the 2017 schedule, along with other music shows on the network, including The Inside Sleeve, which currently occupies the weekday afternoon […]

MOSE ALLISON OBITUARY by Iain Patience

November 17, 2016

November 11, 1927 – November 15, 2016 Mose Allison, who died on November 15, aged 89, was a singularly original US blues/jazz piano troubadour. Always something of a maverick, he started out as a kid […]

LEON RUSSELL OBITUARY by Iain Patience

November 14, 2016

April 2, 1942 – November 13, 2016 Leon Russell passed on Sunday November 13, 2016, aged 74, in the country music capital, Nashville, Tennessee.  Instantly recognisable with his enormous, seemingly unruly shock of latterly grey […]

COHEN IN CAIRNS by TONY HILLIER

November 13, 2016

Cairns Convention Centre, November 26, 2013 Seven words are all that’s required to explain the worldwide phenomenon that Leonard Cohen in concert has become, and they came from the mouth of the man himself early […]

Seasick Steve

November 10, 2016

1. Is that an old saying: “keeping the horse between me and the ground”? A: Yeah, it’s an old saying. It’s not mine. It’s just like, you know, “better to have a horse between you […]

Izzy Young by Iain Patience

November 9, 2016

Just for starters, no doubt many will be asking themselves just who is Izzy Young. The answer to those old enough to be in the know: a genuine roots music giant, a guy whose huge […]

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