Country Update Features

Roots & All – Issue 83

All Things Americana Over the last few years it’s become a real treat to have the opportunity to catch up with the ever changing face of Roots music scene in the US via the Americana Music Awards, made available through NPR’s live coverage on the internet. Apart from this years’ regular...

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Country In The Convict Capital – Issue 83

It’s that time of year again: time for end-of-year Best Of lists. Ranking anything in numbered list format is so often either an exercise in futility – the resulting catalogue doomed to be dismissed out-of-hand with a disparaging sneer (and promptly forgotten) – or else a uniquely painful (read: borderline...

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Deep Down South – Issue 83

This quarter, your regular ‘Notes from Deep Down South’ column may as well be called ‘Tales from the Road’. Over the past few weeks, whilst putting the following words together, I’ve found myself huddled in cafes from Albany, Western Australia to Hobart, Tasmania via Perth, Bunbury, Adelaide, Young, Canberra, Manly,...

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Bluegrass Truth – Issue 83

Stuart Wyrick’s debut album East Tennessee Sunrise is the first offering of Rural Rhythm’s “Wide Open at the Curve” series featuring bluegrass artists from the regions of East Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina and West Virginia. It was recorded and co-produced by Steve Gulley at his studio (The Curve) in Cumberland...

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Melbourne Country – Issue 82

I remember my first Gympie Muster well. It’s six years ago now, and my band The Wildes were quite surprised when we got invited to play. Earlier that year, we’d made our first pilgrimage to Tamworth and, in our own estimation at least, we were yet to make an impression...

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Roots’n’All – Issue 82

he North Coast of NSW, home of the long running and iconic music festivals the beloved Byron Bay Bluesfest and for the younger crowd the mighty Splendour in the Grass, has recently decided to try its hand at boutique festivals. I’m not sure if the long running Mullumbimby Festival could...

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Sydney Country – Issue 82

Your columnist has lived in Sydney for more than a decade. It’s not something I’m proud of. But pondering my 30th birthday this year from the boozy, carefree side – the side sans Medicare Levy Surcharge and widow’s peak – I’ve felt the growing need in recent months to take...

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Bluegrass Truth – Issue 82

With great delight, we caught up with Nashville based bluegrasser Jeff White for this issue. For those of you who don’t know, Jeff is one of the most underrated bluegrass giants on the scene. Aside from playing in his own band and The Earls of Leicester, he is a very...

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WHO – emerging talent

MICHAEL DAVID THOMAS – Abandoning his former life as a lawyer in 2011 Michael changed his name and hit the road with an acoustic guitar setting out on a pilgrimage. His travels took him on an extensive tour playing all around Australia and the US with his former band Breaking Hart...

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The 2016 Golden Guitar Nominees announced!

Wow!  There's some fantastic and worthy names on the list this year that we here at KIX hear on a daily basis (along with their songs) ... A Big Congratulations to all the artists who have been recognised with a nomination! SINGLE OF THE YEARBoneshaker - Catherine BrittHeartbeat - Jasmine RaeSecondhand Man...

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