Melbourne singer-songwriter Ben Mastwyk has a distinctive swing to his country sound that makes his latest single, ‘This Country’, infectious, although the track apparently started life as a much less upbeat number. 107 more words
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Better Than Ever is the first release from NSW Central Coast singer-songwriter Chelsea Berman but she certainly isn’t new to country music, winning the Homegrown Songwriting Competition in 2015 and the Central Coast Country Music Festival Busking Competition in 2013, and becoming a finalist in the Australian Songwriters Association Songwriting Competition in 2014, 2015 and 2016. 186 more words
MUSIC MERCHANDISE AS HEIRLOOMS. NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS.
Music merchandise is ephemeral, tied to particular albums and tours. This is what makes it collectible, of course, but could it go beyond that and be something passed down through generations? 361 more words
Australian bluegrass artist Kristy Cox makes her home in Nashville for most of the year, but she always returns for the Tamworth Country Music Festival. I had a chance to talk to her while she was home, and even though she was quite under the weather she told me all about her new album, 2,363 more words
Sally-Anne Whitten has automatic country-music credentials: she was born in Tamworth. And if that’s all it took to be a successful artist, obviously there would be many thousands of Tamworthians flooding Australian stages … Of course, it takes a lot more than birthright. 337 more words