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LLOYD SPIEGEL: CUT AND RUN – POST & PRE-TOUR PONDERATION

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 8, 2019

Australian blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer Lloyd Spiegel is a troubadour in the true sense of the word, a wandering minstrel traversing the world telling his stories in song, while at the same time collecting new ones. Lloyd has just released his 10th album Cut and Run, an exploration…

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KIRK FLETCHER: THE 2020 AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 8, 2019

Acclaimed soulful, blues guitarist Kirk Fletcher is returning to Australia next February to play a series of gigs. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with Kirk on the phone to chat about his career, the current album Hold On and the upcoming tour. In any band-friendly venue in any town…

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GEORGE BENSON: THE BLUESFEST 2020 AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 1, 2019

Inspired by the sounds of his stepfather’s Epiphone Emperor guitar and the guitar licks of jazz greats Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery, George Benson became enamoured with music and the guitar as a child in the early fifties. Between then and now, in a career spanning more than six decades…

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WATCH: BOY & BEAR – THE ‘SUCK ON LIGHT’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 27, 2019

There were many times over the last few years that the guys from Boy & Bear didn’t know if they’d ever record and perform together again. All they knew was that their friend and lead vocalist Dave Hosking had a debilitating illness that was getting worse to the point that…

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BETH HART: THE ‘WAR IN MY MIND’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 26, 2019

Interview by Greg Phillips. Photos by Jason Rosewarne from Bluesfest 2017 A conversation with Beth Hart elicits a rollercoaster of emotions. Strap yourself in to laugh, gasp and experience all the feelings in between as she barely takes a breath in telling me about her new album War In My…

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MCNAMARR PROJECT ‘HOLLA & MOAN’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 26, 2019

In 2017 local blues guitar identity and soul singer John McNamara released an acclaimed solo album titled Rollin With It, recorded in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2018 another respected Melbourne-based soul singer Andrea Marr, who is also a friend of John’s released an equally lauded soul album called Natural. Both John…

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DREAM DALI: BRINGING THEIR STUDIO SOUND TO THE STAGE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 26, 2019

Dream Dali is Aldous Emerson (lead vocals and guitar), Rene Huxley (key bass and keys) and William Hobbes (drums), a trio of experienced musicians who have played for artists such as Vera Blue, Daniel Johns, Kite String Tangle and Miami Horror, and supporting the likes of Phoenix, Washed Out and…

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MIKE CAMPBELL INTERVIEW: FLEETWOOD MAC, HEARTBREAKERS & DIRTY KNOBS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 22, 2019

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers guitarist and Petty songwriting partner Mike Campbell was recently on tour in Australasia with the new version of Fleetwood Mac, proving to the doubters that the Neil Finn/Mike Campbell combination works a treat as Lindsey Buckingham’s replacement. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips had the pleasure of…

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SIX QUIX WITH LONTALIUS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - September 19, 2019

Enigmatic NZ electronic artist Lontalius, also known as Eddie Johnston, has recently announced his glowing new single Swim, a comforting, honest track about accepting the ups and downs of life, out now. Swim is also accompanied by a stunning clip, made in collaboration with Phoebe Gittins and Arty Papageorgiou (Pacific…

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LARKIN POE TALK CAREER, GEAR & RETURN TO BLUESFEST

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 19, 2019

Multi-instrumentalist sisters Rebecca & Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe combine old world spirit and musicianship with modern day energy and attitude to create a unique brand of gritty, southern-fried roots ’n’ roll.  Recently, legendary artists such as Elvis Costello, Bob Seeger, Joe Bonamassa and Keith Urban have taken the girls…

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