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BRENDAN GALLAGHER – WINE ISLAND

This album celebrates the career of an Australian blues man who found himself, as many do, playing his acoustic. Wine Island is split into two discs, one for brooding blues music that is sinister in its desire to seduce. The other is for Gallagher’s acoustic music which is less moving. There is some nice guitar […]

CASH SAVAGE AND THE LAST DRINKS

“I once heard a band say ‘what’s the point of playing but then going out and giving it your all afterwards?’” quotes Melbourne minstrel Cash Savage on the topic of post-show celebrations. “For me, the shows are the most important part of the tour. We want to make sure that we are all capable of […]

WOLF MAIL – ABOVE THE INFLUENCE

Above the Influence is the sixth studio release from veteran Canadian blues rocker Wolf Mail. The long-awaited ten-track offering feels like a stripped-back live album with rusty slides taking centre-stage and Mail’s husky vocals relegated to the backseat. A career spanning decades and countries has long since proved that Mail has a talent for the […]

WOLF MAIL

Some can be guilty of pigeonholing blues music, scared to leave their comfort zone, but that’s something that can’t be accused of Canadian-born blues-rocker Wolf Mail. “Doing blues music, you get a lot of people that are constantly saying ‘blues is supposed to be a 1 4 5 progression, it’s supposed to sound like John […]

GIG: C.W. STONEKING

It’s been a quiet year for fans of C.W Stoneking. The ‘leading voice’ of Australia’s roots music scene has been laying low, celebrating the birth of his first daughter, and preparing for what he describes as a, “Pretty hardcore” touring schedule in 2010. On top of tours through the US, Britain and Europe, Stoneking will […]