Brad Butcher Announces Well Dress Man Tour with The Weeping Willows

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Brisbane based alt-country singer-songwriter Brad Butcher has announced plans to head out on tour this June and July. The tour will celebrate Butcher’s upcoming single “Well Dressed Man” which is taken from his highly anticipated album From The Bottom Of A Well.

Joining Brad Butcher on the tour with be Melbourne based folk and bluegrass favourites The Weeping Willows. Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 16th June – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC
Saturday 17th June – Americana Sessions @ The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th June – The Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 23rd June – House Concert, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 24th June – House Concert, Carrum, VIC
Sunday 25th June – House Concert, Bittern, VIC
Friday 30th June – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Saturday 1st July – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Friday 7th July – Two Goats Cafe & Baa, Armidale, NSW
Saturday 8th July – New England Brewing Co., Uralla, NSW
Friday 14th July – House Concert, Burnie, TAS
Saturday 15th July – Little Rivers Brewing, Scottsdale, TAS
Sunday 16th July – Regional Flavours Fest. – City Sounds Stage, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 21st July – Nambour RSL, Nambour, QLD
Sunday 23rd July – Burleigh Brewing Co., Burleigh, QLD

Taasha Coates Announces High Times Tour

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Wonderful Americana singer-songwriter Taasha Coates is hitting the road again this June on her High Times. “High Times” is a track taken from Taasha Coates’ excellent 2016 album Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts (which I’ve added to the end of this piece).

Check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 27th May – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 1st June – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 2nd June – Kingston Town Hall, Moorabbin, VIC
Friday 9th June – The Bison Bar, Nambour, QLD
Saturday 10th June – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 15th June – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 16th June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 18th June – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

Watch the New Pokey LaFarge Video “Riot in the Streets”

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American revival singer-songwriter Pokey LaFarge has just revealed his new video “Riot in the Streets” ahead of the release of his new album Manic Revelations, due this Friday 19th May.

The track tackles the issues facing many Americans today including the recent riots resulting from the police shootings of unarmed African Americans.

“When I travel around and talk to people, they are scared of America,” LaFarge explained. “They think we are all fat and ignorant. It’s unbelievable to realize I have this platform. I want to change attitudes and nowhere is that [more important] than in my own backyard.”

Check out the video for “Riot in the Streets” below:

Watch the New Jen Mize Video “Forget Her” feat. Duncan Toombs

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Alt-country singer-songwriter Jen Mize has just released her new video “Forget Her”. The track is taken from her excellent second album Warnings & Wisdom and features a “classic country duet” with director and multi-instrumentalist Duncan Toombs.

“This song wasn’t initially intended as a duet,” Mize explained. “Duncan came in to sing background vocals while I was recording Warnings & Wisdom with Shane Nicholson at Sound Hole Studios. Dunc has such a great vocal tone that I rewrote ‘Forget Her’ on the spot to make it a duet. I couldn’t be happier with my decision”

“I wanted “Forget Her” to be more in the style of the great female country vocalists. To walk that line of vulnerability and strength that Dolly, Loretta, Emmylou and Patsy always managed to do so well.”

Check out “Forget Her” below:

The full list of Jen Mize’s upcoming live dates are here:

Sunday 21st May – Bohemian Bungalow, Eumundi, QLD
Sunday 28th May – Mt Coot-tha Songwriters Festival, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 10th June – Wild Rocket @ Misty’s, Montville, QLD
Friday 23rd June – Bohemian Bungalow, Eumundi, QLD
Saturday 24th June – The Basement, Nambour, QLD
Thursday 20th July – Kedron Wavell Services Club, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 22nd July – City Golf Club, Toowoomba, QLD

Watch the New Bill Jackson Video “Double Shot”

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Melbourne based troubadour Bill Jackson has released, with his collaborator Pete Fidler, the video for his new single “Double Shot”. The track is taken from Jackson’s excellent new album The Wayside Ballads Vol 2 and was co-written by Bill Jackson and his brother Ross Jackson.

Bill Jackson explained of the track: “When Ross sent me the almost complete lyric to this song, he sent this with it: “Double Shot” explores the real meaning of loss and hurt of a failed love. The make believe pretence of this experience delivered by someone who has never really felt that deep pain, however make of it what you will. I wrote the last verse and twisted it a little.”

Check out the video for “Double Shot” below:

Listen to the New Raised By Eagles Single “Shape & Line”

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Melbourne based country-rock band Raised By Eagles have just released their new single “Shape & Line”. The track is the first taste from the band’s highly anticipated third album and points to a bigger more electrified sound.

Check it out here:

Raised By Eagles are heading out on tour this May and June supporting Mick Thomas – check out the full dates here:

Friday 19th May – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 20th May – Suttons House Of Music, Ballarat, VIC
Sunday 21st May – Capital Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 27th May – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 28th May – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Friday 2nd June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 3rd June – Lizottes Restaurant, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 17th June – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Watch the New Fanny Lumsden Video “Totem Tennis”

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Fanny Lumsden’s track “Totem Tennis”, from her debut album Small Town Big Shot, is a firm favourite at live shows, often accompanied with an audience participation game of actual totem tennis in front of the stage.

So it’s little wonder that Lumsden has chosen the track as her latest single, complete with a wonderfully retro video directed by Anna Phillips.

Check out the video here:

Fanny Lumsden is currently on tour with Amber Lawrence and Catherine Britt as well as appearing at this weekend’s National Folk Festival – the remaining dates are here:

Thursday 13th to Monday 17th April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 13th May – Ettalong Diggers, Ettalong, NSW
Thursday 18th May – Loxton Club, Loxton, SA
Friday 19th May – Pretoria Hotel, Mannum, SA
Saturday 20th May – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 25th May – Glen Innes District Services Club, Glen Innes, NSW
Friday 26th May – Grafton Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Grafton, NSW
Saturday 27th May – Sawtell RSL, Sawtell, NSW
Thursday 15th June – The Reef Hotel &Casino, Cairns, QLD
Friday 16th June – Innisfail RSL, Innisfail, QLD
Saturday 17th June – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD
Wednesday 21st June – McGuires CBD Hotel, Mackay, QLD
Thursday 22nd June – Dooley’s Tavern & Motel, Capella, QLD
Friday 23rd June – Rainforest Ranch, Rockhampton, QLD
Saturday 24th June – Carrier’s Arms Hotel Motel, Maryborough, QLD
Friday 30th June – Commercial Club, Albury, NSW
Thursday 29th June – Club Barham, Barham, VIC
Saturday 1st July – Club Mulwala, Mulwala, NSW

The Weeping Willows and Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes Announce Travelling Companions May Tour

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This May two of Melbourne’s favourite alt-country bands – Golden Guitar winners Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes and Golden Guitar nominees The Weeping Willows – are heading out on a joint tour focusing on small theatre-style venues around the country.

The Travelling Companions tour will see the artists will a full scale band in tow. The dates that have been announced so far are below with more to be added soon:

Friday 5th May – Suttons House Of Music, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 6th May – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Saturday 13th May – Palais Theatre, Franklin, TAS
Sunday 14th May – MONA, Hobart, TAS
Friday 19th May – Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 20th May – Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 27th May – Bunbury Good Nights, Bunbury, WA

Broads Announce National Tour Dates

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Melbourne alt-country duo Broads have announced plans to hit the road this April, May and June to celebrate their brand new album Vacancy.

Vacancy, which was released at the end of February, has already garnered a bunch of critical acclaim. These shows are not to be missed – check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 1st April – Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th May – The Bearded Tit, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th May – Hardy’s Bay Club, Central Coast, NSW
Friday 23rd June – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 25th June – Bellingen Brewery, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 15th July – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Watch the New Katie Brianna Video “King”

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The latest single from Sydney alt-country singer Katie Brianna’s 2016 album Victim or the Heroine is the wonderful “King”. The track is one of the most upbeat on the album and deals with themes of admiration, love, loyalty and desperation

“I guess the desperation part is giving yourself over to someone completely, telling them that they become your world and maybe that they are that one person who gives you a reason to be,” Brianna explained.

“King” has been released with a gorgeous video from Lyn Taylor – check it out below:

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