A reminder that Americana is very much alive and thriving in Australia

It was roots’ music night of nights celebrating the First Annual Australian Americana Music Honours Night at Thornbury Theatre in Melbourne on October 2nd. Performing was Kasey Chambers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Valerie June with Busby Marou, Shane Howard, Bernard Fanning, Catherine Britt, Kevin Welch, Henry Wagons, Emily Barker, Ruby Boots and Jordie Lane & The Sleepers.

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Interview: Casey Barnes on new music & the change in direction of the Gympie Music Muster

It feels like only yesterday I was talking to Australian country-pop, singer/songwriter Casey Barnes about his latest release – but here we are again. His latest single, the catchy “Keep Me Coming Back” was written with MSquared Productions’ Michael Payter and Michael Delorenza; the team behind his two previous hit singles – “Just Like Magic”…

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Interview: Travis Collins and Amber Lawrence on Our Backyard, Gympie Muster and 2017 milestones

 For the first time, country music singer/songwriters Travis Collins and Amber Lawrence have collaborated on their debut seven-track EP, Our Backyard. Friends since 2004, when they met at the College of Country Music (now Academy of Country Music), it’s been eight years since the duo hit the road together. With cemented solo careers and album…

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