Month: March 2019

1/2/3/4 — #91 — Hillybilly Blues and Soulful Moves

Kristen Lee Morris has built a career on writing, singing and playing guitar in a raw and soulful fashion. It is blues music at its core but with a freedom and range that also draws on country and folk styles. We’ll hear a stunning track from last year’s Hillbilly Blues release. Plus the Soul Movers are back with a punchy collection of new songs, uptempo rootsy pop from Rach Brennan and The Pines and storyteller/larrikin Wire Bluthe.

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Quiet Space — #81 — Circling

Just over a year after the release of sophomore album Origin and Echo, Snow Palms (aka David Sheppard) returns with a powerful two-track 12”. We focus on the track Circling, a bold orchestral reimagining of one of the highlights from his last album. As well, the magical Splinter Orchestra.

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1/2/3/4 — #90 — The Hidden Worlds of Moulettes

Brighton, UK-based collective Moulettes, create a hard to pigeon hole sound that embraces prog, pop, alt-folk and rock and are visiting Australia for the first time performing at Port Fairy Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival and a series of shows in between. They joined me in Melbourne for a chat and performance. If you get the chance, don’t miss this stunning ensemble in action.

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1/2/3/4 — #89 — Gregory Alan Isakov

I remember the first time I heard Gregory Alan Isakov. I’m a latecomer to the party, having discovered his album, The Weatherman when it was released, after reading about it on a blog. From the moment I heard Amsterdam, I was hooked. Not only is he a great songwriter, but he has a warm and engaging tone that draws you in. On the eve of his first show in Australia, he joins me via Skype for a chat. As well, stunning new releases from Aine Tyrrell and Sean McMahon.

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