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Blues/Roots

Tracks

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The Woodpickers - Bakelite Babies     Country, Alternative Country, Roots, Easy Listening 18/02/2017
The Woodpickers is a recording project of John Murphy. Over the past 20 years three CD's have been released. Turning Blue is the forth, featuring performers from the Blue Mountains.
A look at the baby boomers through abakelite radio, both yesterday and today. Vocals by Mark O'Connor.

Other tracks by The Woodpickers:  The Wish  -  Turning Blue
Tim Hulsman - Lap Dog     Blues/Roots, Rock, Roots, Country 18/02/2017
Folk blues influenced songwriting with rock’n’roll attitude. Tim Hulsman is a superb performer of intense, heartfelt songs and passionate playing from an emerging talent on the Australian roots/blues/folk/country music landscape.
An infectiously, captivating song from Tim Hulsman's forthcoming new album Get Loved! This song is a live favourite and a superb example of Hulsman's mastery of folk blues influenced songwriting with a rock'n'roll attitude. Will appeal to fans of Tom Waits, Ry Cooder, Jeff Buckley, Jeff Lang and Paul Kelly.

Trent Williams - Annie     Folk, Pop, Roots 18/02/2017
Sydney based folk/pop artist similar to Vance Joy or Passenger. Debut release Stories From Our Times out early 2017
'Annie' is an upbeat track driven by strong guitar and kick drum (Mumford and Sons). Crafty lyrics tell the story of Annie and Dylan - 2 lovers torn apart. The EP title Stories From Our Times is taken from the track 'Annie'.

Other tracks by Trent Williams:  What Do You Call a Man  -  Future Song
Luke Escombe - Punctuation Blues     Blues/Roots 17/02/2017
‘Skeleton Blues’ is the new record from singer/songwriter/guitarist Luke Escombe. Recorded live, this raw and revealing session combines the sound of primal electric blues with Luke’s distinctive wit and wordplay.
Luke goes back to his roots on this first single from ‘Skeleton Blues’. As the title implies: just his resonant voice and electric guitar are all he needs on this captivating and lyrically very clever tune which harks back to the days of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Son House.

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The Meltdown - Don't Hesitate     Funk/Soul, Rock, Blues, Country 17/02/2017
Melbourne based Soul/Jazz/Blues. Brought to you buy the purveyors of the finest radioactive gospel. The Meltdown. Featuring the iridescent Simon Burke. Debut LP out April 7th, 2017.
Joyous, upbeat and fiery, ‘Don’t Hesitate’ lifts us up and onto the dance floor urging us to push aside our fears and troubles and live in the moment. Blazing horns, sugar sweet backing vocals and Simon Burke’s honey voice take us back to the days of Stax and Motown.

Andrea Marr - Sweet Addiction     Blues/Roots 16/02/2017
Andrea Marr is a multi-award winning Blues and Soul artist hailing from Melbourne Australia. She delivers high energy, sassy, soulful blues
'Sweet Addiction' is a slide guitar heavy rootsy blues tune.

The Hollerin Sluggers - Going Up The River     Blues/Roots 13/02/2017
The Hollerin Slugger’s second album in as many years, Gypsy Mojo is an exciting new release that builds on the foundation of their debut.
Deep southern blues from these rockin’ boys on their second outing - the Gypsy Mojo Album. With Dobro, blues harp, an infectious up-tempo rhythm and vocals, this is one track you will have you tapping your feet.

Other tracks by The Hollerin Sluggers:  Hush Hoggies Hush
Mount Saint Leonard - Lonely Love     Folk, Rock, Pop, Blues 11/02/2017
Mount Saint Leonard are a four piece indie-folk band based in Melbourne. The group have a nostalgic and authentic sound with an emphasis on strong, meaningful lyrics.
Recorded live with no overdubs, 'Lonely Love' begins with Kathleen's vocals, leading a mix of somnolent guitar and dramatic stops. This teamed with the lyrical air of solace and Kathleen's ever emotive vocals creates a ballad reminiscent of a traditional folk track fuelled by heartbreak.

Hussy Hicks - Pirate Flag     Blues/Roots 10/02/2017
Winners of the 2016 GCMA Award for Artist of the Year, Hussy Hicks have just returned from 3 months playing the European summer festival circuit.
Starting out with Leesa's distinctive voice this new single quickly develops into an up-tempo smash with the two girls superb voices combining in beautiful harmonies for the chorus. The drums and bass rock along and keep everything together in this great new track, their first single for 2017.

ON TOUR
FEB-MAR
NSW/QLD

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Other tracks by Hussy Hicks:  3 Rainbows  -  Lucky Joe's Wine
Jackal or Tiger - Let Me Down Easy     Funk/Soul, Soul, Blues, Retro 09/02/2017
Jackal or Tiger is a funk and blues band hailing from the mountains tops! Aka Katoomba delivering high energy wah wahs and phat rolls!
'Let Me Down Easy' is an upbeat funky number with Stevie Wonder inspired keyboard tones and thick kit hits. The song is about losing yourself, while finding a level of comfort amongst it, but begging for it to "let you do down easy" when you sober up.

Other tracks by Jackal or Tiger:  Wilma  -  What We Got
Jordan Merrick - Untitled #1     Folk, Roots, Acoustic 09/02/2017
The humble sounds of Jordan Merrick and his Bush Ballads will bring about a peace that seems to settle the birds and that evening storm.
The song is about humankind - its kindness and its ruthlessness. Whilst Jordan slowly finger picks away gracefully at the acoustic guitar, his vocals and lyrics entice a sense of aspiration to achieve and to be better despite the demons that can be found in anyone.


Chris Staff - Storm's a Comin'     Rock, Country, Blues 06/02/2017
Chris Staff is noted as one of Australia's best rock guitarists having played with some of the industries biggest names. Now solo as a country rock artist.
A 'Storm’s A Comin’ is a song about a gangster reflecting on the fact that he’s stuck in his criminal lifestyle.
Featuring the strong guitar driven sound which Chris is famous for and some brilliant harmonica, This is Chris’ second single from the Different Road album.

Other tracks by Chris Staff:  Different Road
The Black Sorrows - Raise Your Hands     Blues/Roots, Rockabilly, Roots 06/02/2017
The Black Sorrows, fronted by Joe Camilleri, have become a staple part of our music lives with hits like Chained to the Wheel and Harley & Rose. Hear them now.
'Raise Your Hands' - from the album Faithful Satellite, is a swingin’, rockabilly meets Baptist gospel track, featuring the sin defying voices of Vika and Linda Bull and Eamon Mcnelis on hell-raising trumpet.

ON TOUR
FEB-JUNE
ACT/NT/SA/VIC/NSW/QLD/TAS/WA

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Other tracks by The Black Sorrows:  Winter Rose  -  Fix My Bail
Mama K and the Big Love - Moth To The Flame     Blues/Roots 06/02/2017
Hailing from Australia’s “deep-south” (Hobart, Tasmania), Mama K and the Big Love is a band with attitude and substance.
This track and accompanying video is about a stripper and her loyal flock of followers (who hang off her every move), and a priest with his loyal flock of followers (who hang off his every word). Classy female vocals, sax, Hammond and backing you'd expect to hear in New Orleans.

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Betsy Blue - Devil Inside Me     Rock, Blues 03/02/2017
A blues outfit with Miss Betsy Blue out front.This track is featured on the compilation, 7000 The Pick of Hobart Independent Bands.
This track is a cautionary tale of "don't mess with me".

Ash Grunwald - Hammer     Blues/Roots, Blues, Rock, Rockabilly 03/02/2017
Ash Grunwald, loved for his crowd frenzied shows and blistering guitar playing, has critics and fans raving about his unique blend of roots, beats and a whole lotta groove.
Taking cues from classic bluesmen including Robert Johnson and John Lee Hooker, 'Hammer' is Grunwald’s most accomplished track to date, showing an artist emerging with a confidence and resolve of a leader rather than a follower.

Danny Walsh Banned - Rubber Bells     Rock, Punk, Blues 03/02/2017
Danny Walsh Banned perform unmissable shows reminiscent of Joe Cocker's 1970 tour, blending swamp-blues, piano-driven rock'n'roll, Aussie boogie and southern soul which has the harshest of Melbourne's music critics raving.
This high powered opening track from the album inspired by the 1950's film A Bucket of Blood.
"Look at me! Ring rubber bells / Look at me! Beat cotton gongs / But don’t search below the surface for what lurks / And you don’t want to see my greatest works."

Other tracks by Danny Walsh Banned:  Quiet Kid in a Noisy World  -  Drunk for Days
James Blundell - Rain On The Scarecrow     Country, Roots, Cover Version 03/02/2017
Iconic Australian Country singer-songwriter, James Blundell, this year celebrates 30 years in music. He is a recipient of gold and platinum albums and ARIA chart hits.
'Rain On The Scarecrow' is the second single lifted from James' album Campfire. Originally recorded by John Cougar Mellencamp in the eighties, the track features the popular, The Wolfe Brothers. The concept of Campfire is unearthing songs with great stories and telling them the way you would around a campfire.

Run Rabbit Run - We Don't Know     Blues/Roots, Folk, Rock, Alternative Country 03/02/2017
The Melbourne 5 piece Run Rabbit Run delicately balance on the tightrope of folk and rock with a darker, rawer Mumford & Sons inspired style
A sonic departure from the band’s folky roots, the tune retains their strong bluegrass/country influences with driving banjo and rich vocal harmonies while taking further steps beyond the genre, few are brave enough to take.


The Mob - Courage and Excellence     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous, Funk, Blues 03/02/2017
Written, recorded and filmed over 5 days in the remote community of Walgett in Northwest NSW. An outcome of a Desert Pea Media community project with Walgett Community College.
This song is one of those rare positive, uplifting stories from remote Indigenous Australia. Desert Pea Media productions are developed to empower and inspire both audience and storyteller alike. Listen in and join the movement.

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