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Owen Campbell - Rise     Blues/Roots, Country 08/06/2017
Owen Campbell is one of the premiere Blues/Roots/Rock performers in the country with a swag of international chart success and festival appearances under his belt. Touring nationally July/August.
Owen Campbell's latest track 'Rise' is a song about accepting defeat and moving on regardless. "We're all so afraid of death/change, but sometimes it's what is needed, like the shedding of skin." Recorded in the US with Devon Allman, the track has already achieved international chart success.

Alex Tobin - Waiting     Rock, Pop, Alternative Country, Country 07/06/2017
Award winning singer-songwriter Alex Tobin has just released his debut EP “Waiting”. His new music video is his first release since "Last Call" which hit over 150,000 views on Youtube.
Light-hearted, catchy rock song about the day to day struggles of work and relationships.

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Other tracks by Alex Tobin:  Good Heart  -  Wedding Day
Shane Nicholson - Safe     Rock, Country 07/06/2017
Triple ARIA award winning Australian singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson today releases “Safe”, the first single from his upcoming album Love and Blood which will be released this year.
By his own admission Shane Nicholson’s extensive back catalogue isn’t awash with love songs, but Safe certainly fits the bill. “I’ll make you safe/even if only for while/I’ll make you safe/even if just to see you smile,” Nicholson sings over jangling guitars and rumbling drums.

2017 ARIA AWARD NOMINEE: Best Country Album 'Love & Blood'

D Henry Fenton - Tiny Pieces     Country, Roots, Folk 05/06/2017
Sydney singer-songwriter, D Henry Fenton, has released three acclaimed solo albums. His music blends country, americana, folk & indie-rock bringing to mind Neil Young & Tom Petty.
Tiny Pieces follows hot on the heels of the radio hit Dusty Wings. It has all the makings of a smash hit thanks to its catchy chorus and infectious melody – it is guaranteed to get stuck in your head for days!

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Stu Tyrrell - The Number of the Beast     Folk, Alternative Country, Acoustic, World 05/06/2017
Sydney singer-songwriter Stu Tyrrell plays stomping, roots infused trad. English and Celtic folk interwoven with Acoustic Metal and original songs of social justice and solidarity.
Iron Maiden’s “devil worshiping” classic The Number of the Beast re-imagined through the lens of Celtic folk.

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Other tracks by Stu Tyrrell:  The Saint of Kings Cross  -  Ny Kirree Fo Niaghtey
Trouble Peach - I Don't Want To Know     Rock, Country, Alternative Country 03/06/2017
Former members of The Toot Toot Toots/Twin Beasts play dreamy rock music with lead violin. Currently working on reimagined version of Neutral Milk Hotel's 'Aeroplane Over the Sea' in Spanish.
'I Don't Want To Know' focuses on the plight of Australia's asylum seekers and the government's apathy toward them. All money raised from single donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Other tracks by Trouble Peach:  Hija Comunista
Ms Nelly/ Narelle Glover - In Their Eyes     Pop, Alternative Country, Easy Listening, Folk 31/05/2017
Ms Nelly aka Narelle Glover songs are written from the heart. Her Lyrics tell a story of the trails of everyday life.
In Their Eyes is written about all the mum's in the world the songwriters mum and trails of her life.

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Luke Brennan - One True Love     Country, Folk 31/05/2017
A romantic whirlwind in the vein of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks, Luke Brennan re-images a timeless theme with the lyrical finesse of Cass McCombs on his single ‘One True Love’
A romantic whirlwind in the vein of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks, Luke Brennan re-images a timeless theme with the tenderness and lyrical finesse of Cass McCombs on his upcoming single ‘One True Love’

Other tracks by Luke Brennan:  When I Was Yours
Brook Chivell - Hot Country Girl     Country, Rock, Pop 31/05/2017
Star Maker finalist Brook Chivell is best known as the front man and driving force behind his band, The Brook Chivell Band. Now a solo artist with a debut single.
Now a solo artist, Toyota Star Maker finalist Brook delivers his debut single Hot Country Girl, a party song that will have you wanting to get up and dance. First the groove will get you and then you’ll be singing along by the second chorus. 

The Rough Diamonds - Bring It On     Country 30/05/2017
Sister Duo from the Central Coast of NSW.
“Bring It On” is one of the tracks off the album, this song is a tribute to all hard working aussies, who like to get together with their mates, have a cold one and unwind after a hard week!

The Hillbilly Goats - Rabbit in a Log     Country, Alternative Country, Roots, Acoustic 30/05/2017
Trad folk on steroids! The Hillbilly Goats are passionate about rearranging old time music and twisting it into their own with high energy and big harmonies!
Rabbit in a Log is a traditional folk song brought back to life with the Hillbilly Goat's twist and was nominated for Bluegrass Recording of the Year in the 2016 Golden Guitars (CMAA Awards)

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Other tracks by The Hillbilly Goats:  Cumberland Gap  -  Old Joe Clarke
Kasey-Michelle - Acting Crazy     Country, Alternative Country, Pop, Rock 29/05/2017
Kasey-Michelle is one of Australia’s most exciting emerging country music artists. Think Missy Higgins, Kasey Chambers and Ryan Adams. Think summertime, cowboy boots, guitars and fast cars!
Feel-good country pop tune about falling hard for someone. Great melody, great harmonies, beautiful and biting lead guitar counter-melodies, energetic brushes and a classic 'railroad' feel. 'They say a kiss could steal a heart... yours, it stole my soul.'

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Other tracks by Kasey-Michelle:  Young & Reckless  -  Boots
John Flanagan Trio - Beauty On The Bottom     Folk, Roots, Alternative Country, Acoustic 29/05/2017
Killer songwriting, warm vocal harmonies and virtuoso folk/bluegrass arrangements. John has been compared to James Taylor and Paul Kelly and has been described as “one of Australia’s finest lyricists”
‘Beauty On The Bottom’ celebrates the simple moments in life while having a poke at overreaching ambition and ladder climbing. It is just a taste of what is to come when the John Flanagan Trio releases the full album in early 2018.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Cameron Dunsford, 3PBS, Melbourne (VIC)

Other tracks by John Flanagan Trio:  Bodhi Tree  -  Summer's Gone
Kerry Kennedy - Big Rigs     Country, Easy Listening 29/05/2017
Kerry Keenedy is a Country artists with rich vocals dominating his well crafted songs. Kerry has performed around the world and is now concentrating on his audience at home.
A tribute to the men and women who drive trucks up and down the h/ways around the world. A song for the drivers who have lost their l lives and the families they leave behind.

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Whiskey Business - For So Long     Country, Easy Listening 29/05/2017
Whiskey Business are a 5 piece Country Rock band noted for their 4 piece harmonies and their tight, well rehearsed stage presentation.
The Debut Single, “For So Long”, dubbed Caribbean Country, produced by Simon Johnson & Engineered and Mastered by Jeff McCormack at “The Music Cellar” on the Central Coast, defines Whiskey Business’ sublime 4 part harmonies.

The Morrison - Ruby     Folk, Country, Acoustic, Alternative Country 29/05/2017
The Morrisons are a 7 piece alt-bluegrass/folk band from Sydney's Inner West.
[Jimmy Daley] When I wrote this I was listening a lot to the Osborne Brothers and The Country Gentleman. Those bands were so good at merging the traditions of bluegrass with pop sensibility, songs like ‘Rocky Top’, ‘Matterhorn’, ‘Fox on the Run’. It’s my favourite period of bluegrass music.

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Other tracks by The Morrison:  Cumberland Plain  -  Melina
Louey Hesterman's Whimsy - The Murray River Song     Country, Folk, World 27/05/2017
There are no more loved and respected musicians in Victoria's Folk and Celtic scene than Louey Hesterman. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist and singer.
Louey's musings on growing up around the Murray River, featuring the Whimsy band and Pete Fidler on dobro.

Other tracks by Louey Hesterman's Whimsy:  Prayer For Eireann  -  Adventure Before Dementia
The Random J. Rogers Music Collective - Country'N'Wreck'Em     Country, Alternative Country, Rockabilly, Acoustic 25/05/2017
From the western desert to city streets, this artist mixes country, folk and rockabilly rhythms into a distinctive genre that speaks for itself.
The wrong side of the tracks is where this song is at, breaking out with with a funky beat and poking fun at the musical establishment while dropping a few subtle hints about social inequality and the battle against it.

Other tracks by The Random J. Rogers Music Collective:  Purple Shoes  -  Baby's Got the Backseat
Miles and Simone - She and I     Country, Alternative Country 23/05/2017
Heartbreaker alt-country duo Miles and Simone weave their lonesome seaside lullabies and ballads with restraint - two sublime voices, catchy melodies, poetic lyrics and hilarious banter.
Simone Page Jones’ wistful and theatrical vocals alongside Miles O’Neil’s courteous charm as always, makes for the perfectly balanced blend of melancholy and nostalgia. ‘She And I’ was birthed on a backstory of whimsy and happenstance when Miles discovered a battered old classical guitar in Melbourne’s Basement Discs record store.

KiddnKelly Gang - Lonesome Girl     Folk, Alternative Country, Country, Rockabilly 23/05/2017
KiddnKelly Gang are 2 guys, 2 gals, guitars, double bass, drums (brushes with suitcase), ukulele and harmonica and sweet honey vocals performing originals of country, folk, rockabilly, blues tunes.
Pleasant melodies and surprisingly clever lyrics. The melancholy Lonesome Girl is a tale about a lonesome girl (surprisingly), complete with ukulele and harmonica, which still somehow brings a smile: "He took the colour from her TV" is the smartest and most bittersweet lyric I've heard in a while.

Other tracks by KiddnKelly Gang:  Woodford  -  Little Girl in Mexico