DIARY - 18 MARCH 2006 - PREVIEW EPISODE 10 - SERIES 5
ENRICH NU COUNTRY TV
by Ron Baker
international artists Patty Griffin, Kathleen Edwards, Sarah Lee
Guthrie and Johnny Irion and Emmylou Harris give this week's episode
of Nu Country TV a touch of class.
Griffin, scheduled to make her debut Australian tour in August,
showcases her video for Throw A Line this Tuesday March 21
at 9 p m on C 31.
The song - entrée for sixth album Impossible Dream
- impacted for a Maine minstrel who now calls Austin, Texas, home
for a two-decade career.
Griffin, 42, has written major songs for artists diverse as Dixie
Chicks and Emmylou Harris.
She has also
landed her songs in the movies Elizabethtown, We Were Soldiers
and Anywhere But Here.
Sofie B filmed this week's host Peter Luscombe - drummer for the house
band on popular SBS show Rockwiz - at Port Fairy.
CLICK HERE for a Patty
Griffin feature from the Diary on March 1, 2006.
chanteuse Kathleen Edwards and guitarist husband-producer Colin Cripps
won an enthusiastic audience on their whirlwind debut Australian tour
The daughter of an Ottawa diplomat was here to promote her second album
Back To Me.
Edwards, 28, promised to return here with her band to promote her third
album, set to be recorded with Cripps and her band.
She performs a video for her tune In State on Nu Country.
CLICK HERE for an Edwards'
feature from the Diary on May 7, 2005.
AND HERE for web mistress
Anne Sydenham's concert review for Northcote Social Club.
LEE GUTHRIE AND JOHNNY IRION
Lee Guthrie carried on a family tradition when she toured here in
March with her daughter Olivia, just 3 and her nanny.
The singer was just two when she slept in a cot backstage at concerts
by her father Arlo at the peak of his career.
Sarah Lee and singing spouse and some time writing partner Irion were
touring to promote their debut duets disc Exploration after
releasing solo discs on Arlo's label.
Irion showcased songs from Exploration and road tested new tunes
they have penned since its release.
Producer Sofie B filmed Sarah Lee, granddaughter of legendary Dylan mentor
Woody Guthrie, and Irion at Melbourne concerts and the 30th Port Fairy
CLICK HERE for a Guthrie-Irion
feature from the Diary on May 17, 2005.
HARRIS LIVE AT RYMAN
born belle Emmylou Harris won two different generations of fans on
her two Australian tours in 1983 and the nineties.
Harris, 58, has resurrected her career with a brace of producers in
a career that pre-dated her duets with the late Gram Parsons.
The singer recorded pure country with her former producer spouses
Brian Ahern and Paul Kennerley before broadening her music with Daniel
We feature Emmylou live at the Grand Ole Opry mother ship - Ryman
Auditorium -in 1991 with her Grammy award winning band The Nash Ramblers
featuring latter day Texan solo artist Jon Randall.
unique vocals have graced two separate Raven Records compilations after
being culled from her albums dating back to 1969 with Gliding Bird.
Emmylou has won at least 12 Grammys in her highly decorated career.
CLICK HERE for an Emmylou
feature and interview from the Diary.
SIMON BRUCE DEBUT
child prodigy Simon Bruce makes his Nu Country debut with a tune from
acclaimed debut album Restless Thoughts that was produced by Nash
Bruce busked on the streets of London at 13 and cut his second EP in Nashville
at 15 with Tommy Emmanuel producing and Keith Urban guesting.
He toured the U.S. with John Hiatt at 19 and worked the Texas kicker circuit
with revered peers Slaid Cleaves and Nathan Hamilton.
Bruce mines the troubadour trove of early mentor Dylan with delicious
dexterity and delivers without those aural imperfections.
CLICK HERE for a Bruce
CD Review from the Diary on August 16, 2005
WAGONS ROLL BACK INTO QUEENSCLIFF
Glen Waverley band Wagons - a staple on seaside festivals - return to
Producer Sofie B filmed Wagons - a country oasis - at the recent Queenscliff
Further info - www.wagonsmusic.com
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