MATT JOE GOW HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Expatriate New Zealand singer-songwriter Matt Joe Gow headlines Nu Country TV at 6.30 pm on Saturday November 11.
Sydney singer-producer Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers also return to our show that is repeated on Tuesday at 1 am.
Queensland singer Beth Lucas revisits her hometown and Mt Isa damsel Cath Purcell finds her cowboy in a One Tinder Town in our Behind Bars double shot on the program filmed and edited by our loyal producer and co-host Laith Graham.
Californian family band Wild & Blue and Floridian Soul Circus Cowboys debut this week.
Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.
Further info - https://www.c31.org.au/
MATT JOE HONOURS HIS MOTHER MARIA
Expat Kiwi singer-songwriter Matt Joe Gow returns live in a Melbourne studio with a revamped video tribute to his late mother Maria who died in New Zealand on July 8 last year while he was on tour in Melbourne.
Matt Joe had a plane trip booked to New Zealand to be with his mother but didn't make it in time.
Dunedin born Gow had extra reasons to honour his mum and pharmaceutical professor-chorister father Paul who enrolled him in classical piano lessons at the age of five.
Matt, now 43, recut his fourth album title-track Between Tonight And Tomorrow as he played guitar and mandolin on the Woodshed studio floor in Eltham.
Matt's new EP Closer To Tomorrow features five versions of his song he is promoting with a reprise, remix, instrumental remix, ambient version and ambient instrumental versions.
Gow wrote the song and lyrics but was not a one-man band when he recorded acoustic guitar and mandolin live with his Dead Leaves guitarist Andrew Pollock and Chris Elliott.
Matt Joe produced the reprise with Pollock and produced and arranged the other versions that veer from space ballads to ethereal ambient excursions.
The trio also mixed and mastered the disc that features Gow's artwork and design.
Gow recently released his Your Heart Of Gold video with touring partner Kerryn Fields.
MICHAEL CARPENTER AND THE BANKS BROTHERS
Singer-songwriter-producer Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers returned to their roots in Sydney suburb Newtown to illustrate their video of that name.
They also filmed on the south coast in Sussex Inlet.
Newtown is on Michael and The Banks Brothers second album - Mr Good Times.
Carpenter and Banks Brothers recently appeared on our show with hot bluegrass picking in their studio by Melbourne fiddler Hamish Davidson of the Davidson Brothers.
Melody Moko added harmony vocals for the new Road Man video on the trio's third album - their first bluegrass disc.
Carpenter recently fronted our show with Banks Brothers and drummer-vocalist Lozz Benson in Me, You And The Other Guy video.
It followed Honky Tonker with pedal steel ace Jy-Perry Banks from their album Introducing.
Michael released guitar pop solo album The Big Radio in 2016, followed by alt. country project The Cuban Heels and album Ain't Nothing Left To Say.
His country combo The April Family , formed in 2015, recorded their debut album after two singles.
They also appeared on our show with their One Trick Pony from second album House Of Cards in 2018 - sequel to debut disc What We Know Now - and You Are Just The Blues, You're Someone That I Never Knew and 1943.
Whitney worked at Carpenter's Love Hz studio as backing vocalist and released debut album Something About Ghosts in 2015.
Further info - http://www.mcarp.com
WILD AND BLUE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Californian family band Wild And Blue lead two-steppers in the Riptide Bar in San Francisco on their Nu Country debut.
April Bennett sang and her dad Steve provided harmonies, percussion and guitar, Max Bennett-Parker was on piano and Charlie Wallace was on pedal steel.
I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way is on their new disc that follows their debut album Restless.
Steve and April dubbed themselves Wild & Blue in honor of the classic John Scott Sherrill song of the same name.
Back when April was still small enough to fit in Steve's guitar case they busked on the streets of their coastal home of Santa Cruz.
“We're both musical history buffs and have a great sense of urgency about the music that we're making together. I personally can't sing anything that I don't feel” April revealed.
In 2021 they opened for country-pop singer Linday Ell and Ed Jurdi & Gordy Quist of The Band of Heathens and released their Wedding Dress for Sale video.
Further info - https://wildandblueband.com/
SOUL CIRCUS COWBOYS
The bikie loving Soul Circus Cowboys formed in 2009 in Tampa, Florida, and have been on the road, rails and stages together ever since.
They hit the railway to catch a rescue train on their vibrant video for Last Train Running on their fifth album Rolling Across America - Home Stretch.
Lead singer and songwriter Billy McKnight teamed with producer Henry Paul to start his writing.
Billy collaborates with producer and Grammy award-winning songwriter Frank Myers on the band's new music.
McKnight is joined by the award-winning lead guitarist Ron Zebron (three-time winner of Mid Atlantic Best Rock Guitarist award), bassist Dan Turner and drummer Steven O'Reilly.
Further info - https://soulcircuscowboys.com/
BETH LUCAS BOOTS BEHIND BARS TINY TOWN DOUBLE SHOT
Queensland singer Beth Lucas revisits hometown Yandina after a 20 year absence in her Nu Country debut recorded with Michael Moko.
She illustrated her Home-Town video with photos from her childhood and the house she grew up in.
It was sold 20 years ago before her family passed away.
Beth also showcased her historic beloved local ginger factory in her debut single Home-Town for indie country label RTC Records .
Home-Town captures reality of returning to one's roots that resonate deeply, reflecting universal struggle of reconciling the past with the present.
The Jazmyn Produces video pays homage to loved ones who have passed away, creating a poignant reminder of their enduring influence.
"Home-Town was the first country song I wrote and I wanted the clip to be as authentic as possible, so to be able to film it at my childhood home despite the family selling it 20-odd years ago was truly bittersweet," Beth revealed.
"I was also able to include some old family videos, which really helps to set the scene and tell the story in full. I'm so proud of this song and video, Jazmyn has created something really special that I hope resonates with my audience.”
Lucas graduated from CMAA's Academy of Country Music Australia 's senior course Academy as recipient of coveted Keith Urban Scholarship before the 2023 Tamworth festival.
Further info - https://www.bethlucas.com/bio
CATH PURCELL FINDS A COWBOY IN A ONE TINDER TOWN
Mt Isa police sergeant-prosecutor and singer-songwriter Cath Purcell ropes her cowboy in her new One Tinder Town video.
She roped him in a western bar that had horse parking only.
They escaped to a rustic rural retreat and dined on whiskey and light refreshments.
Cath wrote One Tinder Town with prolific Gold Coast Golden Guitarist Allan Caswell for her new EP No Night Like This .
It follows her Mt Isa Rodeo debut single No Night Like This on July 21, 2022, inspired by her first experience of the Isa Rodeo.
WIN WAYLON, GEORGE JONES AND MERLE HAGGARD
Help us celebrate being Nu Country TV members and win albums by late Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Highwaymen by becoming a Nu Country member or renewing your membership.
George, Waylon, Merle and Willie Nelson were among country historian Barbara Dowling's favourite Texans.
The Waylon, Highwaymen , Merle and George discs were donated by Barbara who died at 77 in December, 2020.
She co-hosted Long In The Saddle in our Nu Country FM era and was pioneer Australian and Victorian country music awards judge.
Barbara was admired for rising above losing her sight as a young woman and her country passion with annual trips to Waylon's birthplace in Littlefield, West Texas.
Waylon died at 64 on February 13, 2002, and is survived by singing spouse Jessi, now 80, and son Shooter, 44.
WIN KEITH URBAN CDS ALSO
We have expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban's chart topping 12th album The Speed Of Now - Part 1.
Also BR5-49 CD Big Backyard Beat Show and Billy Ray Cyrus's historic 1992 album Some Gave All featuring Achy Breaky Heart.
We have other CDS by major artists you can win by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing memberships.
They include Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Kip Moore, Carrie Underwood and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.