Having missed Jason Isbell when he visited New Zealand 4 years ago, I didn’t want to miss out this time, especially with our Nadia Reid opening as a stellar bonus – at The Powerstation venue, 27 Mar 2018.
Isbell’s work now is billed with his band as ‘Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit‘.
Now a multi-Grammy winning artist, Alabama-born Jason Isbell was a guitarist first Continue reading →
To celebrate Linda Ronstadt’s birthday today, I had to spin some old favourites.
These days, Linda cannot sing because of Parkinson’s Disease. However she has given us over 30 albums of music to enjoy.
Canciones de mi Padre – I love this album (from 1987), together with Mas Canciones (1991). Both albums contain her renditions of traditional Mexican classics and ‘ranchera’ folk songs from her family heritage. Continue reading →
I was fortunate to catch James McMurtry playing at Workplay Theatre. A really nice all-purpose, small venue – in a city that seems to be re-vitalising, after the decline of the iron and steel industry in the 1970s.