New Music

Monsta Marty from Melbourne and normal seems the same

Marty Blackmore

Great to be finally catching up with friends and family in Melbourne’s new found freedom!

But still time to listen to new music…

Nashville based country artist Hailey Whitters recently closed in on 10 years in that music city without much success and had “hit my fuck it point”.

So after a break and a reassessment of her life we have her new album The Dream, 12 tracks that tell us much about this underrated, strong willed and independent woman.

Self funded this is a country album performed on her own terms, 10 songs written by Hailey Whitters with other artists such as Lori McKenna and Brandy Clark, and two covers.

At times vocally sounding like a young Dolly Parton, but with a very much today sound, this is a very enjoyable collection that is already receiving great reviews.

Try this cover of a Chris Stapleton song "The Devil Always Made Me Think Twice" and "Happy People" 

Lloyd Jones is an extremely talented singer/guitarist/songwriter from the Pacific Northwest of the USA, who, on his latest album Tennessee Run, delivers 14 original blues songs, just dripping with Louisiana swamp!

Having been around since the ‘70’s and recorded with the likes of Charlie MusselwhiteBig Mama Thornton and Albert Collins, and written songs for Joe Louis Walker and Coco Montoya amongst others, Lloyd Jones and his highly experienced fellow musicians, including Delbert McClinton, burn through all tracks with ease and warmth…love it!

Here’s  "Where’s My Phone" and "Dilly Dally"


Take Me Back! The Bigtone Sessions is the new appropriately titled album from the legendary harmonica player Kim Wilson.

16 songs recorded in mono and live to analog tape at Bigtone studios using no more than 4 tracks per song without overdubs, this is an album whose sound and feel goes right back to the ‘50’s!

Of course the album is full of other top players including Kid Andersen, Bob WelshRonnie Smith and producer Big Jon Atkinson, playing on some great versions of Little Walter's "Take Me Back", Howlin Wolf's "No Place To Go", Percy Mayfield's "Strange Things Happenin’" plus Kim Wilson originals.

A real easy album to fall into so close your eyes and listen to "You’ve Been Goofing" and "Fine Little Woman".


So one country and two blues artists this week folks!


Written By: Marty Blackmore Marty Blackmore is from Melbourne, originally from Invercargill, where he had a record store in the 70’s. Then, 120 record stores in Australia and New Zealand during 80’s and 90’s (well he was the GM). Currently rewired, plays in a Duo and a Band, loves finding new interesting artists and music in Blues, Americana, Country, Soul and Singer/Songwriter.