New Music

Monsta Marty may now play Golf in Melbourne but he can't. Stick to the music, man!

Marty Blackmore

Hey there! Things are looking up in Melbourne…I can now travel 25kms from my home to go to a park with three other people, play golf or have a haircut!

Think I’ll listen to some more music such as…

Cordovas Destiny Hotel  is the new album from a group described as gloriously Infectious by UNCUT magazine and which is their Americana album of the month.

This album is a breath of fresh air in these times, giving us 10 tracks that sound like the band is having a bloody good time performing the well crafted songs which in the main are roots country rockers, sometimes sounding jammy (Grateful Dead, Little Feat), sometimes controlled grooves, but always lots of harmonies (The Eagles)and excellent instrumentation, produced by Rick Parker (Beck).

Here’s ballad "Afraid No More" and "High Feeling"

And while I’m in a rockin' country mood or mode, I’m gonna throw the new Brothers Osborne album Skeletons out to you!

The group consists of real brothers, drawling singer T.J. Osborne and guitarist John Osborne, and whilst their music has been pretty much well composed commercial country in the past, this newie is mainly a rock album, with elements of southern rock guitars (Lynyrd Skynrd) in amongst country lyrics.

The songs are growers, and this is a party album, so give "Back On The Bottle" and "All Night" your listening attention!

Too Slim and the Traildraggers are blues rockers and take no prisoners on The Remedy, their latest offering, and their 15th album!

Lead by blues guitarist singer Tim “Too Slim” Langford, this 3 piece have been around since 1986, playing their style of music, described as straight whiskey blues with a southern rock beer chase,  which sometimes touches on ZZ TOP style but these guys throw in banjo, slide guitar, harmony vocals and guest harmonica players (Jason Ricci) here and there which is just enough to keep the interest without throwing away their sound.

Recorded in Nashville, take in "Platinum Junkie" and "Snake Eyes" (great guitar solo) and hear what I mean!

They’ll never catch me…


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.