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Q&A with Ben Wood – Trinity Roots

trinity roots
After the successful Australian release of their single ‘Haiku’ in 2014 Trinity Roots are heading to Australia for a string of tour dates in support of their heavily anticipated third studio album. Drummer Ben Wood took time our for LifeMusicMedia…

:: What track changed your life ::

John Mclaughlin’s “Extrapolation” really pulled Jazz in to focus for me when I was about 19. My guitar teacher at the time was a big John Mclaughlin fan and he introduced me to this album but it was actually Tony Oxley’s drumming on this song/album that flipped my thinking about music at that point in my life and helped me to interpret other expressionists like Elvin Jones and Tony Williams.
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Q&A with Karl S. Williams

Karl S. Williams
Currently on tour (November-December 2014) in support of his new album ‘Heartwood’, KARL S. WILLIAMS took time our for LifeMusicMedia…

:: What track changed your life ::

Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground by Blind Willie Johnson. A wordless and primitive expression of pure beauty. It showed me that all artifice could be done away with and the song could be whittled to its core, transcending even language.

:: What is your favourite Album ::

Probably Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here. I have listened to it a million times and it always works.
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SLASH with COHEED AND CAMBRIA and TAKING DAWN – Sidewave announced!

Slash   Few artists in rock history can carry off the single moniker, and carry it with gravitas.
SLASH is one of that rare breed.

Since emerging with Guns N’ Roses, SLASH has been one of the world’s most sought after guitarists. Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Quentin Tarantino and so many other fellow icons have sought his services in order to make the good sound great.

Critics and fans alike still debate the greatest rock riff of all time with “Sweet Child O’ Mine” consistently taking top honors. Time Magazine placed SLASH second only to Jimi Hendrix amongst the greatest guitarists of all time.

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Jack Johnson to headline Bluesfest 2010

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Bluesfest unveiled a major new announcement – that Jack Johnson will be the headline artist at the Bluesfest 21st Anniversary festival held in Byron Bay over Easter from Thursday April 1 through to Monday April 5, 2010.

Jack Johnson’s exclusive 2010 Bluesfest appearances mark his first Australian appearances since March 2008, and his first Bluesfest appearances since 2005. These hotly anticipated Bluesfest performances are truly special as there will be no other Jack Johnson Australian shows on this tour!

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Rodrigo y Gabriela Australian Tour – December 2009 / January 2010

Mexico’s breathtaking acoustic guitar duo, ‘Rodrigo y Gabriela’ are returning to play to Australian fans in January 2010 – for the 3rd time after stunning sold out audiences here in 2006 and 2008.

This time, their tour will include appearances at the Falls Festival in Victoria and Tasmania, Sunset Sounds in Brisbane and Southbound Music & Arts Festival in Western Australia – plus theatre side shows at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Sunday 3rd January and the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Tuesday 5th January.
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Bio: Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam

Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam
Blues/Rock (UK)

Davy Knowles   Every so often a truly explosive, blues-steeped star comes slamming down the pike. The ’60s were filled with acts – from Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton to Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page – but each generation has since added to the legacy. Think of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, Susan Tedeschi, Warren Haynes and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Now think of Davy Knowles. Think long and hard and toast a bright future. Fronting his band Back Door Slam, the 22-year-old British phenomenon with an encyclopaedic grasp of blues-rock draws on influences from Robert Johnson to

Rory Gallagher and gives it a fresh Celtic feel along the way.
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