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Celebrated country musician John Williamson is not a jolly swagman. The singer-songwriter is incensed over the trademark controversy surrounding Australia’s beloved anthem, Waltzing Matilda. In fact Williamson, who is not to be confused with the similarly-named composer of such film scores as Star Wars, Jaws and Jurassic Park, says he’d rather go to prison than
Angus & Julia Stone, Hoodoo Gurus, Kate Miller-Heidke and Paul Dempsey top the mammoth first announcement of the 2015 Queenscliff Music Festival. This 19th instalment of the annual live music gathering at the coastal Victorian town will also feature performances by singer-songwriter John Williamson, the monumental Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Go-Betweens co-founder Robert Forster and a
Just when you thought they couldn’t possibly cram more goodness into this year’s Bluesfest, organisers have gone and done just that, dropping some last minute names on to the 25th anniversary lineup of the festival. Supergroup Coronet Blue will be hitting the Bluesfest stage, with an all-star lineup featuring John Rooney, Blondie Chaplin, Mitch Easter,
Australian country music superstars, Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey have withdrawn their own nomination from January’s Golden Guitar Awards, after former Country Music Association of Australia chief John Williamson slammed their album The Great Country Songbook for being too American. The Great Country Songbook was one of the biggest country records of the year and