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• A special hello to William Dawson (multi-instrumentalist,
educator, record producer, sound engineer – www.william-
dawson.com) whom we hear on the grape vine was reading
an issue of Rhythms while visiting his parents at Christmas.
Born in England, raised in Australia and The Netherlands and
schooled (in part) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, William’s musical
endeavours include The Wiley Fosters.
• And hello to Hank James Beverley, born on Christmas Eve,
whose mother Catherine Britt is delivering a new album in 2018.
• English duo Wilson & Swarbrick (Jason Wilson and the
late Dave Swarbrick) has a new album, Kailyard Tales, which
includes guest performances from Martin Carthy, Dick
Gaughan, Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante (The Battlefield Band),
the late Ian Campbell and his son Ali Campbell (UB40).
• Other recent, new and forthcoming releases include: Chris
Smither (Call Me Lucky); Diana Anaid (My Queen); Ruby Boots
(Don’t Talk About It); David Byrne (American Utopia); Mary
Gauthier (Rifles & Rosary Beads); Mark Wilkinson (Wasted
Hours); Betty Lavette (Things Have Changed); Michelle Malone
(Slings And Arrows); John Gorka (True In Time); Oak Ridge
Boys (17th Avenue Revival); Brandi Carlile (By the Way, I Forgive
You); Jack White (Boarding House Reach); Old Crow Medicine
Show (Volunteer); Mary Chapin Carpenter (Sometimes Just The
Sky); John Forster; and Emma Beau.
• Port Fairy Folk Festival’s Artists of the Year are Chris While &
• Honorees at the Women’s International Music Network’s 2018
She Rocks Awards, included Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge, Kate
Pierson and Cindy Wilson (The B-52s), Exene Cervenka (X) and
rock band Fanny (Jean and June Millington, Brie Howard, Patti
Quatro, Alice de Buhr).
• The London Klezmer Quartet concludes its Australian tour
in March, with shows in Glen Innes, Tenterfield, Sandgate
(Brisbane), Canberra, Wollongong, Marrickville (Sydney),
Wauchope, Gosford, Singleton.
• The Manly Fig (Sydney) continues to host concerts at Balgowlah
Bowling Club and, during the warmer months, Balgowlah RSL.
On Friday 23 March, it’s Alana-Lee, Good Lovelies (new album,
Shapeshifters) and Daddy Longlegs & the Swamp Donkeys. On
Friday 27 April, it’s Jenny Biddle (on tour from Scotland), Liza
Ohlback Trio and Kool Vibrations.
• Also with Australian tours are Vikki Thorn (of The Waifs); Sarah
Blasko; and the Germein Sisters.
• Among the performers at Western Australia’s autumn music
festivals are: Black Rock Band; Galloping Foxleys; Little Georgia
(Ashleigh Mannix and Justin Carter); and Ten Strings and a
• Melbourne’s Caravan Music Club is apparently re-launching as
The Phoenix Lounge in the South Oakleigh Community Club.
• American singer-songwriter Dar Williams has a new book, What
I Found In A Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician’s Guide To
Rebuilding America’s Communities – One Coffee Shop, Dog Run,
And Open-Mike Night At A Time.
• Other new books include: Shirley Collins, All In The Downs:
Reflections On Life, Landscape, And Song; Kurt Dietrich,
Wisconsin Riffs: Jazz Profiles From The Heartland; Mike Heron
& Andrew Greig, You Know What You Could Be: Tuning Into The
1960s; Sylvia Patterson, I’m Not With The Band: A Writer’s Life
Lost In Music; Billy Edd Wheeler, Hotter Than A Pepper Sprout:
A Hillbilly Poet’s Journey From Appalachia To Yale To Writing
Hits; Rachel Joyce, The Music Shop; Bob & Jim Egan, The Pop
Culture Lover’s Guide To New York City; Ewa Mazierska, Sounds
Northern: Popular Music, Culture And Place In England’s North.
• Uruguayan musician Daniel Viglietti (78), who was jailed for
activism, died Uruguay (Oct)
• Classical singer Girija Devi (88), died India (Oct).
• The Tokens’ singer Mitch Margo (70), of ‘The Lion Sleeps
Tonight’, died California, USA (Nov).
• Vietnamese musician Kim Sinh (86), who lost his sight as a
child, died in November.
Brooklyn-born songwriter Hank Hunter (88), writer of ‘Second
Hand Love’ (Connie Francis), ‘Ginger Bread’ (Frankie Avalon),
‘My Empty Arms’ (Jackie Wilson), died New Jersey, USA (Nov).
Blues musician Robert ‘Bilbo’ Walker (80), died California, USA
Australian conductor and composer Dudley Simpson (95),
musical director of the Australian Ballet and writer of Blake’s
7 theme and Dr Who incidental music, died New South Wales,
Singer, songwriter and composer Pat DiNizio (62), of The
Smithereens, died New Jersey, USA (Dec).
Musician and actor Rory O’Donoghue (68), guitarist on Kevin
Johnson’s ‘Rock And Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My
Life)’ and Thin Arthur in Australian television comedy The
Aunty Jack Show, died New South Wales, Australia (Dec).
Robbie Malinga (47), musician and producer, died South Africa
American musician Richard J Dobson (75), whose songs were
recorded by Terry Allen, Lacy J Dalton, Guy Clark, Nanci
Griffith and Reckless Kelly, died Switzerland (Dec).
André Di Cesare (70), music producer and record label owner,
died Quebec, Canada (Dec).
French singer Johnny Hallyday (74), who sold over a million
albums, died France (Dec).
Grammy-winning American singer Keely Smith (89), died
California, USA (Dec).
Singer Jatileswar Mukhopadhyay (83), died West Bengal (Dec).
Former guitarist with The Texas Troubadours, Leon Rhodes (85),
died Tennessee, USA (Dec).
Californian DJ and hip hop artist Pam Warren (51), died USA
American musician Warrel Dane (56), vocalist for Sanctuary and
Nevermore, died Brazil (Dec).
JongHyun (27), Korean pop singer, died Republic of Korea (Dec).
American singer Liz Masterson, died USA (Dec).
Curly Seckler (98), bluegrass musician, died Tennessee, USA
Cameroon-born musician Vincent Nguini (65), died Brazil (Dec).
Chris Pemberton (72), president of Top End Folk Club, died
Northern Territory, Australia (Dec).
Jazz trumpeter Melton Mustafa (70), died Florida, USA (Dec).
Choir leader Edwin Hawkins (74), whose Edwin Hawkins Singers
had a hit with ‘Oh Happy Day’ and supported Melanie on ‘Lay
Down (Candles In The Wind)’, died California, USA (Dec).
Traditional musician and whistle player Alex Green (87), died
Ireland’s Dolores O’Riordan (46), songwriter and lead singer of
The Cranberries, died London, England (Jan).
Rick Hall (85), musician, songwriter, producer and studio owner,
died Alabama, USA (Jan).
Singer and flautist Ray Thomas (76), of The Moody Blues, died
English-born drummer Buster Stiggs (63), who later lived in New
Zealand and Australia, died Western Australia, Australia (Jan).
Australian singer-songwriter Suzie Dickinson, whose album
Blossom is being posthumously released, died Victoria, Australia
Australian composer Colin Brumby (84), died Queensland,
Jazz musician Hugh Masekela (78), died South Africa (Jan).
Australian cartoonist Ron Tandberg, died Victoria, Australia
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