Australia Honours Americana As A Genre -

Brian BT Taranto photo by Ros O'Gorman

Australia Honours Americana As A Genre

by Paul Cashmere on October 3, 2017

in News,Noise Pro

Americana came of age in Australia this week with the first annual Australian Americana Honours Night.

The event was the first-ever official celebration of Americana music in Australia.

The night opened with a performance from Old Crow Medicine Show, Kasey Chambers performed with Bernard Fanning, Shane Howard sang his Goanna classic ‘Razor’s Edge’. However,  indigenous singer Yirrmal was the one stunning the audience.

The first annual event was hosted by Triple R presenter Denise Hylands who presents the show Twang and has been with the radio station since 1984.

Kasey Chambers was honoured for her work over decades in both the USA and Australia. The work of promoter Brian ‘BT’ Taranto, who founded the labour of love Americana music festival Out On The Weekend, was also recognised.

Jed Hilly, the Executive Director of the Americana Music Association, attended the event. Producer Nash Chambers, who recently relocated to Nashville from the Central Coast of New South Wales, also flew back for the night.



Related Posts

Brian Cadd APIA Good Times Tour 2015
How The Band’s Music From Big Pink Opened The Mind Of Brian Cadd

The Band’s 1968 ‘Music From Big Pink’ was a life-changing recording for Australian singer songwriter Brian Cadd. After hearing an early preview of the album in London in early 1968 Brian’s songwriting changed forever.

5 days ago
On February 12, Capitol/UMe will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Band’s classic third album, 'Stage Fright,' with a suite of newly remixed, remastered and expanded 50th Anniversary Edition packages.
The Band Expand The Classic ‘Stage Fright’

‘Stage Fright’, the third album from The Band, will be reissued with bonus tracks, demo recordings and a complete concert album.

December 22, 2020
The Teskey Brothers
Watch the New The Teskey Brothers ‘Highway Home For Christmas’ Video

Happy Christmas from The Teskey Brothers. A brand new video for ‘Highway Home For Christmas’ popped up today.

December 10, 2020
The Teskey Brothers
The Teskey Brothers Release A Couple Of Christmas Songs

The Teskey Brothers have released two Christmas songs ‘Dreaming of a Christmas With You’ and ‘Highway Home For Christmas’.

December 3, 2020
Marlon Williams at 2014 Leaps and Bounds Launch. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Marlon Williams Teams With Kacy & Clayton For ‘Your Mind’s Walking Out’

Marlon Williams has teamed up with Canada’s Kacy & Clayton for the album ‘Plastic Bouquet’. ‘Your Mind’s On The Way’ is the new single and video.

December 3, 2020
Justin Townes Earle photo by Ros OGorman, noise11
Justin Townes Earle Died From Drug Overdose

Steve Earle's singer/songwriter son, Justin Townes Earle, died of an accidental drug overdose, a medical examiner has concluded.

December 2, 2020
Michael Spibey of The Badloves photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Badloves Debut Tribal Video

The Badloves have premiered their video for ‘Tribal’ with Screaming Jets guitarist Scott Kingman handling the video production.

September 17, 2020