Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans played their first show in this country recently. Heaven only knows why this bunch of Canadians chose a squally Monday night! Acting on the sound advice of local gunslinger Bernie Griffen, our man in Auckland, Nick Atkinson headed back-stage and got Corb to play a few tunes from his extensive repertoire.
Keeping it country the Albuquerque based Handsome Family take a few moments out from their world tour to play Emma Smith a clutch of tunes.
English singer-songwriter Anna Calvi loved playing the Violin as a child. On her second album One Breath, her keenness for orchestral music shines through. Together with outbursts from her faithful telecaster guitar, a rumbling of electronics, and her powerful voice, the album is a confident progression from her self-titled debut.