Podcast: Folk

Episode 57: Andy Penkow

Our guest today onSongversations Podcast is Andy Penkow. Andy Penkow is an award-winning alternative Country Singer-Songwriter with a unique sound and powerful voice.Studying music at JMC Academy, Andy completed an advanced diploma in popular music and performance.He was a member of the SBS Choir and a regular member of the southern school’s regional performing ensemble. In 2001…

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Episode 56: Mitch Dean

Hello and welcome to the latest episode of Songversations Podcast, a journey to the heart of songwriting and music.Our guest today is Mitch Dean.Mitch is an independent singer songwriter from Melbourne, Australia that started his musical journey with acoustic guitar sessions with his dad, in the shed of their Mornington Peninsula home. That experience piqued…

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Episode 54: Matt Joe Gow

Our guest today is Matt Joe Gow. Born in New Zealand in what is known colloquially as the “deep south”, Matt was encouraged to pick up a guitar at an early age.After traveling the world, Matt moved to Melbourne, Australia, drawn by its culture and vibrant music scene. He formed a band, The Dead Leaves,…

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Episode 53: Georgia State Line

Our guest for this episode is the Australian singer/songwriter Georgia Delves.The stage moniker of Georgia Delves, Georgia State Line blends both vintage and contemporary sounds to craft songs steeped in Tennessee sunsets.Honest, agile, and refreshingly self-assured, Georgia State Line’s unique brand of country-infused melancholy yields music that’s equal parts heartsick and hopeful.Born and raised in…

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Episode 52: Eagle & The Wolf

Our guest for this episode is the duo ‘Eagle & The Wolf”.Symbiosis, that innate interaction between two people that results in creative sparks, new life and artistic reward, is at the core of the personal and artistic relationship that Sarah Humphreys & Kristen Lee Morris have formed and nurtured together. In life and music they’ve…

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Episode 51: Michael Waugh

Our guest for our latest episode is Michael Waugh. Michael is an Australian songwriter’s songwriter, a compelling live performer, and an extraordinary storyteller. Among his admirers are the legendary Eric Bogle, alt. country luminary Shane Nicholson and country hitmakers The Wolfe Bros. His 2019 album The Weir received two Golden Guitar nominations in 2020 –…

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Episode 50: The New Graces

The New Graces have stormed the Australian music scene, with their album “Seasons” peaking at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Album Chart, plus 4 Golden Guitar nominations at the 2021 Country Music Awards of Australia.Melanie Horsnell, Kate Burke, and Robyn Martin are all seasoned musicians in their own right. Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, their music…

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Episode 46: Riley Catherall

Our guest today on Songversations Podcast is Riley Catherall.Riley is an Americana influenced Singer-Songwriter based in Melbourne whose graceful trajectory into the Australian Alt-Country Music world has not gone unnoticed. Working with some of the industry’s finest (Bill and Kasey Chambers) for his first EP, Venture In Vain, Riley has built a credible status as a one of…

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Episode 45: Montgomery Church

Cielle Montgomery and James Church are Montgomery Church – a blend of acoustic folk, Americana, and bluegrass influences, grown and distilled in the Snowy Mountain ranges of NSW. With their organic union of dobro, guitar, and harmony vocals, this captivating duo is breaking ground in the contemporary folk-country music scene through the masterful control of…

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Episode 35: The Weeping Willows

2021 CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’ award winners, The Weeping Willows (Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth) are a couple of old souls, steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery. They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder, and decay. That kind of description might make them sound…

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