15th August, 2018
Hello Riff Raffers,
Two new books that might interest you riff raffers. Firstly from Starman Books is a biography on Dingoes singer and harp man, Broderick Smith. Titled, ‘Man Out Of Time’. Only 300 copies printed, each are individually numbered and include a signed, ‘Boy On The Run’ lyrics sheet. Price ain’t cheap folks at $99, but it is 396 pages with 600 photos. A new CD by the same title is due for release soon and gigs as well.
Also out now at all good and bad book shops is ‘Daddy Who’ on the 1971 band phenomenon, ‘Daddy Cool’. The book is written by ‘The Hornets’ singer songwriter and author, Craig Horne. Published by Melbourne books it has 288 pages of which 40 include photos and is titled, ‘Daddy Who’. It will retail at around $40.
Expat, Mitch Grainger now based in LA is set to release an amazing harmonica microphone, Dyna-mic. Easy to hold, no feedback, great tone and all with a flick of a switch. An early bird special is available for the first hundred buyers at $229.
Matt Taylor has his website back up and running and will follow up his 2017 album, ‘The Puzzle’, with another ‘Ozindigo Catalyst’. Chain will also have a couple of Melbourne gigs in October at the ‘Memo’ and the ‘Caravan’.
Two new CD’s to check out are John Schumann & The Vagabond Crew with ‘Ghosts & Memories’. A great tune with vagabond Shane Howard is ‘Times Like These’ and ‘FIFO Road’ with Mike Rudd supplying some Mouth Harp is a beauty. The other CD is by Boz Scaggs’, ‘Out Of The Blues’. Opening track, ‘Rock & Stick’ is a ripper with some nice harp by co-writer, Jack Walroth