Americana icon Warren Haynes visited the famed White House before headlining Nu Country TV this Saturday October 17 at 10.30 pm on Channel 31/Digital 44.

Haynes, 55, is planning his fifth Australian tour next year to promote his sixth solo album Ashes Of Dust.

Victorian raised singer-songwriter Adam Brand return to the show repeated Monday 5.30 am and 2.30 pm, Wednesday 7.30 am and Thursday 3 am with his new band The Outlaws .

Californian Sam Outlaw, now touring Victoria, also debuts Behind Bars on the program filmed and edited by Laith Graham.

And Sandringham born singer-songwriter Harmony James returns with her tribute to Emmylou Harris whom she supported at St Kilda Palais on June 25.

South Australian singer-songwriter-guitarist Jedd Hughes, who played the same concert in the band of Emmylou and Texan born Rodney Crowell, returns with Austin singer Sara Jarosz.

And NSW singer Fanny Lumsden, who debuted on Nu Country with former Skyhooks guitarist and latter day ABC radio host Red Symons and Sydney bluegrass band The Pigs , also returns with her band.

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Former Allman Brothers guitarist and singer-songwriter Warren Haynes explain the embryo of sixth solo album Ashes & Dust in a mini-docco on this week's show.

He also performs live in a special series at the White House during Barack Obama's reign.

Haynes upstaged Shotgun Willie Nelson and singing Texan singing crime novelist Kinky Friedman who were guests at the White House during the reigns of Jimmy Carter, George W Bush and Bill Clinton.

Warren has toured here four times with Govt. Mule and the Warren Haynes band.

He was a guitarist in former convict and outlaw country singer David Allan Coe's band at the 1983 Willie Nelson July 4 picnic in Atlanta when this diarist first saw him perform.

CLICK HERE for an exclusive interview with Haynes in the Diary on August 17.


South Dakota born singer-songwriter Sam Outlaw recruited young in-laws to illustrate his video for Friends Don't Let Friends Drink And Fall in Love.

The 33-year-old artist - born Sam Morgan - moved with his Christian family to California at the age of 10.

Ry Cooder produced and played on Outlaw's debut album Angeleno in North Hollywood for Six Shooter Records.

Outlaw had a successful advertising career until his 30th birthday when he experienced "an existential crisis moment" and realised that only music has ever made him feel anything.

He self-released an EP in 2014 and landed slots at Stagecoach Festival in California and the Americana Festival in Nashville.

“The music I play, I call 'SoCal country,'” says Outlaw who has toured with Kentucky born singing actor Dwight Yoakam and Texan Clint Black.

“It's country music but with a Southern California spirit to it. What is it about Southern California that gives it that spirit, I don't exactly know. But there's an idea that I like that says - every song, even happy songs, are written from a place of sadness. If there's a special sadness to Southern California it's that there's an abiding shadow of loss of what used to be. But then, like with any place, you have a resilient optimism as well.”

His album's 12 tracks includes Ghost Town , also accompanied by a video, Who Do You Think You Are? I'm Not Jealous, Love Her For A While, Old Fashioned and Jesus Take The Wheel And Drive Me To A Bar .

Sam is a headliner at the Out On The Weekend festival at Williamstown on Saturday October 17 and Northcote Social Club on Sunday October 18 after a gig at Meeniyan Town Hall on October 16 with Jonny Fritz and Shelly Colvin.

Further info - http://www.samoutlaw.com/


Perth born singer-songwriter Adam Brand is perfectly cast to perform in our Behind Bars segment this week.

Adam, raised at Colac and Wallington near Geelong, and his new band The Outlaws filmed their video clip Good Year For The Outlaw in a cell.

Brand's Outlaws are fellow musicians Michael Carr, Drew McAlister, Travis Collins and Matt Cornell.

Good Year For The Outlaw is on their debut disc out in January

Adam also toils behind bars at his Brandy's restaurants in Townsville and Coffs Harbor when not on the road.

CLICK HERE for an Adam Brand interview in The Diary on July 28, 2014.


Fanny Lumsden and her musician brother Tom were raised way out west on a NSW farm in the shadows of Mt Buffalo at Tallimba - population 150.

She performs in her video for Soapbox from her debut solo album Small Town Big Shot, produced by Matt Fell.

Fanny, now 28, and her Thrill Seekers band are enjoying a Country Halls tour in support of the album in Victoria and NSW.

They are helping to fundraise for community halls and fostering local talent and running workshops.

The album features famed pedal steel guitarist Dan Dugmore, expat Aussie fiddler Luke Moller, backing vocals by Maples, brother Tom and their band - Dan Stanley Freeman, Benjamin Corbett, Preston Peachey and Adrian Leighton.

“We completed our third country hall tour in the Riverina last year where we played in the small towns of Tooma, Rand, Jugiong, Weethalle and Grong Grong,” says Fanny who grew up on the family's sheep and cropping farm.

“The idea for country hall tours started three years ago when there were bad floods and many halls were damaged.

“We teamed up with BlazeAid - an organisation that helps rural communities during natural disasters - and did some shows in these towns to raise money to repair the halls.

“Aside from the farm there's a real passion for music in my family and everyone sings or plays a musical instrument, so I was constantly involved in music, whether it was in the lounge room or out camping.”

When Fanny moved to study rural science at the University of New England she got serious about song-writing.

“I think because my degree was science and factual focused it made me more creative in my writing.”

Further info - http://www.fannylumsden.net/


Sandringham born singer Harmony James revives her video for her historic Emmylou's Guitar.

The sentiments of her song were realised when she opened for Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell at St Kilda Palais on June 25.

It was easy for James reached back to adolescence in Cairns for Emmylou's Guitar from second album Handfuls Of Sky in 2012.

"I did a lot of busking in my teens," recalled James - fifth of 12 children of a Baptist preacher.

"My sister played guitar quite well. We would have jams, wander around town with guitars on our backs like little hippies. She dumped our bags outside Woolworths and said we're busking. I could identify with people doing it now as I had done it myself. The song is not about me. I moved to Brisbane because of my career and walked past buskers in the subway while trying to catch the train. I wrote it about someone I walked past a

Harmony, 37, also fired her own sermon on the mount on the invasion of fertile farm land by coal seam gas drillers in her recent video for Coal Seam Gas is on her acclaimed third CD Cautionary Tales.

She is well qualified to sing of ravages inflicted on our pastures and water supplies by avaricious armies drilling coal seam gas.

The singer worked as beef cattle researcher and jillaroo before being rescued by the Flying Doctor when bucked from a horse near Charleville in outback Queensland.

CLICK HERE for a Harmony CD review on July 14, 2014.


Young Texan Sara Jarosz and Jedd Hughes return with an acoustic version of Over The Edge filmed in Sara's hometown Austin.

Sarah, 24, previously appeared with her live rendition of Edgar Allan Poe 1849 poem-ballad Annabelle Lee from her second album Follow Me Down.

Her third album Build Me Up From Bones in 2013 fleshed out her career.

Jarosz was born in Austin and raised in Wimberley where she began learning mandolin at 10 and later guitar, claw-hammer banjo, and octave mandolin.

During her senior year of high school, Jarosz signed with Sugar Hill Records and released debut album Song Up in Her Head in June 2009.

It was produced by Jarosz and Gary Paczosa and featured guest musicians Chris Thile, Darrell Scott, Stuart Duncan and Jerry Douglas.

Jarosz enrolled in New England Conservatory of Music in 2009, and graduated with honours in 2013 with a degree in Contemporary Improvisation.

She also toured with Garrison Keillor on his 41st anniversary The America the Beautiful Tour - A Prairie Home Companion.

Quorn born Jedd performed nationally with Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris on their June tour.

He released solo album Transcontinental in 2005 after playing in Patty Loveless's band and writing for peers including fellow expat Australians The Greencards .

CLICK HERE for a Hughes feature in The Diary on January 20, 2005.

Further info - http://www.sarahjarosz.com/


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