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Everyday Obits: Eulogy for June Georgina Blainey

Trevor Blainey remembers his wonderful mother, June Georgina Blainey, with great love, in the eulogy he gave at her funeral a few months ago.

Everyday Obits: Vale Ron Blainey

Trevor Blainey is a great friend of the Almanac. Recently his Dad Ron passed away. Here is the eulogy he delivered at the memorial service thanks to Tony Wilson at Speakola. [Condolences to you and Cassie and your family, Trev – JTH]

Almanac Music: Not Quite Bob – Americana Part 1: Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, Wilco, The Jayhawks, Golden Smog

Can the NQB series by Trevor Blainey get better than this? This week, Trevor takes us back to the beginnings of the Americana genre profiling some of the crème de la crème acts of this musical genre, and it’s a cracker! [With the 2024 AmericanaFest about to take place in Nashville later this month, it is an appropriate time to reprise this episode from the series. – Ed.]

Almanac Music: Not Quite Bob – The Covers: In Bob We Trust

Bob Dylan is undoubtedly one of the greatest song writers ever, and has written many timeless classics during his long career. This week in his ‘Not Quite Bob’ series, Trevor Blainey selects his favourite cover versions of some of Bob’s multitude of songs.

Almanac Music: ‘Not Quite Bob’ – Very Bob – The Band

Moved by the death of The Band’s Robbie Robertson, Trevor Blainey returns with his ‘Not Quite Bob’ series to at look at one of the most influential and respected bands of all time, The Band.

Almanac Music: Not Quite Bob – The Songlines: The Songs of Willy Vlautin – Richmond Fontaine and The Delines

Trevor Blainey continues introducing some of the incredible music currently around in his ‘Not Quite Bob’ series. This week, the music of Willy Vautin through his bands, Richard Fontaine, and The Delines. [With The Delines touring here in June we reprise Trevor’s story. – Ed]

Almanac Music: Not Quite Bob – Weirdness: Audience, Malcolm McLaren, Barry Adamson, Gavin Bryars

In this episode of ‘Not Quite Bob’, Trevor Blainey takes us on a trip of the weird and wonderful with his school of strange.

Almanac Music: Not Quite Bob – Blues, Differently – Little Axe, Otis Taylor,  Ben Harper, the Black Keys

More fantastic profiles from Trevor Blainey in his ‘Not Quite Bob’ series, this week featuring Little Axe, Otis Taylor,  Ben Harper, and the Black Keys.

Almanac Music: Not Quite Bob – Some You Know … and One You Probably Don’t – Kurt Vile, John Prine, Iris DeMent, Malcolm Holcombe

Trevor Blainey continues his trawl through a swathe of musos who have that something extra but are ‘not quite Bob’.

Almanac Music: Not Quite Bob – Too Good To Leave Out: The Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band

Trevor Blainey has made a slight deviation from Bob this week but the direction he takes us is classic – The Allman Brothers, and the Tedeski Trucks Band are highlighted to whet our musical appetites.

Almanac Music: ‘Not Quite Bob’ – Alone Together

In this edition of ‘Not quite Bob’, Trevor Blainey looks at some of the great musical male and female duos that have attracted him in recent years.

Almanac Music: Not Quite Bob – They Also Serve: Joe Ely, Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt

Another worthy set of musicians from Trevor Blainey’s ‘Not Quite Bob’ series: Joe Ely, Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, and John Hiatt. Fantastic music!

Almanac Music: Times, places and a song across the decades

Earlier this week Trevor Blainey wrote about Steely Dan as part of his ‘Not Quite Bob’ series. It triggered a lot of memories spread over the best part of fifty years for Ian Hauser.

Almanac Music: ‘Not Quite Bob’ – Contested Space OR Are Steely Dan Any Good

Trevor Blainey takes a slight left turn this week in his ‘Not Quite Bob’ series to highlight the wonderful music of Steely Dan.

Almanac Music: Not Quite Bob – Bloodlines

Another cracking musical treat from Trevor Blainey that examines the parent and the progeny of some ‘Not Quite Bob’ greats.

Almanac Music: Not Quite Bob – In our own backyard: Blokes

Trevor Blainey looks at some homegrown blokes in the ‘Not Quite Bob’ mould in his continuing series.

Almanac Music: Not Quite Bob – The Icons: Part 1 – Joni Mitchell

Trevor Blainey extends his ‘Not Quite Bob’ series to examine the icons; in Part 1, he profiles the great Joni Mitchell

Almanac Music: Not Quite Bob – The Non-Pensioners Edition

This week, in his continuing ‘Not Quite Bob’ series, Trevor Blainey examines the music of some of Melbourne’s younger bands that come close to fitting the Bob mould. It’s another ripper of fantastic music!

Almanac Music: Not Quite Bob – Rockabilly Brothers: The Blasters, Phil Alvin, Dave Alvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore

More fantastic music from Trevor Blainey’s ‘Not Quite Bob’ series; this week featuring The Blasters, Phil and Dave Alvin, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore.

Almanac Music: Not Quite Bob – Vital Brits and a Non Brit – Nick Drake, John Martyn, Billy Bragg, Joe Henry

More fabulous music from Trevor Blainey in his ‘Not Quite Bob’ series; this week three Brits and a non-Brit.