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Almanac Music: Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen

In the tradition of Professor Longhair, New Orleans based musician Jon Cleary continues the boogie-woogie piano playing that New Orleans is renowned for.

Almanac Footy and Music: McLennan and Riewoldt: Stars or Role Players?

Michael Nichols explores the interplay of footy and music through the lens of Richmond’s role player Jack Riewoldt and The Go-Betweens’ composer/performer Grant McLennan.

Almanac Memoir (and Music): Shadow Boxing at The Argyle Hotel

Kevin Densley revives memories of Geelong in 1980 with his band Murmurs at The Argyle Hotel.

Almanac Music: From New Orleans – Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington and The Roadrunners

Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington is another one of the great musical institutions of New Orleans who plies his trade around the clubs of the ‘Big Easy’ and across the USA.

Almanac Music: ‘The Musical Mojo of Dr John: A Celebration of Mac and his Music’

Dr John is one of the legends of New Orleans music. Col Ritchie attended a tribute to Dr John, ‘The Musical Mojo of Dr John: A Celebration of Mac and his Music’ at the newly renovated Saenger Theatre in New Orleans in 2014.

Almanac Music: Dave Kimber – Scavenger hunts in Beverly Hills and Malibu.

More adventures from Dave Kimber and his mates on scavenger hunts around Beverly Hills and Malibu.

Almanac Poetry (and Music): ‘Lionheart Summer’

The weather’s getting warmer – summer is approaching. This week’s poem from Kevin Densley, ‘Lionheart Summer’, is about a fondly remembered summer he spent in Adelaide (travelling there from Geelong) as an eighteen-year-old in 1980 … involving his grandmother’s beautifully cool bluestone house in Largs Bay, Test Cricket, the local beer, and a Kate Bush album.

Almanac Music: ‘The President Sang Amazing Grace’ – Kronos Quartet and Meklit

At this time of Presidential elections in the USA, a stirring memory; the Kronos Quartet and Meklit sing, ‘The President sang Amazing Grace’.

Almanac Music: ‘The Melbourne Cup’ – Slim Dusty

Aussie music legend Slim Dusty sings his song, ‘The Melbourne Cup’.

Almanac Music: Dave Kimber and Surfing with James Arness  

The continuing tales of Dave Kimber, this time involving surfing and skiing in his native California. And of course, meeting a few celebrities along the way.