Tony Hillier is one of Australia’s leading music journalists and a musician of long standing here in far north Queensland. His informed and insightful coverage of music features in The Weekend Australian and Rhythms magazine http://rhythms.com.au/
.Tony Hillier’s World of Music is also available as a podcast. Search for Tony Hillier on your podcast app or in the iTunes store. And you can stay in touch with the FNQ music scene with Tony at http://www.entertainmentcairns.com/hilliers-hotline-archive.php
You can hear Tony on ABC Far North each Friday at 445pm. This week, new releases offering an original twist on old songs, going all the way back to the 1800s.
We begin with Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer http://anaismitchell.com/ who have released an album of old English folk songs teeming with very earthy themes.
Then to the extraordinary voice of Belgian singer Natacha Atlas http://www.natacha-atlas.com/ doing a Nick Drake song.
And we hear Barb Jungr putting a jazzy spin on an old pop standard made famous by The Zombies. http://www.barbjungr.com/
LISTEN Click on the red arrow to play this week’s Tony Hillier’s World of Music
Geordie (trad) from the Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer album Child Ballads
Riverman (Nick Drake) from the Natacha Atlas album Expressions
She’s Not There (Rod Argent) from the Barb Jungr album Stockport To Memphis
All new releases distributed in Australia by Planet/MGM