Your favourite musicians at home?  ” Sitting there up close and feeling the vibrations in the air and through the floor, hearing the smallest detail of finger on wood, fibre on strings. Proximity has tremendous effect, and it makes no difference that I’m not a Celtic folky or bluegrass fan — being there really is…

Playing For Change raises lots of money to build schools in developing communities around the world. Playing For Change producer Mark Johnson, talking at Bluesfest, to the ABC: The initial idea came when I was recording music in New York City. I was on my way to work one day in the subway and there…

Remember the joy of mulberries? Hidden in the tree, guzzling as many as you could lay your purple hands on. I took this photo in my back yard today. The fruit on the HMJ tree is twice as big as it was last month, ready for people to pick it and turn it into delicious…

Hello World! Hello live music enthusiasts of Australia and New Zealand. Home Made Jam is up and away, bringing wholehearted live music back into people’s homes, halls and other spaces, by creating connections between musicians and music lovers. I wonder who will submit the first listings. Of course the first of you will have little…