Dead Men Don’t Tour, Rodriguez in South Africa 1998 (TV Documentary)

This documentary was shown on South African Television this week, 20 years ago. Footage from this documentary features strongly in the Oscar winning film, Searching For Sugar Man. Directed by Tonia Selley and featuring Big Sky, “Dead Men Don’t Tour”, was first broadcast on SABC 3 at 9.30pm on the 5th July 2001 just after ‘Ripley’s BelieveContinue reading “Dead Men Don’t Tour, Rodriguez in South Africa 1998 (TV Documentary)”

Big Sky presents Heart & Soul [DVD]

This live performance includes three original Steve Louw songs that have never been released as studio recordings: “Mama”, “Bound And Chained” and “Ten Men”. Heart & Soul was recorded live at The Little Theatre, Cape Town on 31 October and 1 November 2008. Released on DVD in 2009 by Sony Music Entertainment, catalogue number: DVBSP3211.Continue reading “Big Sky presents Heart & Soul [DVD]”

Illuminating Headlight Dreams

by Brian Currin, June 2021, originally appeared on SugarMan.org Back in early April 2021, I read a press release announcing a new album coming from Steve Louw and it included the video of a song called “Crazy River”. I loved the big open spaces this song evoked (and enhanced by the video) and the subtleContinue reading “Illuminating Headlight Dreams”

Review: Steve Louw – Headlight Dreams

By Kerneels Breytenbach (read original review in Afrikaans) Old rockers never really retire; in fact if there’s still a flame burning in them they get better and better as the years go by. Steve Louw is such a rocker, and his new album, Headlight Dreams, is note-for-note proof.  In each of the guises we’ve comeContinue reading “Review: Steve Louw – Headlight Dreams”

Great Local Musicians #2020-45: Steve Louw, last heard on All Night Radio | Jive Talking & Eyeballing

From Jive Talking & Eyeballing by Ernesto Garcia Marques, April 2021, edited by Brian Currin, May 2021 Anyone who supported local South African music will remember All Night Radio, the blues rock band from Stellenbosch who were truly world class. I have been meaning to interview Steve for the longest time and now that heContinue reading “Great Local Musicians #2020-45: Steve Louw, last heard on All Night Radio | Jive Talking & Eyeballing”

Wind In Your Hair” b/w “Crazy River” makes NACC Top Folk Adds! Great news from North American College and Community radio!

We wanted to share the great news that Steve Louw’s single grabbed a coveted spot on the NACC Top 5 Folk Adds Chart this week, tying for #2! This is a great accomplishment, because there are dozens upon dozens of releases going for adds every week (and only 5 spots!). This is also great, becauseContinue reading “Wind In Your Hair” b/w “Crazy River” makes NACC Top Folk Adds! Great news from North American College and Community radio!”