Video Premiere: “Turn and Run” by The Surreal McCoys Video Premiere: “Turn and Run” by The Surreal McCoys

Video Premiere: “Turn and Run” by The Surreal McCoys

  • August 3, 2015 9:00 am
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By Kim Grant Who are the Surreal McCoys? Think tongue-in-cheek, think Johhny Cash mixed with The Clash, with a strong chaser of the Stones, the Replacements, and the Drive-By Truckers for good measure. Their New Disc The Howl & The Growl Is A Dark, Twangy Love Letter To Rock ‘n’ Roll. Recorded and produced in […]

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Agastock Festival Rocks Los Angeles Agastock Festival Rocks Los Angeles

Agastock Festival Rocks Los Angeles

  • July 30, 2015 9:00 am
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By Jake Tully This past Sunday saw the Second Annual Agastock Festival as part of the Grand Ole Echo Series take over The Echo on Sunset. Agastock saw its second year as a benefit event for The Southern California Counseling Center (SCCC) Trauma Training Program in memory of Alice Ferguson. An Americana and Country music […]

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Sam Outlaw Angeleno Sam Outlaw Angeleno

Sam Outlaw Angeleno

  • July 13, 2015 9:00 am
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Sam Outlaw Angeleno By Jake Tully There’s a need for country and western music that follows a systematic approach to record making. Much like the moral code of the West that unifies both do-gooders and desperados alike, every now and then it serves us well to have the classic formula on record for listeners and […]

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Dale Watson Call Me Insane Dale Watson Call Me Insane

Dale Watson Call Me Insane

  • July 9, 2015 9:00 am
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Dale Watson Call Me Insane By Brian Rock Ringo Starr once said, “Time takes time,” And that phrase has never been truer than it is for Dale Watson. This authentic and prolific ambassador of original Honky Tonk music has released twenty albums in the past ten years and still has managed to fly under most […]

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Features

Daniel Romano Discusses Country Music with TJ

Daniel Romano Discusses Country Music with TJ

Daniel Romano Discusses Country Music with TJ By Jake Tully Before setting off on a slew of tour dates and new single, “The One That Got Away (Came Back Today) from his forthcoming album with New West Records, Turnstyled Junkpiled got the opportunity to speak with singer-songwriter Daniel Romano. Coming from an eclectic background of […]

Apr 16, 2015 9:00

Reviews

Grammy Museum’s Americana series with Texas Legend, Robert Earl Keen

Grammy Museum’s Americana series with Texas Legend, Robert Earl Keen

Grammy Museum’s Americana series with Texas Legend, Robert Earl Keen By Jake Tully, Staff Writer Contributor, Chris Isom Photography – Adrienne Cohen Isom In celebration of their Americana series, LA’s own Grammy Museum hosted none other than Robert Earl Keen, the consummate Texas troubadour gone Bluegrass and prototype of everything near and dear to Americana […]

Jun 25, 2015 16:59

Gonzo Country

TJ ARTIST PROFILE: 

Rose’s Pawn Shop

TJ ARTIST PROFILE: 

Rose’s Pawn Shop

TJ ARTIST PROFILE: 

Rose’s Pawn Shop HOME:
 Paul and Stephen live in beautiful Downtown Los Angeles, Christian lives in North Hollywood, John lives in Huntington Beach and Tim lives in Temple City. PROFESSION: 

Musicians. Duh. But amongst our group in addition to our main job as touring musicians and performers we have a 1 Tall Ship […]

Oct 17, 2014 10:00

TJ WEST

TJ West: Introducing Andrew Sheppard

TJ West: Introducing Andrew Sheppard

Former frontman for the band, Gypsy River Haunts, Andrew Sheppard has gone solo on, Far From Here, an honest and soulful country rock album. Once an Angeleno, and now living in Idaho, TJ West catches up with him to hear about his new effort. Who is the Andrew Sheppard audience? I would like to say […]

Jun 8, 2015 9:00

Recent Articles

Grammy Museum’s Americana series with Texas Legend, Robert Earl Keen

Grammy Museum’s Americana series with Texas Legend, Robert Earl Keen

Grammy Museum’s Americana series with Texas Legend, Robert Earl Keen By Jake Tully, Staff Writer Contributor, Chris Isom Photography – Adrienne Cohen Isom In celebration of their Americana series, LA’s own Grammy Museum hosted none other than Robert Earl Keen, the consummate Texas troubadour gone Bluegrass and prototype of everything near and dear to Americana […]

Pancho and Lefty have reunited, this time as Django and Jimmie

Pancho and Lefty have reunited, this time as Django and Jimmie

Pancho and Lefty have reunited, this time as Django and Jimmie By Michael Karman With their latest release, Pancho and Lefty have reunited, this time as Django and Jimmie.  Representing the best in Country music, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson prove they are able to make an album that is worthy of debuting at No. […]

Little Richard: Directly From My Heart

Little Richard: Directly From My Heart

Little Richard: Directly From My Heart By Brian Rock Little Richard. One of the few towering greats of Rock and Roll. He influenced everyone from Paul McCartney to David Lee Roth to Michael Jackson. Even Elvis covered many of his songs. He is a hall of famer who helped inspire most other hall of famers. […]

The Grahams: Glory Bound

The Grahams: Glory Bound

The Grahams: Glory Bound By Brian Rock Husband and wife team, The Grahams, hit the tracks to record new tracks for their second release. Inspired by Woody Guthrie’s “Farmer Labor Train,” Alyssa and Doug Graham wanted to create a train themed project. So they rode the rails from Oklahoma to Memphis to New Orleans working […]

Eilen Jewell’s Sundown Over Ghost Town

Eilen Jewell’s Sundown Over Ghost Town

Eilen Jewell’s Sundown Over Ghost Town By Brian Rock The “Queen of the Minor Key,” Eilen Jewell, returns for her fifth album, Sundown Over Ghost Town. As the title implies, it’s a sparse, introspective musical nocturne. Gone are the jazz and country swing musical flourishes of her earlier work. Instead Eilen’s voice does the heavy […]

Hope You’re Happy Now by Grant Langston

Hope You’re Happy Now by Grant Langston

By Gerry Gomez They say that breaking up is hard to do. Some might choose to drink away their sorrows, others would get mad at the world and lash out in emotional rage. Still others might cocoon themselves up, lick their wounds and retreat from everyone. In the case of Los Angeleno and country troubadour […]

Stagecoach Day 3

Stagecoach Day 3

By Jake Tully Stagecoach Day 3: The third day of any music festival weekend marks an intrepid conclusion of debauchery or tom-foolery. In the case of Stagecoach, this was personified by way of cougars on the prowl after a few Lime-A-Ritas or fraternity brothers who beat their way into the crowds because they couldn’t cope […]

TJ West: Phoebe Bridgers

TJ West: Phoebe Bridgers

TJ West: Phoebe Bridgers By Kim Grant As co-creator of the Americana music series in Los Angeles, The Grand Ole Echo, I’ve been lucky enough to meet and befriend hundreds of musicians over the past 10 years.  One of those artists is Phoebe Bridgers whom I met when she was 12 years old playing on […]

The Whiskey Charmers

The Whiskey Charmers

The Whiskey Charmers By Brian Rock If Eilen Jewell met The Far West on Some Velvet Evening, I’m pretty sure the result would be The Whiskey Charmers.  The Whiskey Charmers cleverly titled debut, The Whiskey Charmers, combines the best of all three artists to create a sound they aptly describe as Country Noir. The band […]

Stagecoach Day 2

Stagecoach Day 2

By Jake Tully Stagecoach Day 2: Day two greeted its patrons with a dark and portentous sky looming over the Empire Polo Fields. A sea change from Friday’s Santa Ana wind- riddled atmosphere, the dark clouds overhead proved some sort of hesitation for the day’s events – inciting a bawdiness not yet seen at 2015’s […]

Stagecoach Day 1

Stagecoach Day 1

By Jake Tully Stagecoach Day 1: Stagecoach, unlike Coachella, is specifically oriented for the older, rowdy, grits in their teeth, dust in their hair crowd. From the copious bales of hay for yer sittin’ plea-sure to the clearly demarcated signs leading to specific stages and booths, it’s slightly comforting to know that the festival has […]

TJ West: LA Songsmith, Kip Boardman releases Boardman

TJ West: LA Songsmith, Kip Boardman releases Boardman

By Kim Grant Kip Boardman isn’t given nearly enough credit for the amazing body of work that he has produced.  Adept at creating imagery with his lyrics, he also has a gift for melody and a unique tenor voice that quietly separates him from the crowded field of singer-songwriters.   With folk, pop, and a thread […]