TJ Spotlight: Emily Herring TJ Spotlight: Emily Herring
Radney Foster: The Storyteller of Del Rio Radney Foster: The Storyteller of Del Rio
Margo Price’s All American Made Margo Price’s All American Made
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Features Rodney Crowell: Close Ties & Last Goodbyes

Rodney Crowell: Close Ties & Last Goodbyes

By Courtney S. Lennon, Editor Rodney Crowell is at home in Franklin, Tenn., about 30 miles south of Nashville. The East Houston native, speaks with a polite southern drawl, sounding like a Texas gentleman. At […]

Reviews The Contenders’s Laughing With The Reckless

The Contenders’s Laughing With The Reckless

By Brian Rock Americana duo The Contenders are anything but reckless in their debut album, Laughing with the Reckless. Filled with finely crafted songs of struggle and hope, Guitarist Jay Nash and Drummer Josh Day […]

Gonzo Country Terry Allen Video Tribute

Terry Allen Video Tribute

In the long tradition of celebrating the works of our favorite artists through video tributes, including Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Willie Nelson, Levon Helm and Townes Van Zandt, we present the Terry Allen Video Tribute. We […]

TJ WEST TJ West Video Premiere: Willie Tea Taylor “Win This One”

TJ West Video Premiere: Willie Tea Taylor “Win This One”

By Kim Grant TJ West first premiered a video from The Tomboy Sessions in May of last year with The Brothers Comatose City Painted Gold. Now we’re happy to be premiering another Tomboy Sessions video, […]

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The Contenders’s Laughing With The Reckless

The Contenders’s Laughing With The Reckless

By Brian Rock Americana duo The Contenders are anything but reckless in their debut album, Laughing with the Reckless. Filled with finely crafted songs of struggle and hope, Guitarist Jay Nash and Drummer Josh Day […]

Tyler Childers Sells Out Ohio

Tyler Childers Sells Out Ohio

By Josh Schott Tyler Childers impressed at his sold out show at The Adelphia Music Hall in Marietta, Ohio on October 27. The show had been sold out well in advance, which is a rarity […]

Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls

Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls

By Jake Tully A cursory listen to Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls might place the record in the vein of Yusuf Islam (nee Georgiou) or even a more country-fried Charlie Reid, in which case both […]

JD McPherson’s Undivided Heart And Soul

JD McPherson’s Undivided Heart And Soul

By Brian Rock The first note of the first song on JD McPherson’s new album, Undivided Heart And Soul, lets you know right away he’s entering a new chapter in his career. With this, his […]

Whitney Rose’s Rule 62

Whitney Rose’s Rule 62

By Brian Rock For most people, rule No.1 is the most important. But Whitney Rose marches to her own tune on her new album, Rule 62. Although relatively new to the Americana scene (this is […]

Steven Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers’ ‘The Long Awaited Album’

Steven Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers’ ‘The Long Awaited Album’

By Josh Schott For decades Steve Martin has entertained audiences with his acting and comedy. Nowadays he’s spending more time impressing them with his banjo picking. The acclaimed actor has been consistently churning out new […]

Tom Petty: An Appreciation

Tom Petty: An Appreciation

By Terry Paul Roland When he took the stage and the music began, if you listened closely, through the drums, the organ, the electric guitars, you could hear thunder, feel its movement, you could see […]

[Song Premier] Emily Herring “Last Of The Houston Honky Tonk Heroes”

[Song Premier] Emily Herring “Last Of The Houston Honky Tonk Heroes”

Photo: Gina Binkley Song Premier: Emily Herring, “Last Of The Houston Honky Tonk Heroes” A native of Huston, Texas, singer-songwriter Emily Herring’s upcoming release, Gliding (Eight 30 Records), is a welcome shot of purist country. A […]

Don Williams: An Appreciation

Don Williams: An Appreciation

By Terry Roland Thank God for singers of songs. In past music eras, they were the stars. Frank Sinatra and Elvis are two iconic examples of singers who most songwriters would give up their first-born […]

Chris Fullterton: Epilepsy Blues

Chris Fullterton: Epilepsy Blues

  Chris Fullerton: Epilepsy Blues By Courtney S. Lennon, Editor On his debut album, Epilepsy Blues (Eight 30 Records), Austin-based singer-songwriter, Chris Fullterton courageously looks his own mortality straight in the eye and comes out […]

Eilen Jewell’s Down Hearted Blues

Eilen Jewell’s Down Hearted Blues

By Brian Rock “Queen of the Minor Key,” Eilen Jewell, ventures further into the blue range of the musical spectrum with her latest album, Down Hearted Blues, a tribute to early Blues pioneers like Willie Dixon, […]

TJ’s 2017 AmericanaFEST Highlights

TJ’s 2017 AmericanaFEST Highlights

Thousands of artists, fans, and industry professionals flocked to Nashville for The 8th annual AmericanaFEST, put on by the Americana Music Association. AmericanaFEST featured over 230 live performances at almost 40 of Nashville’s most prominent venues […]