The Grand Ole Echo Back for 9th Season The Grand Ole Echo Back for 9th Season

The Grand Ole Echo Back for 9th Season

  • April 13, 2014 9:36 am
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The Grand Ole Back For 9th Season The Los Angeles Americana and Roots Music Show A Must for Los Angeles Fans By Kim Grant The Grand Ole Echo started as an idea for a casual Sunday ‘hang’ for musicians on the patio of the renowned nightclub, The Echo. Soon the gathering also took over the […]

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BILLY BLOCK FAMILY FUND BENEFIT CONCERT BILLY BLOCK FAMILY FUND BENEFIT CONCERT

BILLY BLOCK FAMILY FUND BENEFIT CONCERT

  • April 7, 2014 11:57 am
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WESTERN BEAT SPECIAL EDITION — BILLY BLOCK FAMILY FUND BENEFIT CONCERT Benefit concert to aid drummer & tireless Western Beat impresario Billy Block Thursday, April 10, at Musicians Institute Concert Hall in Hollywood By Kim Grant The Los Angeles songwriter and roots music community is rallying to support one of its most tireless advocates: Western […]

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Gary Austin’s The Traveler Gary Austin’s The Traveler

Gary Austin’s The Traveler

  • March 31, 2014 6:16 am
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Gary Austin’s The Traveler By Gerry Gomez Staff Writer There’s a purity and honesty in Gary Austin’s songs. A longtime writer, Gary Austin is the founder of Los Angeles’ famed Groundling theatre who just recently put years of living, writing, and storytelling to music with his long overdue, debut release, Gary Austin The Traveler. A […]

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Scott H. Biram Q&A – Loud and Rowdy at The Echo Scott H. Biram Q&A – Loud and Rowdy at The Echo

Scott H. Biram Q&A – Loud and Rowdy at The Echo

  • March 12, 2014 8:57 am
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  Scott H. Biram Q&A –Loud and Rowdy at The Echo By Jonathan Shifflett Following his 2014 release, Nothin’ But Blood, Texas native Scott H. Biram takes his rough and tumble, one-man band act on a spring tour of twenty US cities and three European countries. For those who know the music of Scott H. […]

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Features

Willie Nile’s American Ride: The TJ Interview

Willie Nile’s American Ride: The TJ Interview

Willie Nile’s American Ride By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor www.willienile.com It was once a place where writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Mark Twain spent time honing their craft, but these days, Buffalo, NY is a city best known for blizzards, the invention of chicken wings and a football team that lost four consecutive Super […]

Sep 16, 2013 12:02

Reviews

Gary Austin’s The Traveler

Gary Austin’s The Traveler

Gary Austin’s The Traveler By Gerry Gomez Staff Writer There’s a purity and honesty in Gary Austin’s songs. A longtime writer, Gary Austin is the founder of Los Angeles’ famed Groundling theatre who just recently put years of living, writing, and storytelling to music with his long overdue, debut release, Gary Austin The Traveler. A […]

Mar 31, 2014 6:16

Gonzo Country

Turnstyled Junkpiled Profiles: The Far West

Turnstyled Junkpiled Profiles: The Far West

Turnstyled Junkpiled Profiles: The Far West HOME: Los Angeles, CA PROFESSION: Movers of Musical Equipment. HOBBIES: Stargazing, Muckraking, Collecting Lampshades. LAST ALBUM PURCHASED: Robert: I just got Uncle Tupelo’s Anthology, great to hear those songs again. Lee: JJ Cale Naturally. LAST ACCOMPLISHMENT: As we write this it’s been a good few months for us; we’ve had some […]

Feb 26, 2014 10:32

TJ WEST

The Grand Ole Echo Back for 9th Season

The Grand Ole Echo Back for 9th Season

The Grand Ole Back For 9th Season The Los Angeles Americana and Roots Music Show A Must for Los Angeles Fans By Kim Grant The Grand Ole Echo started as an idea for a casual Sunday ‘hang’ for musicians on the patio of the renowned nightclub, The Echo. Soon the gathering also took over the […]

Apr 13, 2014 9:36

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Little Lonely Video Premiere: “Interstate Hum”

Little Lonely Video Premiere: “Interstate Hum”

TJ West: Little Lonely Video Premiere: “Interstate Hum” By Kim Grant Little Lonely (aka Julie Cain) is a Missouri-born, Los Angeles based musician. Little Lonely’s self-titled debut album out now, was produced by Sean Hoffman (American Music Club, Linda Perhacs) and features accomplished musicians Greg Eklund (Everclear, The Oohlas), Eric Heywood (The Pretenders, Son Volt), Heather […]

East Nashville Roots Musician, Amelia White and her Los Angeles Record Release Party

East Nashville Roots Musician, Amelia White and her Los Angeles Record Release Party

East Nashville Roots Musician, Amelia White and her Los Angeles Record Release Party “I have a heart-shaped rock from the Buffalo River in Tennessee that I always carry for good luck- and Billy Holiday is singing to me today.” This is what Nashville artist, Amelia White tells me when I ask her what she always […]

The Pioneertown Palace Premiere’s At SXSW

The Pioneertown Palace Premiere’s At SXSW

  The Pioneertown Palace Documentary on the Pappy and Harriet’s roadhouse in the California desert premiere’s at the SXSW film festival By Kim Grant The film festival portion of SXSW has kicked off this year with the first screening of The Pioneertown Palace, a short documentary that follows the story of Pappy and Harriet’s, a […]

The California Roots Union

The California Roots Union

The California Roots Union Two California musicians are trying to bring the state back to its’ roots By Kim Grant David Serby and Grant Langston have been longstanding fixtures on the Los Angeles roots music scene. As singers, songwriters and players they both have been known to move between honky-tonk and Americana music with a […]

TJ Videos: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Brian Wright “Haunted”

TJ Videos: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Brian Wright “Haunted”

TJ Videos: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Brian Wright “Haunted” “Haunted” by Brian Wright, is the latest in the music docu-series by Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG). This is an amazing peak behind the curtain of what it is like in the studio during the creative process. From Wright teaching the song to the band, telling stories, twisting nobs, exchanging guitar licks to […]

Nothin’ But Blood by Scott H. Biram

Nothin’ But Blood by Scott H. Biram

Nothin’ But Blood by Scott H. Biram By Jonathan Shifflett Nothin’ But Blood, the new album from Scott H. Biram aka The Dirty Old One Man Band, is an enlightening collection of dirty, gospel tunes, drifter ballads and sludge-covered blues. The fourteen tracks explore sin, misfortune and redemption with such insider perspective one might think […]

Cool Your Jets by Patrolled By Radar

Cool Your Jets by Patrolled By Radar

Cool Your Jets by Patrolled By Radar By Gerry Gomez Staff Writer It’s probably appropriate to call Patrolled By Radar, a Los Angeles institution of the finest roots rock-n-roll brand. Having been a fixture in LA for over the past decade (previously 50 Cent Haircut), PBR is set to release a new full length album […]

TJ WEST: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

TJ WEST: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

TJ WEST: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion By Kim Grant, Contributing Writer sarahleeandjohnny.com The husband-wife duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion have been making music together for 13 years.  Guthrie grew up in a musical household as the daughter of Arlo Guthrie and granddaughter of Woody.  Irion’s roots are of the literary kind, […]

TJ Tracks: Ladies Gun Club “Big Bass Drum”

TJ Tracks: Ladies Gun Club “Big Bass Drum”

TJ Tracks: Ladies Gun Club “Big Bass Drum”   Nashville’s Sally Jaye and Sarah Roberts of Ladies Gun Club have released the single “Big Bass Drum,” as a lead up to their upcoming Fall 2014 album.  With a Jack White, Dolly Parton feel, “Big Bass Drum” grabs you and doesn’t let go, driving guitar, back woods Appalachian harmonies […]

TJ Videos: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Brian Wright “Rosalee”

TJ Videos: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Brian Wright “Rosalee”

TJ Videos: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Brian Wright “Rosalee” Waco, Texas native Brian Wright recently released Rattle Their Chains from Sugar Hill Records featuring the song “Rosalee.” “Rosalee” starts with just Wright and his acoustic guitar evoking a plaintive simplicity to do Johnny Cash proud. The drums kick in and the tune blossoms into a swirl of images conjured […]

TJ Tracks: “There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Bad”

TJ Tracks: “There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Bad”

TJ Tracks: “There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Bad”   “There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Bad” is an exclusive track from Doug C and the Blacklisted’s forthcoming album. Download “There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Bad” FREE! Doug C and the Blacklisted is an Alt-Country project from Los Angeles, California that was founded in 2012 by singer/songwriter […]

Rock & Roll Voodoo Queen

Rock & Roll Voodoo Queen

Rock & Roll Voodoo Queen Funkyjenn and the Fringe Benefits By Gerry Gomez Staff Writer Jennifer Gibbons’ strong soulful vocals front Funkyjenn and the Fringe Benefits on the debut six-song romp Rock & Roll Voodoo Queen. With producers/collaborators John Schreffler Jr. and Ted Russell Kamp, Funkyjenn and the Fringe Benefits cruise through rock n’ soul, […]