Turnstyled: Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band, Emma Swift, Moonlight Ale and Derek Thomas & Skyline Drive Turnstyled: Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band, Emma Swift, Moonlight Ale and Derek Thomas & Skyline Drive

Turnstyled: Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band, Emma Swift, Moonlight Ale and Derek Thomas & Skyline Drive

  • November 25, 2014 11:15 am
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Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band Take It Like A Man Yep Roc Records Southern gothic Athens, Ga. songwriter Jim White and the Packway Handle Band are set to release, Take It Like A Man, a raw and fun folk grass record. White describes the union of he and the band as “a synthesis […]

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TJ East: This Byrd Done Flown Again TJ East: This Byrd Done Flown Again

TJ East: This Byrd Done Flown Again

  • November 16, 2014 10:51 am
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TJ East: This Byrd Done Flown Again by KANDIA CRAZY HORSE Americana is a strange beast, an ideal more than a genre, claimed by diverse camps in a crazy quilt of alternate visions. Yet it’s a potent ideal full of mystery, animated at its flux core by a few transcendent spirits – perhaps none so […]

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TJ WEST: Sara Petite TJ WEST: Sara Petite

TJ WEST: Sara Petite

  • November 13, 2014 10:00 am
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TJ WEST: Sara Petite By Kim Grant Over the years, Americana music starlet, Sara Petite has established a solid name for herself in her adopted home of San Diego as well as in Nashville and Europe. Her sound ranges from country to bluegrass to rock ‘n roll and everything in between. Petite is a natural […]

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Ronnie Fauss Built to Break Ronnie Fauss Built to Break

Ronnie Fauss Built to Break

  • November 4, 2014 10:00 am
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Ronnie Fauss Built to Break By Brian Rock Built To Break by Ronnie Fauss blurs the lines between alt-country and alt-rock. Moving from the pounding drums and electric guitars of “Another Town” and “A Natural End” to the pedal steel and fiddle on “The Big Catch” and “Never Gonna Last;” Ronnie Fauss delivers a sonically […]

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Features

Del McCoury Brings His Own Brand of Bluegrass to the Huck Finn Jubilee

Del McCoury Brings His Own Brand of Bluegrass to the Huck Finn Jubilee

Del McCoury Brings His Own Brand of Bluegrass to the Huck Finn Jubilee By Terry Paul Roland Talking with Del McCoury is like spending an hour with a favorite uncle you haven’t connected with in years. He’s congenial, funny and quick with scattered stories of his historic past. He’s not someone you want to get […]

Jun 9, 2014 11:37

Reviews

Turnstyled: Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band, Emma Swift, Moonlight Ale and Derek Thomas & Skyline Drive

Turnstyled: Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band, Emma Swift, Moonlight Ale and Derek Thomas & Skyline Drive

Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band Take It Like A Man Yep Roc Records Southern gothic Athens, Ga. songwriter Jim White and the Packway Handle Band are set to release, Take It Like A Man, a raw and fun folk grass record. White describes the union of he and the band as “a synthesis […]

Nov 25, 2014 11:15

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: Sara Petite

TJ WEST: Sara Petite

TJ WEST: Sara Petite By Kim Grant Over the years, Americana music starlet, Sara Petite has established a solid name for herself in her adopted home of San Diego as well as in Nashville and Europe. Her sound ranges from country to bluegrass to rock ‘n roll and everything in between. Petite is a natural […]

Nov 13, 2014 10:00

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The story behind Tweedy’s Sukierae

The story behind Tweedy’s Sukierae

The story behind Tweedy’s Sukierae By Jake Tully It seems that any time one can assume Jeff Tweedy is down for the count his return is more invigorated and imbued with fresh ideas than ever imaginable. Such is the case with Sukierae, Tweedy’s latest side project with son Spencer. Released under the mutual surname, Tweedy, […]

TJ WEST: Janiva Magness opens up on Original

TJ WEST: Janiva Magness opens up on Original

TJ WEST: Janiva Magness opens up on Original By Kim Grant Los Angeles resident, Janiva Magness is an award winning singer-songwriter who recently released her 11th album, Original, which was co-produced by long-time collaborator, Dave Darling. Although a 2013 Blues Music Award Winner, Magness’ music is hard to categorize, and with Original she stretches boundaries […]

TJ Premiere: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Jaime Wyatt “Come Home For December”

TJ Premiere: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Jaime Wyatt “Come Home For December”

TJ Premiere: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Jaime Wyatt “Come Home For December” Peak behind the scenes as Jaime Wyatt and producer Mark Howard, record the song “Come Home For December,” for her upcoming album, in the next installment of the docu-series Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG). Jaime Wyatt has had an up and down few years, from leaving the band CALICO to […]

Pirates Canoe: One For The Pain In My Heart

Pirates Canoe: One For The Pain In My Heart

Pirates Canoe: One For The Pain In My Heart By Brian Rock Pirates Canoe and their debut album, One For The Pain In My Heart, defy easy classification. The lead song, “On Being Unknown,” begins with beautiful, Norah Jones style vocals layered over soothing, Manhattan, cocktail-jazz rhythms. “Guitar Blue” follows with a straight-from-Appalachia feel; complete […]

TJ WEST Video Premiere: Alias Means “Things I Can’t Explain”

TJ WEST Video Premiere: Alias Means “Things I Can’t Explain”

TJ WEST Video Premiere: Alias Means “Things I Can’t Explain” By Kim Grant Alias Means has been a figure on the Los Angeles Americana/country/bluegrass music scene for many years. His latest record, Light Matter showcases Means’ versatility for instruments along with his ability to move through the genres with ease. “For the music video, I […]

Way Over Yonder in Santa Monica

Way Over Yonder in Santa Monica

Way Over Yonder in Santa Monica By Jake Tully Day two of Santa Monica’s 2nd annual Way Over Yonder fest saw what may very well have been largest gathering of L.A. County’s finest folk and Americana music fans. Held in the same location on the Pier as the city’s famous Summer Twilight Series, Way Over […]

Ryan Adams Shows His Age

Ryan Adams Shows His Age

Ryan Adams Shows His Age By Jake Tully It’s been quite some time since Ryan Adams has released an album so evidently helmed with his own creative license. It’s no surprise that Adams is a far superior producer of content when making music on his own terms, but this time it’s transformative. Ryan Adams is […]

Justin Townes Earle “Single Mothers”

Justin Townes Earle “Single Mothers”

Justin Townes Earle “Single Mothers” By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor With a new label and a new wife, Justin Townes Earle has spent the past year in transition.  After a public feud over artistic integrity with would-be label Communion Records (started by Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons), Earle has found a new home at Vagrant […]

TJ West: Catching up with The Brothers Comatose

TJ West: Catching up with The Brothers Comatose

TJ West: Catching up with The Brothers Comatose By Kim Grant The Brothers Comatose are a 5-piece string band that’s based in the San Francisco Bay area. Ben and Alex Morrison are actual brothers and original members of the quintet. They play guitar and banjo respectively and both contribute lead vocals. Fleshing out the quintet […]

Jump In, It’s Swimmin’ Time

Jump In, It’s Swimmin’ Time

Jump In, It’s Swimmin’ Time By Jake Tully Between relentless NPR touting and popularity driven from overnight Spotify showcasing, it’s easy to get inundated with Americana duos in present times. However, despite the encroaching fear that one might miss the boat with the next best partners from down South, Charleston husband and wife duo Shovels […]

Los Angeles is the place for Americana in September

Los Angeles is the place for Americana in September

Los Angeles is the place for Americana in September By Gerry Gomez The Los Angeles area is a magnet to a lot of great shows in September and it’s not even Rocktober yet! Make your plans now and get out to see some of the great local acts sharing the stage with national groups, legends […]

TJ East: Video Premiere of Jumbo Brown “Ain’t Nothing Wrong”

TJ East: Video Premiere of Jumbo Brown “Ain’t Nothing Wrong”

Video Premiere of Jumbo Brown “Ain’t Nothing Wrong” By Mark Lennon “Ain’t Nothing Wrong” is the first single off of Brooklyn based Jumbo Brown’s upcoming album American Primitive (December 2nd). Jumbo Brown is a band of country boys livin’ in Brooklyn, creating sing-along Country Blues songs about drinking and debauchery and giving you that backwoods, […]