TJ WEST: Janiva Magness opens up on Original TJ WEST: Janiva Magness opens up on Original

TJ WEST: Janiva Magness opens up on Original

  • October 27, 2014 10:00 am
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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 […]

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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”

  • October 20, 2014 10:00 am
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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 […]

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TJ ARTIST PROFILE: 

Rose’s Pawn Shop TJ ARTIST PROFILE: 

Rose’s Pawn Shop

TJ ARTIST PROFILE: 

Rose’s Pawn Shop

  • October 17, 2014 10:00 am
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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 […]

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Ryan Adams Shows His Age Ryan Adams Shows His Age

Ryan Adams Shows His Age

  • September 24, 2014 11:26 am
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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 […]

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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

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 […]

Oct 14, 2014 10:30

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 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 […]

Oct 6, 2014 10:00

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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 […]

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, […]

TJ WEST Spotlight: Ben Reddell

TJ WEST Spotlight: Ben Reddell

TJ WEST Spotlight: Ben Reddell By Kim Grant Ben Reddell is very involved in the Los Angeles roots music community as a booker and promoter, partner in a record label, a music studio manager and as a musician—with his own band, and as support for several others. TJ West asks Reddell about the many hats […]

TJ West: March of Tracks

TJ West: March of Tracks

TJ West: March of Tracks By Kim Grant With elements of folk, classic country, southern rock and soul, Northern California artist, Jesse Brewster has been dubbed as one of the new breed of the musical working class heroes. His third album, March of Tracks was recorded as one song per month for 12 months, with […]

Dom Flemons’s Prospect Hill

Dom Flemons’s Prospect Hill

Dom Flemons’s Prospect Hill Fat Possum/Music Maker By Michael Verity As a founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops, singer and multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons’ stock in trade has long been the indigenous music of the American south. With Prospect Hill, he continues his examination of Americana’s deepest roots, from ragtime to blues to spirituals to the […]

Q&A With Newcomer to the LA Scene, Austin McCutchen

Q&A With Newcomer to the LA Scene, Austin McCutchen

TJ WEST Q&A With Newcomer to the LA Scene, Austin McCutchen By Kim Grant I first heard newcomer, Austin McCutchen’s music right after he moved to LA while sitting around a fire at a friend’s party. It was the perfect introduction to his dusty, twangy country that harkens back to the glory days of outlaw […]