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You Are About To Become Involved With Van Dyke Parks!

You Are About To Become Involved With Van Dyke Parks! Words, Courtney S. Lennon Illustrations, Mandy Newham-Cobb It’s eleven in the morning on a mid-June day and Van Dyke Parks is at home in Los […]

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Mason Lively Releases Self-titled Second Release

By Brian Rock Texas native, Mason Lively reintroduces himself to the Americana scene with his self-titled second release, Mason Lively. Like Pat Green and Casey Donahew, Lively is part of the next generation of Texas […]

Gonzo Country The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Tribute Show

The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Tribute Show

“Well I was born a rambler friends, and I intend to die that way. It could be twenty years from now,  it could be most any day. But if there ain’t no whiskey and wimen […]

TJ WEST Folk Alliance International Presents Folk Unlocked

Folk Alliance International Presents Folk Unlocked

In a time of social distancing, the Folk Unlocked virtual festival is a musical trip around the world that marks the launch of the Village Fund, FAI’s grants to struggling musicians and folk music workers […]

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Rick Holmstrom’s See That Light

Rick Holmstrom’s See That Light

By Brian Rock Rick Holmstrom finds glimmers of hope in these dark days on See That Light. The guitarist and bandleader for Mavis Staples plumbs the depths of his own Covid/Lockdown-induced funk to produce a […]

Folk Alliance International Presents Folk Unlocked

Folk Alliance International Presents Folk Unlocked

In a time of social distancing, the Folk Unlocked virtual festival is a musical trip around the world that marks the launch of the Village Fund, FAI’s grants to struggling musicians and folk music workers […]

Video Premier: “No One Gets Pulled Over on Christmas Eve” (The Smoking Flowers) and “Santa Claus is Dead” (Dee Oh Gee)

Video Premier: “No One Gets Pulled Over on Christmas Eve” (The Smoking Flowers) and “Santa Claus is Dead” (Dee Oh Gee)

The Great Conjunction of Winter Solstice 2020: Two Bands Align for a Christmas Double-feature “Everything has been out of control this year, even Santa. At least we don’t have Krampus in our video.” – The […]

TJ Stocking Stuffer with Jerry Jeff Walker, George Shingleton, Brit Taylor and Chris Hillman

TJ Stocking Stuffer with Jerry Jeff Walker, George Shingleton, Brit Taylor and Chris Hillman

By Brian Rock Well the calendar is down to one page, and quite frankly the entire year belongs on Santa’s naughty list. But for those of us who have been able stay nice amidst the […]

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar’s The Reckless One

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar’s The Reckless One

By Brian Rock Canadian songbird Samantha Martin and her musical Soul-mates, Delta Sugar return for their third album, The Reckless One. Radiating classic mid-sixties soul vibes on every note, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar add […]

Graber Gryass’ Late Bloom

Graber Gryass’ Late Bloom

By Brian Rock Graber Gryass, an assortment of seasoned bluegrass veterans, germinates to release their debut album, Late Bloom. Led by vocalist Michael Graber, the band plays traditional Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountain Bluegrass styles […]

Billy Joe Shaver: August 16,1939 – October 28, 2020

Billy Joe Shaver: August 16,1939 – October 28, 2020

Illustration, Mandy Newham-Cobb By, Courtney S. Lennon I’ve never been at a loss for words before. I always have words. They’re my job. Now, I have none. I should be able to write about Billy Joe […]

Rachel Brooke’s The Loneliness in Me

Rachel Brooke’s The Loneliness in Me

By Brian Rock Rachel Brooke pours out classic country tearjerkers on her third release, The Loneliness in Me. Channeling her inner Kitty Wells, with just a touch of Connie Francis, Brooke goes full “old school” […]

Jensen Sister’s Yellow Frames

Jensen Sister’s Yellow Frames

By Brian Rock Hot on the heels of their critically acclaimed 2019 EP, Highway Hippie, The Jensen Sisters return with the release of their debut full length album, Yellow Frames. The talented songwriting sisters combine […]

Victoria Bailey’s Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline

Victoria Bailey’s Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline

By Brian Rock Victoria Bailey pays homage to classic country on her debut release, Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline. As you might surmise from the title, the album is chock full of references to […]

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Announces theme and lineup

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Announces theme and lineup

The onset of COVID-19 caused the HSB team to pivot in a unique way: the artists/bands on the lineup filmed brand new performances at venues around in Austin (like The Continental Club), Nashville (like The Ryman Auditorium), […]

Heidi Newfield’s The Barfly Sessions: Vol 1

Heidi Newfield’s The Barfly Sessions: Vol 1

By Brian Rock Heidi Newfield is back! Eight years after her first solo album since leaving Trick Pony, Newfield returns with The Barfly Sessions: Vol 1. Overflowing with a decade’s worth of creative energy, “The […]