TJ West: Mike Stinson Back in Los Angeles TJ West: Mike Stinson Back in Los Angeles

TJ West: Mike Stinson Back in Los Angeles

  • July 14, 2016 8:13 am
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By Kim Grant Native Virginian, longtime LA transplant and now residing in Houston Texas,  Mike Stinson is back in Los Angeles, playing three shows over a long weekend at local main-stays Pappy and Harriett’s, Cinema Bar and the Agastock Benefit at The Echo.  Described by Billboard Magazine as the “King of the neo-honky-tonkers,” Stinson and band can jump from playing […]

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Up Close & Personal with John Prine and Sturgill Simpson Up Close & Personal with John Prine and Sturgill Simpson

Up Close & Personal with John Prine and Sturgill Simpson

  • June 29, 2016 12:04 pm
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By Chris Isom with photos by Adrienne Cohen Isom We’ve come to expect good things from the GRAMMY Museum and their GRAMMY Pro exclusive Up Close & Personal series raised the bar. Spending the evening with American country/roots singer/songwriters John Prine and Sturgill Simpson, talking creative process and telling stories moderated by music journalist Paul Zollo, […]

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Petunia & The Vipers: Dead Bird On The Highway Petunia & The Vipers: Dead Bird On The Highway

Petunia & The Vipers: Dead Bird On The Highway

  • June 14, 2016 1:46 pm
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By Brian Rock If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten path, Canada’s Petunia & The Vipers have just the thing for you. Their new release, Dead Bird On The Highway, blooms and blossoms with inventive musical combinations on every song. A jazzier version of Southern Culture on the Skids, Petunia & The […]

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TJ West: Brian Whelan talks about his new record Sugarland TJ West: Brian Whelan talks about his new record Sugarland

TJ West: Brian Whelan talks about his new record Sugarland

  • June 10, 2016 8:00 am
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By Kim Grant Brian Whelan is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter who has recently added producer to his credits. He is a former member of the power-pop band, The Broken West (2004) and the Americana indie rock band, Apex Manor (2010- both bands on Merge Records). Whelan’s a multi-instrumentalist who has played with the illustrious Chuck […]

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Features

Up Close & Personal with John Prine and Sturgill Simpson

Up Close & Personal with John Prine and Sturgill Simpson

By Chris Isom with photos by Adrienne Cohen Isom We’ve come to expect good things from the GRAMMY Museum and their GRAMMY Pro exclusive Up Close & Personal series raised the bar. Spending the evening with American country/roots singer/songwriters John Prine and Sturgill Simpson, talking creative process and telling stories moderated by music journalist Paul Zollo, […]

Jun 29, 2016 12:04

Reviews

Jack Klatt’s Shadows In The Sunset

Jack Klatt’s Shadows In The Sunset

By Brian Rock I must confess I’m a little late jumping on the Jack Klatt bandwagon. But in my defense, Klatt was a little late starting the bandwagon in the first place. After ditching college to pursue his music he spent six years on the road as a vagabond troubadour, playing for his every next […]

Aug 24, 2016 9:57

Gonzo Country

Scott Biram’s Buffalo Buzzsaw

Scott Biram’s Buffalo Buzzsaw

By Mark Lennon Scott Biram took his self proclaimed ‘Dirty Old One Man Band’ to Buffalo’s Town Ballroom this past weekend. The ballroom is a classic venue which offers three levels of viewing, whether you want to watch from above or up close and personal, there wasn’t a bad spot in the house. Tearing through […]

Aug 9, 2016 9:25

TJ WEST

TJ West [Video Premier]: The Brothers Comatose “The Way the West Was Won”

TJ West [Video Premier]:  The Brothers Comatose “The Way the West Was Won”

TJ West is delighted to premiere the video “The Way The West Was Won,” from the The Tomboy Sessions, off of The Brothers Comatose new album City Painted Gold, which was released on March 4th.  On City Painted Gold the string quintet drew inspiration from the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco where they lived for 14 years. TJ West had the […]

May 18, 2016 8:00

Recent Articles

Jack Klatt’s Shadows In The Sunset

Jack Klatt’s Shadows In The Sunset

By Brian Rock I must confess I’m a little late jumping on the Jack Klatt bandwagon. But in my defense, Klatt was a little late starting the bandwagon in the first place. After ditching college to pursue his music he spent six years on the road as a vagabond troubadour, playing for his every next […]

Chrystyna Marie’s Loaded Gun

Chrystyna Marie’s Loaded Gun

By Jake Tully There’s always a young troubadour ready to pick up the Bonnie Raitt archetype-mantle, and should the cut of their jib please the listening public at large, she’s permitted to continue in that vein until accessing some vein of pop or otherwise abdicating the throne to someone else. While it’s entirely too early […]

Scott Biram’s Buffalo Buzzsaw

Scott Biram’s Buffalo Buzzsaw

By Mark Lennon Scott Biram took his self proclaimed ‘Dirty Old One Man Band’ to Buffalo’s Town Ballroom this past weekend. The ballroom is a classic venue which offers three levels of viewing, whether you want to watch from above or up close and personal, there wasn’t a bad spot in the house. Tearing through […]

Long-Awaited Guy Clark Bio: Without Getting Killed Or Caught

Long-Awaited Guy Clark Bio: Without Getting Killed Or Caught

Legendary songwriter and Country great Guy Clark’s new bio, Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark, will be available October 18th. Written by Grammy-winning producer Tamara Saviano, the long awaited book explores the beloved tunesmith’s life, loves, and friendship with Townes Van Zandt, while also exploring the author’s friendship with Clark and […]

Tomato Tomato releases I Go Where You Go

Tomato Tomato releases I Go Where You Go

By Brian Rock Fresh picked from Canada, comes the new album from Tomato Tomato (or possibly pronounced Tomato Tomahto – I can never be sure after that Christopher Walken skit on Saturday Night Live) I Go Where You Go picks up where their debut album, So It Goes, left off; with a healthy dose of […]

French AmericanaJazz Artist NATE releases Pilgram

French AmericanaJazz Artist NATE releases Pilgram

By Brian Rock If you like Americana and Jazz and you ever find yourself in France, you should definitely check out the band Nate. If your travel budget keeps you closer to home, check out Nate’s new album, Pilgrim. Rooted in Jazz, Blues and Americana, Nate combines these elements with a continental, subdued elegance for a […]

Al Scorch: Circle Round The Signs

Al Scorch: Circle Round The Signs

By Brian Rock From the very first notes of Al Scorch’s new album, Circle Round The Signs, it’s abundantly clear that this is not your grandfather’s Bluegrass. Sure there’s plenty of banjo and fiddle to go around. But Al scorches the strings at full throttle and turns the amps to eleven. Like accidently playing an […]

TJ West [Video Premier]: The Brothers Comatose “The Way the West Was Won”

TJ West [Video Premier]:  The Brothers Comatose “The Way the West Was Won”

TJ West is delighted to premiere the video “The Way The West Was Won,” from the The Tomboy Sessions, off of The Brothers Comatose new album City Painted Gold, which was released on March 4th.  On City Painted Gold the string quintet drew inspiration from the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco where they lived for 14 years. TJ West had the […]

The New Roots of Soul

The New Roots of Soul

Six new artists with a soulful sound Leon Bridges leonbridges.com After finding his voice, 26-year-old Leon Bridges has completely immersed himself in soul. The Fort Worth, Texas native and Columbia Records artist released his debut album, ‘Coming Home,’ in June of 2015 to critical and public acclaim. “I’m not saying I can hold a candle […]

TJ West: Landing with Moonsville Collective

TJ West: Landing with Moonsville Collective

By Kim Grant Moonsville Collective is an Americana String Band that is based on the traditions of Appalachia, Old Time, Folk, Country & Rhythm and Blues. Forming in 2011, the band is comprised of six members including Father and son team “Dobro” Dan Richardson and bassist Seth Richardson, lead vocalists Corey Adams and Ryan Welch, mandolinist […]

Nudie’s Everything’s Different In The Night

Nudie’s Everything’s Different In The Night

By Brian Rock Canadian musician Nudie (Canudian?) releases his second solo album this month, Everything’s Different In The Night. Nudie (named for legendary Nashville designer Nudie Cohn, not for any onstage exhibitionism) continues his troubadour stylings from his critically acclaimed debut. A true Marty Stuart disciple, Nudie sings earnest, earthy songs about love and loss […]

Lorene from Left Arm Tan

Lorene from Left Arm Tan

By Brian Rock Start your engines and roll down your windows, because it’s time for the newest musical road trip from Left Arm Tan.  Lorene is the third full length offering from the Fort Worth based quintet. Picking up where they left off, they continue their distinctive brand of melodic Americana. With expert musicianship and […]