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Features Busted Strings & Crazy Gods: A Lost Interview with John Prine

Busted Strings & Crazy Gods: A Lost Interview with John Prine

Words and photos, John Kruth It was a cold rainy night in New York (November 5, 1986) when John Prine took the stage with Philip Donelly from Dublin, standing on Prine’s right, picking an orange […]

Reviews Reckless Kelly Releases American Jackpot & American Girls

Reckless Kelly Releases American Jackpot & American Girls

By Brian Rock Reckless Kelly pens a love letter to America in their simultaneously released new albums, American Jackpot and American Girls. Lead vocalist Willy Braun explains that, “I wanted to tell stories of everyday […]

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 TJWest’s 2019 AmericanaFEST Highlights

TJWest’s 2019 AmericanaFEST Highlights

By Kim Grant I came to Los Angeles by way of Chicago 18 years ago.  At the time, I could count on one hand the amount of people I knew in L.A.  One of those […]

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Reckless Kelly Releases American Jackpot & American Girls

Reckless Kelly Releases American Jackpot & American Girls

By Brian Rock Reckless Kelly pens a love letter to America in their simultaneously released new albums, American Jackpot and American Girls. Lead vocalist Willy Braun explains that, “I wanted to tell stories of everyday […]

Zach Aaron’s Fill Dirt Wanted

Zach Aaron’s Fill Dirt Wanted

By Brian Rock Texas troubadour Zach Aaron digs up some authentic Country Blues on his third release, Fill Dirt Wanted. With a voice as raw and real as a fresh bar fight scar, Aaron combines […]

Whitney Rose’s We Still Go To Rodeos

Whitney Rose’s We Still Go To Rodeos

By Brian Rock Whitney Rose saddles up for her fourth full length release, We Still Go To Rodeos. Cementing her place among the who’s who of women artists in Americana, she combines the fearlessness of […]

Surrender Hill’s A Whole Lot of Freedom

Surrender Hill’s A Whole Lot of Freedom

By Brian Rock Husband and wife duo, Surrender Hill, put a whole lot of work into their fourth album, A Whole Lot of Freedom. The album is an ambitious, eighteen song exploration of roots music […]

Mark Erelli’s Blindsided

Mark Erelli’s Blindsided

By Brian Rock Folk troubadour Mark Erelli wrestles with life’s unexpected twists and turns on his tenth release, Blindsided. On past projects the mercurial Erelli has explored Folk, Country, Singer/Songwriter and even some Western Swing. […]

Chicago Farmer’s Flyover Country

Chicago Farmer’s Flyover Country

By Brian Rock Midwestern Folk singer Chicago Farmer (aka Cody Diekhof) soars to new heights on his sixth album, Flyover Country. With a little help from Texas Country Rockers, Band of Heathens, he plugs in […]

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 […]

Eleven Hundred Springs Releases Here ‘Tis

Eleven Hundred Springs Releases Here ‘Tis

By Brian Rock It’s no secret that some of the best kept secrets in Americana come from Texas. Bands like Left Arm Tan, Casey Donahue Band, Micky & The Motorcars, The Vandoliers and many others […]

Between the Grooves: Hot Damn, Good Lord Almighty, Whiskey Foxtrot Comes Out Swingin

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By Jonathan Oost Birthed out of Winston-Salem, NC in 2017, established regional solo artists Sam Foster and Seth Williams came together to form Whiskey Foxtrot, a conglomerate of the music they love: rock and country, […]

Left Arm Tan Rides Again

Left Arm Tan Rides Again

By Brian Rock Left Arm Tan rides again (with windows down of course) on their eponymous fifth album, Left Arm Tan. Continuing in the footsteps of their Southern California Country-Rock heroes, The Flying Burrito Brothers, […]

TJ Music [Turnstyled, Junkpiled] Best of 2019

TJ Music [Turnstyled, Junkpiled] Best of 2019

Another year of music is in the books. TJ’s best of 2019 celebrates the diverse work of artists we love, ranging from country legends to impressive newcomers. Thank you to all of our TJ family […]

Honky-tonk Holiday Stocking Stuffer

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By Brian Rock It’s mid-December and the days are flying past faster than eight tiny airborne reindeer. But don’t worry, there’s still enough time to grab a few last-minute stocking stuffers for your music loving […]