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Forgiveness in Unforgiving Times: Brandi Carlile’s By the Way, I Forgive You Forgiveness in Unforgiving Times: Brandi Carlile’s By the Way, I Forgive You
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Features Kinky Friedman: Deep in the Heart of Texas

Kinky Friedman: Deep in the Heart of Texas

By Terry Paul Roland As the sun sets in Southern California, Kinky Friedman is restless. On the first leg of a national tour in support of his pending release, Circus of Life (his first album […]

Reviews Mandy Barnett’s Strange Conversation

Mandy Barnett’s Strange Conversation

By Brian Rock Nashville torch singer, Mandy Barnett speaks volumes on her new release, Strange Conversation. After making a career as Patsy Cline’s foremost musical disciple by starring in “Always…Patsy Cline” at the Ryman Theater […]

Gonzo Country Women For Wanda: A Tribute To The Queen of Rockabilly

Women For Wanda: A Tribute To The Queen of Rockabilly

 In 1995, Pam Tillis, Wanda Jackson, Iris Dement and Rosie Flores played “Live at The Ryman,” a show that included an all female line up and band. As part of TJ’s Wanda Week, we continue the […]

TJ WEST TJ West: Bonnie Whitmore

TJ West: Bonnie Whitmore

By Kim Grant Bonnie Whitmore once asked of the Dallas Observer “Where is the Liz Phair of today?”  The Austin-based musician answered that question with her 2016 album, Fuck With Sad Girls, her feminist album […]

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Mandy Barnett’s Strange Conversation

Mandy Barnett’s Strange Conversation

By Brian Rock Nashville torch singer, Mandy Barnett speaks volumes on her new release, Strange Conversation. After making a career as Patsy Cline’s foremost musical disciple by starring in “Always…Patsy Cline” at the Ryman Theater […]

Mike Farris’s Silver & Stone

Mike Farris’s Silver & Stone

By Brian Rock “Do you like good music – ah, that sweet Soul music?” If so, then Mike Farris’ new album is definitely for you. Still riding the wave from his 2015 Gospel Grammy Award […]

Jason Eady’s I Travel On

Jason Eady’s I Travel On

By Brian Rock Jason Eady plays non-hyphenated Country music for grown-ups. His seventh album, I Travel On, is a collection of smokin’ Honky-Tonkers and story ballads packed with tales from the road and from life’s […]

The Record Company’s All Of This Life

The Record Company’s All Of This Life

By Brian Rock The Record Company is back to business with their second release All Of This Life. Every bit as primal and energetic as their critically acclaimed debut, the new album confirms the band’s […]

Left Arm Tan’s El Camino

Left Arm Tan’s El Camino

By Brian Rock Left Arm Tan is ready to hit the road with their fourth album, El Camino. Conjuring the image of a windows-down road trip, Left Arm Tan (LAT) perfectly captures the sun-drenched sound […]

Song Premiere [Jack Evan Johnson “The Force”]

Song Premiere [Jack Evan Johnson “The Force”]

Las Vegas, Nev. native, Nashville, Tenn. based singer-songwriter, Jack Evan Johnson premiers his aggressive new single, “The Force,” the first  off his pending fall 2018 release, American Pink. The song was recorded in May, 2018 at Ardent […]

TJ’s Summer Sonic Six Pack [Parker Millsap, Nicki Bluhm, Speedbuggy and more]

TJ’s Summer Sonic Six Pack [Parker Millsap, Nicki Bluhm, Speedbuggy and more]

By Brian Rock Summer’s here and the time is right… for updating your backyard BBQ and road trip playlists. With so many great new releases this summer, it’s hard to focus on just one. So, […]

Free Download  of Chris Fullerton’s new single “Come On In”

Free Download of Chris Fullerton’s new single “Come On In”

Eight 30 Records is releasing Chris Fullerton’s new single “Come On In” as a free download today! The emotional song offers a direct rallying cry against President Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy separating immigrant families […]

Kinky Friedman: Deep in the Heart of Texas

Kinky Friedman: Deep in the Heart of Texas

By Terry Paul Roland As the sun sets in Southern California, Kinky Friedman is restless. On the first leg of a national tour in support of his pending release, Circus of Life (his first album […]

Tami Neilson’s Sassafrass

Tami Neilson’s Sassafrass

By Brian Rock Tami Neilson is a woman of contradictions. Born in Canada, she resides in New Zealand. An award-winning Country singer, she infuses her music with Soul. A hard-hitting social commentator, she wraps her […]

Spotlight: Eight 30 Records

Spotlight: Eight 30 Records

by Terry Paul Roland With origins dating back to 1995, the Americana genre has consistently celebrated artists steeped in American music tradition, following the spirit of talent scout and producer, Ralph Peer and American music […]

Luke Winslow-King’s Blue Mesa

Luke Winslow-King’s Blue Mesa

By Brian Rock Luke Winslow-King’s sixth album, Blue Mesa could just as easily have been called “Blues Mesa.” Each of the ten Blues-infused Americana songs on this album stands out like a painted mesa against […]