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Features The Hero of Texas Music History

The Hero of Texas Music History

Brian T. Atkinson is a chief innovator of modern-day music writing. The critically acclaimed Austin-based author isn’t just a biographer, he’s  a songwriting historian, saving the works of Texas greats for generations to come. With […]

Reviews Davina and the Vagabonds’ Sugar Drops

Davina and the Vagabonds’ Sugar Drops

By Brian Rock Davina and the Vagabonds deliver a sweet and sumptuous feast for the ears on their fourth album, Sugar Drops. Lead singer (also songwriter and pianist) Davina Sowers is possessed of a voice […]

Gonzo Country 20 Greatest Texas Country Songs of All Time

20 Greatest Texas Country Songs of All Time

The 20 Greatest Texas Country Songs of All Time Texans have a real sense of independence that carriers over to songwriting. We were our own country for a while. All of these songwriters embody the incredible pride from the history […]

TJ WEST TJ WEST: Roots Roadhouse 19

TJ WEST: Roots Roadhouse 19

By Kim Grant Roots Roadhouse is the kick off event to the Grand Ole Echo –The Los Angeles-based live roots music series.  Roots Roadhouse is an all day festival taking place at Echo and Echoplex stages plus […]

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Davina and the Vagabonds’ Sugar Drops

Davina and the Vagabonds’ Sugar Drops

By Brian Rock Davina and the Vagabonds deliver a sweet and sumptuous feast for the ears on their fourth album, Sugar Drops. Lead singer (also songwriter and pianist) Davina Sowers is possessed of a voice […]

Karen Jonas’ Lucky, Revisited

Karen Jonas’ Lucky, Revisited

By Brian Rock Americana chanteuse, Karen Jonas revisits her early recordings on her fourth release, Lucky, Revisited. Whereas most artists revamp the arrangements of their most popular songs for the stage and then release a […]

Greg Felden’s Made of Strings

Greg Felden’s Made of Strings

By Brian Rock Greg Felden issues his Country tinged, Folk-Rock debut, Made of Strings. Like current Folk heroes Drew Holcomb and The Lumineers, Felden devotes as much attention to his musical arrangements as to his […]

TJ Premiere: Van Dyke Brown’s The Fair

TJ Premiere: Van Dyke Brown’s The Fair

Van Dyke Brown has released the video for “The Fair,” off of his debut album Holy Libel. Van Dyke Brown is the cosmic folk alter ego of musician, filmmaker, and novelist Scott Honea. In the […]

Song Premier: Matt Harlan, Mountain Pose

Song Premier: Matt Harlan, Mountain Pose

Houston, Texas-based singer songwriter, Matt Harlan’s latest release, Best Beasts is a seamless collection of songs that spotlight the critically acclaimed songwriter, who shows exponential growth with each track. The album includes vivid vignettes that frequently feature blue […]

Summer Playlist with Justin Townes Earle, Austin Meade, The Vandoliers, Southern Avenue and more

Summer Playlist with Justin Townes Earle, Austin Meade, The Vandoliers, Southern Avenue and more

It’s summer time again and that means there’s a ton of new releases vying to become the soundtrack of your soon to be epic vacation. So rather than focus on just one, here’s a roundup […]

Holly Renee Allen’s Appalachian Piecemeal

Holly Renee Allen’s Appalachian Piecemeal

By Brian Rock With a voice as clear as a mountain steam and as strong as the mountain it flows over, Holly Renee Allen sings a love letter to her beloved Blue Ridge in her […]

Josh Ritter’s Fever Breaks

Josh Ritter’s Fever Breaks

By Brian Rock Acclaimed Americana tunesmith Josh Ritter turns up the heat on his tenth studio release, Fever Breaks. With a little help from fellow Americana icon, Jason Isbell, who produced the album; Josh delivers […]

Tylor & The Train Robbers’ Best of the Worst Kind

Tylor & The Train Robbers’ Best of the Worst Kind

By Brian Rock Tylor & The Train Robbers barrel full steam ahead on their sophomore release, Best of the Worst Kind. With the musical influences of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Marty Stuart in the […]

M. Lockwood Porter’s Communion In The Ashes

M. Lockwood Porter’s Communion In The Ashes

By Brian Rock M. Lockwood Porter’s fourth album, Communion In The Ashes. offers hope amidst the social unrest and uncertainty of our times. With inevitable comparisons to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen sure to follow, […]

TJ WEST: Roots Roadhouse 19

TJ WEST: Roots Roadhouse 19

By Kim Grant Roots Roadhouse is the kick off event to the Grand Ole Echo –The Los Angeles-based live roots music series.  Roots Roadhouse is an all day festival taking place at Echo and Echoplex stages plus […]

Ted Russell Kamp’s Walkin’ Shoes

Ted Russell Kamp’s Walkin’ Shoes

By Brian Rock Ted Russell Kamp invites you to lace up your comfy sneakers and join him on a musical stroll on his 11th studio release, Walkin’ Shoes. Riding a streak of four consecutive “Top […]