TJ WEST

TJ West Video Premiere: Calico the band’s “Fine Line”

By Kim Grant

“Living in Los Angeles, we’re surrounded by dreamers and are dreamers ourselves. There is a point where delusions become pitfalls on the path to fulfilling one’s dreams or worse, it can destroy one’s happiness or stability in life.”—Manda Mosher and Kirsten Proffitt of CALICO the band

“Fine Line” opens the new album ‘Under Blue Skies’ with a jangly guitar line that is reminiscent of The Bangles and is a true vocal duet between Manda and Kirsten.  This live video of the duo was filmed at Dragonfly Creek Recording in Malibu CA by Jeremy Christensen.

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Kim Grant

Kim Grant

After growing listening to Dolly, Merle and Willie, Kim Grant spent the 90’s immersed in the Chicago indie rock scene. Spending many nights at the famed (now-defunct) venue Lounge Ax, bands like Bad Livers, Giant Sand, Handsome Family, Palace Brothers and Wilco turned her on to what was then called Alt-Country. After moving to Los Angeles in 2000, she found this same feeling of musical community at a tiny west side bar called The Cinema Bar where she met artists, Mike Stinson, Randy Weeks, Tony Gilkyson, Ramsay Midwood, and Kip Boardman. These talented folks spurred her enthusiasm for the Southern California roots music scene and the Americana music scene as a whole. Now a music publicist, Grant (alongside Liz Garo and Pam Moore) founded the Los Angeles, weekly roots music series, The Grand Ole Echo in 2005. Also with Garo, Grant helped to curate the Roots Roadhouse American-roots music festival in both 2011 and 2012. Also in 2011 she began co-producing a SXSW day party with Julie Richmond titled, Grand Ole Austin which is still going strong. Visit TJ West on fb and kgmusicpress.com.
Kim Grant

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