Articles written by: Brian Rock

Brian was raised gypsy style, moving every other year until well after college. As friendships proved to be temporary, Brian found a constant companion in music, wearing the grooves off Beatles and Dylan albums before moving on to Lyle Lovett and Dwight Yokam. Living so often in flux, he has come to value music and lyrics of lasting quality. Not moved by trends or fashion, he is drawn to timeless lyrics and soulful rhythms. Although now settled down, Brian still expresses his gypsy spirit through his writing. He has co-written songs with musician friends he’s met along the way, including several contributions to the 2012 ICMA Album of the Year, Family Album. Brian also writes children’s books and poems, including the Children’s Book Council featured title, The Deductive Detective.

Kenny Roby Releases Self-titled New Album

Kenny Roby Releases Self-titled New Album

By Brian Rock Kenny Roby makes peace with himself on his eponymous seventh solo album, Kenny Roby. After the intense emotional reckoning of his 2020 release, Reservoir, this album finds Roby in a more centered, […]

Andrew Duhon’s Emerald Blue

Andrew Duhon’s Emerald Blue

By Brian Rock Louisiana troubadour, Andrew Duhon blends genres and colors on his third album, Emerald Blue. The evocative Folk singer adds a soulful timbre to his ballads and blues as he contemplates love, loss […]

The Barlow’s New Year, Old Me

The Barlow’s New Year, Old Me

By Brian Rock The Barlow share new music in their good old style on their third release, New Year, Old Me. Combining outlaw country, honky-tonk, red dirt music, and a bit of indie attitude, The […]

Janiva Magness’s Hard to Kill

Janiva Magness’s Hard to Kill

By Brian Rock Blues legend, Janiva Magness, shows her toughness on her sixteenth album, Hard to Kill. After thirty years of belting award winning Blues (including the 2009 B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award,) […]

TJ Summer Roundup 2022: 49 Winchester, Nicki Bluhm, The Muffs, Cristina Vane, Izaak Opatz and Jack Broadbent

TJ Summer Roundup 2022: 49 Winchester, Nicki Bluhm, The Muffs, Cristina Vane, Izaak Opatz and Jack Broadbent

By Brian Rock Summer’s here and it’s time for new clothes, new vacations and new music. As you wrangle over what to wear and where to go, here are a few, new can’t miss albums […]

Stacy Jones’s World on Fire

Stacy Jones’s World on Fire

By Brian Rock Stacy Jones blazes into her second decade of singing the Blues with the release of her seventh album, World on Fire. Jones and her talented band bring the heat with a combination […]

John Inghram’s Self-Titled Debut

John Inghram’s Self-Titled Debut

By Brian Rock Acclaimed sideman, John Inghram seeks to make a name for himself on his self-titled debut. Blending Laurel Canyon and Appalachian melodies with a healthy dose of southern rock, Inghram creates a unique […]

The Waymores’ Stone Sessions

The Waymores’ Stone Sessions

By Brian Rock The Waymores know way more about honky tonking then you ever will. Their full-length debut, Stone Sessions, shows off that vast knowledge with ringing guitars, weeping pedal steel, and a Buck-load of […]

The April Fools’ Wonderland

The April Fools’ Wonderland

By Brian Rock Minnesota quintet, The April Fools, dive deep into the musical rabbit hole on their fourth album, Wonderland. Combining 90’s indie Rock, 60’s psychedelic rock, outlaw country and a sprinkling of jazz, The […]

Steve Dawson’s Gone, Long Gone

Steve Dawson’s Gone, Long Gone

By Brian Rock Canadian, Juno Award winning producer, Steve Dawson kicks off a trio of new albums for 2022 with his ninth release, Gone, Long Gone. Combining piedmont blues, delta blues and southern California folk […]

Natalia M King’s Woman Mind of my Own

Natalia M King’s Woman Mind of my Own

By Brian Rock American expatriate and musical chameleon, Natalia M. King reinvents herself and reconnects with her homeland on her sixth release, Woman Mind Of My Own. Although currently living in Paris, King rediscovers her […]

Massy Ferguson’s Joe’s Meat & Grocery

Massy Ferguson’s Joe’s Meat & Grocery

By Brian Rock Seattle based americana rockers Massy Ferguson deliver the goods on their sixth album, Joe’s Meat & Grocery. Serving up thick cut slices of heartland rock and roll, Massy Ferguson recall the high […]