Articles written by: Jake Tully

Based out of the San Fernando Valley, Jake is a LA transplant who is fascinated with the history and continuation of the Americana scene in Southern California. After moving down to the area to pursue a degree in Journalism from CSUN, Jake has found seemingly countless opportunities to find new music in the Greater Los Angeles area and the friendly disposition of the folks interested in the music. Jake enjoys going out in the field and chronicling the culture surrounding festivals and shows dedicated to keeping country music alive, but finds just as much solace in taking an evening to sit back and letting his vinyl collection wash over him. He believes there is a still a great deal of explanation to be done in order to help explain the divide between pop country and the bonafide music, and has made it one of his goals to entertain this notion through his writing.

Rodney Crowell’s Close Ties

Rodney Crowell’s Close Ties

By Jake Tully Never one to shy away from the audacious niche of country-western, Rodney Crowell’s brutally truthful autobiographical escapades do not see any sign of stopping on Close Ties. Grappling with aging, old habits […]

Daniel Romano’s Modern Pressure

Daniel Romano’s Modern Pressure

By Jake Tully Inhabiting a curious space of a counter-culture fascination with country and a disillusionment with the convention of genre-styling, Daniel Romano has nonetheless become an icon for the adversarial and intellectual Western tart. […]

Cajun and Blues Festival Rocks Simi Valley

Cajun and Blues Festival Rocks Simi Valley

By Jake Tully Serving as a small bastion of Cajun culture in the Greater Los Angeles Area, Simi Valley’s 28th Annual Cajun and Blues Music Festival was, as a our dear Nite Tripper might put […]

The Bad Testament from Scott H Biram

The Bad Testament from Scott H Biram

By Jake Tully Apocalyptic and imperturbable all the same, Scott H. Biram has consistently sounded like the harbinger of portentous winds and meet streets that spell a changing landscape. The Bad Testament is no departure […]

Music From Big Pink Benefit For The Autism Think Tank

Music From Big Pink Benefit For The Autism Think Tank

By Jake Tully There are few pleasures greater than seeing any song by The Band performed live, much less songs a fully-orchestrated tribute to the quintet with an original member in tow. A stroke of […]

Seneko Brings Back 90’s Americana

Seneko Brings Back 90’s Americana

By Jake Tully With a nod to Jay Farrar and the Wallflowers, Seneko’s  self-titled debut EP brings to the mind the nostalgic and warm harmonies of the formative early 90’s Americana. One reckons Seneko is […]

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