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TJ West: Casey James Prestwood and The Burning Angels

TJ West: Casey James Prestwood and The Burning Angels

By Kim Grant It’s only recently that I became acquainted with the Denver-based (but Virginia- born) Casey James Prestwood and his band, The Burning Angels. Band member Jeremi Rebecca Hush emailed me saying that the band really wanted to come to Los Angeles to play and asked if I knew of any good venues.  I […]

Kris Kristofferson is Alive and Well at The Rose in Pasadena

Kris Kristofferson is Alive and Well at The Rose in Pasadena

By Terry Roland For Kris Kristofferson the ‘old road’ has been a long one. Thankfully, he doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon.  At the Rose in Pasadena last Thursday night the legendary songwriter took his time moving through his legacy of song for an appreciative capacity audience at the Vegas-style venue. Even though the […]

Patrick Carrico – Rooted in the Rich Tradition of California Country

Patrick Carrico – Rooted in the Rich Tradition of California Country

By Terry Roland Southern California’s Inland Empire is an unsuspecting place to find country-roots talent. But, if you travel down Route 66 heading east from L.A. far enough and you look real close you may see the footprints along the highway of others who have traveled along that road. They include familiar names like Sam […]

Nick Waterhouse releases Never Twice

Nick Waterhouse releases Never Twice

By Brian Rock If you find yourself in a state of post Mad Men deprivation blues and are jonesing for a fix of that cool, swinging cocktail culture, Nick Waterhouse has your cure. His second album “Never Twice,” will take you back in time to an era when men dressed to impress and there was […]

The Time Jumpers [feat. Vince Gill] release Kid Sister

The Time Jumpers [feat. Vince Gill] release Kid Sister

By Brian Rock It’s one thing when an established musical star starts a side project to explore new creative avenues. It’s another thing entirely when an established musical star is willing to become an ensemble member in a lesser known, already existing band. It speaks to the musical integrity of the established star and to […]

Luke Winslow-King’s new album I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always

Luke Winslow-King’s new album I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always

By Brian Rock A single, wavering note begins Luke Winslow-King’s new album, I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always; a small clue to the music that follows. Unlike his previous four albums, this work is intensely personal. As he strums his Fender guitar and bends that first note, it wavers between rising higher or dropping lower. […]

Harry Dean Stanton Celebrated by Kris Kristofferson, John C. Reilly and Vidiots

Harry Dean Stanton Celebrated by Kris Kristofferson, John C. Reilly and Vidiots

By Jake Tully Very rarely does a figure in American culture come along who can unite multiple generations with a simple wry grin and tip of their Stetson, and an immeasurable amount of charisma. Then again, Harry Dean Stanton is a rarity in Americana culture. With work on screen, on record and a presence seemingly […]

Waylon Jennings – The Lost Nashville Sessions

Waylon Jennings – The Lost Nashville Sessions

By Brian Rock New Waylon Jennings album. That’s probably all you need to know to make up your mind about getting a copy. But for those who are curious, the album is titled The Lost Nashville Sessions, and features 14 unreleased versions of Jennings originals and covers. The sessions were originally recorded in July of […]

The Coal Men release Pushed To The Side

The Coal Men release Pushed To The Side

By Brian Rock Dave Coleman and his cleverly named band, The Coal Men, are either very brave or impractically idealistic. Living in Nashville, the trio insists on making “really honest, genuine music.” On their fifth album, Pushed To The Side, they do just that. Perhaps inspired by the unbearable irony of making genuine music in […]

Kris Kristofferson & John C. Reilly Headline Harry Dean Stanton Award Night

Kris Kristofferson & John C. Reilly Headline Harry Dean Stanton Award Night

By Jake Tully For 90 years, Harry Dean Stanton has provided us with an Americana archetype on screen that can only be described as having true grit. To commemorate his legacy, his influence and overall presence in cinema, Santa Monica-based film organization and library Vidiots, is presenting Stanton with the first annual “Harry Dean Stanton […]

TJ West: Americana Fest 2016 Recap

TJ West: Americana Fest 2016 Recap

By Kim Grant For those of you unfamiliar with AmericanaFest, it’s a weeklong celebration of Americana music held in Nashville, TN.  It takes place in mid-September and along with the music, there are panels you can participate in, mentoring sessions and interviews with country and Americana artists that you can watch live.  Wednesday evening is […]

All For The Hall Goes Cross-Country

All For The Hall Goes Cross-Country

By Jake Tully Held in support of Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, All For The Hall 2016 featured long-time host Vince Gill, joined by Kasey Musgraves and Chris Stapleton as well as cross-over stalwarts Joe Walsh and James Taylor. With an all-star lineup spanning the annals of country from A.M. gold to modern troubadours […]