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Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years

Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years

In Country music, there are legends, then there are people who inspire the legends. Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs and Lyle Lovett (among others) all fall in the first category. And all of them have been inspired by and recorded cover versions of the songs of Guy Clark. […]

TJ West: The Statesboro Revue

TJ West: The Statesboro Revue

By Kim Grant I first became acquainted with Stewart Mann, several years ago in Los Angeles when he was performing under his own name and I was booking bands in Los Angeles.  Soon after that, he went back to Austin,Texas and formed a band.  When I first heard the music of The Statesboro Revue, it […]

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers’ You Gotta Sell Something

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers’ You Gotta Sell Something

By Brian Rock Blair Crimmins and the Hookers want to sell you something. But despite the name, it’s not what you might think. What they are selling is righteous old-school jazz on their new release, You Gotta Sell Something. The fourth release from the Georgia octet finds them continuing and building upon their holy Jazz […]

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings celebrate with All-Star Kings & Kings

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings celebrate with All-Star Kings & Kings

By Brian Rock Blackie and The Rodeo Kings celebrate their 20th anniversary with the release of their seventh studio album, Kings & Kings. The improbably named Canadian trio (there is no one named Blackie, and I am unable to verify whether there are any actual rodeo kings) of Stephen Fearing, Colin Linden, and Tom Wilson […]

Up Close & Personal with John Prine and Sturgill Simpson

Up Close & Personal with John Prine and Sturgill Simpson

By Chris Isom with photos by Adrienne Cohen Isom We’ve come to expect good things from the GRAMMY Museum and their GRAMMY Pro exclusive Up Close & Personal series raised the bar. Spending the evening with American country/roots singer/songwriters John Prine and Sturgill Simpson, talking creative process and telling stories moderated by music journalist Paul Zollo, […]

Uncle Lucius Shows Us The Light

Uncle Lucius Shows Us The Light

By Brian Rock Austin’s Uncle Lucius severs ties with their old label for the freedom to independently release their fourth album, The Light. The album reflects their new found independence with soul-searching lyrics and music that’s hard to pigeon hole into any one genre. Part Possum Jenkins and part Widespread Panic, they play their own […]

TJ West: Introducing Andrew Sheppard

TJ West: Introducing Andrew Sheppard

Former frontman for the band, Gypsy River Haunts, Andrew Sheppard has gone solo on, Far From Here, an honest and soulful country rock album. Once an Angeleno, and now living in Idaho, TJ West catches up with him to hear about his new effort. Who is the Andrew Sheppard audience? I would like to say […]

TJ WEST: Rockin’ Johnny Burgin

TJ WEST: Rockin’ Johnny Burgin

TJ WEST: Rockin’ Johnny Burgin By Kim Grant It was only recently that I became acquainted with Rockin’ Johnny, the “Modern King of the West Side Chicago Blues Guitar.” I was having an email exchange with an old friend from Illinois, Tom Irwin (a fantastic musician in his own right—just Google Tom Irwin Sangamon Songs), […]

TJ ARTIST PROFILE: 

Rose’s Pawn Shop

TJ ARTIST PROFILE: 

Rose’s Pawn Shop

TJ ARTIST PROFILE: 

Rose’s Pawn Shop HOME:
 Paul and Stephen live in beautiful Downtown Los Angeles, Christian lives in North Hollywood, John lives in Huntington Beach and Tim lives in Temple City. PROFESSION: 

Musicians. Duh. But amongst our group in addition to our main job as touring musicians and performers we have a 1 Tall Ship […]

TJ Profiles: Sam Outlaw

TJ Profiles: Sam Outlaw

TJ PROFILES: SAM OUTLAW HOME: Los Angeles, CA PROFESSION: Country Singer/Songwriter HOBBIES: Wrangler Jeans model LAST ALBUM PURCHASED: Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music LAST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Played ‘Stagecoach Festival’ in Los Angeles and ‘Music City Roots’ in Nashville QUOTE: “Breakfast is the most important whiskey of the day.” – Sam Outlaw CRAZIEST ROAD […]

Del McCoury Brings His Own Brand of Bluegrass to the Huck Finn Jubilee

Del McCoury Brings His Own Brand of Bluegrass to the Huck Finn Jubilee

Del McCoury Brings His Own Brand of Bluegrass to the Huck Finn Jubilee By Terry Paul Roland Talking with Del McCoury is like spending an hour with a favorite uncle you haven’t connected with in years. He’s congenial, funny and quick with scattered stories of his historic past. He’s not someone you want to get […]

Turnstyled Junkpiled Profiles: The Far West

Turnstyled Junkpiled Profiles: The Far West

Turnstyled Junkpiled Profiles: The Far West HOME: Los Angeles, CA PROFESSION: Movers of Musical Equipment. HOBBIES: Stargazing, Muckraking, Collecting Lampshades. LAST ALBUM PURCHASED: Robert: I just got Uncle Tupelo’s Anthology, great to hear those songs again. Lee: JJ Cale Naturally. LAST ACCOMPLISHMENT: As we write this it’s been a good few months for us; we’ve had some […]