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The Humble Kind’s Soaring Harmonies

The Humble Kind’s Soaring Harmonies

By Amanda Wicks Humble Kind’s four core members, Will Folse (lead guitar), Michael Legendre (guitar and lap steel), Benjamin Moore (rhythm guitar) and Marc Stubbs (bass) are exactly what their name purports: humble. These Baton […]

TJ WEST Talks with Dale Watson Before Thursday’s Echo Show

TJ WEST Talks with Dale Watson Before Thursday’s Echo Show

By Kim Grant Texas based honky tonk artist, Dale Watson has a new album titled, Call Me Insane and is currently on tour in support of the record. Call Me Insane is his 29th record and proves he is […]

Daniel Romano Discusses Country Music with TJ

Daniel Romano Discusses Country Music with TJ

Daniel Romano Discusses Country Music with TJ By Jake Tully Before setting off on a slew of tour dates and new single, “The One That Got Away (Came Back Today) from his forthcoming album with […]

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. […]

Willie Nile’s American Ride: The TJ Interview

Willie Nile’s American Ride: The TJ Interview

By Courtney S. Lennon, Editor It was once a place where writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Mark Twain spent time honing their craft, but these days, Buffalo, NY is a city best known […]

Bob Schneider – Burden of Proof Interview

Bob Schneider – Burden of Proof Interview

Bob Schneider Interview by Dixon Milner Bob Schneider usually doesn’t act his age. He often curses and raps in his songs and does not deny rumors of habitual promiscuity. This makes sense for someone who […]

Jim Lauderdale: Americana’s Country Journeyman Returns to L.A.

Jim Lauderdale: Americana’s Country Journeyman Returns to L.A.

By Terry Paul Roland With a career as diverse as the emerging genre we call ‘Americana,’ Jim Lauderdale continues on the same track toward collaboration, generosity and an imagination fused with the influence of Country and Bluegrass […]

Q&A: Bruce Molsky

Q&A: Bruce Molsky

Q&A: Bruce Molsky Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia’s timeless folk music traditions. That must feel odd for a former engineer from the Bronx, […]

The Making of Nocona’s “Brimstone” Video

The Making of Nocona’s “Brimstone” Video

Nocona’s high-energy  is infectious and they are one of the few Americana acts in LA that can keep an audience wide awake, captivated and on their feet at 1am.  Made up of  members of Paladino […]

How Roger Alan Wade Beat The Devil (An Ode to Johnny Knoxville)

How Roger Alan Wade Beat The Devil (An Ode to Johnny Knoxville)

HOW ROGER ALAN WADE BEAT THE DEVIL (AN ODE TO JOHNNY KNOXVILLE) By Terry Paul Roland “There were other lonely singers In a world turned deaf and blind Who were crucified for what they tried […]

Sin City Spotlight: Greater Pacific

Sin City Spotlight: Greater Pacific

  Sin City Spotlight:  Greater Pacific A Turnstyled Junkpiled Interview by Gerry Gomez, Staff Writer A cousin on-line publication has taken to calling what TJ’s Terry Paul Roland termed the Insurgent Country Movement and calls […]

Shaver and His Maker: The TJ Interview

Shaver and His Maker: The TJ Interview

By Terry Roland Sometime in 1946 when legendary singer-songwriter, Billy Joe Shaver, was a child, he crawled out of the window of his grandmother’s house and followed the railroad tracks to downtown Corsicana, Texas.  Homer & Jethro […]