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TJ Arist Profile: Jack Evan Johnson

TJ Arist Profile: Jack Evan Johnson

TJ ARTIST PROFILE: Jack Evan Johnson HOME BASE: East Nashville, Tennessee PROFESSION: I was a professional journalist once, but it was too easy to make money doing that, so I moved to Nashville to be an […]

20 Greatest Texas Country Songs of All Time

20 Greatest Texas Country Songs of All Time

The 20 Greatest Texas Country Songs of All Time Texans have a real sense of independence that carriers over to songwriting. We were our own country for a while. All of these songwriters embody the incredible pride from the history […]

Uncle Ben’s Remedy: The Things That Bring You Back

Uncle Ben’s Remedy: The Things That Bring You Back

TJ ARTIST PROFILE: Uncle Ben’s Remedy HOME BASE: Western New York PROFESSION: What you do when you can’t afford to keep playing music HOBBIES: Trying to keep our shitty equipment and bus in working order, […]

Women For Wanda: A Tribute To The Queen of Rockabilly

Women For Wanda: A Tribute To The Queen of Rockabilly

 In 1995, Pam Tillis, Wanda Jackson, Iris Dement and Rosie Flores played “Live at The Ryman,” a show that included an all female line up and band. As part of TJ’s Wanda Week, we continue the […]

Terry Allen Video Tribute

Terry Allen Video Tribute

In the long tradition of celebrating the works of our favorite artists through video tributes, including Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Willie Nelson, Levon Helm and Townes Van Zandt, we present the Terry Allen Video Tribute. We […]

Luck Reunion the SXSW Oasis

Luck Reunion the SXSW Oasis

By Jennifer Whittenburg and Sarah Anderson They say luck ain’t got nothin’ to do with it.  Well, I couldn’t disagree more.  You can’t help but feel that you got lucky, being in Willie Nelson’s backyard […]

The Long, Lonesome Highway of Hank Williams

The Long, Lonesome Highway of Hank Williams

By Terry Roland “The roses have faded, there’s frost at my door The birds in the morning don’t sing anymore The grass in the valley is starting to die And out in the darkness the […]

Scott Biram’s Buffalo Buzzsaw

Scott Biram’s Buffalo Buzzsaw

By Mark Lennon Scott Biram took his self proclaimed ‘Dirty Old One Man Band’ to Buffalo’s Town Ballroom this past weekend. The ballroom is a classic venue which offers three levels of viewing, whether you […]

TJ Artist Profile: NOCONA

TJ Artist Profile: NOCONA

TJ Artist Profile: NOCONA HOME: Venice, CA PROFESSION: Song Slinger and Guitar Fighter at NOCONA HOBBIES: Astronomy, Particle Physics and Salsa making LAST ALBUM PURCHASED: Ronnie Self, Mr Frantic, Norton Records LAST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Getting to open for Roky Erickson and […]

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 […]

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 […]

TJ Profiles: The Record Company

TJ Profiles: The Record Company

TJ PROFILES: THE RECORD COMPANY (Chris Vos – Voice, guitar, harmonica) HOME: Los Angeles PROFESSION: Musician and rescuer of stray animals HOBBIES: History and science… anything that would have gotten me beat up in high […]