Legends

Austin’s Legends: Lubbock (on everything)

Austin’s Legends: Lubbock (on everything)

Austin’s Legends: Lubbock (on everything) by Matt Cartsonis, contributing writer I first heard of Terry Allen via Joe Ely’s primordial internet bulletin board, “Campfire Nightmares” back in the early to mid ’80s. I was in […]

Remembering Gary Austin

Remembering Gary Austin

Remembering Gary Austin October 18, 1941 – April 1, 2017 By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor Photos, Nelson Blanton Gary Austin was the Founder of The Groundling Theatre in Los Angeles. He was instrumental in the development of […]

Remembering Doc Watson

Remembering Doc Watson

“Country Blues” by Doc Watson Remembering Doc Watson By Matt Cartsonis Doc Watson left us a week ago. By now everybody remotely into NPR or acoustic music has heard of how his first banjo was […]

John McEuen Remembers Levon Helm

John McEuen Remembers Levon Helm

Remembering Levon Helm By John McEuen, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Our friend Levon has left an indelible mark on the world. Even more relevant about the man as to ‘who he was,’ is ‘how’ he […]

Austin’s Legends: Guy Clark

Austin’s Legends: Guy Clark

Tales from the Legendary Founder of The Groundling Theatre Austin’s Legends: Guy Clark Guy Clark & Stuff That Works by Gary Austin, Contributing Writer Several years back I was enjoying a Guy Clark show at […]

Austin’s Legends: Townes Van Zandt

Austin’s Legends: Townes Van Zandt

Tales From The Legendary Founder of The Groundlings Austin’s Legends: Townes Van Zandt My Conversation With Townes Van Zandt By Gary Austin Contributing Writer I saw Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark together at McCabe’s […]

Austin’s Legends: Kris Kristofferson

Austin’s Legends: Kris Kristofferson

Tales From The Legendary Founder of The Groundlings Austin’s Legends: Kris Kristofferson By Gary Austin Contributing Writer While driving from Twin Peaks to my gig in North Beach, a song blasted from my car radio.  […]

Why Los Angeles is Gram Parsons Country

Why Los Angeles is Gram Parsons Country

Why Los Angeles is Gram Parsons Country By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor Gram Parsons has yet to be honored by a Country Music Hall of Fame induction. Whether or not this is an oversight or slap […]

Review: The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

Review: The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

Review: The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams Hank Williams pens sixty-sixty songs, scattered throughout four notebooks. He dies in the back of his Cadillac at the age of 29, leaving behind the unfinished work. The […]

Get Country, Get Down

Get Country, Get Down

Tired of standing in line outside of LA clubs? Ever wish you could get down to Guy Clark, Waylon Jennings and Billy Joe Shaver? With Get Country, Get Down, Turnstyled, Junkpiled brings you a playlist […]

Sometimes I’d rather be wrong: An AMA Op-Ed

Sometimes I’d rather be wrong: An AMA Op-Ed

Sometimes I’d rather be wrong: an AMA Op-Ed ByCourtney Sudbrink, Editor By no surprise, last night at the AMA awards, Robert Plant took home the Album of the Year Award. But did he earn it? […]