Archive for Category: "Live"

The Grand Ole Echo in Los Angeles is Back for its Third Annual Winter Dance Party

The Grand Ole Echo in Los Angeles is Back for its Third Annual Winter Dance Party

By Kim Grant The Los Angeles seasonal roots music series* is having their version of a holiday party celebrating the best music of the 1950’s and 60’s on December 15th.  The event will be hosted by former Grand Ole Echo booker, Matt Farber with Brian Whelan & The Rockin’ Roachas returning as the house band. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Revue Stops Through LA

Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Revue Stops Through LA

By Jake Tully It’s safe to say that at 66 and still performing as visceral as ever, Nick Lowe reigns supreme as Jesus of cool. For the second annual tour of Lowe’s “Quality Holiday Revue,” the new wave phenom teamed up with surf-punk backing band Los Straightjackets for a night of holiday standards and Stiff […]

TJ WEST: GOE Winter Dance Party

TJ WEST: GOE Winter Dance Party

TJ WEST: GOE Winter Dance Party By Kim Grant This Sunday (Dec 13) in Los Angeles, The Grand Ole Echo (the spring/summer Americana music series) will hold a winter dance party honoring the era of the birth of rock and roll.  The idea came about when Matt Farber, half of the GOE booking duo, was […]

Sharing the Stage in LA with The Bluegrass Situation

Sharing the Stage in LA with The Bluegrass Situation

By Jake Tully The Los Angeles Bluegrass Situation at The Greek Theater on Saturday, featuring bands decidedly not the textbook definition of bluegrass, was nonetheless one of the most dedicated folk, roots and Americana music events in Southern California. A culmination of blatant hipster culture paired with Crosby, Stills and Nash sensibilities, the day festival attracted concertgoers […]

LA Bluegrass Situation Goes Greek

LA Bluegrass Situation Goes Greek

By Jake Tully Los Angeles has always fostered a healthy friendship with the traditional music of America’s roots. From the early days of the cowpoke radio darlings to musical stylings that embody psychedelia and punk there has been a strong reverence in Los Angeles for music that is thoroughly Americana. In particular, traces and shadows of […]

Watkins Family Hour Covers LA

Watkins Family Hour Covers LA

Watkins Family Hour Covers LA By Jake Tully Upon first impression the gang behind The Watkins Family Hour constitutes the decidedly kitsch  (a folkie sibling duo, Benmont Tench and bass courtesy Soul Coughing’s Sebastian Steinberg, to name a few from the stable) and the embodiment of a musical pronouncement from the aging alt-90’s crowd. Who […]

Star Wars Strikes the Greek

Star Wars Strikes the Greek

By Jake Tully A true mark of indelible talent is when those in the cheap seats have nothing but positive words to spill into their word document after the show. At the very least, that’s how this reporter felt while battling nosebleed and balancing on a bench during the ever-persistent genius of Wilco at LA’s […]

Agastock Festival Rocks Los Angeles

Agastock Festival Rocks Los Angeles

By Jake Tully This past Sunday saw the Second Annual Agastock Festival as part of the Grand Ole Echo Series take over The Echo on Sunset. Agastock saw its second year as a benefit event for The Southern California Counseling Center (SCCC) Trauma Training Program in memory of Alice Ferguson. An Americana and Country music […]