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Gary Austin’s The Traveler

Gary Austin’s The Traveler

Gary Austin’s The Traveler By Gerry Gomez Staff Writer There’s a purity and honesty in Gary Austin’s songs. A longtime writer, Gary Austin is the founder of Los Angeles’ famed Groundling theatre who just recently put years of living, writing, and storytelling to music with his long overdue, debut release, Gary Austin The Traveler. A […]

TJ Videos: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Brian Wright “Haunted”

TJ Videos: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Brian Wright “Haunted”

TJ Videos: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Brian Wright “Haunted” “Haunted” by Brian Wright, is the latest in the music docu-series by Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG). This is an amazing peak behind the curtain of what it is like in the studio during the creative process. From Wright teaching the song to the band, telling stories, twisting nobs, exchanging guitar licks to […]

Nothin’ But Blood by Scott H. Biram

Nothin’ But Blood by Scott H. Biram

Nothin’ But Blood by Scott H. Biram By Jonathan Shifflett Nothin’ But Blood, the new album from Scott H. Biram aka The Dirty Old One Man Band, is an enlightening collection of dirty, gospel tunes, drifter ballads and sludge-covered blues. The fourteen tracks explore sin, misfortune and redemption with such insider perspective one might think […]

Cool Your Jets by Patrolled By Radar

Cool Your Jets by Patrolled By Radar

Cool Your Jets by Patrolled By Radar By Gerry Gomez Staff Writer It’s probably appropriate to call Patrolled By Radar, a Los Angeles institution of the finest roots rock-n-roll brand. Having been a fixture in LA for over the past decade (previously 50 Cent Haircut), PBR is set to release a new full length album […]

TJ WEST: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

TJ WEST: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

TJ WEST: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion By Kim Grant, Contributing Writer sarahleeandjohnny.com The husband-wife duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion have been making music together for 13 years.  Guthrie grew up in a musical household as the daughter of Arlo Guthrie and granddaughter of Woody.  Irion’s roots are of the literary kind, […]

TJ Tracks: Ladies Gun Club “Big Bass Drum”

TJ Tracks: Ladies Gun Club “Big Bass Drum”

TJ Tracks: Ladies Gun Club “Big Bass Drum”   Nashville’s Sally Jaye and Sarah Roberts of Ladies Gun Club have released the single “Big Bass Drum,” as a lead up to their upcoming Fall 2014 album.  With a Jack White, Dolly Parton feel, “Big Bass Drum” grabs you and doesn’t let go, driving guitar, back woods Appalachian harmonies […]

TJ Videos: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Brian Wright “Rosalee”

TJ Videos: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Brian Wright “Rosalee”

TJ Videos: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Brian Wright “Rosalee” Waco, Texas native Brian Wright recently released Rattle Their Chains from Sugar Hill Records featuring the song “Rosalee.” “Rosalee” starts with just Wright and his acoustic guitar evoking a plaintive simplicity to do Johnny Cash proud. The drums kick in and the tune blossoms into a swirl of images conjured […]

TJ Tracks: “There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Bad”

TJ Tracks: “There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Bad”

TJ Tracks: “There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Bad”   “There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Bad” is an exclusive track from Doug C and the Blacklisted’s forthcoming album. Download “There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Bad” FREE! Doug C and the Blacklisted is an Alt-Country project from Los Angeles, California that was founded in 2012 by singer/songwriter […]

Rock & Roll Voodoo Queen

Rock & Roll Voodoo Queen

Rock & Roll Voodoo Queen Funkyjenn and the Fringe Benefits By Gerry Gomez Staff Writer Jennifer Gibbons’ strong soulful vocals front Funkyjenn and the Fringe Benefits on the debut six-song romp Rock & Roll Voodoo Queen. With producers/collaborators John Schreffler Jr. and Ted Russell Kamp, Funkyjenn and the Fringe Benefits cruise through rock n’ soul, […]

TURNSTYLED: Haymaker, The Wood Brothers, Emily Herring, Erich McMann, Sam Hadfield

TURNSTYLED: Haymaker, The Wood Brothers, Emily Herring, Erich McMann, Sam Hadfield

TURNSTYLED: Haymaker, The Wood Brothers, Emily Herring, Erich McMann, Sam Hadfield Written by Jonathan Shifflett Haymaker Now Now Now (Self) On their new album Now Now Now, Haymaker channels the bright sound of Tom Petty and the country-fried blues of the Black Crowes. The veteran rockers hail from Long Beach, Ca and owe their repertoire […]

Brett Detar: Too Free To Live

Brett Detar: Too Free To Live

Brett Detar: Too Free To Live By Mark Lennon Life after a successful indie rock band in an ever evolving music industry has been good to Brett Detar. Finding a unique county roots sound of his own with the release of 2010’s Bird In the Tangle, Detar continues his evolution with his latest release,  Too […]

Brian Wright: Rattle Their Chains

Brian Wright: Rattle Their Chains

Brian Wright: Rattle Their Chains By Terry Roland   In the world today, what’s new is new. If it shines, we love it. But, what’s new becomes gradually and increasingly old, by the minute. In the world of popular music this is numbingly true. Trends are created by corporate nobodies then marketed, followed as bridges […]