Reviews

Anderson East’s “Encore”

Anderson East’s “Encore”

By Josh Schott Anderson East is one of the most interesting artists in the Americana scene today. His debut album Delilah gleamed with potential. Particularly East has a voice most singers dream of having: it’s […]

TJ Music’s Best of 2017

TJ Music’s Best of 2017

Another year of great music is in the books. TJ’s best of 2017 celebrates the work of artists we love, ranging from country legends to impressive newcomers. Thank you to all of our TJ family, who contributed […]

Turnpike Troubadours’ A Long Way From Your Heart

Turnpike Troubadours’ A Long Way From Your Heart

By Josh Schott If you explore the independent country scenes, you will undoubtedly come across the dynamic Oklahoma outfit of Turnpike Troubadours. They have racked up wide critical acclaim and are fueled by a fiercely […]

Lydia Loveless’ Boy Crazy and Single(s)

Lydia Loveless’ Boy Crazy and Single(s)

By Mercedes Mill Lydia Loveless rocks out on Boy Crazy and Single(s) with a potent mix of strength and vulnerability. Featuring a reissue of her 2013 EP, Boy Crazy, this new release includes six additional […]

Rob Williams’ An Hour Before Daylight

Rob Williams’ An Hour Before Daylight

By Brian Rock Rob Williams gets up early to share his new album, An Hour Before Daylight. This, his third full length release, sees Williams continue his unique, melodic hook-laden style of Folk-abilly. Perhaps inspired […]

In Retrospect: Bobby Thompson on the Creative Chase

In Retrospect: Bobby Thompson on the Creative Chase

By Mercedes Mill It’s said that no man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. It’s as though the moments and hours and days […]

The Contenders’s Laughing With The Reckless

The Contenders’s Laughing With The Reckless

By Brian Rock Americana duo The Contenders are anything but reckless in their debut album, Laughing with the Reckless. Filled with finely crafted songs of struggle and hope, Guitarist Jay Nash and Drummer Josh Day […]

Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls

Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls

By Jake Tully A cursory listen to Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls might place the record in the vein of Yusuf Islam (nee Georgiou) or even a more country-fried Charlie Reid, in which case both […]

Margo Price’s All American Made

Margo Price’s All American Made

By Josh Schott Last year Margo Price took the traditional country crowd by storm with her debut album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. Her twangy, outlaw influenced songs earned her widespread critical acclaim and fan adulation. Fans […]

JD McPherson’s Undivided Heart And Soul

JD McPherson’s Undivided Heart And Soul

By Brian Rock The first note of the first song on JD McPherson’s new album, Undivided Heart And Soul, lets you know right away he’s entering a new chapter in his career. With this, his […]

Whitney Rose’s Rule 62

Whitney Rose’s Rule 62

By Brian Rock For most people, rule No.1 is the most important. But Whitney Rose marches to her own tune on her new album, Rule 62. Although relatively new to the Americana scene (this is […]

Steven Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers’ ‘The Long Awaited Album’

Steven Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers’ ‘The Long Awaited Album’

By Josh Schott For decades Steve Martin has entertained audiences with his acting and comedy. Nowadays he’s spending more time impressing them with his banjo picking. The acclaimed actor has been consistently churning out new […]