Archive for Category: "TJ WEST"

TJ West: The Statesboro Revue

TJ West: The Statesboro Revue

By Kim Grant I first became acquainted with Stewart Mann, several years ago in Los Angeles when he was performing under his own name and I was booking bands in Los Angeles.  Soon after that, he went back to Austin,Texas and formed a band.  When I first heard the music of The Statesboro Revue, it […]

TJ West Video Premiere: Andrew Sheppard’s Get It While You Can

TJ West Video Premiere: Andrew Sheppard’s Get It While You Can

By Kim Grant TJ West introduced Andrew Sheppard and his record Far From Here.  Now we’re happy to premiere his new video for the song, “Get It While You Can.” The video opens with a shot of downtown L.A. where Sheppard lived for awhile before moving back to his home state of Idaho. “Overall the […]

TJ West: Casey James Prestwood and The Burning Angels

TJ West: Casey James Prestwood and The Burning Angels

By Kim Grant It’s only recently that I became acquainted with the Denver-based (but Virginia- born) Casey James Prestwood and his band, The Burning Angels. Band member Jeremi Rebecca Hush emailed me saying that the band really wanted to come to Los Angeles to play and asked if I knew of any good venues.  I […]

TJ West: Americana Fest 2016 Recap

TJ West: Americana Fest 2016 Recap

By Kim Grant For those of you unfamiliar with AmericanaFest, it’s a weeklong celebration of Americana music held in Nashville, TN.  It takes place in mid-September and along with the music, there are panels you can participate in, mentoring sessions and interviews with country and Americana artists that you can watch live.  Wednesday evening is […]

TJ West: Bobby Rush on His New Album Porcupine Meat

TJ West: Bobby Rush on His New Album Porcupine Meat

By Kim Grant At the age of 82 and a 60-ish year career, Bobby Rush has earned the title of the greatest bluesman currently performing. Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006, Rush has also earned three Grammy nominations as well as 10 Blues Music Awards and 41 nominations. He estimates that he […]

TJ West: Mike Stinson Back in Los Angeles

TJ West: Mike Stinson Back in Los Angeles

By Kim Grant Native Virginian, longtime LA transplant and now residing in Houston Texas,  Mike Stinson is back in Los Angeles, playing three shows over a long weekend at local main-stays Pappy and Harriett’s, Cinema Bar and the Agastock Benefit at The Echo.  Described by Billboard Magazine as the “King of the neo-honky-tonkers,” Stinson and band can jump from playing […]

TJ West: Brian Whelan talks about his new record Sugarland

TJ West: Brian Whelan talks about his new record Sugarland

By Kim Grant Brian Whelan is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter who has recently added producer to his credits. He is a former member of the power-pop band, The Broken West (2004) and the Americana indie rock band, Apex Manor (2010- both bands on Merge Records). Whelan’s a multi-instrumentalist who has played with the illustrious Chuck […]

TJ West [Video Premier]: The Brothers Comatose “The Way the West Was Won”

TJ West [Video Premier]:  The Brothers Comatose “The Way the West Was Won”

TJ West is delighted to premiere the video “The Way The West Was Won,” from the The Tomboy Sessions, off of The Brothers Comatose new album City Painted Gold, which was released on March 4th.  On City Painted Gold the string quintet drew inspiration from the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco where they lived for 14 years. TJ West had the […]

TJ West: Landing with Moonsville Collective

TJ West: Landing with Moonsville Collective

By Kim Grant Moonsville Collective is an Americana String Band that is based on the traditions of Appalachia, Old Time, Folk, Country & Rhythm and Blues. Forming in 2011, the band is comprised of six members including Father and son team “Dobro” Dan Richardson and bassist Seth Richardson, lead vocalists Corey Adams and Ryan Welch, mandolinist […]

TJ WEST: Storming Through SXSW

TJ WEST: Storming Through SXSW

By Kim Grant Apparently, I’ve been going to SXSW for over 10 years, as my music-loving friend, Rob McCann reminded me when he celebrated his 10th year at the music conference recently.  This doesn’t hold a candle to the many years the industry vets I know have accumulated, but still, ten years is long time. […]

TJ West: Fairbanks and the Lonesome Light

TJ West: Fairbanks and the Lonesome Light

By Kim Grant Erik Flores and Amelia Rose Logan are the core of Fairbanks and the Lonesome Light, an indie Americana band (and sometimes duo) who base their music foundation on contemplative storytelling and stunningly sweet harmonies.  Layering guitars, mandolin, drums, bass and pedal steel, the band is able to create an emotional connection with […]

TJ WEST Talks with Dale Watson Before Thursday’s Echo Show

TJ WEST Talks with Dale Watson Before Thursday’s Echo Show

By Kim Grant Texas based honky tonk artist, Dale Watson has a new album titled, Call Me Insane and is currently on tour in support of the record. Call Me Insane is his 29th record and proves he is still King of the Honky Tonk after all these years. Positioning himself as an outsider to mainstream country, he started […]