Archive for Category: "TJ WEST"

TJ West: Introducing Andrew Sheppard

TJ West: Introducing Andrew Sheppard

Former frontman for the band, Gypsy River Haunts, Andrew Sheppard has gone solo on, Far From Here, an honest and soulful country rock album. Once an Angeleno, and now living in Idaho, TJ West catches up with him to hear about his new effort. Who is the Andrew Sheppard audience? I would like to say […]

TJ West: LA Songsmith, Kip Boardman releases Boardman

TJ West: LA Songsmith, Kip Boardman releases Boardman

By Kim Grant Kip Boardman isn’t given nearly enough credit for the amazing body of work that he has produced.  Adept at creating imagery with his lyrics, he also has a gift for melody and a unique tenor voice that quietly separates him from the crowded field of singer-songwriters.   With folk, pop, and a thread […]

TJ West: Sarah Gayle Meech

TJ West: Sarah Gayle Meech

TJ West: Sarah Gayle Meech By Kim Grant Former Los Angeles country artist, Sarah Gayle Meech has been based in Nashville for the past five years. Her second album, Tennessee Love Song was just released and was produced by Meech and Andy Gibson (steel and dobro for Hank Williams III– who also plays on the […]

TJ WEST: Charlie Faye

TJ WEST: Charlie Faye

TJ WEST: Charlie Faye By Kim Grant Singer-Songwriter, Charlie Faye is an artist who has received accolades from the likes of American Songwriter, CMT Edge, the Austin Chronicle and The Bluegrass Situation. She has been on NPR’s venerable Mountain Stage and along with her own career has also toured as a sideman with Dan Zanes […]

TJ WEST: SAN FRANCISCO ARTIST, JORDANNAH ELIZABETH TO RELEASE A RUSH

TJ WEST: SAN FRANCISCO ARTIST, JORDANNAH ELIZABETH TO RELEASE A RUSH

TJ WEST: SAN FRANCISCO ARTIST, JORDANNAH ELIZABETH TO RELEASE A RUSH By Kim Grant A Rush was produced by Breck Omar Brunson (Apes) and Steve Kille (Dead Meadow). The record is more experimental in nature than Elizabeth’s first release, Bring to the Table and combines psych rock, country and soul music while highlighting the singer’s […]

TJ WEST: Rockin’ Johnny Burgin

TJ WEST: Rockin’ Johnny Burgin

TJ WEST: Rockin’ Johnny Burgin By Kim Grant It was only recently that I became acquainted with Rockin’ Johnny, the “Modern King of the West Side Chicago Blues Guitar.” I was having an email exchange with an old friend from Illinois, Tom Irwin (a fantastic musician in his own right—just Google Tom Irwin Sangamon Songs), […]

TJ WEST: Sara Petite

TJ WEST: Sara Petite

TJ WEST: Sara Petite By Kim Grant Over the years, Americana music starlet, Sara Petite has established a solid name for herself in her adopted home of San Diego as well as in Nashville and Europe. Her sound ranges from country to bluegrass to rock ‘n roll and everything in between. Petite is a natural […]

TJ WEST: Janiva Magness opens up on Original

TJ WEST: Janiva Magness opens up on Original

TJ WEST: Janiva Magness opens up on Original By Kim Grant Los Angeles resident, Janiva Magness is an award winning singer-songwriter who recently released her 11th album, Original, which was co-produced by long-time collaborator, Dave Darling. Although a 2013 Blues Music Award Winner, Magness’ music is hard to categorize, and with Original she stretches boundaries […]

TJ WEST Video Premiere: Alias Means “Things I Can’t Explain”

TJ WEST Video Premiere: Alias Means “Things I Can’t Explain”

TJ WEST Video Premiere: Alias Means “Things I Can’t Explain” By Kim Grant Alias Means has been a figure on the Los Angeles Americana/country/bluegrass music scene for many years. His latest record, Light Matter showcases Means’ versatility for instruments along with his ability to move through the genres with ease. “For the music video, I […]

TJ West: Catching up with The Brothers Comatose

TJ West: Catching up with The Brothers Comatose

TJ West: Catching up with The Brothers Comatose By Kim Grant The Brothers Comatose are a 5-piece string band that’s based in the San Francisco Bay area. Ben and Alex Morrison are actual brothers and original members of the quintet. They play guitar and banjo respectively and both contribute lead vocals. Fleshing out the quintet […]

TJ WEST Spotlight: Ben Reddell

TJ WEST Spotlight: Ben Reddell

TJ WEST Spotlight: Ben Reddell By Kim Grant Ben Reddell is very involved in the Los Angeles roots music community as a booker and promoter, partner in a record label, a music studio manager and as a musician—with his own band, and as support for several others. TJ West asks Reddell about the many hats […]

TJ West: March of Tracks

TJ West: March of Tracks

TJ West: March of Tracks By Kim Grant With elements of folk, classic country, southern rock and soul, Northern California artist, Jesse Brewster has been dubbed as one of the new breed of the musical working class heroes. His third album, March of Tracks was recorded as one song per month for 12 months, with […]