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PART OF A NEW GENERATION OF RAMBLING MUSICIANS, THE ROAD IS GANN BREWER’S HOME

PART OF A NEW GENERATION OF RAMBLING MUSICIANS, THE ROAD IS GANN BREWER’S HOME

PART OF A NEW GENERATION OF RAMBLING MUSICIANS, THE ROAD IS GANN BREWER’S HOME New Record, Peddlers & Ghosts to be released on July 8th By Kim Grant Gann Brewer is a rambler. He calls NYC “home” only part of the time, as he’s usually on the road, crossing the country two or three times […]

Marc Ford Holy Ghost

Marc Ford Holy Ghost

Marc Ford Holy Ghost By Gerry Gomez Staff Writer “I see Blue Skies from now on,” sings Marc Ford in the song “Blue Skies” from his recent solo release, Holy Ghost on the Naim Edge label. The fifth solo effort from Ford is a chill meditation on a life lived through extremes as he cruises […]

TJ West: Video Premiere of “God’s Name in Vain”

TJ West: Video Premiere of “God’s Name in Vain”

Jason Heath & The Greedy Souls Video Premiere of “God’s Name in Vain” By Kim Grant TJ West presents the video premiere for the song, “God’s Name in Vain” from Jason Heath & The Greedy Souls latest record, Packed For Exile. The animation was created by award winning animator Alli Sadegiani who currently works at […]

Johnny Cash’s Out Among the Stars: An Artist Renewed and Ready

Johnny Cash’s Out Among the Stars: An Artist Renewed and Ready

By Terry Roland Unearthed recordings from shelved sessions can be mixed blessings. On the new release from the Cash estate, Out Among the Stars, restored and completed sessions from 1983, when as his son John Carter Cash states on the liner notes, “he had found recovery and he was in perfect voice.” The sessions do […]

Turnstyled: Steep Ravine, The Palominos, Kandia Crazy Horse,Grady Kelneck and Bradford Lee Folk

Turnstyled: Steep Ravine, The Palominos, Kandia Crazy Horse,Grady Kelneck and Bradford Lee Folk

Turnstyled By Jonathan Shifflett Steep Ravine Trampin’ On (Self) Bay Area string band, Steep Ravine, combines folk, bluegrass and hot jazz with a strong sense of dynamics and harmony. Sensitivity isn’t easily found among west coast, generic-ana groups. Throughout each track, guitar, fiddle and mandolin blend solos and rhythms together like only true acoustic performers […]

Country and Roots Music Comes to Southern California this weekend for Stagecoach

Country and Roots Music Comes to Southern California this weekend for Stagecoach

Country and Roots Music Comes to Southern California this weekend for Stagecoach By Kim Grant Now that the indie music festival Coachella has wrapped up, the Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA is getting a makeover to welcome the country cousin of the festival, Stagecoach.  The Stagecoach Festival is the only outdoor country music festival […]

The Grand Ole Echo Back for 9th Season

The Grand Ole Echo Back for 9th Season

The Grand Ole Back For 9th Season The Los Angeles Americana and Roots Music Show A Must for Los Angeles Fans By Kim Grant The Grand Ole Echo started as an idea for a casual Sunday ‘hang’ for musicians on the patio of the renowned nightclub, The Echo. Soon the gathering also took over the […]

BILLY BLOCK FAMILY FUND BENEFIT CONCERT

BILLY BLOCK FAMILY FUND BENEFIT CONCERT

WESTERN BEAT SPECIAL EDITION — BILLY BLOCK FAMILY FUND BENEFIT CONCERT Benefit concert to aid drummer & tireless Western Beat impresario Billy Block Thursday, April 10, at Musicians Institute Concert Hall in Hollywood By Kim Grant The Los Angeles songwriter and roots music community is rallying to support one of its most tireless advocates: Western […]

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 […]

Little Lonely Video Premiere: “Interstate Hum”

Little Lonely Video Premiere: “Interstate Hum”

TJ West: Little Lonely Video Premiere: “Interstate Hum” By Kim Grant Little Lonely (aka Julie Cain) is a Missouri-born, Los Angeles based musician. Little Lonely’s self-titled debut album out now, was produced by Sean Hoffman (American Music Club, Linda Perhacs) and features accomplished musicians Greg Eklund (Everclear, The Oohlas), Eric Heywood (The Pretenders, Son Volt), Heather […]

East Nashville Roots Musician, Amelia White and her Los Angeles Record Release Party

East Nashville Roots Musician, Amelia White and her Los Angeles Record Release Party

East Nashville Roots Musician, Amelia White and her Los Angeles Record Release Party “I have a heart-shaped rock from the Buffalo River in Tennessee that I always carry for good luck- and Billy Holiday is singing to me today.” This is what Nashville artist, Amelia White tells me when I ask her what she always […]

Scott H. Biram Q&A – Loud and Rowdy at The Echo

Scott H. Biram Q&A – Loud and Rowdy at The Echo

  Scott H. Biram Q&A –Loud and Rowdy at The Echo By Jonathan Shifflett Following his 2014 release, Nothin’ But Blood, Texas native Scott H. Biram takes his rough and tumble, one-man band act on a spring tour of twenty US cities and three European countries. For those who know the music of Scott H. […]