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Music From Big Pink Benefit For The Autism Think Tank

Music From Big Pink Benefit For The Autism Think Tank

By Jake Tully There are few pleasures greater than seeing any song by The Band performed live, much less songs a fully-orchestrated tribute to the quintet with an original member in tow. A stroke of […]

Luck Reunion the SXSW Oasis

Luck Reunion the SXSW Oasis

By Jennifer Whittenburg and Sarah Anderson They say luck ain’t got nothin’ to do with it.  Well, I couldn’t disagree more.  You can’t help but feel that you got lucky, being in Willie Nelson’s backyard […]

Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years

Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years

By Brian Rock In Country music, there are legends, then there are people who inspire the legends. Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs and Lyle Lovett (among others) all […]

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, […]

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers’ You Gotta Sell Something

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers’ You Gotta Sell Something

By Brian Rock Blair Crimmins and the Hookers want to sell you something. But despite the name, it’s not what you might think. What they are selling is righteous old-school jazz on their new release, […]

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings celebrate with All-Star Kings & Kings

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings celebrate with All-Star Kings & Kings

By Brian Rock Blackie and The Rodeo Kings celebrate their 20th anniversary with the release of their seventh studio album, Kings & Kings. The improbably named Canadian trio (there is no one named Blackie, and […]

Duende by The Band of Heathens

Duende by The Band of Heathens

By Brian Rock Duende is the fifth studio album by The Band of Heathens. The title is a Spanish word meaning passion, heightened emotion, or spirit; and it is a fitting moniker for this set. […]

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 […]

Seneko Brings Back 90’s Americana

Seneko Brings Back 90’s Americana

By Jake Tully With a nod to Jay Farrar and the Wallflowers, Seneko’s  self-titled debut EP brings to the mind the nostalgic and warm harmonies of the formative early 90’s Americana. One reckons Seneko is […]

The Long, Lonesome Highway of Hank Williams

The Long, Lonesome Highway of Hank Williams

By Terry Roland “The roses have faded, there’s frost at my door The birds in the morning don’t sing anymore The grass in the valley is starting to die And out in the darkness the […]

Holiday Review: Cris Jacobs, Francesca Brown, The Warhorses and Christmas on the Lam

Holiday Review: Cris Jacobs, Francesca Brown, The Warhorses and Christmas on the Lam

By Brian Rock Ready or not, Christmas is upon us. As a courtesy to all you last minute shoppers (you know who you are,) here’s a few stocking stuffer ideas for the music lover on […]

The Grand Ole Echo in Los Angeles is Back for its Third Annual Winter Dance Party

The Grand Ole Echo in Los Angeles is Back for its Third Annual Winter Dance Party

By Kim Grant The Los Angeles seasonal roots music series* is having their version of a holiday party celebrating the best music of the 1950’s and 60’s on December 15th.  The event will be hosted […]