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Jim Peterik – The Songs

Jim Peterik – The Songs

By Jake Tully Jim Peterik may be one of the electric songwriters of the past half-century, but his bombastic and sometimes catawampus hits are perhaps best displayed in his relatively bare-bones record, The Songs. Under the production of Fred Mollin, Peterik takes the back seat to his 70’s hits that may have otherwise gone down […]

Dale Watson Live at the Big T Roadhouse – Chicken S#!+ Bingo Sunday

Dale Watson Live at the Big T Roadhouse – Chicken S#!+ Bingo Sunday

By Brian Rock If you’ve never been to a Texas roadhouse and wondered what you’ve been missing, Dale Watson is bringing the roadhouse to you. His new album, Live at the Big T Roadhouse – Chicken S#!+ Bingo Sunday, is as close to being there as you can get without getting sawdust on your boots. […]

Jack Klatt’s Shadows In The Sunset

Jack Klatt’s Shadows In The Sunset

By Brian Rock I must confess I’m a little late jumping on the Jack Klatt bandwagon. But in my defense, Klatt was a little late starting the bandwagon in the first place. After ditching college to pursue his music he spent six years on the road as a vagabond troubadour, playing for his every next […]

Chrystyna Marie’s Loaded Gun

Chrystyna Marie’s Loaded Gun

By Jake Tully There’s always a young troubadour ready to pick up the Bonnie Raitt archetype-mantle, and should the cut of their jib please the listening public at large, she’s permitted to continue in that vein until accessing some vein of pop or otherwise abdicating the throne to someone else. While it’s entirely too early […]

Scott Biram’s Buffalo Buzzsaw

Scott Biram’s Buffalo Buzzsaw

By Mark Lennon Scott Biram took his self proclaimed ‘Dirty Old One Man Band’ to Buffalo’s Town Ballroom this past weekend. The ballroom is a classic venue which offers three levels of viewing, whether you want to watch from above or up close and personal, there wasn’t a bad spot in the house. Tearing through […]

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 […]

Long-Awaited Guy Clark Bio: Without Getting Killed Or Caught

Long-Awaited Guy Clark Bio: Without Getting Killed Or Caught

Legendary songwriter and Country great Guy Clark’s new bio, Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark, will be available October 18th. Written by Grammy-winning producer Tamara Saviano, the long awaited book explores the beloved tunesmith’s life, loves, and friendship with Townes Van Zandt, while also exploring the author’s friendship with Clark and […]

Tomato Tomato releases I Go Where You Go

Tomato Tomato releases I Go Where You Go

By Brian Rock Fresh picked from Canada, comes the new album from Tomato Tomato (or possibly pronounced Tomato Tomahto – I can never be sure after that Christopher Walken skit on Saturday Night Live) I Go Where You Go picks up where their debut album, So It Goes, left off; with a healthy dose of […]

French AmericanaJazz Artist NATE releases Pilgram

French AmericanaJazz Artist NATE releases Pilgram

By Brian Rock If you like Americana and Jazz and you ever find yourself in France, you should definitely check out the band Nate. If your travel budget keeps you closer to home, check out Nate’s new album, Pilgrim. Rooted in Jazz, Blues and Americana, Nate combines these elements with a continental, subdued elegance for a […]

Petunia & The Vipers: Dead Bird On The Highway

Petunia & The Vipers: Dead Bird On The Highway

By Brian Rock If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten path, Canada’s Petunia & The Vipers have just the thing for you. Their new release, Dead Bird On The Highway, blooms and blossoms with inventive musical combinations on every song. A jazzier version of Southern Culture on the Skids, Petunia & The […]

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 […]

Al Scorch: Circle Round The Signs

Al Scorch: Circle Round The Signs

By Brian Rock From the very first notes of Al Scorch’s new album, Circle Round The Signs, it’s abundantly clear that this is not your grandfather’s Bluegrass. Sure there’s plenty of banjo and fiddle to go around. But Al scorches the strings at full throttle and turns the amps to eleven. Like accidently playing an […]