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TJ’s Summer Sonic Six Pack [Parker Millsap, Nicki Bluhm, Speedbuggy and more]

TJ’s Summer Sonic Six Pack [Parker Millsap, Nicki Bluhm, Speedbuggy and more]

By Brian Rock Summer’s here and the time is right… for updating your backyard BBQ and road trip playlists. With so many great new releases this summer, it’s hard to focus on just one. So, […]

Free Download  of Chris Fullerton’s new single “Come On In”

Free Download of Chris Fullerton’s new single “Come On In”

Eight 30 Records is releasing Chris Fullerton’s new single “Come On In” as a free download today! The emotional song offers a direct rallying cry against President Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy separating immigrant families […]

Kinky Friedman: Deep in the Heart of Texas

Kinky Friedman: Deep in the Heart of Texas

By Terry Paul Roland As the sun sets in Southern California, Kinky Friedman is restless. On the first leg of a national tour in support of his pending release, Circus of Life (his first album […]

Tami Neilson’s Sassafrass

Tami Neilson’s Sassafrass

By Brian Rock Tami Neilson is a woman of contradictions. Born in Canada, she resides in New Zealand. An award-winning Country singer, she infuses her music with Soul. A hard-hitting social commentator, she wraps her […]

Spotlight: Eight 30 Records

Spotlight: Eight 30 Records

by Terry Paul Roland With origins dating back to 1995, the Americana genre has consistently celebrated artists steeped in American music tradition, following the spirit of talent scout and producer, Ralph Peer and American music […]

Luke Winslow-King’s Blue Mesa

Luke Winslow-King’s Blue Mesa

By Brian Rock Luke Winslow-King’s sixth album, Blue Mesa could just as easily have been called “Blues Mesa.” Each of the ten Blues-infused Americana songs on this album stands out like a painted mesa against […]

[Album Premier] Liz Frame and the Kickers: “Sparrow in a Shoebox”

[Album Premier] Liz Frame and the Kickers: “Sparrow in a Shoebox”

Boston-area Americana quartet, Liz Frame and the Kickers, released their debut album, Sooner seven years ago. Their long awaited follow up, Sparrow in a Shoebox, is due out on June 1, 2018. The years between have found powerhouse […]

Jeff Plankenhorn’s Sleeping Dogs

Jeff Plankenhorn’s Sleeping Dogs

By Brian Rock Jeff Plankenhorn leads us into the dog days of summer with his second album, Sleeping Dogs. After years of proving himself as one of the most sought-after guitars for hire in the […]

Don Gallardo’s Still Here

Don Gallardo’s Still Here

By Brian Rock After fifteen years in the music business with four previous studio albums and one live album, Don Gallardo wants you to know that he’s, Still Here. On this, his fifth studio album, […]

Old Crow Medicine Show’s Volunteer

Old Crow Medicine Show’s Volunteer

By Brian Rock Old Crow Medicine Show celebrates their 20th anniversary with the release of their latest album, Volunteer. Within the first three seconds of the lead song, “Flicker & Shine,” it’s clear that they […]

TJ West: Bonnie Whitmore

TJ West: Bonnie Whitmore

By Kim Grant Bonnie Whitmore once asked of the Dallas Observer “Where is the Liz Phair of today?”  The Austin-based musician answered that question with her 2016 album, Fuck With Sad Girls, her feminist album […]

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers’ Releases New Album Years

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers’ Releases New Album Years

By Brian Rock Sarah Shook and the Disarmers exploded onto the American scene with their 2017 release, Sidelong. Now they’re back to throw gas on that fire with their new album, Years. Inspired by the […]