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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 […]

Song Premier: “The River” from Floater: A Tribute to the Tributes to Gary Floater

Song Premier: “The River” from Floater: A Tribute to the Tributes to Gary Floater

Austin based label, Eight 30 Records will release the eighteen-song album, Floater: A Tribute to the Tributes to Gary Floater, May 4, 2018. A native of Missouri, Gary Floater, who is best known for his […]

Radney Foster: Songs, Stories & The Greatest Show On Earth

Radney Foster: Songs, Stories & The Greatest Show On Earth

Welcome to TJ Music’s first eZine. Radney Foster: Songs, Stories & The Greatest Show On Earth. TJ Editor, Courtney S. Lennon, takes you to hang out with one the greatest songwriters of their generation, listen to […]

Andrew Sheppard’s Steady Your Aim

Andrew Sheppard’s Steady Your Aim

By Brian Rock Andrew Sheppard aims to please on his second album, Steady Your Aim. Continuing the authentic and distinctive Americana sound he developed on 2015’s Far From Here, Sheppard steadies his reputation as an […]

The Top of the World by 6 String Drag

The Top of the World by 6 String Drag

By Brian Rock 6 String Drag invites you to take a trip to The Top of the World on their third full length release. Playing pure, unadulterated Rock N Roll, the band seems blissfully unconcerned […]