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Turnstyled: Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band, Emma Swift, Moonlight Ale and Derek Thomas & Skyline Drive

Turnstyled: Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band, Emma Swift, Moonlight Ale and Derek Thomas & Skyline Drive

Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band Take It Like A Man Yep Roc Records Southern gothic Athens, Ga. songwriter Jim White and the Packway Handle Band are set to release, Take It Like A Man, a raw and fun folk grass record. White describes the union of he and the band as “a synthesis […]

TJ East: This Byrd Done Flown Again

TJ East: This Byrd Done Flown Again

TJ East: This Byrd Done Flown Again by KANDIA CRAZY HORSE Americana is a strange beast, an ideal more than a genre, claimed by diverse camps in a crazy quilt of alternate visions. Yet it’s a potent ideal full of mystery, animated at its flux core by a few transcendent spirits – perhaps none so […]

TJ WEST: Sara Petite

TJ WEST: Sara Petite

TJ WEST: Sara Petite By Kim Grant Over the years, Americana music starlet, Sara Petite has established a solid name for herself in her adopted home of San Diego as well as in Nashville and Europe. Her sound ranges from country to bluegrass to rock ‘n roll and everything in between. Petite is a natural […]

Ronnie Fauss Built to Break

Ronnie Fauss Built to Break

Ronnie Fauss Built to Break By Brian Rock Built To Break by Ronnie Fauss blurs the lines between alt-country and alt-rock. Moving from the pounding drums and electric guitars of “Another Town” and “A Natural End” to the pedal steel and fiddle on “The Big Catch” and “Never Gonna Last;” Ronnie Fauss delivers a sonically […]

The story behind Tweedy’s Sukierae

The story behind Tweedy’s Sukierae

The story behind Tweedy’s Sukierae By Jake Tully It seems that any time one can assume Jeff Tweedy is down for the count his return is more invigorated and imbued with fresh ideas than ever imaginable. Such is the case with Sukierae, Tweedy’s latest side project with son Spencer. Released under the mutual surname, Tweedy, […]

TJ WEST: Janiva Magness opens up on Original

TJ WEST: Janiva Magness opens up on Original

TJ WEST: Janiva Magness opens up on Original By Kim Grant Los Angeles resident, Janiva Magness is an award winning singer-songwriter who recently released her 11th album, Original, which was co-produced by long-time collaborator, Dave Darling. Although a 2013 Blues Music Award Winner, Magness’ music is hard to categorize, and with Original she stretches boundaries […]

TJ Premiere: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Jaime Wyatt “Come Home For December”

TJ Premiere: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Jaime Wyatt “Come Home For December”

TJ Premiere: Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG) Jaime Wyatt “Come Home For December” Peak behind the scenes as Jaime Wyatt and producer Mark Howard, record the song “Come Home For December,” for her upcoming album, in the next installment of the docu-series Uni(ONE)-Verse(SONG). Jaime Wyatt has had an up and down few years, from leaving the band CALICO to […]

Pirates Canoe: One For The Pain In My Heart

Pirates Canoe: One For The Pain In My Heart

Pirates Canoe: One For The Pain In My Heart By Brian Rock Pirates Canoe and their debut album, One For The Pain In My Heart, defy easy classification. The lead song, “On Being Unknown,” begins with beautiful, Norah Jones style vocals layered over soothing, Manhattan, cocktail-jazz rhythms. “Guitar Blue” follows with a straight-from-Appalachia feel; complete […]

TJ WEST Video Premiere: Alias Means “Things I Can’t Explain”

TJ WEST Video Premiere: Alias Means “Things I Can’t Explain”

TJ WEST Video Premiere: Alias Means “Things I Can’t Explain” By Kim Grant Alias Means has been a figure on the Los Angeles Americana/country/bluegrass music scene for many years. His latest record, Light Matter showcases Means’ versatility for instruments along with his ability to move through the genres with ease. “For the music video, I […]

Way Over Yonder in Santa Monica

Way Over Yonder in Santa Monica

Way Over Yonder in Santa Monica By Jake Tully Day two of Santa Monica’s 2nd annual Way Over Yonder fest saw what may very well have been largest gathering of L.A. County’s finest folk and Americana music fans. Held in the same location on the Pier as the city’s famous Summer Twilight Series, Way Over […]

Ryan Adams Shows His Age

Ryan Adams Shows His Age

Ryan Adams Shows His Age By Jake Tully It’s been quite some time since Ryan Adams has released an album so evidently helmed with his own creative license. It’s no surprise that Adams is a far superior producer of content when making music on his own terms, but this time it’s transformative. Ryan Adams is […]

Justin Townes Earle “Single Mothers”

Justin Townes Earle “Single Mothers”

Justin Townes Earle “Single Mothers” By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor With a new label and a new wife, Justin Townes Earle has spent the past year in transition.  After a public feud over artistic integrity with would-be label Communion Records (started by Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons), Earle has found a new home at Vagrant […]