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The Deslondes, Hurry Home

The Deslondes, Hurry Home

By Jacob Brockway Following up their critically acclaimed, 2014, self-titled debut, New Orleans based, the Deslondes, release Hurry Home (New West Records), an album that delivers a fresh take on Americana. They blend their influences with new […]

TJ West Video Premiere: Willie Tea Taylor “Win This One”

TJ West Video Premiere: Willie Tea Taylor “Win This One”

By Kim Grant TJ West first premiered a video from The Tomboy Sessions in May of last year with The Brothers Comatose City Painted Gold. Now we’re happy to be premiering another Tomboy Sessions video, […]

Dale Watson: On the Road to Memphis

Dale Watson: On the Road to Memphis

By Courtney S. Lennon, Editor Dale Watson is about 75 miles from Memphis, headed toward his new home, located less than a mile away from Graceland. Dalevis, as he’s known as in the Bluff City, […]

Legends: Glen Campbell

Legends: Glen Campbell

By Terry Paul Roland If life is merely a passage, as I believe it is, then once the journey through this valley of tears has ended, “A better place awaits, you’ll see,” as Glen Campbell […]

Jared Tyler: Dirt On Your Hands

Jared Tyler: Dirt On Your Hands

By Brian Rock Jared Tyler returns to his roots on his third album, Dirt On Your Hands.  Judging by the title’s premise that you have to put in some work to get something worth having, it’s […]

Rodney Crowell’s Close Ties

Rodney Crowell’s Close Ties

By Jake Tully Never one to shy away from the audacious niche of country-western, Rodney Crowell’s brutally truthful autobiographical escapades do not see any sign of stopping on Close Ties. Grappling with aging, old habits […]

The Evolution of Sammy Brue

The Evolution of Sammy Brue

The Evolution of Sammy Brue By Courtney S. Lennon, Editor Sammy Brue is in mountains of Morgan, UT on vacation. Morgan, about a half hour drive from his home in Ogden, UT, which at one […]

Fourth Annual “AGASTOCK” Benefit Concert

Fourth Annual “AGASTOCK” Benefit Concert

By Kim Grant The Fourth Annual “AGASTOCK” benefit concert will be held Sunday, July 23 at, The Echo, in Los Angeles. The benefit includes live music and a silent auction, with the proceeds going to the Southern California […]

Daniel Romano’s Modern Pressure

Daniel Romano’s Modern Pressure

By Jake Tully Inhabiting a curious space of a counter-culture fascination with country and a disillusionment with the convention of genre-styling, Daniel Romano has nonetheless become an icon for the adversarial and intellectual Western tart. […]

TJ Editor, Courtney Lennon’s Birthday Playlist

TJ Editor, Courtney Lennon’s Birthday Playlist

Playlist: TJ Editor Courtney Lennon’s 33 picks on her 33rd birthday. From “Sweet Revenge” to “Southern Comfort,” from Country to Soul, here’s what we’re listening to today at TJ: Tracks: 1. “Sweet Revenge” John Prine […]

Justin Townes Earle, Sammy Brue Live at the El Rey

Justin Townes Earle, Sammy Brue Live at the El Rey

New West Records Troubadours Justin Townes Earle and Sammy Brue Live at the El Rey, Los Angeles 6/3/17 By Chris Isom, Contributing Writer Photos: Adrienne Cohen-Isom Sammy Brue Fusing indie-folk and country sensibilities with tender melodies […]

Justin Townes Earle Kids In The Street

Justin Townes Earle Kids In The Street

By Brian Rock It only takes about two seconds into Justin Townes Earle’s new release Kids In The Street to realize that he’s beginning a new chapter in his storied career. Gone are the introspective, […]