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Wanda Jackson: The Queen of Cool

Wanda Jackson: The Queen of Cool

By Courtney S. Lennon, Editor It is mid-September, 2017. Wanda Jackson, The First Lady of Rockabilly, is at home in Oklahoma, the place of her birth and where she has spent almost her entire life. […]

Anderson East’s “Encore”

Anderson East’s “Encore”

By Josh Schott Anderson East is one of the most interesting artists in the Americana scene today. His debut album Delilah gleamed with potential. Particularly East has a voice most singers dream of having: it’s […]

TJ West Video Premiere: Calico the band’s “Fine Line”

TJ West Video Premiere: Calico the band’s “Fine Line”

By Kim Grant “Living in Los Angeles, we’re surrounded by dreamers and are dreamers ourselves. There is a point where delusions become pitfalls on the path to fulfilling one’s dreams or worse, it can destroy […]

TJ Music’s Best of 2017

TJ Music’s Best of 2017

Another year of great music is in the books. TJ’s best of 2017 celebrates the work of artists we love, ranging from country legends to impressive newcomers. Thank you to all of our TJ family, who contributed […]

Turnpike Troubadours’ A Long Way From Your Heart

Turnpike Troubadours’ A Long Way From Your Heart

By Josh Schott If you explore the independent country scenes, you will undoubtedly come across the dynamic Oklahoma outfit of Turnpike Troubadours. They have racked up wide critical acclaim and are fueled by a fiercely […]

Lydia Loveless’ Boy Crazy and Single(s)

Lydia Loveless’ Boy Crazy and Single(s)

By Mercedes Mill Lydia Loveless rocks out on Boy Crazy and Single(s) with a potent mix of strength and vulnerability. Featuring a reissue of her 2013 EP, Boy Crazy, this new release includes six additional […]

Chris Hillman’s Still Flying High on New Album, Bidin’ My Time

Chris Hillman’s Still Flying High on New Album, Bidin’ My Time

By Terry Roland Chris Hillman’s first solo album in a decade provides a roadmap through his 55-year career. Never one to base his work on the past, Hillman has brought to the album, continuity, with […]

Rob Williams’ An Hour Before Daylight

Rob Williams’ An Hour Before Daylight

By Brian Rock Rob Williams gets up early to share his new album, An Hour Before Daylight. This, his third full length release, sees Williams continue his unique, melodic hook-laden style of Folk-abilly. Perhaps inspired […]

In Retrospect: Bobby Thompson on the Creative Chase

In Retrospect: Bobby Thompson on the Creative Chase

By Mercedes Mill It’s said that no man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. It’s as though the moments and hours and days […]

TJ West Video Premiere: The T Sisters “Woo Woo”

TJ West Video Premiere: The T Sisters “Woo Woo”

By Kim Grant We have another video premiere produced by The Tomboy Sessions in Santa Cruz, CA!  Introducing the 4th video in a 9 video series performed by Bay Area Band, The T Sisters and […]

The Contenders’s Laughing With The Reckless

The Contenders’s Laughing With The Reckless

By Brian Rock Americana duo The Contenders are anything but reckless in their debut album, Laughing with the Reckless. Filled with finely crafted songs of struggle and hope, Guitarist Jay Nash and Drummer Josh Day […]

Tyler Childers Sells Out Ohio

Tyler Childers Sells Out Ohio

By Josh Schott Tyler Childers impressed at his sold out show at The Adelphia Music Hall in Marietta, Ohio on October 27. The show had been sold out well in advance, which is a rarity […]