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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, […]

Terry Allen’s Juarez

Terry Allen’s Juarez

By Terry Roland Imagine a stormy West Texas night. A freak storm has just hit in the middle of August. Monsoon winds blow through from Mexico. We are in a near empty room with fading […]

Austin’s Legends: Lubbock (on everything)

Austin’s Legends: Lubbock (on everything)

Austin’s Legends: Lubbock (on everything) by Matt Cartsonis, contributing writer I first heard of Terry Allen via Joe Ely’s primordial internet bulletin board, “Campfire Nightmares” back in the early to mid ’80s. I was in […]

Terry Allen Video Tribute

Terry Allen Video Tribute

In the long tradition of celebrating the works of our favorite artists through video tributes, including Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Willie Nelson, Levon Helm and Townes Van Zandt, we present the Terry Allen Video Tribute. We […]

Terry Allen: Crossing The Horizon

Terry Allen: Crossing The Horizon

“If you ever get really depressed, put on a Terry Allen album. It will just make you smile. His sense of humor, way with words, and the situations he writes about, it’s priceless.” – Guy Clark […]

The Whiskey Charmers Take Us To The Valley

The Whiskey Charmers Take Us To The Valley

By Brian Rock The Whiskey Charmers serve up another round of their signature “Country Noir” on their second studio release, The Valley. Picking up where they left off, the Charmers create a moody, atmospheric soundscape […]