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Rachel Brooke’s The Loneliness in Me

Rachel Brooke’s The Loneliness in Me

By Brian Rock Rachel Brooke pours out classic country tearjerkers on her third release, The Loneliness in Me. Channeling her inner Kitty Wells, with just a touch of Connie Francis, Brooke goes full “old school” […]

Jensen Sister’s Yellow Frames

Jensen Sister’s Yellow Frames

By Brian Rock Hot on the heels of their critically acclaimed 2019 EP, Highway Hippie, The Jensen Sisters return with the release of their debut full length album, Yellow Frames. The talented songwriting sisters combine […]

Victoria Bailey’s Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline

Victoria Bailey’s Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline

By Brian Rock Victoria Bailey pays homage to classic country on her debut release, Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline. As you might surmise from the title, the album is chock full of references to […]

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Announces theme and lineup

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Announces theme and lineup

The onset of COVID-19 caused the HSB team to pivot in a unique way: the artists/bands on the lineup filmed brand new performances at venues around in Austin (like The Continental Club), Nashville (like The Ryman Auditorium), […]

Heidi Newfield’s The Barfly Sessions: Vol 1

Heidi Newfield’s The Barfly Sessions: Vol 1

By Brian Rock Heidi Newfield is back! Eight years after her first solo album since leaving Trick Pony, Newfield returns with The Barfly Sessions: Vol 1. Overflowing with a decade’s worth of creative energy, “The […]

TJ West: Glenn Thomas’ Black Muddy River

By Kim Grant TJ West is proud to premier the video for Glenn Thomas’ version of “Black Muddy River” today. To those unfamiliar with The Grateful Dead and all things Jerry, August 1st through August […]

Kenny Roby’s Reservoir

Kenny Roby’s Reservoir

By Brian Rock Six String Drag frontman, Kenny Roby unplugs and unravels on his latest solo release The Reservoir. Confronting the devastating trifecta of addiction, divorce and the death of his friend, Roby digs deep into […]

Nocona’s Los Dos

Nocona’s Los Dos

By Brian Rock Nocona returns with their ironically named third album, Los Dos. This Los Angeles based band named after a small Texas town is a study in contradictions. Nocona has one foot firmly planted […]

Ted Russell Kamp’s Down In The Den

Ted Russell Kamp’s Down In The Den

By Brian Rock Ted Russell Kamp gets down on his twelfth release, Down In The Den. The Den, of course, is the name of Kamp’s home studio; and the album has a relaxed, down home […]

You Are About To Become Involved With Van Dyke Parks!

You Are About To Become Involved With Van Dyke Parks!

You Are About To Become Involved With Van Dyke Parks! Words, Courtney S. Lennon Illustrations, Mandy Newham-Cobb It’s eleven in the morning on a mid-June day and Van Dyke Parks is at home in Los […]

Corb Lund’s Agricultural Tragic

Corb Lund’s Agricultural Tragic

By Brian Rock Corb Lund reflects on the comedy and tragedy of rural living on his tenth release, Agricultural Tragic. Born and raised on a functioning ranch and doing a stint as a rodeo rider, […]

Aboard the Mandola Rocket Ship

Aboard the Mandola Rocket Ship

By John Kruth While a fine picker and songwriter, Peter Rowan is probably best known for his lofty voice, whether as a solo artist or singing with Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys, Old & […]