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Eleven Hundred Springs Releases Here ‘Tis

Eleven Hundred Springs Releases Here ‘Tis

By Brian Rock It’s no secret that some of the best kept secrets in Americana come from Texas. Bands like Left Arm Tan, Casey Donahue Band, Micky & The Motorcars, The Vandoliers and many others […]

Between the Grooves: Hot Damn, Good Lord Almighty, Whiskey Foxtrot Comes Out Swingin

Between the Grooves: Hot Damn, Good Lord Almighty, Whiskey Foxtrot Comes Out Swingin

By Jonathan Oost Birthed out of Winston-Salem, NC in 2017, established regional solo artists Sam Foster and Seth Williams came together to form Whiskey Foxtrot, a conglomerate of the music they love: rock and country, […]

Left Arm Tan Rides Again

Left Arm Tan Rides Again

By Brian Rock Left Arm Tan rides again (with windows down of course) on their eponymous fifth album, Left Arm Tan. Continuing in the footsteps of their Southern California Country-Rock heroes, The Flying Burrito Brothers, […]

TJ Music [Turnstyled, Junkpiled] Best of 2019

TJ Music [Turnstyled, Junkpiled] Best of 2019

Another year of music is in the books. TJ’s best of 2019 celebrates the diverse work of artists we love, ranging from country legends to impressive newcomers. Thank you to all of our TJ family […]

Honky-tonk Holiday Stocking Stuffer

Honky-tonk Holiday Stocking Stuffer

By Brian Rock It’s mid-December and the days are flying past faster than eight tiny airborne reindeer. But don’t worry, there’s still enough time to grab a few last-minute stocking stuffers for your music loving […]

TJ Arist Profile: Jack Evan Johnson

TJ Arist Profile: Jack Evan Johnson

TJ ARTIST PROFILE: Jack Evan Johnson HOME BASE: East Nashville, Tennessee PROFESSION: I was a professional journalist once, but it was too easy to make money doing that, so I moved to Nashville to be an […]

Micky & The Motorcars’ Long Time Comin’

Micky & The Motorcars’ Long Time Comin’

By Brian Rock Micky & The Motorcars ride again on their eighth studio album Long Time Comin’. Stalwarts of the Austin Alt-Country music scene, M&M made a name for themselves playing hell raising, beer drinking […]

Stoney LaRue’s Onward

Stoney LaRue’s Onward

By Brian Rock Red Dirt Troubadour, Stoney LaRue presses forward on his sixth studio release, Onward. Nearing the end of his second decade of making music, LaRue is at a point in his career where […]

Jason James Seems Like Tears Ago

Jason James Seems Like Tears Ago

By Brian Rock If Ken Burns’ Country Music documentary gave you a literal “Hankerin’” for some good, traditional Country music, Jason James has just what you’re looking for in his latest release, Seems Like Tears […]

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley’s World Full of Blues

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley’s World Full of Blues

By Brian Rock Virtuoso dobro and guitar pickers Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley explore both the roots and the future of Country and Blues on their third release, World Full of Blues. The first track, […]

TJWest’s 2019 AmericanaFEST Highlights

TJWest’s 2019 AmericanaFEST Highlights

By Kim Grant I came to Los Angeles by way of Chicago 18 years ago.  At the time, I could count on one hand the amount of people I knew in L.A.  One of those […]

Charlie Parr Back with New Record

Charlie Parr Back with New Record

By Brian Rock It might come as some surprise that Charlie Parr’s fourteenth album is simply titled, Charlie Parr. After all, artists usually make their first album eponymous to help people remember their name. But […]