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Janiva Magness’s Hard to Kill

Janiva Magness’s Hard to Kill

By Brian Rock Blues legend, Janiva Magness, shows her toughness on her sixteenth album, Hard to Kill. After thirty years of belting award winning Blues (including the 2009 B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award,) […]

TJ Summer Roundup 2022: 49 Winchester, Nicki Bluhm, The Muffs, Cristina Vane, Izaak Opatz and Jack Broadbent

TJ Summer Roundup 2022: 49 Winchester, Nicki Bluhm, The Muffs, Cristina Vane, Izaak Opatz and Jack Broadbent

By Brian Rock Summer’s here and it’s time for new clothes, new vacations and new music. As you wrangle over what to wear and where to go, here are a few, new can’t miss albums […]

Stacy Jones’s World on Fire

Stacy Jones’s World on Fire

By Brian Rock Stacy Jones blazes into her second decade of singing the Blues with the release of her seventh album, World on Fire. Jones and her talented band bring the heat with a combination […]

John Inghram’s Self-Titled Debut

John Inghram’s Self-Titled Debut

By Brian Rock Acclaimed sideman, John Inghram seeks to make a name for himself on his self-titled debut. Blending Laurel Canyon and Appalachian melodies with a healthy dose of southern rock, Inghram creates a unique […]

The Waymores’ Stone Sessions

The Waymores’ Stone Sessions

By Brian Rock The Waymores know way more about honky tonking then you ever will. Their full-length debut, Stone Sessions, shows off that vast knowledge with ringing guitars, weeping pedal steel, and a Buck-load of […]

The April Fools’ Wonderland

The April Fools’ Wonderland

By Brian Rock Minnesota quintet, The April Fools, dive deep into the musical rabbit hole on their fourth album, Wonderland. Combining 90’s indie Rock, 60’s psychedelic rock, outlaw country and a sprinkling of jazz, The […]

Steve Dawson’s Gone, Long Gone

Steve Dawson’s Gone, Long Gone

By Brian Rock Canadian, Juno Award winning producer, Steve Dawson kicks off a trio of new albums for 2022 with his ninth release, Gone, Long Gone. Combining piedmont blues, delta blues and southern California folk […]

Natalia M King’s Woman Mind of my Own

Natalia M King’s Woman Mind of my Own

By Brian Rock American expatriate and musical chameleon, Natalia M. King reinvents herself and reconnects with her homeland on her sixth release, Woman Mind Of My Own. Although currently living in Paris, King rediscovers her […]

Massy Ferguson’s Joe’s Meat & Grocery

Massy Ferguson’s Joe’s Meat & Grocery

By Brian Rock Seattle based americana rockers Massy Ferguson deliver the goods on their sixth album, Joe’s Meat & Grocery. Serving up thick cut slices of heartland rock and roll, Massy Ferguson recall the high […]

Lord Nelson’s Transmission

Lord Nelson’s Transmission

By Brian Rock Americana rockers, Lord Nelson, return with their third album, Transmission. Following the trail blazed by Old 97s and Uncle Tupelo, Lord Nelson plays hard rockin’ country. Or cowpunk. Or straight-ahead americana. Whatever […]

2021 TJ Stocking Stuffers with CJ Garton, Sue Foley, Howlin’ Rain, Paul Kelly and more

2021 TJ Stocking Stuffers with CJ Garton, Sue Foley, Howlin’ Rain, Paul Kelly and more

By Brian Rock It’s time to say goodbye to 2021. And if we won’t shed tears to see this one go, maybe we can give a few cheers for the music it left us. Here […]

Gov’t Mule’s Heavy Load Blues

Gov’t Mule’s Heavy Load Blues

By Brian Rock After flirting with the Blues for years, jam band stalwarts, Gov’t Mule finally commit with their new release, Heavy Load Blues. The combination of classic blues songs with Gov’t Mule originals is […]