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Forgiveness in Unforgiving Times: Brandi Carlile’s By the Way, I Forgive You

Forgiveness in Unforgiving Times: Brandi Carlile’s By the Way, I Forgive You

By Mercedes Mill Brandi Carlile’s most recent release, By the Way, I Forgive You (Low Country Sound/Elektra Records) is a revelation. On a recent long-distance road trip from city centers to mountaintops, it played on repeat as […]

Song Premiere [James Steinle “Look Out Below Mama” ]

Song Premiere [James Steinle “Look Out Below Mama” ]

Turnstyled Junkpiled premieres Austin, Texas, based singer-songwriter, James Steinle’s new song, “Look Out Below Mama,” from his forthcoming, debut album, South Texas Home Coming –due out August, 17, 2018. Produced by John Ross Silva (The Gougers), the […]

Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis Get Wild! Wild! Wild!

Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis Get Wild! Wild! Wild!

By Brian Rock Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis get wild on their new collaboration, Wild! Wild! Wild! Robbie Fulks brings his critically acclaimed songwriting sensibilities and Linda Gail Lewis brings the “Killer” piano chops […]

The Record Company’s All Of This Life

The Record Company’s All Of This Life

By Brian Rock The Record Company is back to business with their second release All Of This Life. Every bit as primal and energetic as their critically acclaimed debut, the new album confirms the band’s […]

Left Arm Tan’s El Camino

Left Arm Tan’s El Camino

By Brian Rock Left Arm Tan is ready to hit the road with their fourth album, El Camino. Conjuring the image of a windows-down road trip, Left Arm Tan (LAT) perfectly captures the sun-drenched sound […]

Song Premiere [Jack Evan Johnson “The Force”]

Song Premiere [Jack Evan Johnson “The Force”]

Las Vegas, Nev. native, Nashville, Tenn. based singer-songwriter, Jack Evan Johnson premiers his aggressive new single, “The Force,” the first  off his pending fall 2018 release, American Pink. The song was recorded in May, 2018 at Ardent […]

TJ’s Summer Sonic Six Pack [Parker Millsap, Nicki Bluhm, Speedbuggy and more]

TJ’s Summer Sonic Six Pack [Parker Millsap, Nicki Bluhm, Speedbuggy and more]

By Brian Rock Summer’s here and the time is right… for updating your backyard BBQ and road trip playlists. With so many great new releases this summer, it’s hard to focus on just one. So, […]

Free Download  of Chris Fullerton’s new single “Come On In”

Free Download of Chris Fullerton’s new single “Come On In”

Eight 30 Records is releasing Chris Fullerton’s new single “Come On In” as a free download today! The emotional song offers a direct rallying cry against President Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy separating immigrant families […]

Kinky Friedman: Deep in the Heart of Texas

Kinky Friedman: Deep in the Heart of Texas

By Terry Paul Roland As the sun sets in Southern California, Kinky Friedman is restless. On the first leg of a national tour in support of his pending release, Circus of Life (his first album […]

Tami Neilson’s Sassafrass

Tami Neilson’s Sassafrass

By Brian Rock Tami Neilson is a woman of contradictions. Born in Canada, she resides in New Zealand. An award-winning Country singer, she infuses her music with Soul. A hard-hitting social commentator, she wraps her […]

Spotlight: Eight 30 Records

Spotlight: Eight 30 Records

by Terry Paul Roland With origins dating back to 1995, the Americana genre has consistently celebrated artists steeped in American music tradition, following the spirit of talent scout and producer, Ralph Peer and American music […]

Luke Winslow-King’s Blue Mesa

Luke Winslow-King’s Blue Mesa

By Brian Rock Luke Winslow-King’s sixth album, Blue Mesa could just as easily have been called “Blues Mesa.” Each of the ten Blues-infused Americana songs on this album stands out like a painted mesa against […]