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Cajun and Blues Festival Rocks Simi Valley

Cajun and Blues Festival Rocks Simi Valley

By Jake Tully Serving as a small bastion of Cajun culture in the Greater Los Angeles Area, Simi Valley’s 28th Annual Cajun and Blues Music Festival was, as a our dear Nite Tripper might put […]

Following Sara Petite Down The Road Less Traveled

Following Sara Petite Down The Road Less Traveled

By Brian Rock Sara Petite invites you to follow her on The Road Less Traveled, her fifth studio release.  Sarah is traveling the well-worn road of heartaches and bad breaks in classic Country style. Part […]

TJ West Video Premiere: Rough Johns by John Craigie

TJ West Video Premiere: Rough Johns by John Craigie

By Kim Grant Portland-based Americana songwriter, John Craigie has just released No Rain, No Rose, which was “inspired by the folk torch bearers of the sixties and seventies” as per his bio. Bringing together his […]

To The Top with the Blackfoot Gypsies

To The Top with the Blackfoot Gypsies

By Brian Rock Once upon a time, before there was self-conscious, focus-grouped, infinite genre-subgrouping of music, there was Rock and Roll. Raw, unadulterated, energetic Rock and Roll. The Blackfoot Gypsies revive that glorious, undiluted era […]

The Bad Testament from Scott H Biram

The Bad Testament from Scott H Biram

By Jake Tully Apocalyptic and imperturbable all the same, Scott H. Biram has consistently sounded like the harbinger of portentous winds and meet streets that spell a changing landscape. The Bad Testament is no departure […]

John McEuen: The TJ Interview

John McEuen: The TJ Interview

John McEuen: The TJ Interview By, Courtney S. Lennon, Editor Marking his 70th year in life and 50 years since the inception of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John McEuen’s latest solo album, Made in […]

Van Morrison’s Keep Me Singing

Van Morrison’s Keep Me Singing

By Courtney Sudbrink Lennon, Editor At the age of 71, the recently knighted, Northern Irish soul prodigy, Van Morrison has released his 36th studio album, Keep Me Singing, a reminder that no matter the decade, […]

K Phillips’ New Record Dirty Wonder

K Phillips’ New Record Dirty Wonder

By Brian Rock K Phillips has had enough and he’s ready to tell about it on his new release, Dirty Wonder. An album inspired and about breakups, Dirty Wonder finds K Phillips pondering the ins […]

Lone Star Landmark Albums: The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

Lone Star Landmark Albums: The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor In 1972, at just 28 years, he was already called “The Late Great Townes Van Zandt,” a premonition that “The Electric Cowboy” would live fast and die young, but remain forever […]

Remembering Gary Austin

Remembering Gary Austin

Remembering Gary Austin October 18, 1941 – April 1, 2017 By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor Photos, Nelson Blanton Gary Austin was the Founder of The Groundling Theatre in Los Angeles. He was instrumental in the development of […]

Music From Big Pink Benefit For The Autism Think Tank

Music From Big Pink Benefit For The Autism Think Tank

By Jake Tully There are few pleasures greater than seeing any song by The Band performed live, much less songs a fully-orchestrated tribute to the quintet with an original member in tow. A stroke of […]

Luck Reunion the SXSW Oasis

Luck Reunion the SXSW Oasis

By Jennifer Whittenburg and Sarah Anderson They say luck ain’t got nothin’ to do with it.  Well, I couldn’t disagree more.  You can’t help but feel that you got lucky, being in Willie Nelson’s backyard […]