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TJ WEST: Storming Through SXSW

TJ WEST: Storming Through SXSW

By Kim Grant Apparently, I’ve been going to SXSW for over 10 years, as my music-loving friend, Rob McCann reminded me when he celebrated his 10th year at the music conference recently.  This doesn’t hold […]

My Depression is Always Trying To Kill Me

My Depression is Always Trying To Kill Me

By Jake Tully With an EP entitled My Depression is Always Trying To Kill Me, one might think Venice beach busker-cum recording artist Vince Grant was being entirely transparent. However, the beauty in Grant’s music […]

Julie Rhodes is Bound To Meet The Devil

Julie Rhodes is Bound To Meet The Devil

By Brian Rock If you like travelling on the Blues side of the Americana soundscape, sooner or later you’re bound to meet Julie Rhodes. On her debut album, Bound To Meet The Devil, she announces […]

TJ West: Fairbanks and the Lonesome Light

TJ West: Fairbanks and the Lonesome Light

By Kim Grant Erik Flores and Amelia Rose Logan are the core of Fairbanks and the Lonesome Light, an indie Americana band (and sometimes duo) who base their music foundation on contemplative storytelling and stunningly […]

Midwest Soul Xchange opens with the New American Century

Midwest Soul Xchange opens with the New American Century

By Jake Tully In search of truly authentic Middle American folk music, it’s often difficult to parse out what will be a re-hash of Heartland rock and music that will inhabit traditional music of the […]

TJ’s 2015 Best of Americana

TJ’s 2015 Best of Americana

With the promise of a new year, 2016 will inevitably bring the soundtrack of our days and nights, helping celebrate the highs and morning the lows through music. TJ takes a quick look back at the […]

Corb Lund’s Things That Can’t Be Undone

Corb Lund’s Things That Can’t Be Undone

Corb Lund’s Things That Can’t Be Undone By Brian Rock Corb Lund continues to be one of the most interesting voices in Americana today. His latest album, Things That Can’t Be Undone, continues his streak […]

Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Revue Stops Through LA

Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Revue Stops Through LA

By Jake Tully It’s safe to say that at 66 and still performing as visceral as ever, Nick Lowe reigns supreme as Jesus of cool. For the second annual tour of Lowe’s “Quality Holiday Revue,” […]

TJ WEST: GOE Winter Dance Party

TJ WEST: GOE Winter Dance Party

TJ WEST: GOE Winter Dance Party By Kim Grant This Sunday (Dec 13) in Los Angeles, The Grand Ole Echo (the spring/summer Americana music series) will hold a winter dance party honoring the era of […]

TJ Artist Profile: NOCONA

TJ Artist Profile: NOCONA

TJ Artist Profile: NOCONA HOME: Venice, CA PROFESSION: Song Slinger and Guitar Fighter at NOCONA HOBBIES: Astronomy, Particle Physics and Salsa making LAST ALBUM PURCHASED: Ronnie Self, Mr Frantic, Norton Records LAST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Getting to open for Roky Erickson and […]

The Humble Kind’s Soaring Harmonies

The Humble Kind’s Soaring Harmonies

By Amanda Wicks Humble Kind’s four core members, Will Folse (lead guitar), Michael Legendre (guitar and lap steel), Benjamin Moore (rhythm guitar) and Marc Stubbs (bass) are exactly what their name purports: humble. These Baton […]

Kevin Gordon’s Long Gone Time

Kevin Gordon’s Long Gone Time

By Brian Rock Kevin Gordon’s new release, Long Gone Time simmers with the musical flavors of his Louisiana roots. Jazz, Blues and Rockabilly are all slow-cooked together and occasionally brought to a boil to bring […]