With the festival season cancelled this year I’m discovering my longing for live music is taking twists and turns in its desire. Recently, no doubt partly due to summer settling in on the central California coast, I was having acute pangs for some hardcore bluegrass. Fortunately, out of the blue the Postal Service delivered the […]
John Craigie recalls an early song about dating in college and how he passed the time in Red Bluff, CA when his tour van broke down.
Renowned singer-songwriter Mark Olsen talks about the benefits of touring via trains, late night soup, and banter sessions.
As the members of the Twangville posse know firsthand, a Session Americana performance is more than a show, it’s an experience. Case in point: To celebrate the release of last year’s excellent Northeast, the group brought together many of the artists who contributed to the album – a whopping 14 musicians – for a gala […]
You picked Steve Earle & The Dukes – Ghosts of West Virginia as your favorite new release for the week of May 22, 2020. New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. Readers’ Tops Winter & Spring 2020 Robert […]
If you were born in the last century, radio, not podcasts or downloads, was the soundtrack to your life. That’s the idea behind an interesting collaboration between I See Hawks In LA and Great Willow, both LA bands. Nic Harcourt, DJ at KCSN, one of the epicenters of Americana in southern California, issued a pandemic […]
Todd Snider used to say that some of the best advice he got about being a songwriter was to live your life to where you could pack up and be gone in 15 minutes. I don’t think that was so much recommending a vagabond life, but rather that you’re prepared to easily take advantage of […]
We at Twangville are pleased to be doing our second video premier for L.A. based Singer-Songwriter Emily Zuzik and her upcoming Ted Russell Kamp (Shooter Jennings, Tanya Tucker) produced album “Torch and Trouble”. The album will be releasing in August. The song we are premiering is “All That Love”. If the first 2 singles are […]
Singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith recalls getting kicked off his tour bus and talks about making a living in music.
Matt Hillyer of Dallas country outfit Eleven Hundred Springs talks about playing his first gig at age 13 and the importance of being kind to people.