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 […]
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 […]
When we last checked in with our intrepid heros, musicians and banjo builders Pharis and Jason Romero, they were celebrating the release of a new album two years after losing their shop and cabin to a fire. The trauma had helped them appreciate some of the simpler things in life and they put that feeling […]
American Aquarium’s BJ Barham shares a touring tip to avoid cops and break-ins, reveals the one thing that he has refused to give up, and talks about why it is important to surround yourself with the right people.
Singer-songwriter Ben de la Cour talks about early days touring in his sweet 2003 Dodge Neon and his trick for eating cheaply, if not healthy, while on tour.
Less is more. People talk a lot about that, but I find more often less is simply less. Not so for the new record from Marshall Chapman, Songs I Can’t Live Without. These aren’t her songs, but they’re all meaningful to her from various points in her life. Some of them so interwoven into her […]