The Long Ryders release “Down to the Well” single

In the late 1980s The Long Ryders were in the center of Los Angeles’ “Paisley Underground” scene – a 1960s-influenced jangle-rock era that included The Bangles, The Dream Syndicate, The Plimsouls, The Rain Parade, and The Three O’ Clock. More fairly though, the bands’ sound probably shares more in common with predecessors The Byrds, Gram… Continue reading The Long Ryders release “Down to the Well” single

Rest in Peace, Singer/Songwriter Justin Townes Earle: 1982-2020

Justin Townes Earle (Photo: Facebook.com/JustinTownesEarle)

Very sad news hit the music scene on Sunday evening: Songwriter/guitarist Justin Townes Earle has passed away at just 38 years old. Per Rolling Stone, New West Records confirmed Earle’s passing but a cause of death has not been announced as of yet. The son of alt/country troubadour Steve Earle and partly named after Townes… Continue reading Rest in Peace, Singer/Songwriter Justin Townes Earle: 1982-2020

Out Now: Old 97’s Celebrate Nearly Three Decades Together with Rousing New Album, ‘Twelfth’ (Listen)

Old 97's Twelfth (Photo: Alysse Gafkjen)

27 years as a band with the same core lineup of musicians is just about unheard of — but for Rhett Miller and Old 97’s, it’s reality. For almost three decades, the alt/country band has enjoyed the cohesion and band chemistry that so many other acts dream of, and it shines through on Twelfth, the… Continue reading Out Now: Old 97’s Celebrate Nearly Three Decades Together with Rousing New Album, ‘Twelfth’ (Listen)