As promised we have a very cool offer for you for Kuinka’s Stay Up Late EP release party! Formerly known as Rabbit Wilde (and before that Br’er Rabbit), this group has had our hearts since day one, rocking out cosmic roots and become renowned for their intense, fun live shows. Kuinka’s new EP was recently […]

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From the press release: LOS ANGELES, Calif. — When Judy Henske and Jerry Yester’s (now revered) 1969 album Farewell Aldebaran failed to find its audience, the artists decided to take a different approach for their next release — becoming a “band.” Adding songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Craig Doerge (pronounced “Durgee”) and John Seiter (known for his […]

Marc Jonson‘s Years is being called one of the most treasured, rare and sought after volumes from Vanguard’s vaults. Lucky for me tasteful music maven and producer Pat Thomas (Light In The Attic Records, author Listen Whitey!) has my undivided musical attention. Here’s what our vintner of vintage had to say about the project:   […]

by Sean Jewell:: Freak out on this Molly O’Day archive over at, where you can download the highest quality recordings from 1945 I’ve ever heard for free. The Kentucky born West Virginia mountain sytle country singer led some hot bands, played guitar and banjo, and was highly sought after. She knew ol’ Hank from their radio […]

by Mike Wohl: feature photo by Mary Matheson (ed. note: Contributor Mike Wohl caught up with Vancouver, BC based The Burying Ground band leaders Devora Laye and Woody Forster to talk about making the crossover from punk to folk, historic inspiration, and political motivation. American Standard Time is proud to Present The Burying Ground, Annie […]

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by Bruce Lagerquist:: In the  early 1950’s when Cajun and Creole music met  rock and roll a new genre was born, Swamp Pop. Out went the accordian and fiddle of the old bands, and in came the saxophone, electric guitar and piano of the new. Teens flocked to clubs like the Green Lantern in Lawtell, […]

by Sean Jewell:: I’ve heard so many good songs about drugs this year that it might be time to put together a playlist. Most of them are sad, but it’s been truly exciting to see folk music, rock and blues swing back towards the cultural realities that defined them in the first place. Of course […]

I assure you my email inbox contains multitudes. When the alien archaeologists unearth my gigs worth of downloads they’ll know that the music industry may have died, but the musicians were alive and well, making fantastic music. Not much is known about Lauren Ruth Ward. She left home in Baltimore to sing in L.A. Her […]