[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/323299558″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] On June 30th, Tompkins Square will reissue two albums by Texas singer/songwriter Will Beeley – the self-released mega-rare (only 200 copies) private press LP Gallivantin’ from 1971, and Passing Dream, originally released by Malaco Records in 1979. Recorded in San Antonio, Gallivantin’ shows Beeley’s heartfelt, folky side – a […]

by Sean Jewell:: This grammy nominated, Carlo Ditta recorded Big Easy Studios album captures a seasoned professional at his guitar best. What’s absent in this album is perhaps what’s best about it. Because it was made in New Orleans, it’s absent the flash, sheen, and pastiche blues albums of it’s time were trying to achieve. […]

By Sean Jewell :: Turn on your ears and shut your mouth for a second, goddamnit. American Standard Time is so proud to present to you the opening track from King James & The Special Men‘s forthcoming album Act Like You Know. “Special Man Boogie” opens way down at the deep end of the piano, […]

Here. We made a spotify playlist for you. With the exception of a few as-yet-unreleased songs (which you’ll have to tune in next week for) you too, can go inside The Roadhouse with Greg Vandy and experience the best in American roots music past and present. This week Vandy put together a nice little vignette […]

by Sean Jewell :: [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/320391804″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Lauren Ruth Ward belts with snarling, distorted, electric guitar “It was awkward as f-minor the first time I saw you naked” in the opening line of “Blue Collar Sex Kitten”, her heavy new track. It has all the elements of powerful rock ‘n’ roll. Rolling […]

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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:   […]