Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters are pleased as punch to release a five song Christmas EP and bring their roots country style to the holiday ~ “Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy,” is one of the selections borrowed from country legend Buck Owens.

It’s now available to pre-order.

Someone from Rolling Stone saw The Suitcase Junket at Luck Mansion at Americana Fest.

“The presence of Willie Nelson looms large at the Luck Mansion, a temporary outpost for the Red Headed Stranger’s beloved Luck Reunion. That’s partially due to the joint preserved under glass next to a sign that says “reserved for Willie,” and to the bar serving up tasty Willie’s Reserve CBD coffee. But mostly that’s due to a set of unique, stripped-down performances from the likes of Suitcase Junket, who cultivates a massive sound through a collection of eclectic instruments...”

Check out Buddy Holly’s High School Diploma.

Photo taken by Sid Griffin of The Long Ryders while on a personal tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

RIP Ric Ocasek.

Mongrel is proud to have these fine artists showcasing at Americana next week.

9/10 Joe Nolan at Saint Anejo 6:30 PM 1120 McGavock St Nashville, TN

9/11 Joe Nolan at Nobles Hall 4 PM 974 Main St Nashville, TN

9/12 Christopher Paul Stelling at Mercy Lounge at 8:00 P.M.1 Cannery Row Nashville, TN

9/12 The Suitcase Junket Cannery Ballroom at 7:30 P.M. 1 Cannery Row Nashville, TN

9/13 Eilen Jewell The High Watt 8:00 P.M.1 Cannery Row Nashville, TN

9/14 Kevin Gordon Tennessee Brew Works, at 4:30-5pm 809 Ewing Ave, Nashville, TN

& at The Basement 7:00 P.M. 1604 8th Ave S Nashville, TN

Happy Record Release Day to The Rubinoos!

Exactly forty years after The Rubinoos capped their original and unlikely rise to fame with the Beserkley Records classic Back To The Drawing Board!, the definitive line up featuring Jon Rubin, Tommy Dunbar, Donn Spindt and Al Chan are back in action on new album From Home, out August 23 on Yep Roc Records. After forming in 1970 when no one in the band was old enough to drive a car, the Bay Area rockers earned hero status in the late 1970s over an incredible three year stretch (1977 1980) which saw them release two albums, chart on the Billboard Hot 100, perform on American Bandstand and Old Grey Whistle Test, back Jonathan Richman, grace the pages of Tiger Beat, and tour with Elvis Costello. The Rubinoos have toured and recorded in different incarnations in the intervening decades, but From Home represents a true return to the original spirit of the group. This new album is thanks in part to fellow SF artist Chuck Prophet, a self avowed superfan who saw the Rubinoos dozens of times as a teenager. From Home sees this magnificently unconventional four piece return with all of the Beach Boys backed by a garage ban

Greg Humphreys scratched a big one off of his bucket list on August 11 when he performed “Hold My Hand” with Hootie and The Blowfish at Madison Square Garden.


Martha Scanlan and the Mullen Sisters!

Live in beautiful downtown Williamstown, MA...

Western Centuries hit the road this week!

They will be performing at the Hermit Music Festival, Rock Bend Folk Fest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, The Albino Skunk Festival and Shakori Hills Grass Roots Festival of Music & Dance. Be on the look out.