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The Lucky 13: Nick Hales, Guitarist for Sleazy Cortez

The Lucky 13: Nick Hales, Guitarist for Sleazy Cortez

Tuesday, September 19, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

I’ve watched several of Sleazy Cortez’s recent performances—and the band keeps getting better and better. While Derek Timmons handles bass and vocal duties, Nick Hales plays a mean guitar, and his solos are actually quite impressive. For more information on Sleazy Cortez, visit sleazycortez.bandcamp....

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This Story Is Great: Lukas Nelson Doesn't Like Talking to Journalists—So He Lets His Music Do the Talking

This Story Is Great: Lukas Nelson Doesn't Like Talking to Journalists—So He Lets His Music Do the Talking

Friday, September 15, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real may be the luckiest band in America.

Make no mistake: The band, helmed by a son of Willie Nelson, has made a name for itself, in part, by playing excellent modern country music. However, the band has been blessed to back Neil Young (even during his performances at...

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Folk-Singer Cred: Willie Watson Visits Pappy and Harriet's to Celebrate the Release of a Brand-New Record

Folk-Singer Cred: Willie Watson Visits Pappy and Harriet's to Celebrate the Release of a Brand-New Record

Wednesday, September 13, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Old Crow Medicine Show is one of the most successful modern folk bands—yet founding member Willie Watson decided he needed to walk away from the group in 2011.

After struggling initially as a solo artist, Watson has hit his stride. In 2014, he released his first solo album, Folk Singer, Vol. 1 —and thi...

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Radio-Friendly Rock: Thanks in Part to Its Reputation as a Great Live Band, REO Speedwagon Keeps Bringing in Big Crowds

Radio-Friendly Rock: Thanks in Part to Its Reputation as a Great Live Band, REO Speedwagon Keeps Bringing in Big Crowds

Tuesday, September 12, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

In the early ’80s, REO Speedwagon dominated the radio waves.

Songs such as “Keep on Loving You,” “Take It on the Run” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling” brought REO Speedwagon fame and success—and the band continues to ride the popularity of those hits today. REO Speedwagon has teamed up with Styx for se...

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Live: Campout 13, Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace, Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Live: Campout 13, Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace, Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Monday, September 11, 2017  |  Guillermo Prieto

“Lucky” Campout 13, the annual resettlement of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven fans, came to Pappy and Harriet’s for three days and nights over Labor Day weekend.

A new fan who came to the Campout for the first time summed up the level of Crumb love: “Man, I am a Cracker fan, but nothing like these fa...

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Waxy and Waning: After a Hiatus, Robbie Waldman's Band Is Back … Sort of ... Including an Appearance at the Desert Stars Fest

Waxy and Waning: After a Hiatus, Robbie Waldman's Band Is Back … Sort of ... Including an Appearance at the Desert Stars Fest

Friday, September 08, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Over the past year, the local band Waxy seemingly disappeared.

Recently, Waxy has resurfaced by playing a couple of shows. The band will also be playing at the Desert Stars festival at Pappy and Harriet’s, which takes place Friday, Sept. 22, through Sunday, Sept. 24.

During a recent interview in Palm ...

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