Editorial Staff:

Editor: Cheryl Cline
Sidekick: Lynn Kuehl
Angel: JoAnn Cline

3325 Orchard Avenue
Concord, CA 94518


Contributing Writers:

Jim Catalano

David Cantwell

Paul E. Comeau is a Canadian journalist living in Nova Scotia.

Steve Gardner

Lee Nichols

Deborah Nigro

Jana Pendragon is currently the Nightlife Country Editor for Music Connection Magazine, the West Coast industry publication. She contributes to Twangin'!, Roadhouse Fever, American Country and has written for BAM, Country Music People (England), Country Party News Country Standard Time, and other publications. Most recently she became a contributor to the All Music Guide, which is working on their 4th edition. Her area of expertise is traditional C&W and roots music, and she specializes in the Bakersfield-West Coast sound.

Bruce Townley

Mark Wyatt plays accordion and bass, and sings, for the cowboy/bluegrass band One Riot One Ranger

Jill Van Vliet

Jeff Wall
Check out Jeff's Web page. It's mighty fine -- mighty fine indeed.

Don Yates


I started Twangin' a few years back as an 8-page print fanzine -- with wide margins and big type. I wanted to find out if there were other people out there who liked country & roots music by the likes of Steve Earle, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Rosie Flores, Texas Tornadoes... Were there ever! It was like I put my toe in the water and was hit by a tidal wave.

Subscriptions and Back Issues

Subscriptions for Twangin'! are no longer available. After months of trying to get #8 out this weekend, and failing, I have suspended the print publication. I will be either refunding subscriptions or filling them out with reprints from this page. I may revive the print 'zine in the future, but if so, it will be a limited-circulation newsletter sent out on request and at whim. I am not planning to take further subscriptions.

Back Issues

Back issues #2 - #5 are $3.00 each. Issue #1 is really only for completists, but if you want a copy, it's yours for $1. If you order all the back issues, we'll throw in #1 free.

Issue #1: Statement of purpose; reviews of Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Kevin Welch, TexasTornadoes and more.

Issue #2: Interviews with Kevin Welch and Tinsley Ellis; Steve Earle Live and lots of reviews.

Issue #3: Interviews with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Iris DeMent, and Denny Freeman. The usual truckload of reviews.

Issue #4: Interviews with Billy Joe Shaver, Jim Muller of Southern Rail, Ruth Rappaport of the Poodles; San Francisco Country, Windy City Western, and Cajun country music.

Issue #5: Interviews with Monte Warden, Chris Stuart of Cornerstone, Sue Foley, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, and Malford Milligan; The Country Roots of Ian & Sylvia, Live reviews of Country Dick Montana's Petting Zoo, Kevin Welch & Kieran Kane, Jeb Loy Nichols, Uncle Tupelo, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Alejandro Escovedo. Plus demo tapes, book reviews, lots of record reviews and just generally way too much stuff.

Issue #6: Interviews with Ranch Romance, Ralph Stanley, Walter Hyatt, Dave Edmunds, and Johnny Cash; Old Time Music, Dallas Frazier and reviews, natch.


Submissions of articles, interviews, reviews, photographs and artwork are welcome. A minuscule payment is involved.

Yes, of course we want you to send your CD or cassette to us for review.

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