Josh Allan Malm has been at the center of a swirling country storm for years, playing what he calls "West Coast Americana + Roots Rock = Westicana." He's also booked countless acts under the banner of Westicana Presents, which is also a vehicle for releasing music as well as the title of his twangy 2016 EP. While organizing, promoting and playing shows Malm is best known by the moniker of his longtime project:... read more
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