Congrats to longtime Epi fan and rising Americana star Aaron Lee Tasjan on his new album, Karma for Cheap. "I made an album called Karma For Cheap," Tasjan wrote on his website. "It's got Brian Wright, Seth Earnest, and Tommy Scifres on it. Sheryl Crow sings on it… I hope you love it. But, hey, there's no pressure, man. Take it easy. Keep it greasy. I am most grateful for the opportunity to see the world in which I live and love these people in it. Gratitude all around. Keep up the good work. Don't give up. Thank you."

Tasjan was on the road this summer with Social Distortion and will kick off his album tour September 22 at the Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, TN with dates in Tulsa, Austin, Los Angeles, and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco with fellow Epi fans Buddy Miller, Graham Nash, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Los Lobos.

Read our interview with Mr. Tasjan from Americana '17 when the young troubadour picked up his new Epiphone Masterbilt Century De Luxe. "I always believe that there are guitars with songs in them. I was kind of looking at these and it felt like there are probably some songs in there. My other Epiphone is a jumbo EJ-200 Tobacco Sunburst—Todd Snider’s favorite."