Ron Sexsmit Carousel One Ron Sexsmit Carousel One

Ron Sexsmit Carousel One

  • March 30, 2015 9:00 am
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Ron Sexsmit Carousel One By Jake Tully The oft-woebegone songsmith Ron Sexsmith appears to have some newfound jubilation on his latest record, Carousel One. While the past string of Sexsmith’s albums may have showcased disenchantment and dejection, The Canadian troubadour’s latest focuses on much balmier themes; namely, satisfaction. Carousel One is as sunny as the […]

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Let The Good Times Roll Let The Good Times Roll

Let The Good Times Roll

  • March 27, 2015 9:00 am
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Let The Good Times Roll By Brian Rock Let The Good Times Roll, is the title of JD McPherson’s sophomore album. And that’s exactly what this album does. From the first “Summertime Blues” inspired drum beats of the eponymous lead off track; this album pulses with raw, vibrant energy and excitement. Backed by a pounding […]

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Tweedy’s Ace Hotel Tweedy’s Ace Hotel

Tweedy’s Ace Hotel

  • March 24, 2015 9:00 am
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By Jake Tully After creating arguably one of the best albums of 2014, Tweedy – father Jeff and son Spencer – have hit the road in a large and critically acclaimed tour in support of Sukierae, with a two-night stop at the famed Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Los Angeles has historically greeted the elder […]

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James McMurtry Complicated Game James McMurtry Complicated Game

James McMurtry Complicated Game

  • March 4, 2015 9:00 am
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By Brian Rock “Honey don’t you be yellin’ at me when I’m cleaning my gun.” So begins James McMurtry’s 9th studio album, Complicated Game. With this line McMurtry is able to create tension and suspense and lay the foundations of a believable living, breathing main character. And that’s just the first line! The song, “Copper […]

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Features

Del McCoury Brings His Own Brand of Bluegrass to the Huck Finn Jubilee

Del McCoury Brings His Own Brand of Bluegrass to the Huck Finn Jubilee

Del McCoury Brings His Own Brand of Bluegrass to the Huck Finn Jubilee By Terry Paul Roland Talking with Del McCoury is like spending an hour with a favorite uncle you haven’t connected with in years. He’s congenial, funny and quick with scattered stories of his historic past. He’s not someone you want to get […]

Jun 9, 2014 11:37

Reviews

Scott Hrabko Biscuits & Gravity

Scott Hrabko Biscuits & Gravity

By Brian Rock Scott Hrabko follows up his impressive 2013 debut, Gone Places, with his new album, Biscuits & Gravity.  With a little help from his backing band, The Rabbits, Scott picks up right where he left off. Starting with the Western Swinging “Died and Gone to Heaven,” Scott exudes a Roger Miller, “King of […]

Mar 18, 2015 9:00

Gonzo Country

TJ ARTIST PROFILE: 

Rose’s Pawn Shop

TJ ARTIST PROFILE: 

Rose’s Pawn Shop

TJ ARTIST PROFILE: 

Rose’s Pawn Shop HOME:
 Paul and Stephen live in beautiful Downtown Los Angeles, Christian lives in North Hollywood, John lives in Huntington Beach and Tim lives in Temple City. PROFESSION: 

Musicians. Duh. But amongst our group in addition to our main job as touring musicians and performers we have a 1 Tall Ship […]

Oct 17, 2014 10:00

TJ WEST

TJ WEST: Charlie Faye

TJ WEST: Charlie Faye

TJ WEST: Charlie Faye By Kim Grant Singer-Songwriter, Charlie Faye is an artist who has received accolades from the likes of American Songwriter, CMT Edge, the Austin Chronicle and The Bluegrass Situation. She has been on NPR’s venerable Mountain Stage and along with her own career has also toured as a sideman with Dan Zanes […]

Feb 23, 2015 9:00

Recent Articles

Scott Hrabko Biscuits & Gravity

Scott Hrabko Biscuits & Gravity

By Brian Rock Scott Hrabko follows up his impressive 2013 debut, Gone Places, with his new album, Biscuits & Gravity.  With a little help from his backing band, The Rabbits, Scott picks up right where he left off. Starting with the Western Swinging “Died and Gone to Heaven,” Scott exudes a Roger Miller, “King of […]

American Aquarium’s Wolves

American Aquarium’s Wolves

American Aquarium’s Wolves By Brian Rock American Aquarium follows up their critically acclaimed, Burn, Flicker, Die with their 6th studio release, Wolves. You might think that with the praises of the Americana community still ringing in their ears, this album would strike a tone of triumphant optimism. You might be wrong. Wolves strikes a somber […]

Bob Dylan Compels and Haunts Through Voice & Song

Bob Dylan Compels and Haunts Through Voice & Song

Bob Dylan Compels and Haunts Through Voice & Song By Terry Roland Bob Dylan’s Shadows in the Night is another revelation in a career that has set trends and influenced the musical landscape for over five decades. On this new release Dylan moves through the soundtrack that formed his childhood before he heard rock & […]

Album Review: The Simple Truth by Jeff Austin

Album Review: The Simple Truth by Jeff Austin

Album Review: The Simple Truth by Jeff Austin By Brian Rock Yonder Mountain String Band mandolinist, Jeff Austin steps out on his own with the release of his debut album, The Simple Truth. From the album’s first notes on “What the Night Brings,” Jeff makes it clear that this is not just YMSB.2. With a […]

Justin Towns Earle’s Absent Fathers

Justin Towns Earle’s Absent Fathers

Justin Towns Earle’s Absent Fathers By Jake Tully Justin Towns Earle doesn’t bother with any highfalutin introductions when it comes to his records, and one can appreciate that about the Nashvillian singer-songwriter. 2015’s Absent Fathers is no exception to JTE’s candor, nor is it anything but a sublime companion to last year’s Single Mothers. Subtle, […]

TJ WEST: SAN FRANCISCO ARTIST, JORDANNAH ELIZABETH TO RELEASE A RUSH

TJ WEST: SAN FRANCISCO ARTIST, JORDANNAH ELIZABETH TO RELEASE A RUSH

TJ WEST: SAN FRANCISCO ARTIST, JORDANNAH ELIZABETH TO RELEASE A RUSH By Kim Grant A Rush was produced by Breck Omar Brunson (Apes) and Steve Kille (Dead Meadow). The record is more experimental in nature than Elizabeth’s first release, Bring to the Table and combines psych rock, country and soul music while highlighting the singer’s […]

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors: Medicine

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors: Medicine

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors: Medicine By Brian Rock Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors bring a spark of warmth to this frigid season with their fourth full length release, Medicine. Starting with the sparse, acoustic, “American Beauty,” Drew sings, “Her blue eyes shone in the summer sun, her kiss felt like a loaded gun. Wish […]

Hillgrass Bluebilly SoCal

Hillgrass Bluebilly SoCal

Hillgrass Bluebilly SoCal By Gerry Gomez Anthony Arechiga is the spark plug for local promoters known as Hillgrass Bluebilly SoCal. Over the past couple of years, Arechiga and Hillgrass Bluebilly have put on an array of shows in local watering holes, Escondite, the Wayfarer, Detroit Bar, Alex’s Bar, Memphis Cafe, as well as the Long […]

Lee Gallagher & The Hallelujah

Lee Gallagher & The Hallelujah

Lee Gallagher & The Hallelujah By Jake Tully It’s not often that a roots band so triumphantly kicks off their debut that one feels as though they’ve encountered something instantaneously formidable. Luckily, the immediately powerful sound comes hand in glove with San Francisco based roots-rockers Lee Gallagher & The Hallelujah on their eponymous debut record. […]

TJ EAST: Songs of the Seventh Generation – Native Americana Rising

TJ EAST: Songs of the Seventh Generation – Native Americana Rising

TJ EAST: Songs of the Seventh Generation Native Americana Rising By Kandia Crazy Horse “And there are drums beyond the mountain Indian drums that you can’t hear There are drums beyond the mountain And they’re getting mighty near” The world is changed almost beyond repair, and there’s no end in sight. Air, water, earth all […]

TJ TOP 10 of 2014

TJ TOP 10 of 2014

The closing of 2014 is upon us, we at Turnstyled Junkpiled Magazine are looking forward to the great music that awaits us in the new year. With a look back at all of the albums that made up TJs soundtrack of 2014, our writers from all over the country give their take on the top […]

Old 97s Hitchhike to Rhome

Old 97s Hitchhike to Rhome

Old 97s Hitchhike to Rhome By Brian Rock The year was 1994. Mariah Carey was the queen of pop radio. The Seattle grunge scene dominated rock stations. And Tim McGraw was the Nashville approved face and voice of Country music. Even though all those acts sold millions of records, some people were hungry for a […]