Song Premiere [James Steinle “Look Out Below Mama” ]

Turnstyled Junkpiled premieres Austin, Texas, based singer-songwriter, James Steinle’s new song, “Look Out Below Mama,” from his forthcoming, debut album, South Texas Home Coming –due out August, 17, 2018. Produced by John Ross Silva (The Gougers), the twelve-track LP was recorded at Cedar Creek Recording in Austin, and features players who have worked with Band of Heathens (“All I’m Asking”), Robert Earl Keen, and Hayes Carll (“Drunken Poet’s Dream”). A standout at the 2017 Kerrville Folk Festival, Steinle took home the University singer-songwriter award, and has opened for Mike & The Moonpies (“Steak Night at the Prarie Rose”), Michael Martin Murphey (“What’s Forever For”), and Rodney Hayden (“Good Horses are Hard to Come By”).

A native of Pleasanton, Texas, Steinle spent parts of his childhood overseas, living in Saudi Arabia, and Germany. His diverse background, the catalyst for the individualist cultural worldview that is reflected in his lyrics. Steinle incorporates themes of Western decay, urban angst, and faded love, with pure country, pedal steel heavy instrumentation, the album’s production containing enough sparseness to bring his shaky, gravelly twang, and words to the forefront. His firmly planted Lone Star State roots and voice, mixed with experience driven perspective, and often clever lyrics, make him unique Texas, in the ilk of Terry Allen (“Amarillo Highway”), while his songwriting remains grounded in the Texas folk tradition that emerged around the orbit of Guy Clark (“Dublin Blues”) in the Seventies. South Texas Homecoming proves Steinle to be one of the most talented and promising young songwriters around today, and South Texas Homecoming is a must listen.

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Courtney S. Lennon

Courtney S. Lennon

Courtney is the editor of TJ and a No Depression, Lone Star Music Magazine and Texas Music Magazine contributor. Her interest and passion lies in Texas music, with focus on West Texas and Texas country. She has written features on the likes of Terry Allen, Ryan Bingham, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Radney Foster, and Wanda Jackson to list a few. Courtney is currently working on an upcoming book that will be part of the Texas A&M University Press John and Robin Dickson Series, ‘Live Forever: The Songwriting Legacy of Billy Joe Shaver’ an oral history outlining Texas legend Billy Joe Shaver’s life and songwriting narrated by his friends and peers in the music industry. Courtney is also contributing to "For The Sake of The Song" a forthcoming book on Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt.
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