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TJ Music [Turnstyled, Junkpiled] Best of 2019

Another year of music is in the books. TJ’s best of 2019 celebrates the diverse work of artists we love, ranging from country legends to impressive newcomers. Thank you to all of our TJ family for contributing their time, taste, support and representing who we are as a publication.

Editor’s Top 10 Releases

By Courtney S. Lennon

1. Charley CrockettThe Valley 
2. Townes Van Zandt  Sky Blue 
3. Tyler ChildersCountry Squire
4. Ian NoeBetween The Country
5. Vincent Neil Emerson – Fried Chicken & Evil Women
6. Hayes CarllWhat It Is
7. Justin Townes EarleThe Saint of Lost Causes
8. Gurf MorlixImpossible Blue
9. Chris KnightAlmost Daylight
10. Folkfaces – Fat Ol’ Rat


TJ EAST Top 10

By Brian Rock

1. Tylor & The Train Robbers  Best of The Worst Kind
Brilliant debut from rising Americana stars

2. Davina & The Vagabonds  Sugar Drops
Irrepressibly joyful jazz

3. Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley  World Full of Blues
A master class in finger picking

4. Justin Townes Earle  The Saint of Lost Causes
Western/blues fusion with plenty of steel guitar

5. Charlie Parr  Charlie Parr
Master blues guitarist’s three-minute musical novels

6. Jared Deck  Bully Pulpit
Gospel tinged Americana that packs a punch

7. Holly Renee Allen  Appalachian Piecemeal
The unadulterated voice of Appalachia

8. Eilen Jewell  Gypsy
Queen of the minor key returns to her country roots

9. Jason James – Seems Like Tears Ago
Vintage honky tonk sounds from country’s golden age

10. Ted Russel Kamp – Walkin’ Shoes
Joe Walsh influenced guitar licks galore


TJ WEST Top 15

By Kim Grant

1. Aaron Lee TasjanKarma For Cheap: Reincarnated
2. Chip & Tony KinmanSounds Like Music
3. Chris Robinson BrotherhoodServants of the Sun
4. The Flesh EatersI Used to Be Pretty
5. LambchopThis (is what I wanted to tell you)
6. Leslie StevensSinner
7. The Wood BrothersLive at the Fillmore
8. YolaWalk Through Fire
9. WilcoOde to Joy
10. Alice WallaceInto the Blue
11. Liz BrasherPainted Image
12. Robert EllisTexas Piano Man
13. The HawtThornsMorning Sun
14. Amelia WhiteRhythm of the Rain
15. Damien JuradoIn the Shape of a Storm


Ameripolitan Top 10

By Mark W. Lennon

1. Tyler ChildersCountry Squire

2. Charley CrockettThe Valley

3. Steve Earle and the DukesGuy

4. Dale WatsonCall Me Lucky

5. Justin Townes EarleThe Saint of Lost Causes

6. Dallas MooreTryin’ To Be A Blessing

7. Mike and the MoonpiesCheap Silver and Solid Country Gold

8. Rodney CrowellTexas

9. Vincent Neil EmersonFried Chicken & Evil Women

10. Kinky FriedmanResurrection

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