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The Hero of Texas Music History

The Hero of Texas Music History

Brian T. Atkinson is a chief innovator of modern-day music writing. The critically acclaimed Austin-based author isn’t just a biographer, he’s  a songwriting historian, saving the works of Texas greats for generations to come. With […]

Tales From Texas Music: The Electric Cowboy and The Hillbilly Hero

Tales From Texas Music: The Electric Cowboy and The Hillbilly Hero

Ever wonder what it would be like to see Texas songwriting greats Townes Van Zandt, and Wayne Hancock play a show together? Editor Courtney S. Lennon wanted to find out, so she created “Tales From […]

Ted Russell Kamp’s Walkin’ Shoes

Ted Russell Kamp’s Walkin’ Shoes

By Brian Rock Ted Russell Kamp invites you to lace up your comfy sneakers and join him on a musical stroll on his 11th studio release, Walkin’ Shoes. Riding a streak of four consecutive “Top […]

Dale Watson Call Me Lucky

Dale Watson Call Me Lucky

By Brian Rock Legendary Texas troubadour Dale Watson has been called many things from Honky-Tonk hero to Ameripolitan ambassador to just plain crazy. But now he wants you to call him by his new nickname […]

Craig Marshall – TJ Interview

Craig Marshall – TJ Interview

Turnstyled Junkpiled: Describe growing up in Syracuse, New York. Craig Marshall: I grew up in a suburb of Syracuse called Fayetteville. It was a great place to grow up with family, friends, school, sports. As far […]

20 Greatest Texas Country Songs of All Time

20 Greatest Texas Country Songs of All Time

The 20 Greatest Texas Country Songs of All Time Texans have a real sense of independence that carriers over to songwriting. We were our own country for a while. All of these songwriters embody the incredible pride from the history […]

TJ Music’s Best of 2018

TJ Music’s Best of 2018

Another year of music is in the books. TJ’s best of 2018 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 […]

JD McPherson Releases Christmas Album Socks

JD McPherson Releases Christmas Album Socks

By Brian Rock JD McPherson is ready to sock it to your tired old Christmas playlist with his festive new release, Socks. McPherson wraps his righteous roots rock riffs in a big ol’ sparkly bow […]

Wayne “The Train” Hancock: Man of the Road

Wayne “The Train” Hancock: Man of the Road

Welcome to our latest e-Zine, Wayne “The Train” Hancock: Man of the Road. TJ Editor, Courtney S. Lennon takes you to hang out with Wayne “The Train,” listen to stories and see him play. She also […]

A Note From Our Editor

A Note From Our Editor

A Note From Our Editor: When I founded Turnstyled Junkpiled in 2010, I opted to call it an ‘Americana Music Magazine.’ While eight years ago, Americana was the only genre that represented roots music, this […]

Mike Farris’s Silver & Stone

Mike Farris’s Silver & Stone

By Brian Rock “Do you like good music – ah, that sweet Soul music?” If so, then Mike Farris’ new album is definitely for you. Still riding the wave from his 2015 Gospel Grammy Award […]

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

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 […]