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Dallas Moore’s The Rain

Dallas Moore’s The Rain

One of the hardest working musicians in honky-tonk didn’t let 2020 slow him down. Following up 2019’s Tryin’ To Be A Blessing, outlaw country singer Dallas Moore releases his new record, The Rain, on April […]

Steve Earle’s Last Words on J.T.

Steve Earle’s Last Words on J.T.

Country rock legend Steve Earle officially releases the record J.T. on March 19. Having been pre-released on digital platforms on January 4th, many fans may have already heard Steve Earle and The Dukes take on […]

Video Premier: “No One Gets Pulled Over on Christmas Eve” (The Smoking Flowers) and “Santa Claus is Dead” (Dee Oh Gee)

Video Premier: “No One Gets Pulled Over on Christmas Eve” (The Smoking Flowers) and “Santa Claus is Dead” (Dee Oh Gee)

The Great Conjunction of Winter Solstice 2020: Two Bands Align for a Christmas Double-feature “Everything has been out of control this year, even Santa. At least we don’t have Krampus in our video.” – The […]

Billy Joe Shaver: August 16,1939 – October 28, 2020

Billy Joe Shaver: August 16,1939 – October 28, 2020

Illustration, Mandy Newham-Cobb By, Courtney S. Lennon I’ve never been at a loss for words before. I always have words. They’re my job. Now, I have none. I should be able to write about Billy Joe […]

Nocona’s Los Dos

Nocona’s Los Dos

By Brian Rock Nocona returns with their ironically named third album, Los Dos. This Los Angeles based band named after a small Texas town is a study in contradictions. Nocona has one foot firmly planted […]

You Are About To Become Involved With Van Dyke Parks!

You Are About To Become Involved With Van Dyke Parks!

You Are About To Become Involved With Van Dyke Parks! Words, Courtney S. Lennon Illustrations, Mandy Newham-Cobb It’s eleven in the morning on a mid-June day and Van Dyke Parks is at home in Los […]

Song Premier [Chris Fullerton “Deep Depression”]

Song Premier [Chris Fullerton “Deep Depression”]

Turnstyled, Junkpiled premiers Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter  Chris Fullerton’s new song, “Deep Depression,” from his forthcoming sophomore release, Consider the Shoebill. “The album is more progressive,” Fullerton says of his newly raucous and experimental sound.  “It’s a […]

Busted Strings & Crazy Gods: A Lost Interview with John Prine

Busted Strings & Crazy Gods: A Lost Interview with John Prine

Words and photos, John Kruth It was a cold rainy night in New York (November 5, 1986) when John Prine took the stage with Philip Donelly from Dublin, standing on Prine’s right, picking an orange […]

John Prine: An Appreciation

John Prine: An Appreciation

John Prine: An Appreciation Illustration, Mandy Newham-Cobb Words, Terry Paul Roland John Prine was a gentleman songwriter whose love for life shot through his music like light beams. He was the middleman between hope and […]

Marty Stuart’s The Pilgrim: A Wall to Wall Odyssey

Marty Stuart’s The Pilgrim: A Wall to Wall Odyssey

By Brian Rock Marty Stuart’s pivotal, critically acclaimed album The Pilgrim celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2019. To commemorate the occasion and to shed light into the creative process behind it, Stuart has written a […]

TJ Music [Turnstyled, Junkpiled] Best of 2019

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 […]

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 […]