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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 […]

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 […]