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TJ’s 2015 Best of Americana

TJ’s 2015 Best of Americana

With the promise of a new year, 2016 will inevitably bring the soundtrack of our days and nights, helping celebrate the highs and morning the lows through music. TJ takes a quick look back at the top albums that helped shape last year’s landscape through the eyes of our writers. Did any of these make it […]

The Humble Kind’s Soaring Harmonies

The Humble Kind’s Soaring Harmonies

By Amanda Wicks Humble Kind’s four core members, Will Folse (lead guitar), Michael Legendre (guitar and lap steel), Benjamin Moore (rhythm guitar) and Marc Stubbs (bass) are exactly what their name purports: humble. These Baton Rouge-based gents made their way around the local music scene before forming their Americana sound and becoming one of the […]

TJ WEST Talks with Dale Watson Before Thursday’s Echo Show

TJ WEST Talks with Dale Watson Before Thursday’s Echo Show

By Kim Grant Texas based honky tonk artist, Dale Watson has a new album titled, Call Me Insane and is currently on tour in support of the record. Call Me Insane is his 29th record and proves he is still King of the Honky Tonk after all these years. Positioning himself as an outsider to mainstream country, he started […]

Daniel Romano Discusses Country Music with TJ

Daniel Romano Discusses Country Music with TJ

Daniel Romano Discusses Country Music with TJ By Jake Tully Before setting off on a slew of tour dates and new single, “The One That Got Away (Came Back Today) from his forthcoming album with New West Records, Turnstyled Junkpiled got the opportunity to speak with singer-songwriter Daniel Romano. Coming from an eclectic background of […]

Del McCoury Brings His Own Brand of Bluegrass to the Huck Finn Jubilee

Del McCoury Brings His Own Brand of Bluegrass to the Huck Finn Jubilee

Del McCoury Brings His Own Brand of Bluegrass to the Huck Finn Jubilee By Terry Paul Roland Talking with Del McCoury is like spending an hour with a favorite uncle you haven’t connected with in years. He’s congenial, funny and quick with scattered stories of his historic past. He’s not someone you want to get […]

Willie Nile’s American Ride: The TJ Interview

Willie Nile’s American Ride: The TJ Interview

Willie Nile’s American Ride By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor www.willienile.com It was once a place where writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Mark Twain spent time honing their craft, but these days, Buffalo, NY is a city best known for blizzards, the invention of chicken wings and a football team that lost four consecutive Super […]

Bob Schneider – Burden of Proof Interview

Bob Schneider – Burden of Proof Interview

Bob Schneider Interview by Dixon Milner Bob Schneider usually doesn’t act his age. He often curses and raps in his songs and does not deny rumors of habitual promiscuity. This makes sense for someone who achieved success later in life than most musicians, whose beginning involved harnessing a fleeting music fad (funk rap), and who […]

Interview – Jim Lauderdale: Americana’s Country Journeyman Returns to L.A.

Interview – Jim Lauderdale: Americana’s Country Journeyman Returns to L.A.

Jim Lauderdale: Americana’s Country Journeyman Returns to L.A. By Terry Paul Roland With a career as diverse as the emerging genre we call ‘Americana,’ Jim Lauderdale continues on the same track toward collaboration, generosity and an imagination fused with the influence of Country and Bluegrass traditions.  His December, 2012 release with musical cohort, Buddy Miller, is a […]

Q&A: Bruce Molsky

Q&A: Bruce Molsky

Q&A: Bruce Molsky Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia’s timeless folk music traditions. That must feel odd for a former engineer from the Bronx, who didn’t begin a music career until he was forty. But folded into those strange facts is the secret to […]

The Making of Nocona’s “Brimstone” Video

The Making of Nocona’s “Brimstone” Video

Nocona’s high-energy  is infectious and they are one of the few Americana acts in LA that can keep an audience wide awake, captivated and on their feet at 1am.  Made up of  members of Paladino (Chris Isom, Adrienne Isom, Annie Rothschild) and Old Californio (Justin Smith), Nocona stand out from the rest with a perfect […]

How Roger Alan Wade Beat The Devil (An Ode to Johnny Knoxville)

How Roger Alan Wade Beat The Devil (An Ode to Johnny Knoxville)

HOW ROGER ALAN WADE BEAT THE DEVIL (AN ODE TO JOHNNY KNOXVILLE) By Terry Paul Roland “There were other lonely singers In a world turned deaf and blind Who were crucified for what they tried to show And their words can be found scattered Through the swirling winds of time Cause the truth remains no […]

Sin City Spotlight: Greater Pacific

Sin City Spotlight: Greater Pacific

  Sin City Spotlight:  Greater Pacific A Turnstyled Junkpiled Interview by Gerry Gomez, Staff Writer A cousin on-line publication has taken to calling what TJ’s Terry Paul Roland termed the Insurgent Country Movement and calls it Concrete Country. Interestingly, rather than box in the “alternative” country sound, Concrete Country seems to throw in all other […]