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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 […]

Shaver and His Maker: The TJ Interview

Shaver and His Maker: The TJ Interview

Shaver and His Maker: From Hell-bound Honky Tonk Hero to Holy Roller The Turnstyled Junkpiled Interview by Terry Roland, Staff Writer Sometime in 1946 when legendary singer-songwriter, Billy Joe Shaver, was a child, he crawled out of the window of his grandmother’s house and followed the railroad tracks to downtown Corsicana, Texas.  Homer & Jethro were playing […]

Dom Flemons: At The Crossroads of Sound – The TJ Interview

Dom Flemons: At The Crossroads of Sound – The TJ Interview

“Trouble In Your Mind” by The Carolina Chocolate Drops Dom Flemons: At The Cross Roads of Sound The Turnstyled Junkpiled Interview By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor Dom Flemons is a character. A refreshing burst of in-your-face, Old-Time tradition, his presence in today’s music is essential. Shaped by a diverse background and never-ending, intensive journey through the […]

Q&A: Mark Roberts – Writer, “Where The Great Ones Run”

Q&A: Mark Roberts – Writer, “Where The Great Ones Run”

Q&A: Mark Roberts Writer – “Where The Great Ones Run” by Courtney Sudbrink, Editor Mark Roberts is the Creator and Executive Producer of the television sitcom Mike and Molly on CBS. He worked for seven years on the top-rated CBS comedy, Two and a Half Men, rising to the level of executive producer. Other plays he […]

The Resurrection of Ray Wylie Hubbard: The Turnstyled Junkpiled Interview

The Resurrection of Ray Wylie Hubbard: The Turnstyled Junkpiled Interview

“South of the River” by Ray Wylie Hubbard The Resurrection of Ray Wylie Hubbard: The Turnstyled Junkpiled Interview By Terry Paul Roland, Staff Writer Ray Wylie Hubbard’s  new album, The Grifter’s Hymnal, is like a church service held at the funkiest roadhouse bar this side of the Mississippi. He is at once, a ragged prophet, […]