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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, […]

Sin City Spotlight: I See Hawks in LA

Sin City Spotlight: I See Hawks in LA

Sin City Spotlight: I See Hawks in LA A Turnstyled Junkpiled Interview By Gerry Gomez, Staff Writer I See Hawks in LA has blossomed over their 11-year collaboration into the best psych country outfit in LA and finally laid down their reputation as great acoustic performers on their recent release, New Kind of Lonely. In […]

Sin City Social Club Creator, Shilah Morrow, Celebrates 10 Years at SXSW

Sin City Social Club Creator, Shilah Morrow, Celebrates 10 Years at SXSW

Sin City Social Club Creator, Shilah Morrow, Celebrates 10 Years at SXSW By Gerry Gomez, Staff Writer If it’s true as Gram Parsons sang in his seminal song “Sin City” that “This old town’s full of sin, it’ll swallow you in,” then what better than a savior to pull LA out of the abyss? Los […]

Shurman Finds Inspiration in Unusual Suspects

Shurman Finds Inspiration in Unusual Suspects

“Tomorrow is New Years Day” by Shurman   Shurman Finds Inspiration in Unusual Suspects A Turnstyled Junkpiled Interview By Gerry Gomez, Staff Writer When the Sin City’s Sweethearts of the Rodeo series used to house themselves at Molly Malone’s once a week some years back, the band Shurman used to be a regular fixture, providing […]

The Making of: The Far West “Bitter, Drunk and Cold”

The Making of: The Far West “Bitter, Drunk and Cold”

The Far West go vintage for their new video, “Bitter, Drunk & Cold.” Find out how they drew inspiration from George Jones and brought back  Nudie suits to LA with this TJ exclusive, behind the scenes look at the making of “Bitter Drunk & Cold.”   Q & A with Lee Briante (Lead Vocals/Guitar) and […]

The O’s: Life is a Nonstop Walk in the Park

The O’s: Life is a Nonstop Walk in the Park

  The O’s: Life is a Nonstop Walk in the Park A Turnstyled Junkpiled Interview by Gerry Gomez, Staff Writer On a typical day back home in Dallas, friends and band-mates, John Pedigo and Taylor Young of the upsurging Country “pop” band, The O’s,  meet at Tietze Park that lies in the middle of the […]

Guy Clark & His Craft: The Turnstyled Junkpiled Interview

Guy Clark & His Craft: The Turnstyled Junkpiled Interview

Guy Clark – “Sis Draper” (Sugar Hill Records) Guy Clark and His Craft: The TJ Interview By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor   Guy Clark is a writer’s writer. He puts the work in. But somehow it always seems effortless. And that’s what’s so great about him. With that trademark Texas twang and slow, soulful drawl, Clark’s […]