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Scott Hrabko Biscuits & Gravity

Scott Hrabko Biscuits & Gravity

By Brian Rock Scott Hrabko follows up his impressive 2013 debut, Gone Places, with his new album, Biscuits & Gravity.  With a little help from his backing band, The Rabbits, Scott picks up right where he left off. Starting with the Western Swinging “Died and Gone to Heaven,” Scott exudes a Roger Miller, “King of […]

Bob Dylan Compels and Haunts Through Voice & Song

Bob Dylan Compels and Haunts Through Voice & Song

Bob Dylan Compels and Haunts Through Voice & Song By Terry Roland Bob Dylan’s Shadows in the Night is another revelation in a career that has set trends and influenced the musical landscape for over five decades. On this new release Dylan moves through the soundtrack that formed his childhood before he heard rock & […]

Album Review: The Simple Truth by Jeff Austin

Album Review: The Simple Truth by Jeff Austin

Album Review: The Simple Truth by Jeff Austin By Brian Rock Yonder Mountain String Band mandolinist, Jeff Austin steps out on his own with the release of his debut album, The Simple Truth. From the album’s first notes on “What the Night Brings,” Jeff makes it clear that this is not just YMSB.2. With a […]

Justin Towns Earle’s Absent Fathers

Justin Towns Earle’s Absent Fathers

Justin Towns Earle’s Absent Fathers By Jake Tully Justin Towns Earle doesn’t bother with any highfalutin introductions when it comes to his records, and one can appreciate that about the Nashvillian singer-songwriter. 2015’s Absent Fathers is no exception to JTE’s candor, nor is it anything but a sublime companion to last year’s Single Mothers. Subtle, […]

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors: Medicine

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors: Medicine

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors: Medicine By Brian Rock Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors bring a spark of warmth to this frigid season with their fourth full length release, Medicine. Starting with the sparse, acoustic, “American Beauty,” Drew sings, “Her blue eyes shone in the summer sun, her kiss felt like a loaded gun. Wish […]

Hillgrass Bluebilly SoCal

Hillgrass Bluebilly SoCal

Hillgrass Bluebilly SoCal By Gerry Gomez Anthony Arechiga is the spark plug for local promoters known as Hillgrass Bluebilly SoCal. Over the past couple of years, Arechiga and Hillgrass Bluebilly have put on an array of shows in local watering holes, Escondite, the Wayfarer, Detroit Bar, Alex’s Bar, Memphis Cafe, as well as the Long […]

Lee Gallagher & The Hallelujah

Lee Gallagher & The Hallelujah

Lee Gallagher & The Hallelujah By Jake Tully It’s not often that a roots band so triumphantly kicks off their debut that one feels as though they’ve encountered something instantaneously formidable. Luckily, the immediately powerful sound comes hand in glove with San Francisco based roots-rockers Lee Gallagher & The Hallelujah on their eponymous debut record. […]

TJ EAST: Songs of the Seventh Generation – Native Americana Rising

TJ EAST: Songs of the Seventh Generation – Native Americana Rising

TJ EAST: Songs of the Seventh Generation Native Americana Rising By Kandia Crazy Horse “And there are drums beyond the mountain Indian drums that you can’t hear There are drums beyond the mountain And they’re getting mighty near” The world is changed almost beyond repair, and there’s no end in sight. Air, water, earth all […]

TJ TOP 10 of 2014

TJ TOP 10 of 2014

The closing of 2014 is upon us, we at Turnstyled Junkpiled Magazine are looking forward to the great music that awaits us in the new year. With a look back at all of the albums that made up TJs soundtrack of 2014, our writers from all over the country give their take on the top […]

Old 97s Hitchhike to Rhome

Old 97s Hitchhike to Rhome

Old 97s Hitchhike to Rhome By Brian Rock The year was 1994. Mariah Carey was the queen of pop radio. The Seattle grunge scene dominated rock stations. And Tim McGraw was the Nashville approved face and voice of Country music. Even though all those acts sold millions of records, some people were hungry for a […]

Turnstyled: Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band, Emma Swift, Moonlight Ale and Derek Thomas & Skyline Drive

Turnstyled: Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band, Emma Swift, Moonlight Ale and Derek Thomas & Skyline Drive

Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band Take It Like A Man Yep Roc Records Southern gothic Athens, Ga. songwriter Jim White and the Packway Handle Band are set to release, Take It Like A Man, a raw and fun folk grass record. White describes the union of he and the band as “a synthesis […]

TJ East: This Byrd Done Flown Again

TJ East: This Byrd Done Flown Again

TJ East: This Byrd Done Flown Again by KANDIA CRAZY HORSE Americana is a strange beast, an ideal more than a genre, claimed by diverse camps in a crazy quilt of alternate visions. Yet it’s a potent ideal full of mystery, animated at its flux core by a few transcendent spirits – perhaps none so […]