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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 […]

TJ WEST: Sara Petite

TJ WEST: Sara Petite

TJ WEST: Sara Petite By Kim Grant Over the years, Americana music starlet, Sara Petite has established a solid name for herself in her adopted home of San Diego as well as in Nashville and Europe. Her sound ranges from country to bluegrass to rock ‘n roll and everything in between. Petite is a natural […]

Ronnie Fauss Built to Break

Ronnie Fauss Built to Break

Ronnie Fauss Built to Break By Brian Rock Built To Break by Ronnie Fauss blurs the lines between alt-country and alt-rock. Moving from the pounding drums and electric guitars of “Another Town” and “A Natural End” to the pedal steel and fiddle on “The Big Catch” and “Never Gonna Last;” Ronnie Fauss delivers a sonically […]

The story behind Tweedy’s Sukierae

The story behind Tweedy’s Sukierae

The story behind Tweedy’s Sukierae By Jake Tully It seems that any time one can assume Jeff Tweedy is down for the count his return is more invigorated and imbued with fresh ideas than ever imaginable. Such is the case with Sukierae, Tweedy’s latest side project with son Spencer. Released under the mutual surname, Tweedy, […]