Reviews

Review: Steve Spurgin “Past Perfect”

Review: Steve Spurgin “Past Perfect”

  Steve Spurgin: Past Perfect Blue Night Records BNR-221 By Joe Ross, Contributing Writer Guitarist, singer, songwriter Steve Spurgin states that his “Past Perfect” album is a testament to his rewarding, meaningful and valuable friendships […]

Review: The O’s “Between The Two”

Review: The O’s “Between The Two”

  The O’s Between The Two By Gerry Gomez, Staff Writer It’s interesting that The O’s introduce themselves as “just a couple of guys that like making music for good people.” In fact, this Dallas […]

I’ll Be Here In The Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt

I’ll Be Here In The Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt

“I’ll Be Here In The Morning” by Townes Van Zandt   Brian T. Atkinson I’ll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zant The “electric cowboy” is what they called him. […]

Records Revisited: Townes Van Zandt “Delta Momma Blues”

Records Revisited: Townes Van Zandt “Delta Momma Blues”

“FFV” by Townes Van Zandt Records Revisited: Delta Momma Blues by Townes Van Zandt Fat Possum Records, 180 Gram Vinyl By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor Townes Van Zandt’s 1971 effort, Delta Momma Blues opens up with […]

Review: The Refugees “Three”

Review: The Refugees “Three”

The Refugees – Three (Wabuho Records) By Joe Ross, Contributing Writer Guest fiddler Sam Bush and drummer Scott Babcock supplement the sturdy Americana sound of The Refugees’ Three, featuring the trio of Cindy Bullens (guitars, […]

Review: The Broken Numbers Band “Strange Street”

Review: The Broken Numbers Band “Strange Street”

The Broken Numbers Band Strange Street Combining folk, rock, country and “hippie-grass,” The Broken Numbers Band are yet another LA based group that deserve a spot on Turnstyled Junkpiled’s “artists to watch” list.  With the […]

Review: Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue “Set Two”

Review: Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue “Set Two”

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue Set Two By Gerry Gomez, Contributing Writer Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue’s latest album, Set Two, welcomes the listener with a beautiful grinning picture of Vannesa […]

Review: The V-Roys “Sooner or Later”

Review: The V-Roys “Sooner or Later”

The V-Roys Sooner or Later Hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee, and led by chief songwriter, guitarist/vocalist, Scott Miller, The V-Roys were once Steve Earle’s prodigal sons and with the release of the compilation, Sooner or Later, […]

Review: Old Californio “Sundrunk Angels”

Review: Old Californio “Sundrunk Angels”

Old Californio Sundrunk Angels (Californio Records) Offering up a twang infused hybrid of 60s San Francisco Psychedelia, crossed with early California Country-rock, LA based, Old Californio live up to their name with their latest release, […]

Review: Brett Detar “Bird in the Tangle”

Review: Brett Detar “Bird in the Tangle”

Brett Detar Bird In The Tangle By Gerry Gomez, Staff Writer LA based, Brett Detar, plays sweet guitar, matched with a wonderful gravel in his voice.  It works well for him. And, it seems the […]

Review: Hellbound Glory “Damaged Goods”

Review: Hellbound Glory “Damaged Goods”

Hellbound Glory Damaged Goods If  Reno, Nevada had a sound, it would be raw, dirty, down on its luck and heavy on substance abuse. Hailing from the Biggest Little City in the World, Hellbound Glory […]

Review: Damngivers “Damngivers”

Review: Damngivers “Damngivers”

Damngivers Damngivers Offering up everything from twang-tinged melodic pop to full-fledged country rock, Long Beach based Damngivers have delivered one damngood EP.  With vocals somewhere between Elvis Costello and Bob Dylan, front-man Gerry Gomez has […]