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Ray Wylie Hubbard’s The Ruffian’s Misfortune

Ray Wylie Hubbard’s The Ruffian’s Misfortune

  Ray Wylie Hubbard’s The Ruffian’s Misfortune By Brian Rock Ray Wylie Hubbard went down to the crossroads. I can’t say for certain if he had a “Conversation with the Devil.” But I can assure you he came back with a guitar case full of authentic Delta blues – delivered with his own unique Texas […]

Daniel Romano Discusses Country Music with TJ

Daniel Romano Discusses Country Music with TJ

Daniel Romano Discusses Country Music with TJ By Jake Tully Before setting off on a slew of tour dates and new single, “The One That Got Away (Came Back Today) from his forthcoming album with New West Records, Turnstyled Junkpiled got the opportunity to speak with singer-songwriter Daniel Romano. Coming from an eclectic background of […]

TJ West: Sarah Gayle Meech

TJ West: Sarah Gayle Meech

TJ West: Sarah Gayle Meech By Kim Grant Former Los Angeles country artist, Sarah Gayle Meech has been based in Nashville for the past five years. Her second album, Tennessee Love Song was just released and was produced by Meech and Andy Gibson (steel and dobro for Hank Williams III– who also plays on the […]

Ryan Bingham’s Fear and Saturday Night

Ryan Bingham’s Fear and Saturday Night

Ryan Bingham’s Fear and Saturday Night By Mark Whitfield Lennon Ryan Bingham releases his latest record, Fear and Saturday Night, as the follow up to Tomorrowland, his 2012 “garage rock” solo departure from  his band The Dead Horses and record label Lost Highway. Of course before that, Bingham’s list of accolades included an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, […]

Ron Sexsmith Carousel One

Ron Sexsmith Carousel One

Ron Sexsmit Carousel One By Jake Tully The oft-woebegone songsmith Ron Sexsmith appears to have some newfound jubilation on his latest record, Carousel One. While the past string of Sexsmith’s albums may have showcased disenchantment and dejection, The Canadian troubadour’s latest focuses on much balmier themes; namely, satisfaction. Carousel One is as sunny as the […]

Let The Good Times Roll

Let The Good Times Roll

Let The Good Times Roll By Brian Rock Let The Good Times Roll, is the title of JD McPherson’s sophomore album. And that’s exactly what this album does. From the first “Summertime Blues” inspired drum beats of the eponymous lead off track; this album pulses with raw, vibrant energy and excitement. Backed by a pounding […]

Tweedy’s Ace Hotel

Tweedy’s Ace Hotel

By Jake Tully After creating arguably one of the best albums of 2014, Tweedy – father Jeff and son Spencer – have hit the road in a large and critically acclaimed tour in support of Sukierae, with a two-night stop at the famed Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Los Angeles has historically greeted the elder […]

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 […]

James McMurtry Complicated Game

James McMurtry Complicated Game

By Brian Rock “Honey don’t you be yellin’ at me when I’m cleaning my gun.” So begins James McMurtry’s 9th studio album, Complicated Game. With this line McMurtry is able to create tension and suspense and lay the foundations of a believable living, breathing main character. And that’s just the first line! The song, “Copper […]

American Aquarium’s Wolves

American Aquarium’s Wolves

American Aquarium’s Wolves By Brian Rock American Aquarium follows up their critically acclaimed, Burn, Flicker, Die with their 6th studio release, Wolves. You might think that with the praises of the Americana community still ringing in their ears, this album would strike a tone of triumphant optimism. You might be wrong. Wolves strikes a somber […]

TJ WEST: Charlie Faye

TJ WEST: Charlie Faye

TJ WEST: Charlie Faye By Kim Grant Singer-Songwriter, Charlie Faye is an artist who has received accolades from the likes of American Songwriter, CMT Edge, the Austin Chronicle and The Bluegrass Situation. She has been on NPR’s venerable Mountain Stage and along with her own career has also toured as a sideman with Dan Zanes […]

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 & […]