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Tales From Texas Music: The Electric Cowboy and The Hillbilly Hero

Tales From Texas Music: The Electric Cowboy and The Hillbilly Hero

Ever wonder what it would be like to see Texas songwriting greats Townes Van Zandt, and Wayne Hancock play a show together? Editor Courtney S. Lennon wanted to find out, so she created “Tales From […]

Josh Ritter’s Fever Breaks

Josh Ritter’s Fever Breaks

By Brian Rock Acclaimed Americana tunesmith Josh Ritter turns up the heat on his tenth studio release, Fever Breaks. With a little help from fellow Americana icon, Jason Isbell, who produced the album; Josh delivers […]

Tylor & The Train Robbers’ Best of the Worst Kind

Tylor & The Train Robbers’ Best of the Worst Kind

By Brian Rock Tylor & The Train Robbers barrel full steam ahead on their sophomore release, Best of the Worst Kind. With the musical influences of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Marty Stuart in the […]

M. Lockwood Porter’s Communion In The Ashes

M. Lockwood Porter’s Communion In The Ashes

By Brian Rock M. Lockwood Porter’s fourth album, Communion In The Ashes. offers hope amidst the social unrest and uncertainty of our times. With inevitable comparisons to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen sure to follow, […]

TJ WEST: Roots Roadhouse 19

TJ WEST: Roots Roadhouse 19

By Kim Grant Roots Roadhouse is the kick off event to the Grand Ole Echo –The Los Angeles-based live roots music series.  Roots Roadhouse is an all day festival taking place at Echo and Echoplex stages plus […]

Ted Russell Kamp’s Walkin’ Shoes

Ted Russell Kamp’s Walkin’ Shoes

By Brian Rock Ted Russell Kamp invites you to lace up your comfy sneakers and join him on a musical stroll on his 11th studio release, Walkin’ Shoes. Riding a streak of four consecutive “Top […]

Dale Watson Call Me Lucky

Dale Watson Call Me Lucky

By Brian Rock Legendary Texas troubadour Dale Watson has been called many things from Honky-Tonk hero to Ameripolitan ambassador to just plain crazy. But now he wants you to call him by his new nickname […]

Craig Marshall – TJ Interview

Craig Marshall – TJ Interview

Turnstyled Junkpiled: Describe growing up in Syracuse, New York. Craig Marshall: I grew up in a suburb of Syracuse called Fayetteville. It was a great place to grow up with family, friends, school, sports. As far […]

TJ West: LA Roots Radar

TJ West: LA Roots Radar

By Kim Grant I am lucky enough to live in a city where there is an abundance of live music, and where (if you have the stamina) you can see a different artist or band […]

20 Greatest Texas Country Songs of All Time

20 Greatest Texas Country Songs of All Time

The 20 Greatest Texas Country Songs of All Time Texans have a real sense of independence that carriers over to songwriting. We were our own country for a while. All of these songwriters embody the incredible pride from the history […]

TJ West Premiere: Joe Bourdet’s “El Capitan”

TJ West Premiere: Joe Bourdet’s “El Capitan”

By Kim Grant California singer-songwriter, Joe Bourdet is debuting twin singles, “Seamist” and “El Capitan” January 5th, 2019, on a limited run vinyl 45rpm disc along and on digital. Turnstyled, Junkpiled and TJ West have the exclusive video premiere […]

TJ Music’s Best of 2018

TJ Music’s Best of 2018

Another year of music is in the books. TJ’s best of 2018 celebrates the diverse work of artists we love, ranging from country legends to impressive newcomers. Thank you to all of our TJ family for contributing […]