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TJ West: Glenn Thomas’ Black Muddy River

By Kim Grant TJ West is proud to premier the video for Glenn Thomas’ version of “Black Muddy River” today. To those unfamiliar with The Grateful Dead and all things Jerry, August 1st through August […]

Kenny Roby’s Reservoir

Kenny Roby’s Reservoir

By Brian Rock Six String Drag frontman, Kenny Roby unplugs and unravels on his latest solo release The Reservoir. Confronting the devastating trifecta of addiction, divorce and the death of his friend, Roby digs deep into […]

Nocona’s Los Dos

Nocona’s Los Dos

By Brian Rock Nocona returns with their ironically named third album, Los Dos. This Los Angeles based band named after a small Texas town is a study in contradictions. Nocona has one foot firmly planted […]

Ted Russell Kamp’s Down In The Den

Ted Russell Kamp’s Down In The Den

By Brian Rock Ted Russell Kamp gets down on his twelfth release, Down In The Den. The Den, of course, is the name of Kamp’s home studio; and the album has a relaxed, down home […]

You Are About To Become Involved With Van Dyke Parks!

You Are About To Become Involved With Van Dyke Parks!

You Are About To Become Involved With Van Dyke Parks! Words, Courtney S. Lennon Illustrations, Mandy Newham-Cobb It’s eleven in the morning on a mid-June day and Van Dyke Parks is at home in Los […]

Corb Lund’s Agricultural Tragic

Corb Lund’s Agricultural Tragic

By Brian Rock Corb Lund reflects on the comedy and tragedy of rural living on his tenth release, Agricultural Tragic. Born and raised on a functioning ranch and doing a stint as a rodeo rider, […]

Aboard the Mandola Rocket Ship

Aboard the Mandola Rocket Ship

By John Kruth While a fine picker and songwriter, Peter Rowan is probably best known for his lofty voice, whether as a solo artist or singing with Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys, Old & […]

Song Premier [Chris Fullerton “Deep Depression”]

Song Premier [Chris Fullerton “Deep Depression”]

Turnstyled, Junkpiled premiers Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter  Chris Fullerton’s new song, “Deep Depression,” from his forthcoming sophomore release, Consider the Shoebill. “The album is more progressive,” Fullerton says of his newly raucous and experimental sound.  “It’s a […]

TJ’s Anthemic Pandemic Summer Mix with Jaime Wyatt, Jason Isbell, Andrea & Mud, The Harmed Brothers and Darlin’ Brando

TJ’s Anthemic Pandemic Summer Mix with Jaime Wyatt, Jason Isbell, Andrea & Mud, The Harmed Brothers and Darlin’ Brando

By Brian Rock Well, this is certainly the weirdest, wildest summer in recent memory. With some states open for business and some sealed tighter than a drum; with social distancing and ever-changing mask regulations; our […]

Reckless Kelly Releases American Jackpot & American Girls

Reckless Kelly Releases American Jackpot & American Girls

By Brian Rock Reckless Kelly pens a love letter to America in their simultaneously released new albums, American Jackpot and American Girls. Lead vocalist Willy Braun explains that, “I wanted to tell stories of everyday […]

Busted Strings & Crazy Gods: A Lost Interview with John Prine

Busted Strings & Crazy Gods: A Lost Interview with John Prine

Words and photos, John Kruth It was a cold rainy night in New York (November 5, 1986) when John Prine took the stage with Philip Donelly from Dublin, standing on Prine’s right, picking an orange […]

Zach Aaron’s Fill Dirt Wanted

Zach Aaron’s Fill Dirt Wanted

By Brian Rock Texas troubadour Zach Aaron digs up some authentic Country Blues on his third release, Fill Dirt Wanted. With a voice as raw and real as a fresh bar fight scar, Aaron combines […]