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Review: Merle Haggard “Working In Tennessee”

Review: Merle Haggard “Working In Tennessee”

Merle Haggard: Working In Tennessee (Vanguard) by Courtney Sudbrink, Editor If there was a Country Mount Rushmore, Merle Haggard would be front and center. A man Johnny Cash called an “American icon,”the Hag’s two-stepped it […]

Larabee: A Slice of  Alt-Country Pop Goodness

Larabee: A Slice of Alt-Country Pop Goodness

A Slice of Alt-Country Pop Goodness By John G. Larson Contributing Writer Imagine Whiskeytown with some pop or Big Star with a bit more twang and the result would be a little band by the […]

Get Country, Get Down

Get Country, Get Down

Tired of standing in line outside of LA clubs? Ever wish you could get down to Guy Clark, Waylon Jennings and Billy Joe Shaver? With Get Country, Get Down, Turnstyled, Junkpiled brings you a playlist […]

Sometimes I’d rather be wrong: An AMA Op-Ed

Sometimes I’d rather be wrong: An AMA Op-Ed

Sometimes I’d rather be wrong: an AMA Op-Ed ByCourtney Sudbrink, Editor By no surprise, last night at the AMA awards, Robert Plant took home the Album of the Year Award. But did he earn it? […]

Justin Townes Earle, The Music Box LA 9/28/11

Justin Townes Earle, The Music Box LA 9/28/11

Part Two of our Earle double header – Justin Townes Earle @ The Music Box, LA 9/28/11 It’s about 9:30 pm, outside the Music Box in Los Angeles, Ca.  Standing in the shadows of the […]

Sin City Spotlight: Mark W. Lennon

Sin City Spotlight: Mark W. Lennon

As part of Turnstyled, Junkpiled’s new monthly installment on LA based Americana artists called “Sin City Spotlight,” we are featuring roots singer/songwriter, Mark W. Lennon, whose new album,  Home of the Wheel is on heavy […]

This City Will Never Drown: A review of Ben de la Cour’s “To The River Rise”

This City Will Never Drown: A review of Ben de la Cour’s “To The River Rise”

This City Will Never Drown by John G. Larson With his second album, “To The River Rise,” singer/songwriter Ben de la Cour proves that New Orleans was and always will be a refuge for the musically […]

Review: Wilco – The Whole Love

Review: Wilco – The Whole Love

Today NPR featured Wilco’s The Whole Love for a first listen, before its official release on September 27. The Whole Love isn’t an alt-country album by any means. It’s indie rock. And it’s made it […]

Steve Earle, House of Blues LA 9/27/11

Steve Earle, House of Blues LA 9/27/11

If you’re going to write about Steve Earle, we here at Turnstyled, Junkpiled believe, it best be done with some balls.  So, we’re kicking off the debut of our new journalism approach series “Sometimes the […]

Steve Earle “I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive”

Steve Earle “I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive”

Steve Earle: I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive (New West Records) Steve Earle is a badass.  And he’s getting better with age. Produced by T-Bone Burnett, I’ll Never Get Out of This World […]

Playlist: Sweet Tea and Seersucker Suits – Songs of the South

Playlist: Sweet Tea and Seersucker Suits – Songs of the South

1. Southern Nights – Glen Campbell 2. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – The Band 3. Song of the South – Alabama 4. Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show 5. Tennessee – […]

Playlist: The Songs of Stephen Foster

Playlist: The Songs of Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster is considered the “Father of American Music.” I happen to be his kin. Which means that as a child, his songs were forced on me. However, people like Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Bob […]

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