Justin spends his days trying to assemble the jigsaw puzzle of his life into something that almost makes sense. The pieces include husband, father, English major, rider of bicycles, writer of songs/stories/articles/grants, planner of events, teacher of health education classes, and chief propaganda officer for Guthrie, Oklahoma. He grew up in Kentucky where he learned that good bourbon and a game of H-O-R-S-E are steps 1 and 2 of any worthwhile creative endeavor.
When rock and roll and country music were just figuring out how to push forward together into the latter half of the 20th century, Berline was there playing his fiddle — a young man living in Oklahoma, and leaving his fingerprints on classic albums like The Stones’ "Let It Bleed."
If you take off on a road trip to any corner of the country these days, there’s a solid chance you can catch one of the growing number of talented Okie musicians busting picks and making odometers spin on the open highway.