Photo by Barbara Potter Photography Music City’s The Deer’s Cry have recently released their second album, “Heal the Heart,” and lead singer/harpist Karen Ballew took some time out to visit 11 Questions. The band’s sound serves up a classy blend of Americana, Celtic and World music. It’s Folk music with a sophisticated style and a spiritual message […]

Photo by Spencer Johnson While there is a multitude of musical genres that my ears enjoy, there is one that really hits my sweet spot. That is the versatile singer-songwriter who makes an LP that shifts through a variety of song styles. The latest record, “Let It All Lay Bare” from Nashville’s Scott Clay does […]

I hope you are not like me and late to discovering the music of Joshua Dylan Balis. His debut full-length LP “We’re on Fire” brings together Indie Rock and Americana and is reaping serious praise for both Joshua’s exquisite songwriting and compelling sound. If you are a fan of artists whose songwriting commands your attention […]

Since making his way to Music City, Spencer Jordan has made a deposit of a handful of cleverly catchy Pop singles for our ears. His latest is “16 and in love” that you can listen to right here and now. Behind its tender Pop tones and bouncy vocals, it’s a serious revealing personal tale with […]

Like most things in Music City these days, the number of new faces popping up on the music scene continues to grow. One bright addition to the Country/Americana singer-songwriter scene is Emily Myers. Since taking residence in Nashville, Emily has released several singles and I’m gonna steer you toward her latest two that will be […]

Photo by Ryan Hartley Have you heard the news? Music City remains fertile for Americana talent that put out great songs that are well-written, well-sung and well-played. The latest you need to discover is the talented Nathan Kalish whose new music I first heard on WMOT-FMs “Finally Friday from Home.” You can watch that recent […]

With international travel back in my game plan, I recently made my first trip to Ireland. And while my passion for rock music did not influence my itinerary, there were a few unexpected finds worthy of sharing. Beginning the journey in Dublin, my arrival city, I did have two destinations on my radar. The first […]

Just as we were about to go into hiding for much longer than anyone expected, Nashville’s Brittany Bexton released two fine songs that spoke somewhat prophetically about what we would be facing. Hopefully appropriate as much now as they were back then, both “Believe Again” and “Kissin’ Fear Goodbye” are passionate optimistic songs about holding […]

Ready to hear some new sounds so fresh and gentle that they will rest your mind, heart, and spirit? Well, look no further than the two new singles from Nashville’s Julia Cannon. Let the lovely hushed tones of both “Glow” and “These Dreams” introduce you to Julia’s intimately personal songwriting. Julia not only touched my […]

It’s healthy to have a wide musical palate. While my dated range runs from Jackson Browne to The Ramones, Nashville Indie singer-songwriter Mexx Heart’s taste spans more current from Taylor Swift to Green Day. You can hear her musical diversity stretch from her own crafted acoustic “Another Chance” to her all out rocking cover of […]