Photo by Deone Jahnke  Guitarist and singer-songwriter Rich (rhymes with “Ray Ban”) Mahan has just served up his second LP “Hot Chicken Wisdom.” Chocked with full-sounding and fun-loving music, the record is a follow-up to the equally-wonderfully titled “Blame Bobby Bare.” Loaded with contributions from many great local players, Rich says “Everyone who played on […]

Man, if there’s anyone who can give Lower Broad a reprieve from bachelorette pedal taverns, the loud noise from Kid Rock’s joint and an over-saturation of Bro-country, it’s The Royal Hounds. Moving their next local gig down the Interstate from The Nashville Palace where they’ve dazzled audiences with their rocking-retro country, these guys are ready […]

Even if you are a big Josh Ritter fan like myself, I bet you checked Jason Isbell’s tour dates with his 400 Unit to see if they had an off night for Ritter’s Friday 6pm appearance at Grimey’s. Given that Jason produced it and the Unit were the band for Josh’s new LP Fever Breaks, […]

These days, a rather wide net gets cast for the musical catch called Americana. While we throw back those artists whose songs lack substance and spirit, the musical style of what we hold onto can be as elegant as caviar or as gritty as catfish. The music of Boo Ray carries a distinctly Southern style […]

My annual trip to London would not be complete without a visual exploration of the history behind one of my favorite musical artists. For my fourth such adventure, this year’s subject was an easy choice after  hearing Janice Long’s BBC Radio 2 program “A Long Walk With….” featuring Chris Difford of Squeeze. Listening and viewing […]

Lately, the musical in-stores at Grimey’s just never seem to stop, and one that I surely did not want to miss was the recent midweek visit by Molly Tuttle. There to celebrate the release of her new LP, “When You’re Ready,” Molly visited the East Nashville record shop sharing the stage with just her acoustic […]

The season has just changed in Music City, and I think I have found this year’s summer song. Singer-songwriter Lindsay Lou’s latest single “Ready” is an upbeat soulful and funky tune that’ll keep me bouncing along the highway during the hot days ahead. “Ready” is Lindsay’s second double-sided single released this year following 2018’s “Southland” […]