As a young teenager, songstress Tenille Townes made her mark as a country artist in her native Canada releasing a pair of successful LPs. For whatever reason, they were not heard much on this side of the border. Therefore, for many, her recent EP, made after moving to Nashville, for most will mark the start […]

These days, it’s hard to keep track of all the musicians moving to Music City. One we almost missed was Charlie Smyth who also doubled-up by bringing his wife Kalee with him. Smyth has a varied musical pedigree. Starting with some punk/hardcore days in his native Chicago, he later made his way through the grunge […]

It had been awhile since MCM made it to a songwriter-in-the-round session at the Bluebird. For one, getting into any show there since it was immortalized in the Nashville television series is an effort. Then there’s also the challenge of keeping up with and scouring their on-line schedule to not miss a special touring-artist show. […]

After last year’s total rain out of live music, this year’s Record Store Day extravaganza at Grimey’s was a full day of delight for record geeks and music fans. The store as always was well-stocked with the limited-edition special releases, and the rear parking lot was full of folks enjoying the beautiful sunshine and six-hour […]

Nashville’s Violet Delancey makes no secret of her admiration of Emmylou Harris and the inspiration she’s received from her work. Violet’s 2016 debut “When the Clock Strikes Midnight” was true to the spirit of Emmylou’s classic early records, full of heartfelt country ballads and great country rockers like the title cut. Well, the sounds on […]

We all are fans of at least one musical artist that we like so much that we wouldn’t miss them live for anything! Birthdays, weddings, funerals or whatever—no way you’re not going. Josh Rouse is one of those artists for me. Therefore, I was there front and center for his recent Grimey’s Thursday 6pm in-store. […]

My first encounter with Jon Phillip was at the recent performance by Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys in the Campfire at Franklin’s Luna Record Shop. I couldn’t help but notice this guy in the audience who knew all the words and sang along to every song. Tommy eventually acknowledged his friend Jon, and I later met him […]