Having grown up in Jersey, it pains me to think of all the times I could have seen Bruce Springsteen live before the September 1975 night when I was finally won over at The Bottom Line. However, none of my misses trouble me more than the one I made in 1974 when he played the […]

If I were a musician, would it bother me if people kept comparing my music to Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen? Absolutely not! And in the case of Nashville’s Andrew Leahey who grew up in awe of these two artists, I’m sure he’s quite pleased to be mentioned in the same company. Andrew’s 2016 debut […]

Noted Nashville journalist, Craig Havighurst, wrote “If there were an East Nashville Music Hall of Fame, Amelia White would already be in it.” Who am I to disagree? Since 2000, Amelia has been a stalwart of the Americana music scene and one of Music City’s most beloved writers and performers. Amelia’s lucky seventh LP, “Rhythm […]

Labelled by its progenitor as a show that was meant to only play New York City, David Johansen first brought his musical alter ego, Buster Poindexter, to his city’s attention at Tramps. This 150-seat music club on 15th Street would later become a vital venue for larger shows after moving to a much bigger space […]

I feel obligated to let you know that you may have missed the most exciting concert to hit Nashville in 2018. British band The Struts took residence at the Beast for three nights in early December and remined us what a great rock show is all about. Yours truly was quite excited to see the […]

When you start talking about Nashville’s greatest living songwriters, it doesn’t take too long to get to the name of Gary Nicholson. Having had his songs covered more than 600 times, the list of artists he has written for and co-written with is hard for anyone to match. He also holds the honor of being […]

Photo by Suzanne Sagmeister Much in the same way that their lovely singing voices come together as one, sisters Carli and Julie Kennedy have also become singular for this joint segment of 11 Questions. These award-winning (Canadian County Music Association and John Lennon Songwriting Contest) Canadian siblings are now doing their thing here in Nashville. […]