One Sunday a few years ago, without any introduction, a tall lanky young man with black-rimmed glasses that matched his dark hair, took the stage all alone at my church. Accompanying himself with a stand-up acoustic bass, he sang his song “The Lord is Coming” with a gentleness and beauty that just mesmerized the entire […]

There are many cool regular gigs that happen around this magically musical town of ours. One that is well-worthy of your time is Tim Gartland’s monthly show at downtown’s Frist Center for Arts Cafe. Now, if Tim was just the helluva great Blues singing harmonica player that he is, that would be one thing. But, […]

Marc Copely (second from the left) Lately staying somewhat shy of the solo spotlight, guitarist and songwriter Marc Copely has made a quiet name for himself around Music City as both a successful writer and an accomplished sideman and musical director. A sampling of what he has done in addition to recording on his own […]

Andy Peake (bottom left) Big Shoes is a regular working ensemble of seven seasoned musicians from Nashville and Muscle Shoals led by their Music City bandleader/drummer/producer Andy Peake. With a sound that’ll make you think of Little Feat and The Band, a Big Shoes show is nothing short of a wild “blues and rhythm” bash. […]

It’s been awhile since Renée Wahl’s 2011 debut LP, 2011’s “Cumberland Moonshine,” but after a 2016 EP, the singer-songwriter is now back with a follow-up LP, “Cut to the Bone” on March 15. Until then, you can hear two single releases from the record, “From Here to There” and “To the Bone” over at Spotify. […]

Photo by Reuben Bidez Like Jason Isbell, an artist he greatly admires, Americana singer-songwriter DL Rossi found himself at a young age with a life he was ready to leave behind, after of course he wrote some songs about it. His upcoming new release, “A Sweet Thing” drops on April 12. Call it his “Southeastern,” […]

Music City singer-songwriter Michael Logen recently took a slight career detour when he teamed up with his friends and fellow Americana singer-songwriters, Lizanne Knott and Jesse Terry, for the “Sunset Avenue Sessions.” This lovely record merges six of their original tracks with five classic cover songs.  It’s a gentle and tasty acoustic record whose timing […]