Photo by Danielle Holbert Fresh off a tour opening for The Bottle Rockets that included a local stop at The Basement, Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter Hugh Masterson has released a new single, “Trouble,” that is sure worthy of a listen or a few. The song is from a yet untitled LP that will be a follow-up […]

Photo by Taylor Farrant If your listening ears long for a break from the usual singer-songwriter stuff we hear so much of in Music City, here’s an enticing and respectful retro-psychedelic new tune that will stimulate your mind as well as your ears. (Note that headphones will provide extra enjoyment.) It’s the new single, “Misty […]

Photo by Rob Bondurant Katy DuBois and Alaina Stacey, the talented singers and songwriters who comprise the Indie/Americana duo Maybe April, find themselves sitting on the launch pad about to blast off. With strong advance press from major players like Rolling Stone Country and Billboard, their upcoming debut album, “The Other Side” is ready to […]

Photo by Daniel Meigs In trying to be original in describing “Honesty,” the infectiously-gorgeous new single from Music City’s Slark Moan, I couldn’t think of anything better than the tag “Dream Pop” that accompanied his bio. Friends, believe me, if you are a “pure pop for now people” person like me, this is a song […]

If you are a first-time reader of this blog, then skip to the second paragraph. If not, please let me explain and apologize (There should be a single word for that, maybe like “splainogize.”) about why all I seem to do these days is (1) go to Grimey’s in-stores, (2) write about Steve Poltz, and […]

Photo by Donny Evans Musicians and caring fans know how tough it can be to be an unknown opening act. Yours truly has even written about it.  Well, how about trying to get the attention of 2,500 old gray-haired prog rock fans wearing tee-shirts from every Yes tour since Rick Wakeman started wearing capes? Such […]

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 […]