I am just crazy about Elizabeth Cook in so many ways. In addition to loving her music, she’s just so dang funny and cute. We also share the common love of accounting! Did you know that in the late 90s she worked as an accountant in the Nashville office of PricewaterhouseCoopers? Since coming to town, […]

When I moved to Nashville in the late 90s, one of the first musicians I ever got to know was masterful bass player James Haggerty. Initially discovering him as a member of Joe, Marc’s Brother, he soon would earn the distinction of having played bass at one time or another in several of my favorite […]

It’s time to bring some musical diversity to “11 Questions.” Welcome my long-time friend and perhaps the only hip-hop/rap artist I may ever bring my sometimes-narrow taste to appreciate, Mr. Nathan Conrad, better known as the Spoken Nerd. Nathan is a clever young man who brings an often-whimsical flair to this art form. He is […]

On Sunday night, I was at the Nashville City Winery watching a great show by Chris Hillman. The founding member of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers was there celebrating his new release which is a great collection of songs produced earlier this year by Tom Petty. For a moment, I fantasized how cool […]

The only other time I saw Van Morrison in concert was in 1974 at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ, a mere 43 years before this Music City show. Back then, I sat in the front row for a set by Van and a band he called the Caledonia Express. When they returned to the […]

Being an avid Elvis Costello fan, I first heard the name David Olney when I saw that he and his band the X-Rays were the opening act for Costello’s famous “country show” at the Grand Ole Opry in 1982. It didn’t take me long after that to discover the depth of talent that Olney has […]

When I moved to Nashville in 1998, I started to discuss my musical tastes with some of my new Nashville music friends. As soon as I mentioned my love for the likes of Elvis Costello, Squeeze and Nick Lowe, they all said “Have you heard Joe, Marc’s Brother?” I took the hint and soon found […]