Americanafest 2018 experienced some of what that great American philosopher, Yogi Berra, once referred to as “déjà vu all over again.” Just like last year, Jason Isbell won the Best Song and Album awards, and the artist everyone wanted to see perform was John Prine. Last year, Prine and an all-star band including his friend […]

Another exciting new Americana artist to come my way this week is Tyler Boone. After releasing and creating a hometown buzz in his native Charleston with “True Experience,” his debut 5-song EP in 2016, Tyler has hit the ground running here in Music City releasing three new singles this year that will become part of […]

Like I have said before, it often seems that it’s raining new music with just so much more available than anyone can humanly listen to. This week’s onslaught of Americanafest on Nashville is a prime example of that fact. Of all the music coming to town this week, I hope you took notice of Ryan […]

It is refreshingly amazing that in this century, Music City has opened itself up to “GOTC” (Genres Other Than County). And, one of the great things about this blog feature of mine has been the exposure that I’ve been getting to all types of new Nashville music. The latest exciting music to come my way […]

Bruce Springsteen has always been a great story-teller. During his concerts in the mid to late 70s, we all looked forward to his “fabled monologs” that casually made their way into the middle of songs. I always felt cheated if I didn’t get at least two good stories at each show. These tall tales for […]

Al Stewart last played Nashville at the Bluebird some 15 years ago. Before that it had been 25 years since his last Music City show. At this pace, the next time he plays here, I will likely have exhausted my retirement account and will be unable to attend! But, tonight, Stewart and his small combo […]

The fact that we waited outside well past the door opening time should have clued us in that the extended sound check meant we were about to see and hear something special. Maybe the feint sound of the saxophone we heard should have tipped us off. But, none of us were keen enough to know […]