Taking a quick break while on tour, songstress Katie Cole recorded a brilliant new five-song EP in a small Nashville studio. And, by the way, it wasn’t just any old tour. It was the recent world arena tour of The Smashing Pumpkins for whom Katie was a touring member. Back in July, you may have […]

I’ve never met a singing cello player that I didn’t like, and singer-songwriter Sarah Clanton is no exception. While remaining serious with her musical message, Sarah also adds some fun and bills her lively performances as “Part-Comedy, Part-Concert.” She aims to “bring people together and build a feel-good machine” with her musical blend of classical […]

Today, I woke up remembering just how good it feels the morning after a Swan Dive show. This feeling used to occur on many a Sunday morning in the early 00’s when the Nashville duo of Molly Felder and Bill DeMain often played Saturday nights at the pre-Grimey Basement. Through this day, Swan Dive remains […]

Even though I’ve already made my love for his band known in this space, this is just one loss that I couldn’t let go by without paying my respects. Last week (October 7), John Wicks, the lead singer, co-songwriter and rhythm guitarist of The Records passed away. Wicks had struggled with his health for several […]

Photo by Bernie DeChant Having worked as a backing vocalist for the likes of the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and blues-rocker Benjamin Booker, Lauren Balthrop has stepped out on her own and made her debut record as a singer-songwriter and guitarist. Released via Tone Tree Music, “This Time Around” was recorded in Woodstock and produced […]

When I first heard “I Don’t Think About You at All” from Lauren Morrow’s self-titled debut solo EP, I thought it was 1965 and somebody just bought three songs on the jukebox for a quarter. Oh, how I just love the classic country sound that Lauren can bring home so well. Her record was made […]

Lydia Luce brings a whole lot of “class” to Music City’s Americana scene. This elegant singer-songwriter and violist is a Berklee College of Music graduate who later received a Masters Degree from UCLA in viola performance. Her classical education however started early at home from her musical mom. Musically, Lydia beautifully marries a classic sound […]