If you are a current fan of Americana music, I hope that you have taken some time to get to know the music of The Byrds. Undoubtedly one of the most influential American bands of all time, their legacy includes being pioneers of what was later labeled as Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock and Country Rock. […]

Photo by CreateWell Channing Marie is singer and collaborating songwriter with the folky foursome that call themselves Lake and Lyndale. The band just released a new single “Still Here” and you can watch them change clothes in their fun official music video here. This latest release is their third single since moving to Music City […]

Once again, I’m proud to mention that Florida non-profit Rock By The Sea has released its second collection of songs, “Write By the Sea Vol. 2.” Among the artists who congregated in a St. George Island, Florida house to write, produce, engineer and record the 11-track album were Music City’s Michael Logen, Steve Everett and the subject […]

After starting with 1978, the best year ever for rock music, I stumbled a bit when I got to 1981 and had trouble coming up with ten records that I truly loved. After quickly deciding on an easy top eight, I wound up selecting three lesser-loved disks to fill out the list. My choice for […]

Florida non-profit Rock By The Sea  releases its second collection of songs, “Write By the Sea Vol. 2,” on June 26. Among the artists who congregated in a St. George Island, Florida house to write, produce, engineer and record the 11-track album were Music City’s Michael Logen, Brian Fechino and the subject of this edition of 11 […]

If you are unfamiliar with the music of the Scottish singer-songwriter Roddy Frame and his band Aztec Camera, this one’s for you. For those who are already fans, you know what I am talking about. The six albums Roddy recorded under the Aztec Camera name and his four subsequent solo records belong in everyone’s collection. […]

Given my recent revelation to create a subset of this space that includes musicians who used to live in Music City, I just had to reach out to Jill Sobule. I first saw Jill in 2000 open for her pal Warren Zevon at the Belcourt Theatre. After later seeing her promote her great “Pink Pearl” […]

If you are a music fan who pays attention at local live shows, you have undoubtedly noticed the musical prowess of Nashville’s Luke Schneider on the pedal steel. Since working his way into the local scene, Luke’s expert playing has occasionally been heard with my favorite band, The Silver Seas, and more regularly supporting an […]

After covering my two favorite years in music, 1978 and 1979, by request I am continuing in sequence with 1980. But, if I knew I was going to go in order, I probably would have started with an earlier year! I guess at some point I may just need to work my way backwards. The […]

Photo by @bryanhiglesias Music City’s self-proclaimed “Dive Bar Soul Artist” is singer-songwriter Phillip-Michael Scales. Phillip was recently Nashville radio station Lightning 100’s “Local Artist of the Week,” and he has also released a fine new single called “Find A Way.”  Scale’s soulful vocal riding over a swirling Indie Rock sound make this a sure-fire radio-friendly song […]