Nashville’s Violet Delancey makes no secret of her admiration of Emmylou Harris and the inspiration she’s received from her work. Violet’s 2016 debut “When the Clock Strikes Midnight” was true to the spirit of Emmylou’s classic early records, full of heartfelt country ballads and great country rockers like the title cut. Well, the sounds on […]

We all are fans of at least one musical artist that we like so much that we wouldn’t miss them live for anything! Birthdays, weddings, funerals or whatever—no way you’re not going. Josh Rouse is one of those artists for me. Therefore, I was there front and center for his recent Grimey’s Thursday 6pm in-store. […]

My first encounter with Jon Phillip was at the recent performance by Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys in the Campfire at Franklin’s Luna Record Shop. I couldn’t help but notice this guy in the audience who knew all the words and sang along to every song. Tommy eventually acknowledged his friend Jon, and I later met him […]

I knew that Tommy Stinson’s recent touring involved off-beat rooms like coffee shops and small record stores. However, I didn’t realize how low key it was until I got an e-mail offering a free ticket to the show if I could bring a PA system. Well, I already had my ticket and don’t own a […]

This was the last show ever by Rod Stewart and the Faces! Not only did I, nor anyone else for that matter, know this at the time, but I also didn’t know until I did some research before reminiscing about this great night out on the Island. Despite being a bit jealous since sometimes I […]

Kirby Brown is somewhat new to the Nashville scene and has been making himself known through gigging around town. He likes to do both the solo and band thing, and we are all anxiously awaiting his upcoming sophomore release, “Uncommon Prayer” which he recorded at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. But, for […]

I could only imagine the shock of someone who knew nothing about Jonathan Richman seeing him perform. His childlike charm, the obscure subject matter of his songs and the frivolity of his singing and dancing, would surely shock someone expecting your more traditional singer-songwriter. But, there’s no denying that Richman is a national treasure, and […]