In the middle of the 70s, my Jethro Tull and Black Sabbath posters were replaced with ones more reflective of my move towards what we then called country rock. And, while I delighted in hearing new music, I had a deep love for earlier records by Poco, The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers. While […]

So, while New York City has its “Springsteen on Broadway,” Music City has its “Isbell on Demonbreun.” For three consecutive Tuesday nights in December, Jason Isbell will grace the stage at the elaborate and intimate CMA Theater inside Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame. Jason will present three differently-formatted shows commencing at the early 7pm […]

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Andrew Adkins will be releasing his new album “…To Become Immortal Then Die” on December 8th. Andrew is a fine tunesmith whose well-crafted songs on this record are presented in a variety of styles with arrangements chock-full of a potpourri of sounds. All this makes for a delightful-sounding record that I think fans […]

Had I not seen the tweet from Mayor Megan Barry inviting us all to the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, I may have missed this chance to see Nashville’s newest favorite celebrity musical couple, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. After sitting behind her honor at one of Jason’s recent Ryman shows, it was certainly no […]

The great music film “20 Feet from Stardom” spotlighted the important contributions made by some of the music world’s great backup singers. One singer who has made her mark in this role recently here in Music City is folk-artist Molly Parden. Working with some notable Americana artists, Molly has added her angelic voice to recordings […]

My first exposure to Tommy Womack was at a Tower Records in-store in 2000 when he joined his hero Jason Ringenberg for a song. From there, it was easy to fall right into Tommy’s own records and gain an appreciation for his creative songwriting. I later back-tracked to his early band, Government Cheese, and read […]

I thought I had first discovered the music of Will Kimbrough when I was taken with his song “Chimayo.” Hearing this on Lightning 100 led me to buy his 2000 debut solo record “This”. However, I later realized that he was the “Will” in Will and the Bushman who I had known through MTV in […]