Monthly Archives: August 2017

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Bill Lloyd

Nashville’s Bill Lloyd is regarded as a noted maker of great power pop music and has released a solid catalog of solo records to prove it. He is also held in high regard as leader and founding member of Music City classic album re-creators, The Long Players. About once a month, you can hear Bill, […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Walter Egan

Of all the musicians that have found their way to live here in Music City, few have as many incredible tales to tell as Walter Egan. Starting out in teenage bands like Long Island’s The Malibooz, Egan later had a successful solo career in the 70s under the tutelage and friendship of the folks in […]

Donald Fagen & the Nightflyers / Schermerhorn Symphony Center / Nashville, TN / August 20, 2017

I dumbfoundedly missed the obvious message in the naming of the band for this solo tour by Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen. Dubbing this collection of fine young players the “Nightflyers” was clearly meant as a preview that Fagen’s set would feature four of the eight songs from his 1982 solo debut album, The Nightfly. He […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Robyn Hitchcock

One of the most exciting recent musical transplants to Nashville is British singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock. With a career dating back to psychedelic-folksters The Soft Boys in the 70s, Hitchcock began a solo career in 1981 that has since produced 21 long players including his most recent self-titled album on Yep Rec Records that he recorded […]

Alejandro Escovedo & Joe Ely @ City Winery / Nashville TN / August 12, 2017

In 1980, I left my home in New Jersey for a new life in Texas. Following my heart and leaving the exciting New York City music scene behind, I was surprised to learn that I had moved near another city that was a hotbed for some of the best music to come out of the […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Bill DeMain

Bill DeMain is certainly no stranger to the Nashville music community. As a musician and songwriter, along with Molly Felder, their band Swan Dive created some of the best pop music ever to come out of Music City while in the process achieving major stardom in Japan and Korea. He is also a Grammy-nominated music […]

The Alarm @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / July 27, 2017

After seeing a mind-blowing performance by Mike Peters and The Alarm in London this past May, there was no way I was going to miss them here in Music City. Of course, I could not help but wonder how Peters would transform his high-energy show to the much smaller City Winery stage in front of […]

R.I.P.: Glen Campbell

How many other rock music fans like me were foolish and had a delayed appreciation for the great Glen Campbell who died today? While in our younger days we might have thought Campbell belonged more to our parent’s generation and was not cool enough for ours, most of us were ignorant of the fact that […]

MIKE PETERS OF THE ALARM: Grimey’s New and Preloved Music / Nashville TN / July 27, 2017

I’m not sure if Mike Peters makes the most out of every city like he did on his recent visit to Music City. Prior to an evening show at the City Winery with his band The Alarm, Mike, along with his wife and bandmate Jules, spent time down on lower Broadway where Jules scored a […]