Monthly Archives: September 2017

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: David Olney

Being an avid Elvis Costello fan, I first heard the name David Olney when I saw that he and his band the X-Rays were the opening act for Costello’s famous “country show” at the Grand Ole Opry in 1982. It didn’t take me long after that to discover the depth of talent that Olney has […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Joe Pisapia

When I moved to Nashville in 1998, I started to discuss my musical tastes with some of my new Nashville music friends. As soon as I mentioned my love for the likes of Elvis Costello, Squeeze and Nick Lowe, they all said “Have you heard Joe, Marc’s Brother?” I took the hint and soon found […]

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival @ Harlinsdale Farm / Franklin TN / September 24, 2017 (Day Two)

Another hot day in the sun with a crowd that surprisingly did not seem that much smaller than yesterday’s Timberlake experience. Almost as hot as the heat were the fiery tempers on Twitter of people complaining about the traffic and parking. But for me, it was yet another great day of live music on the […]

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival @ Harlinsdale Farm / Franklin TN / September 23, 2017 (Day One)

Wow! Like it was last year, the third annual Pilgrimage Festival was a grueling experience. Despite the start of the fall season, it was a torridly hot day in the high 80s with a blaring sun that saw little if any cloud cover. It was a day to take it slow, find shade and stay […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Bebe Buell

Miss Bebe Buell was so involved with the ‘70s and ‘80s rock scene that she could write a book about it! Wait a minute, she did: 2002’s Rebel Heart: An American Rock ‘n’ Roll Journey. It was a New York Times bestseller, and is a must read for those who like to relive those glory […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Barry Tashian

As of late, Barry Tashian is known as half of an award-winning country/bluegrass duo with his wife, Holly. The Tashians are also part of an actively-performing quintet called The E-5. Go back a little and he was once a member of Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band. He and Holly are also parents to one of “11 […]

Billy Bragg @ Parnassus Books / Nashville TN / September 14, 2017

Americana week usually brings more with it than just over 300 artists swarming through the music venues of Nashville. Outside of the officially sponsored events, WMOT-FM has a steady schedule of artist interview sessions, and there were also several events at Country Music Hall of Fame. Another sideline happening was the lunchtime appearance of British […]