Monthly Archives: September 2017

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Daniel Tashian

I am forever thankful for the day in 2006 when I saw The Bees play an in-store at Grimey’s. Ever since then, I have been an uber-fan of this band led by singer-songwriter Daniel Tashian. The band has since moved ahead one letter in the alphabet changing its name to The Silver Seas to avoid […]

Steve Poltz @ The Basement / Nashville TN / June 26, 2017

Warning! This concert review is written in the style of an overly-enthusiastic Steve Poltz. Receiving a thunderous applause after finishing his first number, the auto-biographical baseball-themed “Brief History of My Life,” new Nashvillian Steve Poltz remarked in his usual hyperbolic style exclaiming “This is the greatest show I’ve ever done!”. Well you know what, it […]

R.I.P.: Jessi Zazu

Sad to hear the news today about Jessi’s passing at the young age of 28. She sure handled her illness with style, and I am sure inspired many with her courage and hope. There is a nice detailed obit here in the Nashville Scene: http://www.nashvillescene.com/music/nashville-cream/article/20975448/musician-and-artist-jessi-zazu-dies-at-28 Here’s a photo I took at a great Those Darlins […]

Part of the Plan: A New American Musical Featuring the Songbook of Dan Fogelberg / TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater / Nashville, TN / September 8-24, 2017

It is with extreme trepidation that I enter the world of reviewing a theatrical musical. The guys that do this for a living and carry the journalistic power to kill a play on opening night have always baffled me. They seem to operate from an elitist standard that I don’t always understand. But having seen […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Steve Poltz

I have always had a fondness for the clever and sometimes satirical singer-songwriter. Having cut my teeth on guys like John Prine and Loudon Wainwright, it’s great to still have artists who can make us think and laugh at the same time. New Nashvillian Steve Poltz is certainly one of the best of this kind. […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Dez Dickerson

For those of us who remember MTV when they played music videos, one image we all still remember is that guy with the red bandana playing guitar with Prince. Well, in case you didn’t know, or perhaps forgot, that guy is Dez Dickerson. During his five-year tenure with the Purple One, Dez found fame through […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Lilly Hiatt

Lilly Hiatt doesn’t hide the fact that she is the daughter of the great singer-songwriter John Hiatt. In fact, I have been lucky to see her open a few local shows for her Dad. Currently, the young Nashville songstress is making a major splash with her latest record, Trinity Lane, produced by Michael Trent of […]