Monthly Archives: February 2018

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Chance McCoy

Yes, that is a Grammy that Chance McCoy is holding. Earned for Old Crow Medicine Show’s 2014 Best Folk Album, “Remedy,” it’s just another “pinch-me” moment in McCoy’s remarkable story. In 2012, the struggling-to-survive music teacher got the call of a lifetime, and since then has been a proud and respected member of the OCMS. […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Rich Lynch

Getting to meet Rich Lynch was a bit like meeting myself. He’s a guy from New Jersey who moved to Nashville, loves pizza and music, and writes a local music blog. We also connected on our love for Springsteen along with our shared dismay about his expensive Broadway tickets. Rich has even expressed his feelings […]

The Posies @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / January 28, 2018

As soon as I got into my car after seeing The Posies at the City Winery, several questions about my evening with Seattle power-pop band started running through my head. The show featured only the core Posies duo of Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow singing and playing electric guitars. While the twin axes made for […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Travis Meadows

When I listen to Travis Meadow’s “Pray for Jungleland” a dramatic screenplay runs through my mind. It gets personal for me, harking back to a time before Spotify when life’s longings even included what we’d hope to hear on the car radio. Like Springsteen’s best, it’s a tough and tender song reminiscing about adolescence. Many […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Josh Rouse

Several years ago, I had the chance to meet Josh Rouse after a show and offered him the personalized compliment that he was “my favorite artist who was younger than me.” Since it seems like I spend a lot of time seeing 70-year old men in concert these days, there’s still a lot of truth […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jay Pounders

They say that there are still about 100 people moving every day to Nashville. What they don’t tell you is that 46 of them are musicians! While I may be making that up, there are a lot of great players and writers that keep coming here, and one of them I met recently was Jay […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Kellen Wenrich (Kellen of Troy)

There’ve been quite a few good bands who came together out of Belmont University, and the late Apache Relay was one of my favorites. Hearing that their former fiddle player was releasing a record of his own created visions of the kind of backwoods Americana sound you might expect from a fiddle player. But, surprisingly, […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Shane Tutmarc (Solar Twin)

The opening line of Solar Twin’s “Salvation,” is “They say that rock is dead.” While I don’t disagree that there isn’t some truth to what Shane Tutmarc sings, there is the contradiction that Solar Twin’s 2017 release on which this song appears, “Pink Noise,” is a great rock record. Solar Twin is the product of […]