Monthly Archives: December 2018

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Amelia White

Noted Nashville journalist, Craig Havighurst, wrote “If there were an East Nashville Music Hall of Fame, Amelia White would already be in it.” Who am I to disagree? Since 2000, Amelia has been a stalwart of the Americana music scene and one of Music City’s most beloved writers and performers. Amelia’s lucky seventh LP, “Rhythm […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Buster Poindexter & His Banshees of Blue @ Tramps / New York NY / September 21, 1984

Labelled by its progenitor as a show that was meant to only play New York City, David Johansen first brought his musical alter ego, Buster Poindexter, to his city’s attention at Tramps. This 150-seat music club on 15th Street would later become a vital venue for larger shows after moving to a much bigger space […]

The Struts @ The Basement East / Nashville TN / December 10, 2018

I feel obligated to let you know that you may have missed the most exciting concert to hit Nashville in 2018. British band The Struts took residence at the Beast for three nights in early December and remined us what a great rock show is all about. Yours truly was quite excited to see the […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Gary Nicholson

When you start talking about Nashville’s greatest living songwriters, it doesn’t take too long to get to the name of Gary Nicholson. Having had his songs covered more than 600 times, the list of artists he has written for and co-written with is hard for anyone to match. He also holds the honor of being […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Twin Kennedy

Photo by Suzanne Sagmeister Much in the same way that their lovely singing voices come together as one, sisters Carli and Julie Kennedy have also become singular for this joint segment of 11 Questions. These award-winning (Canadian County Music Association and John Lennon Songwriting Contest) Canadian siblings are now doing their thing here in Nashville. […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Ben Cramer (Old Sea Brigade)

Photo by Steven Mullen Old Sea Brigade is the musical nom de plume of Ben Cramer. Since 2016, Old Sea Brigade has released several EPs including the just right for the season “Song for Holidays” which pairs Ben’s “Motel 6 and Christmas Eve” with some equally depressing Christmas cover songs. On January 4, Old Sea […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Patrick Damphier

As the calendar creeps towards 2019, the list of new records on my radar now includes the February 1 release of the debut LP, “Say I’m Pretty,” from Patrick Damphier. If you would like to share in this anticipation, give a listen to the three tasty preview songs Patrick has dropped on-line at Spotify and […]