Monthly Archives: January 2019

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: David Mead

Photo by Heidi Ross Except for the one I got from the nephew of the King of Nigeria, the best e-mail I received last week was the one with the exciting news that one of my all-time favorite singer-songwriters was back in business. David Mead has released his first solo record since 2011’s “Dudes.” We […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Clint Alphin

Clint Alphin writes words that will spark your mind and sings in a gentle tone that will soothe your spirit. The one-time Merlefest Songwriting Contest finalist and twice Kerrville New Folk finalist is set to release his fourth album, “Straight to Marrow,” which will be his second effort with esteemed popster and producer Neilson Hubbard. […]

Teitur @ City Winery Lounge / Nashville TN / September 20, 2018

Back in 2003, when Third and Lindsley had yet to grow by knocking down its north wall, I saw a show there that I’ll never forget. In addition to co-headliners Glenn Tilbrook and Jill Sobule, an unknown singer-songwriter from the distant Faroe Islands opened and just knocked my socks off. The first song he played, […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Joe Blanton

Let’s be honest for a minute. Don’t all us Nashvillians need our Americana music to sometimes just rock a little harder? Well, despite what that great David Mead/Bill DeMain song “No One Roxx This Town No More” may say, one of the faces from the Elliston Place “Rock Block” days, Joe Blanton, is still rocking […]

Bill Lloyd & the Tallymen @ Grimey’s New & Preloved Music / Nashville TN / January 19, 2019

I’ve surely been blessed by knowing Bill Lloyd since I moved to Nashville. As half of 90’s country hitmakers, Foster and Lloyd, today’s Americana community owes him a big debt of gratitude for making that genre what it is today. But, if you know Bill and have followed his now twenty-year plus solo career, its […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Joel Timmons (Lovers Leap)

Joel Timmons (center) pictured with Lovers Leap Joel Timmons doesn’t mess around when it comes to making music. Rivaling triple-threat Jack White, Timmons also has three working bands: Sol Driven Train, Sally & George and his current project, acoustic artisans, Lovers Leap. The Lovers Leap quartet is rounded out by his wife and partner in […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ Seton Hall University (Walsh Gym) / South Orange, NJ / December 11, 1975

Having grown up in Jersey, it pains me to think of all the times I could have seen Bruce Springsteen live before the September 1975 night when I was finally won over at The Bottom Line. However, none of my misses trouble me more than the one I made in 1974 when he played the […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Andrew Leahey

If I were a musician, would it bother me if people kept comparing my music to Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen? Absolutely not! And in the case of Nashville’s Andrew Leahey who grew up in awe of these two artists, I’m sure he’s quite pleased to be mentioned in the same company. Andrew’s 2016 debut […]