Monthly Archives: March 2019

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Michelle LeBlanc

Photo by Danielle Shields Pun intended, it was “in the cards” for spirited singer-songwriter Michelle LeBlanc to leave New York City for Music City. Michelle releases a new single, “A Good Man,” on April 5, following her 2018 debut five-song EP release, “A Man Like You.” Featured on that EP was “B.T.W,” a buoyantly upbeat […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Bobby Watson

(Photo by Anthony Scarleti) Coming off the heels of his 2018 debut four-song EP, “I Can’t Quit,” rising country artist Bobby Watson (not to be confused with the jazz saxophonist of the same name) has released a new single, “Let It Go,” from his new album scheduled for release later this year. It’s a country radio […]

Kacey Musgraves @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / February 28, 2019

Kacey Musgraves was not at all on my musical radar when I stumbled upon her set at the 2016 Pilgrimage Festival. While I enjoyed listening and was entertained by her showmanship, I wasn’t impressed enough to seek out her catalog. Then came her 2018 LP, Golden Hour, and I was drawn in like a moth […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Dixie Jade

Dixie Jade are a powerhouse pop-country duo originally from California now making their home in Nashville. Andrea Crisalli (vocals and piano) and Dominique Ruiz (vocals and lead guitar) have just released a new single. They call this one “Double Take,” and it features two fresh tracks that you can hear in all the usual places. Here’s […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Scott Mulvahill

One Sunday a few years ago, without any introduction, a tall lanky young man with black-rimmed glasses that matched his dark hair, took the stage all alone at my church. Accompanying himself with a stand-up acoustic bass, he sang his song “The Lord is Coming” with a gentleness and beauty that just mesmerized the entire […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Tim Gartland

There are many cool regular gigs that happen around this magically musical town of ours. One that is well-worthy of your time is Tim Gartland’s monthly show at downtown’s Frist Center for Arts Cafe. Now, if Tim was just the helluva great Blues singing harmonica player that he is, that would be one thing. But, […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Marc Copely (J.D. and the Straight Shot)

Marc Copely (second from the left) Lately staying somewhat shy of the solo spotlight, guitarist and songwriter Marc Copely has made a quiet name for himself around Music City as both a successful writer and an accomplished sideman and musical director. A sampling of what he has done in addition to recording on his own […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Andy Peake (Big Shoes)

Andy Peake (bottom left) Big Shoes is a regular working ensemble of seven seasoned musicians from Nashville and Muscle Shoals led by their Music City bandleader/drummer/producer Andy Peake. With a sound that’ll make you think of Little Feat and The Band, a Big Shoes show is nothing short of a wild “blues and rhythm” bash. […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Renée Wahl

It’s been awhile since Renée Wahl’s 2011 debut LP, 2011’s “Cumberland Moonshine,” but after a 2016 EP, the singer-songwriter is now back with a follow-up LP, “Cut to the Bone” on March 15. Until then, you can hear two single releases from the record, “From Here to There” and “To the Bone” over at Spotify. […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: DL Rossi

Photo by Reuben Bidez Like Jason Isbell, an artist he greatly admires, Americana singer-songwriter DL Rossi found himself at a young age with a life he was ready to leave behind, after of course he wrote some songs about it. His upcoming new release, “A Sweet Thing” drops on April 12. Call it his “Southeastern,” […]