Monthly Archives: June 2019

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Scott Hinds (The Royal Hounds)

Man, if there’s anyone who can give Lower Broad a reprieve from bachelorette pedal taverns, the loud noise from Kid Rock’s joint and an over-saturation of Bro-country, it’s The Royal Hounds. Moving their next local gig down the Interstate from The Nashville Palace where they’ve dazzled audiences with their rocking-retro country, these guys are ready […]

Josh Ritter @ Grimey’s New & Preloved Music / Nashville TN / April 26, 2019

Even if you are a big Josh Ritter fan like myself, I bet you checked Jason Isbell’s tour dates with his 400 Unit to see if they had an off night for Ritter’s Friday 6pm appearance at Grimey’s. Given that Jason produced it and the Unit were the band for Josh’s new LP Fever Breaks, […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Boo Ray

These days, a rather wide net gets cast for the musical catch called Americana. While we throw back those artists whose songs lack substance and spirit, the musical style of what we hold onto can be as elegant as caviar or as gritty as catfish. The music of Boo Ray carries a distinctly Southern style […]

A Squeeze Sojourn Through Blackheath and Greenwich

My annual trip to London would not be complete without a visual exploration of the history behind one of my favorite musical artists. For my fourth such adventure, this year’s subject was an easy choice after  hearing Janice Long’s BBC Radio 2 program “A Long Walk With….” featuring Chris Difford of Squeeze. Listening and viewing […]

Molly Tuttle @ Grimey’s New & Preloved Music / Nashville TN / April 30, 2019

Lately, the musical in-stores at Grimey’s just never seem to stop, and one that I surely did not want to miss was the recent midweek visit by Molly Tuttle. There to celebrate the release of her new LP, “When You’re Ready,” Molly visited the East Nashville record shop sharing the stage with just her acoustic […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Lindsay Lou

The season has just changed in Music City, and I think I have found this year’s summer song. Singer-songwriter Lindsay Lou’s latest single “Ready” is an upbeat soulful and funky tune that’ll keep me bouncing along the highway during the hot days ahead. “Ready” is Lindsay’s second double-sided single released this year following 2018’s “Southland” […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Betsy Phillips

Photo by Ashtin Paige It’s early on a Sunday morning, and Nashville songstress Betsy Phillips’ recent five-song EP, “Like We’re Talking,” is proving to be perfect Sunday morning music. Light soothing vocals delivering thoughtful words over a gentle guitar accompaniment.  Give a listen to and enjoy the peace of the beautiful title track which features […]

Steve Earle @ Grimey’s New & Preloved Music / Nashville TN / April 25, 2019

Over the years, I’ve seen many a great in-store at Grimey’s which my #1 reason is why their move across the river to East Nashville was a downer for me. The longer drive through rush hour traffic to make it there by 6pm grieved me, and busy work days may make me miss a few […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Lucy Isabel

Photo by Andrea Morgan This coming Friday June 14, Americana singer-songwriter, Lucy Isabel will release “Rambling Stranger,” her first full-length record after having put out EPs in both 2016 and 2017. Raised on the Jersey Shore and educated at Yale, Lucy has rambled quite a bit, and her travels have given her plenty to write […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: The TrueHearts

Photos by Robb Preis Photography The TrueHearts are the happy loving Americana singer-songwriting couple of Steve McWilliams and Debra Buonaccorsi. The duo started out as the Hummingbyrds releasing an LP in 2016 called “Purgatory Emporium.” They are now set to drop their first record under their new band name, “Songs for Spike,” in just a […]