Monthly Archives: April 2020

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Anthony da Costa

One face and guitar that I’ve gotten quite used to seeing around town belongs to the incredibly talented Anthony da Costa. Anthony is often seen in a supporting role to the likes of Molly Tuttle and Joy Williams and can usually can be found in close proximity to everyone’s friend Steve Poltz. But “ADC” is […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician Who Moved Away: Clive Gregson

The idea came to me during a recent e-mail exchange with British singer-songwriter, Clive Gregson. Why not create an 11 Questions sub-category for those who used to live here but later moved away? Well, Clive accepted my offer and here we go! If you don’t know Clive and his music, you sure should. In the […]

Ranking Records—10 Bands We Have Learned to Dislike

One thing we serious music fans love to do is be snobs and not like the bands everyone else likes. However, in some cases, we used to like those bands but have since changed our mind. Often, we even go so far as to even no longer claim to like the music that we once […]

My Life as a “Taper” (of Live Concert Recordings)

This autobiographical saga was sent to Music City Mike in an audio file through Bit Torrent from a stranger who identified himself only as the “Mystery Taper.” He said: “I am concealing my name to protect the guilty.” He also said that he recorded this with the same gear he uses to record live concerts. […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jess Jocoy

Photo by Patrick Sheehan High on top of my Nashville new release pile is “Such a Long Way,” the debut record from Country/Americana singer-songwriter Jess Jocoy. Watch and listen to “Aching to Be Alive” from the record. Her voice is soft and warming; a melodious set up for her introspective lyrics. While someone else described […]

Ranking Records—Big Star

They came out of Memphis in the 70s and although they didn’t sell many records, Big Star influenced more bands than you can shake a stick at. In the process, they created two masterful works of Power Pop and a “third” somewhat experimental record that many musicians worship. I will take you through these three […]

Ranking Records—Warren Zevon

Here’s a look at the dozen studio albums released by the late great Warren Zevon. Without a doubt, Zevon is the artist no longer with us who I absolutely miss the most. In my opinion, he is also the worthiest act not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Ranking these was tough since […]