Monthly Archives: May 2020

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Phillip-Michael Scales

Photo by @bryanhiglesias Music City’s self-proclaimed “Dive Bar Soul Artist” is singer-songwriter Phillip-Michael Scales. Phillip was recently Nashville radio station Lightning 100’s “Local Artist of the Week,” and he has also released a fine new single called “Find A Way.”  Scale’s soulful vocal riding over a swirling Indie Rock sound make this a sure-fire radio-friendly song […]

Ranking Records—Jason Isbell

Now that his latest LP “Reunions” has entered the universe, here is a look at the seven LPs Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jason Isbell has released since departing from the Drive-By Truckers. Stick around to the end, and I will also show you some great live recordings that he and his fabulous band, the 400 Unit, have […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician Who Moved Away: Nick Pagliari

Now here’s something to do that you’ll be glad you did. Give a long and repeated listen to “Midday,” the third record from Nick Pagliari, his first in over a decade. A native Tennessean who hails from the left side of our state, Nick brings some sweet Memphis soul to the EPs lead-off track “The […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Josh Preston

Nashville’s Josh Preston fills out the three legs of his stool spending time as a musician, producer and a visual artist. His latest project was producing the “Conversations” LP for Adam Burrows on Josh’s own label, Me and the Machine Records. As you will read, Josh learned the music biz from one if its legends […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1979

After running through my fave record releases of the fabulous year of 1978, I realized that the next year of 1979 may have been my second favorite year ever for music. So, here are 10 albums from that year that spent a lot of time on my turntable back then and still do today. It […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Tai Shan

I just love it when 11 Questions introduces me to some great new music that I might have otherwise missed and gives me the chance to share it with others. Well, one of the snappiest and freshest-sounding songs I’ve heard so far this year is the title track to singer-songwriter Tai Shan’s “Travelling Show” LP. […]

Ranking Records—Elton John

It’s time to look at “The Classic Years” of Sir Elton Hercules John. This label comes from the name of the fantastic CD remastering of his catalog from 1969 to 1975. I have taken the liberty of going one LP further concluding with his “Blue Moves” record which marked the end of the first phase […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jarrod Dickenson

Photo by Josh Wool Are you ready for “Ready the Horses,” the new album from singer-songwriter Jarrod Dickenson which arrives on May 22? In the meantime you can listen here to the single, “Your Heart Belongs to Me.” This beautifully sweet duet with his wife Claire was just what you needed to send your sweetheart […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Nathan Kalish

Photo by Sanne Kanst Singer-songwriter Nathan Kalish has just given the world his latest full-length LP of original tunes, “Songs for Nobody.”  After learning how to play guitar, bass and drums, in punk and hardcore bands, Kalish turned to songwriting and heavy touring with his band The Wildfire and later on with The Last Callers. […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1978

I have always looked back on the year 1978 as my favorite year for music. To prove it, here’s a run through of my 10 favorite albums that were released that year. Maybe they are not critically the best nor necessarily diverse in style, but they are the ones that I appreciated the most. I […]