Monthly Archives: August 2020

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1975

Wow! This may have been the easiest year for me to pick my ten favorite albums. Truly a stellar year for rock music, the year 1975 also produced three LPs that appear on “My 10 Fave LPs” list, including my favorite LP of all time. Please support my Music City Mike YouTube page by clicking […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Eliot Bronson

Music City singer-songwriter Eliot Bronson has delivered one fine Americana-friendly record with “Empty Spaces.” This release on New Pain Records is Eliot’s fifth and after working with the master Dave Cobb on the last two, he instead co-produced his latest with bandmate Will Robertson. Recorded in live full-band performances, this is a record that speaks […]

R.I.P.: Justin Townes Earle

This just sucks. People aren’t supposed to die at age 38. The news this past Sunday night that Justin Townes Earle had passed away was a shock that I just couldn’t shake off. Although I have been a fan of his dad (Steve Earle) since his first record, that had little to do with my […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Dianne Davidson

Perigon Music will release Dianne Davidson’s “Perigon: Fill Circle” this Friday, August 28, 2020. It’s her sixth release, and her first new recording in more than three decades. “Perigon: Full Circle:” was co-produced by Davidson and Larry Chaney and recorded at Sun Dog Studio here in Nashville. This record comes quickly off the heals of “1974,” […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: The Ramones @ CBGB / New York, NY / September 11, 1976

OK. Yes, I can brag that I saw the original Ramones at CBGB, their birthplace in the Bowery of Lower Manhattan. I only wish that I could remember more about it. My Ramones story starts the same way it did with New York City’s other seminal Punk band, The New York Dolls. At first, I […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Trae Sheehan

Photo by Misty Sheehan Trae Sheehan will soon release his third full-length album, “Postcards from the Country” on Half Moon Records. You can watch and feel the loneliness he sings about in the video to its first single, “To Be Alone” right here. Trae is a storytelling songwriter at heart who writes songs packed with emotion. He says […]

Looking for Records – Half Price Books – Nashville, TN

Music City Mike goes record shopping at the new Half Price Books in Nashville, TN. Watch and see what he finds. Also – learn a great tip on how to safely remove price stickers from your records!        

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Juni Ata

Well, what can I say? Maybe it’s all in the numbers. Juni Ata (a fresh new moniker for this debut project by Jesse Daniel Edwards) had an awful lot to say in response to my 11 Questions. I’m sure glad that he did since it’s a scintillating read that I know you will enjoy. Likewise, […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1976

Continuing on with recapping years, here is a look back at another amazing one in rock music history. It’s hard to believe that this was 44 years ago! These are my favorites from back then and would love to hear what yours were. Please support my Music City Mike YouTube page by clicking the “Like” […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: The Love-In (Laurel Sorenson)

In this golden age of Americana music (not that there is anything wrong with that), it is refreshing to hear that Nashville has not forgotten how to rock. For some real-time evidence, go give some repeated listens to “As it Lays,” the new single from East Nashvillians The Love-In and get recharged right now! The […]