Monthly Archives: June 2021

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jim Hoke

I reckon that you all are as excited as I am to see and hear live music again. But I will be honest and say that I won’t miss the hassles of having to work hard and pay a lot of money for a good seat, dealing with inattentive and chattering crowds and getting home […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Johnathan Pushkar

In my tenure behind the 11 Questions’ desk, I have never listened to the new music of one of my subjects as much as I have to “Compositions” by Music City’s Johnathan Pushkar. Chalk it up to my love of his nod to the British Invasion Power Pop of the 60s which he captures so […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Erin Gibney

Of course, I like a little Pop mixed in with my County. Or is it the other way around? Whichever it is, I strongly suggest that you give a few listens to “Easy Like That,” the debut single from an upcoming EP by Music City’s Erin Gibney. After this tune gives you a pleasant earworm […]

Looking for Records – The Rock Shop! – King of Prussia PA

Would you believe that this ginormous shopping mall actually has a local record shop! There is a ton of used vinyl inside, and I regret that my suitcase was already full for the flight back to Music City. I will however return and spend more time here while the family shops. PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND […]

Looking for Records: Vinyl Revival – Lansdowne, PA

Visiting the Philly suburbs, I found this cool store with a great selection and a great proprietor who loves to talk about records with ya! I also have tacked on my return visit on Record Store Day 2021 – Part 1. PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE

Ranking Records: The 10 Best LPs of 1986

Now here’s a look at my ten fave records from 1986. Surprisingly, this list came together quite quickly for me. Please tell me what your faves were from this great year in music. Did you too feel the emergence of Americana that year? Thanks for your support and please LIKE, SHARE and most importantly, SUBCRIBE […]

Great Forgotten Records – “Close Personal Friend” – Robert Johnson

Here’s a great 1978 Power Pop LP from a somewhat mysterious guitar player from Memphis. Listen and love it like I do. And if you know more about this guy than I do, please share your info! PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE.

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jon Byrd

Photo by Susan English I first happened upon Music City singer-songwriter Jon Byrd in 2010 at the marathon “Gram National” event celebrating the music of the late Mr. Parsons at The 5 Spot. After enjoying Byrd’s set and having a brief chat, I was led to further discover the music of one of Nashville’s great […]

Let’s Open This Box Set – “Live at the Shoals Theatre” – Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood & Jason Isbell

Watch me take a quick look inside this new 4-LP release from a solo-acoustic live show featuring three great Alabama-bred singer songwriters who once were all together in the Drive-By Truckers. It’s one that I think you will want to add to your collection. PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE.