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11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Goldpine (Benjamin and Kassie Wilson)

Photo by Rae Formerly known as My One and Only, Benjamin and Kassie Wilson are the Nashville-based Americana duo, Goldpine. Just released is their self-produced debut LP, “One” which covers quite a bit of territory within the Americana genre. Strong harmonies lead the way through a record that features touches of Folk, Country, Blues, Gospel and even the […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Karen Ballew (The Deer’s Cry)

Photo by Barbara Potter Photography Music City’s The Deer’s Cry have recently released their second album, “Heal the Heart,” and lead singer/harpist Karen Ballew took some time out to visit 11 Questions. The band’s sound serves up a classy blend of Americana, Celtic and World music. It’s Folk music with a sophisticated style and a spiritual message […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Scott Clay

Photo by Spencer Johnson While there is a multitude of musical genres that my ears enjoy, there is one that really hits my sweet spot. That is the versatile singer-songwriter who makes an LP that shifts through a variety of song styles. The latest record, “Let It All Lay Bare” from Nashville’s Scott Clay does […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Joshua Dylan Balis

I hope you are not like me and late to discovering the music of Joshua Dylan Balis. His debut full-length LP “We’re on Fire” brings together Indie Rock and Americana and is reaping serious praise for both Joshua’s exquisite songwriting and compelling sound. If you are a fan of artists whose songwriting commands your attention […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Spencer Jordan

Since making his way to Music City, Spencer Jordan has made a deposit of a handful of cleverly catchy Pop singles for our ears. His latest is “16 and in love” that you can listen to right here and now. Behind its tender Pop tones and bouncy vocals, it’s a serious revealing personal tale with […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Emily Myers

Like most things in Music City these days, the number of new faces popping up on the music scene continues to grow. One bright addition to the Country/Americana singer-songwriter scene is Emily Myers. Since taking residence in Nashville, Emily has released several singles and I’m gonna steer you toward her latest two that will be […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Nathan Kalish

Photo by Ryan Hartley Have you heard the news? Music City remains fertile for Americana talent that put out great songs that are well-written, well-sung and well-played. The latest you need to discover is the talented Nathan Kalish whose new music I first heard on WMOT-FMs “Finally Friday from Home.” You can watch that recent […]

Rock Music Points of Interest in Ireland

With international travel back in my game plan, I recently made my first trip to Ireland. And while my passion for rock music did not influence my itinerary, there were a few unexpected finds worthy of sharing. Beginning the journey in Dublin, my arrival city, I did have two destinations on my radar. The first […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Brittany Bexton

Just as we were about to go into hiding for much longer than anyone expected, Nashville’s Brittany Bexton released two fine songs that spoke somewhat prophetically about what we would be facing. Hopefully appropriate as much now as they were back then, both “Believe Again” and “Kissin’ Fear Goodbye” are passionate optimistic songs about holding […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Julia Cannon

Ready to hear some new sounds so fresh and gentle that they will rest your mind, heart, and spirit? Well, look no further than the two new singles from Nashville’s Julia Cannon. Let the lovely hushed tones of both “Glow” and “These Dreams” introduce you to Julia’s intimately personal songwriting. Julia not only touched my […]