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11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Kyle Daniel

Back in April, Rolling Stone magazine included Kyle Daniel in its list of “10 Country Artists You Need to Know” along with our friend Andrew Leahey.  Daniel’s 2018 self-titled debut EP was a killer and later made Rolling Stone’s list of 2018’s Top Ten EPs. I bet it also had guys like Chris Stapleton and […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jason Ringenberg

Photo by Gregg Roth It is an incredible honor to have Jason Ringenberg participate in 11 Questions. The impact that this man has had on melding the worlds of Rock and Country music is undeniable. In a just world, his band Jason & the Scorchers would be in both the Rock and Country Music Halls […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Ellen Starski

In May 2018, Ellen Starski released her debut record, “The Days When Peonies Prayed for the Ants.” The album’s rather mysterious title is a nod to the symbiotic relationship between peony flowers and ants, who rely on one another for growth. Ellen’s record is a mood-setter with a sophisticated style beyond simple categorization. Her gentle […]

Jason Ringenberg @ The 5 Spot / Nashville TN / February 7, 2019

Let me just come right out and say it. East Nashville’s 5 Spot is where it is all happening. If you want to see Music City’s best local musicians perform at their creative best in an intimately comfortable venue with spectacular sound, The 5 Spot is the place to be. There’s also the double bonus […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: David Mead

Photo by Heidi Ross Except for the one I got from the nephew of the King of Nigeria, the best e-mail I received last week was the one with the exciting news that one of my all-time favorite singer-songwriters was back in business. David Mead has released his first solo record since 2011’s “Dudes.” We […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Clint Alphin

Clint Alphin writes words that will spark your mind and sings in a gentle tone that will soothe your spirit. The one-time Merlefest Songwriting Contest finalist and twice Kerrville New Folk finalist is set to release his fourth album, “Straight to Marrow,” which will be his second effort with esteemed popster and producer Neilson Hubbard. […]

Teitur @ City Winery Lounge / Nashville TN / September 20, 2018

Back in 2003, when Third and Lindsley had yet to grow by knocking down its north wall, I saw a show there that I’ll never forget. In addition to co-headliners Glenn Tilbrook and Jill Sobule, an unknown singer-songwriter from the distant Faroe Islands opened and just knocked my socks off. The first song he played, […]