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11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Dana Cooper

OMG! Did Dana Cooper say that in February he will be releasing his 30th LP? Wow, how quickly time flies and what a remarkable career this fantastic singer-songwriter has had. Dana was Americana before there was Americana!  Like me, Dana spent a bunch of time in Texas before coming to Tennessee and I remember many […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Kate Klim

“Something Green” is a new album “Kickstarted” by Nashville singer-songwriter Kate Klim that will drop on March 4. Since taking a break following the birth of her two sons, this is Kate’s first record since 2014’s “100 Million Years.” The 2010 Kerrville New Folk winner calls the upcoming LP “a collection of ten songs about […]

Mike’s Bookshelf: January 2022 Edition

Welcome to this new recurring feature where I discuss music books that I have recently read. Here’s the five I will look at today: 1. “Unrequited Infatuations: A Memour” by Stevie Van Zandt (2021)2. “Have a Little Faith: The John Hiatt Story” by Michael Elliott (2021)3. “Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001)” […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Kevin Gordon

Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff This blog spot sees a lot of new local artists, and while there is certainly nothing wrong with that, it sure is nice every once and a while to feature an old favorite who I’ve yet to lure in. My latest is singer-songwriter Mr. Kevin Gordon who was been a solid […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jesse Correll

Photo by Stacie Huckeba Looking to get lost inside some new silky-smooth music? Well, check out the lovely video for the ocean inspired “An Icy Cold,” and hear the tasty new single from Nashville’s Jesse Correll. The song is just a peek inside “Inner Shibori,” the fine new LP from the Nashville songsmith which comes […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Kristen Castro (Wild Heart Club)

Maybe sometimes we overdo it when we create musical sub-genres. However, I just have to say that the term Dream Pop sure fits the gorgeous music coming from the talented Kristen Castro in her debut release as Wild Heart Club. Give a listen to the title track of the new LP, “Arcade Back in Manitou” […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Hadley Kennary

Photo by Jason Lee Denton Nashville Indie-Pop artist, Hadley Kennary recently released a nifty five-song EP titled “Crooked Roots” that fans of fun songwriter-pop will love. Check out “Orbit” and see what I’m talking about. And after you like that one, check out her back catalog which you will equally enjoy. Maybe you saw Hadley […]

Ranking Records: The 10 Best Records of 1971

Oh my gosh! What another great year for music that again makes a list difficult to put together. But anyways, here’s what I liked from 1971. Again, this comes from my personal taste more than it does critical worthiness! As always, please tell me what records you enjoyed from this year. PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND […]

Let’s Open This Box Set: ‘Cahoots” – The Band

Just arrived is the 50th Anniversary deluxe edition of thIS 1971 LP from The Band. “Cahoots” marks the 4th release in this fantastic series. It’s a great presentation full surprise goodies. Watch me take a look inside. PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE.

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: ELDR (Jameson Elder and Hanna Rae)

Photo by Alaina Brown Two Nashville artists have come together as a new Americana duo that goes by the name ELDR. The pair is husband and wife Jameson Elder and Hanna Rae, and they have just released a five-song EP titled “Nowhere Else to Go.” Alas, it took the seclusion of the Pandemic for the […]