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11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Mike Donehey

Moving on from his role as lead vocalist and guitarist for the recently disbanded Dove Award-winning group Tenth Avenue North, Mike Donehey has just released an EP called “A Father & Two Sons.” Inspired by the familiar Biblical story of the Prodigal Son, Mike has crafted three songs, each told from the different perspective of the three […]

Ranking Records: The 10 Best LPs of 1985

Looking over the releases from 1985, I had some clear favorites but soon realized that I was probably being a bit contrary to what was popular that year. Nonetheless, I really liked all 10 that I picked. Have a watch and hear my stories, then tell me what your choices are from 1985. Thanks for […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Sam Robbins

Photo by Libby Danforth I could only imagine how exciting it must feel to be releasing a debut album. And while it’s a big step forward for an artist, it’s also a look back at the road travelled. Nashville singer-songwriter Sam Robbins gathers together his past reflections in the title track of his May 14 […]

The Ten Best Rock Autobiographies

Well, maybe they aren’t the ten best, but they are ones that I really enjoyed and think you too should read if you are a Rock music fan like me. As always, let me know what you think. There are some surprises in here! Please LIKE, SUBSCRIBE and SHARE!

Great Forgotten Records: Teitur – “Poetry & Aeroplanes”

Take a listen to one of my favorite records, the 2003 debut from Teitur, a singer-songwriter from the Faroe Islands who writes and sings in English. This is a beautiful Pop record with songs both simple and wonderfully arranged by producer Ruppert Hine. I hope that you like this one. Please LIKE, SUBSCRIBE and SHARE!

Ranking Records: The 10 Best LPs of 1973

When I started looking over the record releases from 1973, I was gobsmacked about how many great records came out that year. But once I got to looking over my initial list of possible candidates, picking out my top ten came quickly since they each were records that I spent a lot of time with […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: James Levy

Every now and then, it’s great to hear something that sounds just a bit different from the rest. Well, my ears just can’t get enough of the hypnotic and spellbinding title track to James Levy’s “Soldier.” Watch its fascinatingly cool video shot in downtown Los Angeles. Levy is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who certainly stands […]

Ranking Records: Fountains of Wayne

This may by far be the toughest ranking I’ve had to do. FOW has made five great studio LPs and I’m more here to make sure that you give a listen to each and every one of them. Also be sure to see my summary of all the Proper Nouns you can find in their […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Mando Saenz

Hosting 11 Questions has been a great way for yours truly to discover new music from many unfamiliar artists. However, from time-to-time, I do get a visit from someone for whom I’ve long been a fan. Today my honored guest is fellow Texas to Tennessee transplant, Mando Saenz. Over the years, I’ve caught him live […]

Fountains of Wayne – Lyrics Full of Proper Nouns

I’ve forever been a huge fan of this fabulous band that took its name from an old lawn and garden store in Wayne, NJ that I used to drive by all the time. While I’m willing to bet that you saw their sexy video for “Stacey’s Mom” on MTV, I also hope that you have […]