Author Archives: mbodayle

R.I.P.: John Wicks

Even though I’ve already made my love for his band known in this space, this is just one loss that I couldn’t let go by without paying my respects. Last week (October 7), John Wicks, the lead singer, co-songwriter and rhythm guitarist of The Records passed away. Wicks had struggled with his health for several […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Lauren Balthrop

Photo by Bernie DeChant Having worked as a backing vocalist for the likes of the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and blues-rocker Benjamin Booker, Lauren Balthrop has stepped out on her own and made her debut record as a singer-songwriter and guitarist. Released via Tone Tree Music, “This Time Around” was recorded in Woodstock and produced […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Lauren Morrow

When I first heard “I Don’t Think About You at All” from Lauren Morrow’s self-titled debut solo EP, I thought it was 1965 and somebody just bought three songs on the jukebox for a quarter. Oh, how I just love the classic country sound that Lauren can bring home so well. Her record was made […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Lydia Luce

Lydia Luce brings a whole lot of “class” to Music City’s Americana scene. This elegant singer-songwriter and violist is a Berklee College of Music graduate who later received a Masters Degree from UCLA in viola performance. Her classical education however started early at home from her musical mom. Musically, Lydia beautifully marries a classic sound […]

The Silver Seas @ The Basement East / Nashville TN / October 1, 2018

It always seems like it’s been way too long since the last show by The Silver Seas. In this instance, it has been about two years. In the meantime, the Seas lead singer and songwriter, Daniel Tashian, has scored a big smash with his production, playing and writing on the recent record by Kacey Musgraves. […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Matthew Perryman Jones

Photo by Robby Klein When they produce the film of my life from the book I have yet to write, there will of course be a love scene of when I met first my wife. I would want the accompanying love ballad playing during that romantic moment to be by no one other than Matthew […]

AMERICANAFEST: Richard Thompson @ Grimey’s New and Preloved Music / Nashville TN / September 13, 2018

When self-described “Folk-Rock Dinosaur” Richard Thompson commented on how “everybody famous” must have played here at Grimey’s, he was simply trying his best to humble himself in front of a room full of reverent fans. While Americanafest is more of a chance for the masses to discover new music, there are also appearances by legends […]