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11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Betsy Phillips

Photo by Ashtin Paige It’s early on a Sunday morning, and Nashville songstress Betsy Phillips’ recent five-song EP, “Like We’re Talking,” is proving to be perfect Sunday morning music. Light soothing vocals delivering thoughtful words over a gentle guitar accompaniment.  Give a listen to and enjoy the peace of the beautiful title track which features […]

Steve Earle @ Grimey’s New & Preloved Music / Nashville TN / April 25, 2019

Over the years, I’ve seen many a great in-store at Grimey’s which my #1 reason is why their move across the river to East Nashville was a downer for me. The longer drive through rush hour traffic to make it there by 6pm grieved me, and busy work days may make me miss a few […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Lucy Isabel

Photo by Andrea Morgan This coming Friday June 14, Americana singer-songwriter, Lucy Isabel will release “Rambling Stranger,” her first full-length record after having put out EPs in both 2016 and 2017. Raised on the Jersey Shore and educated at Yale, Lucy has rambled quite a bit, and her travels have given her plenty to write […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: The TrueHearts

Photos by Robb Preis Photography The TrueHearts are the happy loving Americana singer-songwriting couple of Steve McWilliams and Debra Buonaccorsi. The duo started out as the Hummingbyrds releasing an LP in 2016 called “Purgatory Emporium.” They are now set to drop their first record under their new band name, “Songs for Spike,” in just a […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Evan P. Donahue

Earlier in this young century, several great bands came out of Belmont University. Sadly, some acts that did like the Kopecky Family Band and Apache Relay are no more. One Belmont musician who was somewhat under the local radar (except perhaps for starting Diarrhea Planet) was Evan P. Donahue. Having drifted away from the recording […]

Tin Pan South (Eric Holljes/Kris Allen/Steve Poltz/Emma Hern) @ The Local / Nashville TN / March 29, 2019

This night’s trip to Tin Pan South for another evening of writers in the round was a no brainer for yours truly. Long ago, I decided that it would take an awful lot to keep me from missing a Nashville Steve Poltz performance. The guy is just so darn musically entertaining, and he makes me […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Rod Picott

photoPhoto by Neilson Hubbard Rod Picott was Americana before it was even called that. He’s been going at it now for almost 20 years releasing 11 full-length albums along the way. He’s also got a new one coming out called “Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil” on July 19. About it, Rod says “It […]