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11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Suzi Ragsdale

Photo by Angela Talley If musical success was measured by the number of other artists that respect and want to work with you, then Suzi Ragsdale has made it in spades. Having a long list of her songs covered by others and singing behind many on stage and record, she’s long proven her value. It’s […]

Muscle Shoals Alabama Musical Journey

Having had enough of being stuck at home during this pandemic, I made a Saturday getaway and escaped to the Northern Alabama area known as the “Shoals” to check an item off my musical bucket list. With safety protocols in full force, the time seemed right for this two-hour drive from Music City to visit […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jesse Isley

Belonging to a church in Music City, I often think that I am the only one attending service who couldn’t lead worship. Over the years I have been blessed to have heard some of the best, and one of the latest and greatest has been Jesse Isley at Franklin’s Christ Community Church. After a few […]

Great Forgotten Records: Dirty Angels – “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”

Welcome to the start of  a series looking at some great records that you might have missed. The first is 1976’s “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” by Connecticut Power Pop band the Dirty Angels. Watch here and find out what your musical palette may have missed.

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Graham Bramblett

If you follow any recommendation that I make this year, please, please, please, make it “Tom T. Hall T-Shirt,” the opening track on the new EP, “The Great Inbetween” by Graham Bramblett. The song has more attitude in it than one could ever ask for. It also made me reach for a record by the […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1977

Here’s a look at the records I loved most back in 1977, a year that most of us will remember as when Punk Rock first started to come to vinyl. Again, for me it was hard to overlook some of the great work released by some of my favorite artists. Nonetheless, there may be some […]

Ranking Records—The Byrds

If you are a current fan of Americana music, I hope that you have taken some time to get to know the music of The Byrds. Undoubtedly one of the most influential American bands of all time, their legacy includes being pioneers of what was later labeled as Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock and Country Rock. […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Lake and Lyndale

Photo by CreateWell Channing Marie is singer and collaborating songwriter with the folky foursome that call themselves Lake and Lyndale. The band just released a new single “Still Here” and you can watch them change clothes in their fun official music video here. This latest release is their third single since moving to Music City […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Brian Fechino

Once again, I’m proud to mention that Florida non-profit Rock By The Sea has released its second collection of songs, “Write By the Sea Vol. 2.” Among the artists who congregated in a St. George Island, Florida house to write, produce, engineer and record the 11-track album were Music City’s Michael Logen, Steve Everett and the subject […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1981

After starting with 1978, the best year ever for rock music, I stumbled a bit when I got to 1981 and had trouble coming up with ten records that I truly loved. After quickly deciding on an easy top eight, I wound up selecting three lesser-loved disks to fill out the list. My choice for […]