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11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Joel King (The Wild Feathers)

Photo by Rachel Moore (Joel King, far right) I grew up loving Country Rock bands. It seems though that for a while, they had become a thing of the past, with Americana-labelled singer-songwriters getting most of the attention. That is until 2013 when The Wild Feathers dropped their killer debut LP on us. They have […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Damon Johnson

Music City, it’s time to rock! Give a listen to “Battle Lessons”, the killer title track from the forthcoming album due out in early 2021 on Double Dragon Records from renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Damon Johnson. Watch the cool in-studio video recorded at Rock Falcon in Nashville right here, right now. In addition to […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1983

Well, 1983 was a such a tough year to pick 10 great records that I’m giving you 13 instead. While there are a few great ones, some sadly just had a few outstanding cuts rather than being great albums. My lukewarm feeling about the year in music was evident when I scoured other lists about […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Tom Mason

A Music City songwriter friend once told me that Music Row starts to look for new Christmas songs for its Country artists in June. These days it also seems that Christmas songs start spinning right after Halloween. It was never too early for Tom Mason’s third holiday album and tenth release, “Under a Mistletoe Sky” to get […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Kevin Burnstein

Photo by Diana King New-to-Nashville guitarist and songwriter Kevin Burnstein just had a crazy good debut album come out called “ATTACK DISTRACT DIVIDE.” Those caps in the title are intentional and emphasize the power of the message in Burnstein’s words sang over his simple but strong grungy sound. Tough times raise tensions and the songs […]

Great Forgotten Records: “The Lost Weekend” – Danny & Dusty

Here goes with the fourth installment of great records that you may have missed, the 1985 “lightning in a bottle” release by Dan Stuart (Green on Red) and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate). Grab some beers, sit back and enjoy this loose and fun collaboration. PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND SUBSRIBE 

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Sally & George

Photo by Molly McCormick Photography Now don’t call Nashville musical duo Sally & George by those names! Instead, show your hip musical knowledge and call this husband and wife team by their proper names of Shelby & Joel. Their stage name is in tribute to Shelby’s grandparents. Sally & George are upright bassist Shelby Means […]

Katie Pruitt @ The Basement (Outside) / Nashville TN / October 25, 2020

Yes! The OG Basement is the latest venue to host safe socially distanced concerts in Music City. After finally securing the proper license, Mike Grimes has resurrected the old parking lot stage once used by his record store for special events at its former location above the famous music room. COVID shuttered the indoor Basement […]

Ranking Records: Nick Lowe

I’m back again this time to look at the 14 studio LPs from one of my all-time favorite artists, Mr. Nick Lowe. Again, his is another record catalog that I have had the pleasure of experiencing in real time since Nick’s debut in 1978. The “Jesus of Cool” has sure made some great “Pure Pop […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Alexander Wren

Photo by Landon Edwards Nashville artist Alexander Wren’s latest single carries the strange title “The Earth is Flat.” Released on September 18, it’s from a forthcoming album due out some time next year. You can give this fine song a listen here. Co-written with Nashville’s Lauren Weintraub, Wren’s soft and sensitive vocal rides across a […]