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11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: EG Vines

Photo by Nate Brown “Family Business” is the debut LP by Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter EG Vines. Produced by the magic touch of Nashville’s Jordan Lehning, the record is a follow-up to Vine’s 2018 debut EP, “Conversation.” You may have recently heard the lead single “The Salesman” on local rock radio Lightning 100 or Americana station […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: The Vegabonds (Danny Allen)

The Vegabonds are led by vocalist and songwriter Danny Allen (pictured right) but are very much a band that also includes Richard Forehand (lead guitar/vocals), Paul Bruens (bass), Beau Cooper (keys/vocals), and Bryan Harris (drums). Lately, these Tennesseans by way of Alabama, have been steady on the road in North America and Europe supporting their […]

Steve Earle & the Dukes @ Live on the Green / Nashville TN / September 1, 2019

Nashville radio station Lightning 100’s free concert series. Live on the Green, has become a victim of its own success and sadly, as the late Yogi Berra once said, “Nobody goes there any more, it’s too crowded.” At least, me and my fussy music friends have written LOTG off and left it to the casual […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: King Corduroy

My pal “Pelikan” goes to hear local live music just about every night. So, when he tells me about somebody he likes, I listen. He described one of his recent finds as “the return of Leon Russell!” Well, I followed his lead and recently went to see King Corduroy at the OG Basement. While the […]

Americanafest / Nashville TN / September 10-15, 2019

The 20th annual Americanafest made its mark on Music City, and yours truly took in an incredible three days of live music. My investment of two afternoons away from work and one late evening produced some amazing returns and included the riches of some once-in-a-lifetime special sets. It blew my mind following the on-line coverage […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Alex Wong

In this city where there is more talent than there are pizza joints in Manhattan, one local musical multi-tasker I hope you are paying attention to is singer-songwriter and producer Alex Wong. In addition to manning his Nashville studio where he serves as producer-of-choice for local faves Delta Rae and others, Alex makes some fine […]

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival @ Harlinsdale Farm / Franklin TN / September 22, 2019 (Day Two)

Thankfully for day two, Pilgrimage organizers paid off the weatherman for some cloud cover and an occasional breeze that provided some random respite from the sizzling sun. This sporadic relief however won’t stop my continued clamor for a transition to mid-October in 2020. But weather could not distract from another fine day of music and […]