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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 […]

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival @ Harlinsdale Farm / Franklin TN / September 21, 2019 (Day One)

After a rain-shortened 2018 event that generated an avalanche of cranky unjustified complaints about its cancellation, Franklin TN’s Pilgrimage Festival was back for its 5th year. Judging by the size and joy of the crowd, it’s safe to say that Pilgrimage has recovered and looks to be with us for years to come. Once again, […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: HeavyDrunk (Rob Robinson)

If you have been to all the cool places in the Nashville area, the face of Rob Robinson might be a familiar one to you. In addition to being a songwriter and musician, since 2008, Rob has owned Puckett’s south of town in Leiper’s Fork. This historic place with a roadhouse feel serves up both […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Josh Rennie-Hynes

Photo by Citizen Kane Wayne Well, Australia’s loss was certainly Nashville’s gain.  Josh Rennie-Hynes, now a naturalized Americana singer-songwriter and one of the finest melodic guitarists I’ve heard in some time, is a keeper. Josh has just released “Caught in a Dream” from his new LP “Patterns” which we will all get to possess come […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Swearingen & Kelli

Swearingen & Kelli (AJ and Jayne) have released the title track and second single from their upcoming album “Cold-Hearted Truth” which will be out on September 20th. You can watch the beautiful new video for the song right here, right now. The song was inspired by the music of Buddy and Julie Miller and like […]