Author Archives: mbodayle

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Colleen Orender

It’s way cool that 11 Questions gets to feature a potpourri of musical styles and the latest is the traditional jazz and blues of Colleen Orender. When not stationed at her regular home base at Downtown Nashville’s venerable supper club, The Standard, Colleen ventures out for gigs both around and out-of-own. Having built a reputation […]

Looking for Records – Doc’s Records & Vintage – Fort Worth TX

Music City Mike visits another fantastic Fort Worth record store. I think I could spend a few days at Doc’s! Watch and see what I bring home. And please hit those buttons below the video to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE

Looking for Records – Record Town – Fort Worth TX

Music City Mike visits this historic record store that dates back to 1957. Come take a look at a part of Texas music history and see what he buys! And please hit those buttons below the video to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE.

Back to the 80s – “Jungleland” Mural in Austin, TX

I’m not sure if the name has held up, but back in the 80s when I lived in Texas, Austin’s Guadalupe Street near the University of Texas campus was called “The Drag.” And, just off The Drag on 24th Street, there used to be a great beer and burger joint called Mad Dogs & Beans. […]

Socially Distanced Concerts Come to Music City

While we all continue to cope with the pandemic and learn to apply some common sense to our behavior, we have evolved to a state where some things we once avoided are now conducted within new parameters. By now, many of us have returned to our workplaces and are eating out at restaurants while keeping […]

Great Forgotten Records: Rank and File – “Sundown”

In the third installment of great records that you may have missed, let’s take a look at the 1982 LP from Rank and File’s debut LP “Sundown.” This Austin band were in the forefront of the Cowpunk movement and featured singing brothers Chip & Tony Kinman as well as Alejandro Escovedo on guitar. Watch and […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Eddie Heinzelman

Two things that I am thankful for are that Eddie Heinzelman made his way to Nashville and that I have finally discovered him. I get my leads for this space in all kinds of ways, and Eddie was brought to my attention by a friend who is one of his guitar students. Eddie is just […]

Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1982

1982 was another easy year for me to pick my fave LPs although I did a Nigel Tufnel and had to take it to eleven! You will see some of my favorite artists repeat which was hard to avoid since they released some amazing stuff giving me no choice. However, there are some new faces […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Bella White

Now let’s not forget that Nashville still produces some of the best traditional Bluegrass music around. And the latest that you need to sit back and curl up to comes from young Bella White who has just released her debut LP, “Just Like Leaving” that she successfully Kickstarted. Listen to the smooth picking and singing […]

Ranking Records—The Ramones

Wow! This was a tough but fun one for me to get through. The Ramones were a band that I initially had zero interest in, but eventually learned to love. This oversight sure cost me the chance to see a lot of live shows back in the day, although I did see this one at […]