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11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Ben Cramer (Old Sea Brigade)

Photo by Steven Mullen Old Sea Brigade is the musical nom de plume of Ben Cramer. Since 2016, Old Sea Brigade has released several EPs including the just right for the season “Song for Holidays” which pairs Ben’s “Motel 6 and Christmas Eve” with some equally depressing Christmas cover songs. On January 4, Old Sea […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Patrick Damphier

As the calendar creeps towards 2019, the list of new records on my radar now includes the February 1 release of the debut LP, “Say I’m Pretty,” from Patrick Damphier. If you would like to share in this anticipation, give a listen to the three tasty preview songs Patrick has dropped on-line at Spotify and […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Mary-Kathryn

With a deeply spiritual New Age/World music sound, Mary-Kathryn is one of Music City’s most unique talents. Through five full-length releases as a recording artist, her music is one that is as equally as fitting for a church worship service as it is on a nationally-syndicated radio show like the Ambient music showcase “Echoes.” A […]

R.I.P.: Pete Shelley

The time had finally come when Punk Rock became more commercially mainstream. It would be awhile before the music softened into New Wave, but eventually, Punk records started to be sold in the more traditional outlets. I specifically recall a day in 1979 when I was browsing the bins of shiny sealed new LPs at […]

Gurf Morlix @ The Bluebird Cafe / Nashville TN / November 28, 2018

How can you forget a name like Gurf Morlix? It’s one I’ve long heard and remembered in connection with his work as both guitarist and producer for Lucinda Williams. However, by the time I saw Lucinda live in concert, he was no longer in her band. Sadly, I’d also never connected to his solo career. […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Mmhmm (Raelyn Nelson & Hannah Fairlight)

So, “mmhmm” is no longer just an unconscious interjection, but is now also the name of the new musical pairing of Raelyn Nelson and Hannah Fairlight. This singer-songwriter duo has recently released their self-titled debut record which is being called “Americana-Pop” and can best be described as light-hearted fun ear candy! With most of the […]

R.I.P.: Bleecker Bob

I’m glad that there was someone who cared enough to let us know that legendary New York City record store owner, Robert “Bleecker Bob” Plotkin has died. The death of the charismatic indie record store icon was reported yesterday by the Brooklyn Vegan blogsite. Bob is someone who should be remembered. Cutting my teeth as […]