Author Archives: mbodayle

The Silver Seas @ The Basement East / Nashville TN / October 1, 2018

It always seems like it’s been way too long since the last show by The Silver Seas. In this instance, it has been about two years. In the meantime, the Seas lead singer and songwriter, Daniel Tashian, has scored a big smash with his production, playing and writing on the recent record by Kacey Musgraves. […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Matthew Perryman Jones

Photo by Robby Klein When they produce the film of my life from the book I have yet to write, there will of course be a love scene of when I met first my wife. I would want the accompanying love ballad playing during that romantic moment to be by no one other than Matthew […]

AMERICANAFEST: Richard Thompson @ Grimey’s New and Preloved Music / Nashville TN / September 13, 2018

When self-described “Folk-Rock Dinosaur” Richard Thompson commented on how “everybody famous” must have played here at Grimey’s, he was simply trying his best to humble himself in front of a room full of reverent fans. While Americanafest is more of a chance for the masses to discover new music, there are also appearances by legends […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Tyler James (Escondido)

Tyler James is one-half of the musical duo Escondido along with Jessica Maros. Working as writers, the two met in 2011 and two years later they made their critically-acclaimed debut album, “The Ghost of Escondido.” Against all odds, they recorded it in a single day and released it on their own Kill Canyon label. They […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Granville Automatic

(photo by Holly J. Haroz) Here are 11 Questions and Answers from the fun-loving musical duo of Vanessa Olivarez and Elizabeth Elkins. Collectively, these storytelling songwriters call themselves Granville Automatic, a name taken from a 19th Century typewriter. After establishing themselves as successful working writers, (Sugarland, Wanda Jackson and Angaleena Presley), these ladies have been […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Devon Gilfillian

Two of the freshest and funkiest sounding songs to come out of Music City thus far this year were the singles “High” and “Troublemaker” by Capitol Records groovester Devon Gilfillian. Using classic soul as his musical launching pad, Devon soars high with a modern sound that respectfully holds true to tradition. He is also one […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Madeleine Besson

After developing her musical talents as a multi-instrumentalist while just a young child, Madeleine Besson spent her early years touring the world on movie sets and theaters with her artistic parents. This all led up to her beautiful 2014 debut record, “Blossom” that she recorded in Europe after having developed her skills as a live […]