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11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: James Levy

Every now and then, it’s great to hear something that sounds just a bit different from the rest. Well, my ears just can’t get enough of the hypnotic and spellbinding title track to James Levy’s “Soldier.” Watch its fascinatingly cool video shot in downtown Los Angeles. Levy is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who certainly stands […]

Ranking Records: Fountains of Wayne

This may by far be the toughest ranking I’ve had to do. FOW has made five great studio LPs and I’m more here to make sure that you give a listen to each and every one of them. Also be sure to see my summary of all the Proper Nouns you can find in their […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Mando Saenz

Hosting 11 Questions has been a great way for yours truly to discover new music from many unfamiliar artists. However, from time-to-time, I do get a visit from someone for whom I’ve long been a fan. Today my honored guest is fellow Texas to Tennessee transplant, Mando Saenz. Over the years, I’ve caught him live […]

Fountains of Wayne – Lyrics Full of Proper Nouns

I’ve forever been a huge fan of this fabulous band that took its name from an old lawn and garden store in Wayne, NJ that I used to drive by all the time. While I’m willing to bet that you saw their sexy video for “Stacey’s Mom” on MTV, I also hope that you have […]

Looking for Records: Half Price Books – Ft. Worth TX (South Hulen)

Here’s another record stop at the other Half Price location in Fort Worth. Man, did I get some cool stuff. PLEASE LIKE, SHARE & SUBSCRIBE

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Anana Kaye and Irakli Gabriel

Go ahead and mark your calendar for the March 19 release of what looks to be one of the most exciting Americana releases of 2021, “Whispers and Sighs” from David Olney and Anana Kaye. This record marks the last studio recording from songwriter’s songwriter, the late Olney, and it’s one on which he shares lead […]

Looking for Records: Half Price Books – Ft. Worth TX (South Hulen)

I’m back in Texas to visit the Half Price Book locations. Watch to see the cool things I bought plus an amazing revelation I had about why people write their name on records! PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE.

Great Forgotten Records: McGuiness Flint

Like Americana music? Then you will just love this 1970 LP from British band McGuiness Flint. PLEASE LIKE, SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Cristina Vane

Photo by Oceana Colgan If you like your traditional Bluegrass dipped into a bit of the Blues, then the music of songwriter, singer, slide guitar and clawhammer banjo player Cristina Vane is right for you. Give a listen to “Prayer for the Blind” to hear what I’m saying. This track comes from her debut LP “Nowhere […]

Ranking Records: Rock Goes Disco

Do you remember Disco? How about when some rockers tried to embrace the movement and cut a track with a Disco beat meant to get you on the dance floor? Watch me take a look at a handful of Disco songs cut by rockers during the Disco days of the late 70s. PLEASE LIKE, SHARE […]