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Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival @ Harlinsdale Farm / Franklin TN / September 22, 2018 (Day One)

Watching the weather during the week gave great promise that this year’s fourth annual Pilgrimage Festival would not be as brutally hot as the past two years had been. It wasn’t until late in the week that the talk of any rain crept into the forecast. Little did anyone suspect that this threat of a […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Chris Probasco (Fine Lines)

So, Americanafest is over and it’s time to get back to some of the other great new music in town. What happens when two hard rockers move down from Indiana to Nashville and meet two like-minded bar band veterans who came up from Alabama? You get Fine Lines, a solid rock band with a smart […]

AMERICANAFEST: John Prine & Friends @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / September 11, 2018

Americanafest 2018 experienced some of what that great American philosopher, Yogi Berra, once referred to as “déjà vu all over again.” Just like last year, Jason Isbell won the Best Song and Album awards, and the artist everyone wanted to see perform was John Prine. Last year, Prine and an all-star band including his friend […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Tyler Boone

Another exciting new Americana artist to come my way this week is Tyler Boone. After releasing and creating a hometown buzz in his native Charleston with “True Experience,” his debut 5-song EP in 2016, Tyler has hit the ground running here in Music City releasing three new singles this year that will become part of […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Ryan Culwell

Like I have said before, it often seems that it’s raining new music with just so much more available than anyone can humanly listen to. This week’s onslaught of Americanafest on Nashville is a prime example of that fact. Of all the music coming to town this week, I hope you took notice of Ryan […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Squid (Soviet Shiksa)

It is refreshingly amazing that in this century, Music City has opened itself up to “GOTC” (Genres Other Than County). And, one of the great things about this blog feature of mine has been the exposure that I’ve been getting to all types of new Nashville music. The latest exciting music to come my way […]

ON THE ROAD: Springsteen On Broadway @ The Walter Kerr Theatre / New York, NY / August 18, 2018

Bruce Springsteen has always been a great story-teller. During his concerts in the mid to late 70s, we all looked forward to his “fabled monologs” that casually made their way into the middle of songs. I always felt cheated if I didn’t get at least two good stories at each show. These tall tales for […]