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Katie Pruitt @ The Basement (Outside) / Nashville TN / October 25, 2020

Yes! The OG Basement is the latest venue to host safe socially distanced concerts in Music City. After finally securing the proper license, Mike Grimes has resurrected the old parking lot stage once used by his record store for special events at its former location above the famous music room. COVID shuttered the indoor Basement […]

Ranking Records: Nick Lowe

I’m back again this time to look at the 14 studio LPs from one of my all-time favorite artists, Mr. Nick Lowe. Again, his is another record catalog that I have had the pleasure of experiencing in real time since Nick’s debut in 1978. The “Jesus of Cool” has sure made some great “Pure Pop […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Alexander Wren

Photo by Landon Edwards Nashville artist Alexander Wren’s latest single carries the strange title “The Earth is Flat.” Released on September 18, it’s from a forthcoming album due out some time next year. You can give this fine song a listen here. Co-written with Nashville’s Lauren Weintraub, Wren’s soft and sensitive vocal rides across a […]

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 […]