Category 11 Questions to a Nashville Musician

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Reuben Bidez

Back in 2009, the producers of “American Idol” told a young Reuben Bidez “We don’t think you have a voice that’s going to wow audiences.” Not that I even care that they are wrong, but let’s just say that Reuben’s singing wows my ears a lot more than Scotty McCreery’s. And that’s beside the fact […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Alanna Quinn-Broadus

Hanging out at Grimey’s on Record Store Day in April 2013, I had separated from my friend who urgently texted me “Get over here right now – Alanna Royale is killing it!” My return text was a simple “I know. I’m right behind you digging it.” From then on, we were both fans of the […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Amy Stroup

Amy Stroup is about to release her third long player, “Helen of Memphis” on August 10. Amy crafts smartly-sophisticated pop songs that are delightfully colored with a fresh full sound. While we eagerly await the new record, you can taste some new songs now at the usual on-line places. And if that isn’t enough of […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Tenille Townes

As a young teenager, songstress Tenille Townes made her mark as a country artist in her native Canada releasing a pair of successful LPs. For whatever reason, they were not heard much on this side of the border. Therefore, for many, her recent EP, made after moving to Nashville, for most will mark the start […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Charlie Smyth

These days, it’s hard to keep track of all the musicians moving to Music City. One we almost missed was Charlie Smyth who also doubled-up by bringing his wife Kalee with him. Smyth has a varied musical pedigree. Starting with some punk/hardcore days in his native Chicago, he later made his way through the grunge […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Violet Delancey

Nashville’s Violet Delancey makes no secret of her admiration of Emmylou Harris and the inspiration she’s received from her work. Violet’s 2016 debut “When the Clock Strikes Midnight” was true to the spirit of Emmylou’s classic early records, full of heartfelt country ballads and great country rockers like the title cut. Well, the sounds on […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jon Phillip

My first encounter with Jon Phillip was at the recent performance by Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys in the Campfire at Franklin’s Luna Record Shop. I couldn’t help but notice this guy in the audience who knew all the words and sang along to every song. Tommy eventually acknowledged his friend Jon, and I later met him […]