Category 11 Questions to a Nashville Musician

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Lauren Balthrop

Photo by Bernie DeChant Having worked as a backing vocalist for the likes of the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and blues-rocker Benjamin Booker, Lauren Balthrop has stepped out on her own and made her debut record as a singer-songwriter and guitarist. Released via Tone Tree Music, “This Time Around” was recorded in Woodstock and produced […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Lauren Morrow

When I first heard “I Don’t Think About You at All” from Lauren Morrow’s self-titled debut solo EP, I thought it was 1965 and somebody just bought three songs on the jukebox for a quarter. Oh, how I just love the classic country sound that Lauren can bring home so well. Her record was made […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Lydia Luce

Lydia Luce brings a whole lot of “class” to Music City’s Americana scene. This elegant singer-songwriter and violist is a Berklee College of Music graduate who later received a Masters Degree from UCLA in viola performance. Her classical education however started early at home from her musical mom. Musically, Lydia beautifully marries a classic sound […]

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 […]