Category 11 Questions to a Nashville Musician

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Casey Ahern

Music City newbie Casey Ahern recently followed up one of my fave song and video combos from 2020, the cheerful “Sunday Driver” with another great audio-visual pairing. Check out the sound and visual of her latest release “The Cows Came Home.” Co-written with Caitlyn Dykes, this sweet song about great things happening when we least […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Sam Ferrara

Singer-songwriter Sam Ferrara came to Nashville five years ago to live out her dream. In 2022, she realized its first step with two fine self-released (on Ferrradon Records) Country-flavored singles. Take a moment to listen to “Whiskey Memory,” a lover’s tale that hits all the right spots for a smash single. Expect however that you […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jennifer Hart

Let’s first start by congratulating Music City singer-songwriter Jennifer Hart (formerly known as Jennifer Smestad) who just rang in the New Year 2023 by getting married! With that, my wedding gift to her is to simply say that I just love her debut 7-song EP titled “1992.” Jennifer is a great narrative songwriter with an […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Devon Beck

When I first moved to Nashville, I thought that for a musician, getting on a sign at the triple-intersection of Broadway, West End and 16th Avenue would be the coolest thing in the world. Well, it still is, and they have since dubbed it “The Nashville Sign.” Devon Beck, our latest “Eleven” recently got this […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Goldpine (Benjamin and Kassie Wilson)

Photo by Rae Formerly known as My One and Only, Benjamin and Kassie Wilson are the Nashville-based Americana duo, Goldpine. Just released is their self-produced debut LP, “One” which covers quite a bit of territory within the Americana genre. Strong harmonies lead the way through a record that features touches of Folk, Country, Blues, Gospel and even the […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Karen Ballew (The Deer’s Cry)

Photo by Barbara Potter Photography Music City’s The Deer’s Cry have recently released their second album, “Heal the Heart,” and lead singer/harpist Karen Ballew took some time out to visit 11 Questions. The band’s sound serves up a classy blend of Americana, Celtic and World music. It’s Folk music with a sophisticated style and a spiritual message […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Scott Clay

Photo by Spencer Johnson While there is a multitude of musical genres that my ears enjoy, there is one that really hits my sweet spot. That is the versatile singer-songwriter who makes an LP that shifts through a variety of song styles. The latest record, “Let It All Lay Bare” from Nashville’s Scott Clay does […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Joshua Dylan Balis

I hope you are not like me and late to discovering the music of Joshua Dylan Balis. His debut full-length LP “We’re on Fire” brings together Indie Rock and Americana and is reaping serious praise for both Joshua’s exquisite songwriting and compelling sound. If you are a fan of artists whose songwriting commands your attention […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Spencer Jordan

Since making his way to Music City, Spencer Jordan has made a deposit of a handful of cleverly catchy Pop singles for our ears. His latest is “16 and in love” that you can listen to right here and now. Behind its tender Pop tones and bouncy vocals, it’s a serious revealing personal tale with […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Emily Myers

Like most things in Music City these days, the number of new faces popping up on the music scene continues to grow. One bright addition to the Country/Americana singer-songwriter scene is Emily Myers. Since taking residence in Nashville, Emily has released several singles and I’m gonna steer you toward her latest two that will be […]