Category 11 Questions to a Nashville Musician

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: John McTigue III

After logging in 30 years drumming all over the world behind some of Music City’s best artists, John McTigue III has stepped out and assembled a “duets” record with some of his local friends. The resulting debut LP, “It’s About Time” is the first under John’s name and is a remarkable musical potpourri that he […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: John R. Miller

Photo by David McClister Just dropped and getting gobs of attention is the new record from Music City singer-songwriter John R. Miller. The LP is titled “Depreciated” and is on the venerable Rounder Records label. If you love the classic style of folks like Guy Clark and John Prine, this one’s for you. Check out […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Betty Reed

Photo by Taylor Napier Do great-sounding Pop songs about meaningless crap just leave you with an empty feeling? Instead, you should check out Betty Reed’s first single, “Karma” from her upcoming new EP, “Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned,” which comes out on September 3. Betty is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a BA in […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Angela Autumn

Photo by Dana Kalachnik Love that old-timey traditional sound? If so, then ready for your listening pleasure is Angela Autumn’s new album, “Frontiers Woman.” After releasing two EPs and a live recording in “The Magnolia Sessions” series, this marks Angela’s first full-length record. Self-produced and self-released, she recorded it right here in Nashville. Listen to the […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jim Hoke

I reckon that you all are as excited as I am to see and hear live music again. But I will be honest and say that I won’t miss the hassles of having to work hard and pay a lot of money for a good seat, dealing with inattentive and chattering crowds and getting home […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Johnathan Pushkar

In my tenure behind the 11 Questions’ desk, I have never listened to the new music of one of my subjects as much as I have to “Compositions” by Music City’s Johnathan Pushkar. Chalk it up to my love of his nod to the British Invasion Power Pop of the 60s which he captures so […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Erin Gibney

Of course, I like a little Pop mixed in with my County. Or is it the other way around? Whichever it is, I strongly suggest that you give a few listens to “Easy Like That,” the debut single from an upcoming EP by Music City’s Erin Gibney. After this tune gives you a pleasant earworm […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jon Byrd

Photo by Susan English I first happened upon Music City singer-songwriter Jon Byrd in 2010 at the marathon “Gram National” event celebrating the music of the late Mr. Parsons at The 5 Spot. After enjoying Byrd’s set and having a brief chat, I was led to further discover the music of one of Nashville’s great […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Chelsea Lovitt

If you happened to miss it, there’s no reason you can’t go back and listen to the fab 2020 LP “You Had Your Cake, So Lie in It” from Nashville’s Chelsea Lovitt. Beneath her swampy guitar and gritty vocals, you will hear some great song-smithing from Chelsea. Don’t believe me? Check on the recently-released video […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Mac Leaphart

Photo by Gabe Ford While we may all enjoy a variety of different musical styles, we each have our sweet spots of those that are extra special to us. One of mine is the intelligent singer-songwriter who writes simple lyrics so strong they don’t need to be sung by the prettiest of voices. My big […]