Category 11 Questions to a Nashville Musician

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Tanya Montana Coe

Yes, Tanya is the daughter of legendary outlaw country singer David Allan Coe. A noteworthy artist in his own right, he also wrote career-defining #1 hit songs for both Tanya Tucker and Johnny Paycheck. (You can look them up.) I say all this only so you don’t think that her name is a take-off on […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Chance McCoy

Yes, that is a Grammy that Chance McCoy is holding. Earned for Old Crow Medicine Show’s 2014 Best Folk Album, “Remedy,” it’s just another “pinch-me” moment in McCoy’s remarkable story. In 2012, the struggling-to-survive music teacher got the call of a lifetime, and since then has been a proud and respected member of the OCMS. […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Rich Lynch

Getting to meet Rich Lynch was a bit like meeting myself. He’s a guy from New Jersey who moved to Nashville, loves pizza and music, and writes a local music blog. We also connected on our love for Springsteen along with our shared dismay about his expensive Broadway tickets. Rich has even expressed his feelings […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Travis Meadows

When I listen to Travis Meadow’s “Pray for Jungleland” a dramatic screenplay runs through my mind. It gets personal for me, harking back to a time before Spotify when life’s longings even included what we’d hope to hear on the car radio. Like Springsteen’s best, it’s a tough and tender song reminiscing about adolescence. Many […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Josh Rouse

Several years ago, I had the chance to meet Josh Rouse after a show and offered him the personalized compliment that he was “my favorite artist who was younger than me.” Since it seems like I spend a lot of time seeing 70-year old men in concert these days, there’s still a lot of truth […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jay Pounders

They say that there are still about 100 people moving every day to Nashville. What they don’t tell you is that 46 of them are musicians! While I may be making that up, there are a lot of great players and writers that keep coming here, and one of them I met recently was Jay […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Kellen Wenrich (Kellen of Troy)

There’ve been quite a few good bands who came together out of Belmont University, and the late Apache Relay was one of my favorites. Hearing that their former fiddle player was releasing a record of his own created visions of the kind of backwoods Americana sound you might expect from a fiddle player. But, surprisingly, […]