Category 11 Questions to a Nashville Musician

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Nalani Rothrock

Nalani Rothrock has just released her debut solo EP “The Rock House Sessions.” Its three songs were co-written with her life partner, guitarist Joshua Lamkin, and were recorded at producer Kevin McKendree’s Rock House studios in Franklin. With their March 2020 recording sessions cut short by the pandemic, the planned LP was put on hold […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician Who Moved Away: Melissa Carper

(Photo by Aisha Golliher) Upright bassist extraordinaire, Buffalo Gals co-founder, and Sad Daddy bandmember, Melissa Carper, titled her last LP “Brand New Old-Time Songs.” A perfect way to describe the classic country style of the wonderful music she makes. To prove my point, give a listen to this lovely live take of “Makin’ Memories,” the […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Nate Fredrick

Photo by Brooke Stevens Nashville-based singer-songwriter Nate Fredrick releases his debut LP “Different Shade of Blue” on February 26. The record was recorded here in Nashville at Farmland Studios with producer David Dorn. Its 11 songs range in style from Guy Clark to Delbert McClinton with some Kristofferson thrown in for good measure. Let’s just […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Susan Anders

In a nod to March being “Woman’s History” month, Nashville singer-songwriter Susan Anders will be releasing the delightfully ambitious “13 Women.” From Helen Keller to Amelia Earhart, Anders has crafted 13 songs inspired by 13 magnificent women. The project was produced by her and her husband, Tom Manche, in his East Nashville studio. The record, […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jon Reynolds (Jon Reynolds & the Aches)

Like it did for me, reading this 11 Questions interview with Jon Reynolds with introduce you to both an exciting new Nashville artist as well as some other fascinating musicians with whom he has worked. The title of the upcoming debut EP from Jon Reynolds & the Aches, “Petrichor,” also added one of the coolest […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Mason Lively

There’s a lot of ties between the great states of Texas and Tennessee. It started when the Volunteer State helped at the Alamo and continues today through the many great songwriters who have called both places home. Add to the list Country/Americana artist Mason Lively who is currently living the best of both worlds by […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Danielle Cormier

Sadly, many of us know how tough Christmas can be when it’s the first we spend without a loved one. Like Music City Mike, Nashville artist Danielle Cormier lost her dad earlier this year. Well, she and her pal, Karlie Bartholomew, who also lost a grandfather, got together earlier this year to pen the touching […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Damon Johnson

Music City, it’s time to rock! Give a listen to “Battle Lessons”, the killer title track from the forthcoming album due out in early 2021 on Double Dragon Records from renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Damon Johnson. Watch the cool in-studio video recorded at Rock Falcon in Nashville right here, right now. In addition to […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Tom Mason

A Music City songwriter friend once told me that Music Row starts to look for new Christmas songs for its Country artists in June. These days it also seems that Christmas songs start spinning right after Halloween. It was never too early for Tom Mason’s third holiday album and tenth release, “Under a Mistletoe Sky” to get […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Kevin Burnstein

Photo by Diana King New-to-Nashville guitarist and songwriter Kevin Burnstein just had a crazy good debut album come out called “ATTACK DISTRACT DIVIDE.” Those caps in the title are intentional and emphasize the power of the message in Burnstein’s words sang over his simple but strong grungy sound. Tough times raise tensions and the songs […]