Category 11 Questions to a Nashville Musician

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Ross Cooper

When asked what Americana music was, my flippant answer was “Country music that doesn’t suck.” I later gave a more detailed one which described an Americana artist to be one who writes their own songs, plays an instrument and sings without Auto-Tune. In other words, there’s much more to the package than just wearing a […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Andrew Adkins

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Andrew Adkins will be releasing his new album “…To Become Immortal Then Die” on December 8th. Andrew is a fine tunesmith whose well-crafted songs on this record are presented in a variety of styles with arrangements chock-full of a potpourri of sounds. All this makes for a delightful-sounding record that I think fans […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Molly Parden

The great music film “20 Feet from Stardom” spotlighted the important contributions made by some of the music world’s great backup singers. One singer who has made her mark in this role recently here in Music City is folk-artist Molly Parden. Working with some notable Americana artists, Molly has added her angelic voice to recordings […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Tommy Womack

My first exposure to Tommy Womack was at a Tower Records in-store in 2000 when he joined his hero Jason Ringenberg for a song. From there, it was easy to fall right into Tommy’s own records and gain an appreciation for his creative songwriting. I later back-tracked to his early band, Government Cheese, and read […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Will Kimbrough

I thought I had first discovered the music of Will Kimbrough when I was taken with his song “Chimayo.” Hearing this on Lightning 100 led me to buy his 2000 debut solo record “This”. However, I later realized that he was the “Will” in Will and the Bushman who I had known through MTV in […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Tim Easton

There are a lot of Nashville artists that can be labelled as folkies. However, for me, no one better lives and portrays the part better these days than Tim Easton. Channeling the spirit of Hank, Woody and Doc Watson, we are so lucky that Tim’s travelling troubadour lifestyle finally found some rest here in Music […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Dave Paulson

Photo by Steve Cross I thought it was about time to let some younger folks into the game and stop asking only old people my age who I usually see guesting with the Long Players. So, I went after the younger Dave Paulson who I soon came to realize I’d seen cover Kinks and Clash […]