Category 11 Questions to a Nashville Musician

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Charlie Smyth

These days, it’s hard to keep track of all the musicians moving to Music City. One we almost missed was Charlie Smyth who also doubled-up by bringing his wife Kalee with him. Smyth has a varied musical pedigree. Starting with some punk/hardcore days in his native Chicago, he later made his way through the grunge […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Violet Delancey

Nashville’s Violet Delancey makes no secret of her admiration of Emmylou Harris and the inspiration she’s received from her work. Violet’s 2016 debut “When the Clock Strikes Midnight” was true to the spirit of Emmylou’s classic early records, full of heartfelt country ballads and great country rockers like the title cut. Well, the sounds on […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jon Phillip

My first encounter with Jon Phillip was at the recent performance by Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys in the Campfire at Franklin’s Luna Record Shop. I couldn’t help but notice this guy in the audience who knew all the words and sang along to every song. Tommy eventually acknowledged his friend Jon, and I later met him […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Kirby Brown

Kirby Brown is somewhat new to the Nashville scene and has been making himself known through gigging around town. He likes to do both the solo and band thing, and we are all anxiously awaiting his upcoming sophomore release, “Uncommon Prayer” which he recorded at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. But, for […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Craig Gerdes

Here’s something new and certainly welcome to 11 Questions: somebody who used to live in Music City. The man in question who came and left is singer-songwriter Craig Gerdes who has recently released his debut LP “Smokin, Drinkin & Gamblin.” In fact, in one of the songs, “Red Neck Sonsabithces,” Gerdes lays it out plain […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Joshua Hedley

When a music buddy of mine sent me a link to Joshua Hedley’s “Mr. Jukebox,” I was just blown away listening to its simple but brilliant traditional swinging country style. I thought somebody found an old dusty record at a garage sale by a lost artist of the 50s or 60s that should have been […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Phil Madeira

I don’t know how you could be a music fan in Nashville and not have come across Phil Madeira. Like his good friend Buddy Miller, Phil is just one of those guys who has his hands in a bit of everything. Madeira is quite well-known as a skilled multi-instrumentalist and treasured session-player and band member. […]