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11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Colleen Orender

It’s way cool that 11 Questions gets to feature a potpourri of musical styles and the latest is the traditional jazz and blues of Colleen Orender. When not stationed at her regular home base at Downtown Nashville’s venerable supper club, The Standard, Colleen ventures out for gigs both around and out-of-own. Having built a reputation […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Juni Ata

Well, what can I say? Maybe it’s all in the numbers. Juni Ata (a fresh new moniker for this debut project by Jesse Daniel Edwards) had an awful lot to say in response to my 11 Questions. I’m sure glad that he did since it’s a scintillating read that I know you will enjoy. Likewise, […]

Looking for Records – The Great Escape – Nashville TN

Music City Mike goes record shopping at The Great Escape in Nashville, TN. Watch and see what he finds.  

Muscle Shoals Alabama Musical Journey

Having had enough of being stuck at home during this pandemic, I made a Saturday getaway and escaped to the Northern Alabama area known as the “Shoals” to check an item off my musical bucket list. With safety protocols in full force, the time seemed right for this two-hour drive from Music City to visit […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jesse Isley

Belonging to a church in Music City, I often think that I am the only one attending service who couldn’t lead worship. Over the years I have been blessed to have heard some of the best, and one of the latest and greatest has been Jesse Isley at Franklin’s Christ Community Church. After a few […]

Great Forgotten Records: Dirty Angels – “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”

Welcome to the start of  a series looking at some great records that you might have missed. The first is 1976’s “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” by Connecticut Power Pop band the Dirty Angels. Watch here and find out what your musical palette may have missed.

Ranking Records—10cc

My latest subject is the British band 10cc. Making their mark as pop music hitmakers in the 70s, 10cc featured the talents of Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Lol Creme and Kevin Godley. After four records, Godley and Creme departed while Gouldman and Stewart continued on with the band for seven albums after that. While I […]

Ranking Records—10 Bands We Have Learned to Dislike

One thing we serious music fans love to do is be snobs and not like the bands everyone else likes. However, in some cases, we used to like those bands but have since changed our mind. Often, we even go so far as to even no longer claim to like the music that we once […]

Me and Mr. Cigar, a Fictional Novel by Gibby Haynes

I became intrigued when I heard that an old acquaintance of mine, Gibby Haynes, had written his first novel. Afterall, I witnessed the beginnings of Gibby’s publishing career with his self-made ‘zine entitled Strange VD which he produced on the photocopy machine at the office where we both once worked. Following this unusual ode to […]

Robyn Hitchcock & the Nashville Fabs @ Mercy Lounge / Nashville TN / December 6, 2019

Robyn Hitchcock living here in Nashville has become one of the major reasons I love this city. It almost makes me forget about having to drive through Downtown behind a slow-moving pedal tavern hosting a bachelorette party. After witnessing a varied mix of his special hometown Nashville shows since Robyn left England for Music City […]