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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 […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Caitlin Anne Webster

Photo by Emily Quirk Caitlin Anne Webster is a fascinating new face on the Nashville scene. It’s been a while since her 2015 solo EP “Black Moon,” however she has just released a double single of “Powhatan River Blues” and “Wait (On Love) with a full-length solo record in the works.” She is also a […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: David Newbould

Photo by Sebastian Smith Don’t you just love it when you can’t get past the first track on an LP since it’s so damn good you just want to hear it again…and again? Well, my latest song to put on repeated repeat is Americana recording artist David Newbould’s “Sensitive Heart” from his “Sin & Redemption” […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: EG Vines

Photo by Nate Brown “Family Business” is the debut LP by Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter EG Vines. Produced by the magic touch of Nashville’s Jordan Lehning, the record is a follow-up to Vine’s 2018 debut EP, “Conversation.” You may have recently heard the lead single “The Salesman” on local rock radio Lightning 100 or Americana station […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Alex Wong

In this city where there is more talent than there are pizza joints in Manhattan, one local musical multi-tasker I hope you are paying attention to is singer-songwriter and producer Alex Wong. In addition to manning his Nashville studio where he serves as producer-of-choice for local faves Delta Rae and others, Alex makes some fine […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jeffrey Krantz (Krantz)

Photo by Taylor Farrant If your listening ears long for a break from the usual singer-songwriter stuff we hear so much of in Music City, here’s an enticing and respectful retro-psychedelic new tune that will stimulate your mind as well as your ears. (Note that headphones will provide extra enjoyment.) It’s the new single, “Misty […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Maybe April

Photo by Rob Bondurant Katy DuBois and Alaina Stacey, the talented singers and songwriters who comprise the Indie/Americana duo Maybe April, find themselves sitting on the launch pad about to blast off. With strong advance press from major players like Rolling Stone Country and Billboard, their upcoming debut album, “The Other Side” is ready to […]