I have always had a fondness for the clever and sometimes satirical singer-songwriter. Having cut my teeth on guys like John Prine and Loudon Wainwright, it’s great to still have artists who can make us think and laugh at the same time. New Nashvillian Steve Poltz is certainly one of the best of this kind. […]

For those of us who remember MTV when they played music videos, one image we all still remember is that guy with the red bandana playing guitar with Prince. Well, in case you didn’t know, or perhaps forgot, that guy is Dez Dickerson. During his five-year tenure with the Purple One, Dez found fame through […]

Lilly Hiatt doesn’t hide the fact that she is the daughter of the great singer-songwriter John Hiatt. In fact, I have been lucky to see her open a few local shows for her Dad. Currently, the young Nashville songstress is making a major splash with her latest record, Trinity Lane, produced by Michael Trent of […]

The city of Nashville should thank its lucky stars that Chuck Mead came to town. For if it wasn’t for he and his band BR5-49’s residency at Robert’s Western Wear in the 90’s, Lower Broadway would likely not have become the honky-tonk capital of the known universe. The band got so hot that David Letterman […]

If you are looking for a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Nashville, I highly recommend the free concert experience of Musicians Corner in Centennial Park. On most of the pleasant weather weekends throughout the year, you can see several up and coming acts and a closing set by an exciting headliner in […]

Peter Cooper has been a downright blessing to the Nashville musical community. From his newspaper days at The Tennessean through his current tenure at the Country Music Hall of Fame, he has always been someone whose views on all types of music has mattered to me. But, thankfully there is also a musical side to […]

After getting my first real job in the late 70s, I finally bought a turntable. This major lifestyle change had me finally start buying records again instead of 8-Tracks for the car. One of the first LPs I bought was Steely Dan’s Katy Lied. I think for about a year, I played that record every […]