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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seeing this show billed as Hillman and Pedersen with Jorgenson makes you wonder why the three-man core of country hitmakers, The Desert Rose Band, didn’t just go ahead and bill themselves as such. Well, the facts are that Hillman is out touring in support of his great new Bidin’ My Time record with pal Herb […]

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 […]

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 […]

  Photo by Joshua Black Wilkins There’s a lot of ways to make great Americana music. Singer-songwriter Derek Hoke comes at it in a laidback sultry style with smooth vocals and a mellow electric guitar. To me, he’s the Roy Orbison of the East Nashville music scene. Over the years, Music City has become blessed […]