I feel obligated to let you know that you may have missed the most exciting concert to hit Nashville in 2018. British band The Struts took residence at the Beast for three nights in early December and remined us what a great rock show is all about. Yours truly was quite excited to see the […]

When you start talking about Nashville’s greatest living songwriters, it doesn’t take too long to get to the name of Gary Nicholson. Having had his songs covered more than 600 times, the list of artists he has written for and co-written with is hard for anyone to match. He also holds the honor of being […]

Photo by Suzanne Sagmeister Much in the same way that their lovely singing voices come together as one, sisters Carli and Julie Kennedy have also become singular for this joint segment of 11 Questions. These award-winning (Canadian County Music Association and John Lennon Songwriting Contest) Canadian siblings are now doing their thing here in Nashville. […]

Photo by Steven Mullen Old Sea Brigade is the musical nom de plume of Ben Cramer. Since 2016, Old Sea Brigade has released several EPs including the just right for the season “Song for Holidays” which pairs Ben’s “Motel 6 and Christmas Eve” with some equally depressing Christmas cover songs. On January 4, Old Sea […]

As the calendar creeps towards 2019, the list of new records on my radar now includes the February 1 release of the debut LP, “Say I’m Pretty,” from Patrick Damphier. If you would like to share in this anticipation, give a listen to the three tasty preview songs Patrick has dropped on-line at Spotify and […]

With a deeply spiritual New Age/World music sound, Mary-Kathryn is one of Music City’s most unique talents. Through five full-length releases as a recording artist, her music is one that is as equally as fitting for a church worship service as it is on a nationally-syndicated radio show like the Ambient music showcase “Echoes.” A […]

The time had finally come when Punk Rock became more commercially mainstream. It would be awhile before the music softened into New Wave, but eventually, Punk records started to be sold in the more traditional outlets. I specifically recall a day in 1979 when I was browsing the bins of shiny sealed new LPs at […]