Tag Archives: Gram Parsons

Ranking Records: Gram Parsons

Here I look at the recording career of one of my favorite artists of all-time, the late great Gram Parsons. “GP” helped launch the Country Rock movement with what he called “Cosmic American Music.” I will walk through his early days with the International Submarine Band, The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brother and his solo […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Barry Tashian

As of late, Barry Tashian is known as half of an award-winning country/bluegrass duo with his wife, Holly. The Tashians are also part of an actively-performing quintet called The E-5. Go back a little and he was once a member of Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band. He and Holly are also parents to one of “11 […]

The Long Players perform The Byrds’ “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” @ Mercy Lounge / Nashville TN / March 25, 2017

Nashville’s Long Players have now artfully recreated the grooves from about 60 different classic rock records. But, like band leader Bill Lloyd said from the Mercy Lounge stage, “It was about time we did a country record in Nashville.” Their choice was The Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo, the mostly-overlooked at the time, but now-considered […]