Tag Archives: Nashville

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Nathan Conrad (Spoken Nerd)

It’s time to bring some musical diversity to “11 Questions.” Welcome my long-time friend and perhaps the only hip-hop/rap artist I may ever bring my sometimes-narrow taste to appreciate, Mr. Nathan Conrad, better known as the Spoken Nerd. Nathan is a clever young man who brings an often-whimsical flair to this art form. He is […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: David Olney

Being an avid Elvis Costello fan, I first heard the name David Olney when I saw that he and his band the X-Rays were the opening act for Costello’s famous “country show” at the Grand Ole Opry in 1982. It didn’t take me long after that to discover the depth of talent that Olney has […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Joe Pisapia

When I moved to Nashville in 1998, I started to discuss my musical tastes with some of my new Nashville music friends. As soon as I mentioned my love for the likes of Elvis Costello, Squeeze and Nick Lowe, they all said “Have you heard Joe, Marc’s Brother?” I took the hint and soon found […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Bebe Buell

Miss Bebe Buell was so involved with the ‘70s and ‘80s rock scene that she could write a book about it! Wait a minute, she did: 2002’s Rebel Heart: An American Rock ‘n’ Roll Journey. It was a New York Times bestseller, and is a must read for those who like to relive those glory […]

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 […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Daniel Tashian

I am forever thankful for the day in 2006 when I saw The Bees play an in-store at Grimey’s. Ever since then, I have been an uber-fan of this band led by singer-songwriter Daniel Tashian. The band has since moved ahead one letter in the alphabet changing its name to The Silver Seas to avoid […]

Steve Poltz @ The Basement / Nashville TN / June 26, 2017

Warning! This concert review is written in the style of an overly-enthusiastic Steve Poltz. Receiving a thunderous applause after finishing his first number, the auto-biographical baseball-themed “Brief History of My Life,” new Nashvillian Steve Poltz remarked in his usual hyperbolic style exclaiming “This is the greatest show I’ve ever done!”. Well you know what, it […]