Video Premiere: “Tidal Wave” by Roger Street Friedman

In January, singer/songwriter Roger Street Friedman released his masterwork, Shoot The Moon, via Rock Ridge Music; brimming with hook-laden, emotionally resonant rockicana, the 54 year old cohesively stitches together reflective vignettes from his real-life experiences, in a stunning display of vulnerability… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: The Band Of Heathens

Twenty minutes before showtime, the stage at the Basement East was already ensconced by fans waiting for The Band of Heathens. In the Nashville music scene, where being fashionably late is the norm and tour managers often usher a lurking… Continue Reading

Interview: Travers Geoffray

Travers Geoffray has music—and New Orleans—in his DNA. “My grandfather was a musician in New Orleans, so was my great-grandfather who came from France to New Orleans,” he explains. “My dad wasn’t a professional musician, but because of our family… Continue Reading

Album Review: Pickin’ On Nirvana – The Bluegrass Tribute Featuring Iron Horse

Through touring and modern day word of mouth (social media), the bluegrass band Iron Horse has attracted a diverse following. With a slew of tribute albums applying classic picking and twang to works outside of the bluegrass genre, the band… Continue Reading

Album Review: The Suitcase Junket – Pile Driver

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”—no one knows that better than Matt Lorenz, a.k.a. The Suitcase Junket, who has taken trash to make musical treasure, and beautifully displayed it in his forthcoming album, Pile Driver, out April 21st. Lorenz… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Lillie Mae at Third Man Records

The Blue Room at Third Man Records is a fascinating blend of technology and intimacy– a collection of the finest acoustic designs and recording equipment with a small club vibe, the perfect setting for rising artist Lillie Mae to open… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Just Couldn’t Shake the Thought of Losing You” by JR Atkins

Brooklyn-based rockicana artist JR Atkins will release his debut EP, Never Far From Lost, on May 1st; the heartfelt EP finds the young songwriter and his powerful band exploring memories of loss, abandoning self-control, and living with grief in the… Continue Reading