Live Show Review: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Someone wholly uninitiated to the Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real experience will likely have a few questions—Does he sound like Willie? What kind of music do they play? With the blood of country music royalty running through Lukas’s… Continue Reading

The 2018 MerleFest Lineup Is Here!

MerleFest, presented by Window World, has announced the initial lineup for MerleFest 2018, which will be held April 26th – 29th. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Jason Hawk Harris

Small venue performances offer artists an enormous opportunity to build connections to their audiences—in response, audiences hungrily seize these moments, and the chance to be a part of the lyrics and the sensibility of the artist.  Emotion certainly reverberated through… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Calling California” by Ross Livermore

Nashville-based rockicana artist Ross Livermore knows what it means to work hard; raised in blue-collar Peabody, Massachusetts in a house that doubled as an architecture firm and a hair salon, Livermore was inspired by his parents’ entrepreneurial spirit. He learned… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Skipping Stone” by Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

Songs can transport you to another era, to a place that echoes with memories whose rough edges have been smoothed by the passage of time. The wistful nostalgia of “Skipping Stone,” a tune from Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards’… Continue Reading

MCP Sessions: Suzie Brown

“‘Sweet Tooth’ was the very first song I ever wrote in Nashville, before I moved here,” says singer/songwriter Suzie Brown of her perennially punny tune. “My husband Scot [Sax] was here to write, and I was in the hotel. I… Continue Reading