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

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

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

Album Review: Imelda May – Life. Love. Flesh. Blood

It has been three years since Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May’s last studio release.  Drawing on her personal changes during that time–primarily the end of her eighteen year marriage–May has crafted an intimate and revealing work with her upcoming fifth album… Continue Reading

Album Review: Beth Bombara – Map & No Direction

In creating her new album, Map & No Direction, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Beth Bombara started deep within a battle against what she describes as “a couple months of a can’t-quite-get-out-of-bed, always-tired-but-can’t-sleep kind of depression.” The end result is a lyrical outpouring… Continue Reading