Live Show Review: Valerie June, Pilgrimage Music Festival

Taking the Pilgrimage Festival stage by storm, Valerie June played one of the most visceral and exuberant sets of the day. Even in the ninety-plus degree heat, the crowd was moving and grooving from beginning to end with her wit… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Colter Wall, Pilgrimage Festival

Colter Wall has burst onto the Americana music scene recently with the release of his self-titled album, produced by famed Nashville producer Dave Cobb. His music is straightforward roots country and folk, drawing influence from Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt,… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Shovels & Rope, Pilgrimage Festival

Charleston, South Carolina duo Shovels & Rope graced the main stage of Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tennessee recently and absolutely brought the house down. Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst have a connection and energy that can’t be… Continue Reading

Review: Horseshoes & Hand Grenades at The High Watt

As Music City haunt The High Watt began to fill with attendees eager to experience Wisconsin-based bluegrass band  Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, the lights above shone down onto the empty stage and illuminated a lone microphone in the center. The five-piece took… Continue Reading

Review: Josh Ritter at City Winery

Josh Ritter made a return to Nashville recently for a sold out show at the warm and beautifully intimate City Winery. Ritter, currently on a tour entitled “Works in Progress” with the intentions of road-testing new material, did just that.… Continue Reading

Review: Sturgill Simpson at The Ryman Auditorium

Few, if any, musical experiences that I have had in my years of attending concerts were quite like what I experienced recently at the historic Ryman Auditorium; there was something different in the air during the second evening of Sturgill… Continue Reading

Album Review: Mandolin Orange – Blindfaller

North Carolina duo Mandolin Orange, who combine simplistic melodies with complex lyricism, are set to release their fourth studio album, Blindfaller, on September 30th via Yep Roc Records. Building a musical foundation based upon the long-established sounds of roots music, members… Continue Reading