The Byrd’s Creek Music Festival – A Breath Of Fresh Air

In 2018, like a breath of fresh air, The Byrd’s Creek Music Festival swept into the bustling Americana and bluegrass music scene. With the event recently announcing its return for 2019 and its move to summer dates—July 11 through 13—we… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Molly Tuttle

At any given record shop, you can find the volumes of music left behind by amazing musicians who took an ill-fated leap of faith into the spotlight of fronting an album.  Some the whispers of faded dreams, others parables on… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Mary Bragg

“Always choose love.” These words of wisdom were bestowed upon Mary Bragg by her grandmother when Bragg was fresh out of high school and torn between spending the summer with a potential church camp inspired romance—or make her first trip… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Ruston Kelly

Over the last year, Ruston Kelly has rapidly transformed from a critically-acclaimed rising star to a household name. During that time, conversations about Kelly have taken two paths—  redemption is always topic number one. Skim his bio, listen to any… Continue Reading

Album Review: American Aquarium – Things Change

When American Aquarium releases new recordings every couple of years, the bulk of their songs often come straight from the observations and life experiences of lead singer BJ Barham. In their upcoming June 1st release Things Change, that fact garners… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Hugh Masterson

Hugh Masterson is a wonder–that was my impression after seeing him perform at Portland’s Mississippi Studios recently.  This Wisconsin-born Nashville resident handily won the crowd’s hearts and souls with his road-worn brand of Americana.  Touring with the venerable Lindi Ortega… Continue Reading