Live Show Review: Jillette Johnson

Even made of brick and stone, one might wonder how the walls of The Basement in Nashville were able to contain the power of Jillette Johnson’s voice last Thursday night. Celebrating the release of her much-anticipated new record All I… Continue Reading

Album Review: Tyler Childers – Purgatory

Instead of making “lake life” pontoon party-inspired songs about solo cups and pickup trucks in the spirit of redneck escapism, songcrafter Tyler Childers croons of drug addiction and hardship, relevant issues faced on the daily by the folks in his… Continue Reading

Album Review: North Mississippi Allstars – Prayer For Peace

With their swampy riffs and mud-covered rock n’ roll, the North Mississippi Allstars have always honored the past while keeping an eye on the future. That tradition continues with their forthcoming album, Prayer For Peace, a collection of Allstars originals… Continue Reading

Queens of The Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender: Nikki Lane

Last Friday Night at the Nashville Boogie Weekender was a royal affair featuring both the Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson, and the Queen of Outlaw Country, Nikki Lane.  After soaking in a fabulous performance from Ms. Jackson, I was on… Continue Reading

Album Review: The Steel Woods – Straw In The Wind

An ominous steel guitar introduction ushers this eager listener into the journey that is Straw In The Wind, the debut LP from Nashville-based country rock outfit The Steel Woods—as the song builds like it’s virtually rising from the mighty cypress… Continue Reading