Live Show Review: The Contenders

Part listening room, part laid-back, boozy music club, Nashville’s The Basement was the perfect place for me to get to know The Contenders. Featuring two seasoned vets of the music scene–Jay Nash on guitar and Josh Day on drums–the Americana-Folk… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: Trout Steak Revival

Colorado string band Trout Steak Revival, ambassadors of their home state’s progressive bluegrass scene, descended on Nashville’s City Winery recently to celebrate the unveiling of their now-released album, Spirit To the Sea. The room was configured differently on that special… Continue Reading

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

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

Live Show Review: Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Can a three-finger bluegrass-styled guy be the perfect match for a clawhammer lady? Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have been set on proving that their stylistic differences complement instead of clash, and have been doing a darn good job of… Continue Reading

Album Review: The Infamous Stringdusters – Undercover Vol. 2

The Infamous Stringdusters, with their marathon touring schedule, have somehow found time to drop their 3rd release this year.  Undercover Vol. 2 offers an incredible follow-up to their highly-touted Undercover EP from 2015.  The album offers a way for the… Continue Reading