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

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

Album Review: The Suitcase Junket – Pile Driver

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”—no one knows that better than Matt Lorenz, a.k.a. The Suitcase Junket, who has taken trash to make musical treasure, and beautifully displayed it in his forthcoming album, Pile Driver, out April 21st. Lorenz… 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