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: JD McPherson Record Release

The intensity of a show in a record store is much more than I imagined. So close to the band. So loud. So amazing!  For those of us that remember when record store showings were more common, the word “treat”… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: India Ramey

It was a crowded house for alt-country songstress India Ramey’s Snake Handler album release show at cozy Nashville venue The Basement. Though her brilliant new effort’s autobiographical subject matter is somber, recounting heartbreak, domestic abuse, and brutalization at the hands… Continue Reading

Interview: Rose Cousins

“If my guts had a landscape, it would be Prince Edward Island,” Rose Cousins says with a laugh of her seaside Canadian upbringing. “The further I get away from how I grew up, like thinking it wasn’t that interesting, I… Continue Reading

Interview: Kayley Hill

“One distinct memory I have is dancing around the living room to Brooks & Dunn when I was a kid, ‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie’ was my song,” laughs country roots artist Kayley Hill. Raised on a steady diet of The Dixie… Continue Reading

Interview: Dan Layus

Dan Layus wears many hats— from writer, music-maker, and Augustana frontman, to husband and stay-at-home-dad, new adventures are the name of the game. Today, Layus adds yet another accomplishment or two to the list—his new country-cana solo album Dangerous Things is out,… Continue Reading

Live From Nashville: Alex Dezen’s Album Release Extravaganza on 2/11/16

“It’s not enough to play for 9 hours straight, it has to be in a bunch of different locations,” says prolific songcrafter Alex Dezen of his plan to play his entire 115-song catalog all over Nashville on Thursday, February 11th.  Dezen’s new… Continue Reading

Show Preview: Brooke Waggoner Album Release at EastSide Manor on 1/16/16

Brooke Waggoner has music in her DNA; her singing brothers can play a multitude of instruments, and her mother is a pianist.  Her great grandfather, a renowned classical pianist who fled Germany during the Second World War, started a piano… Continue Reading