Show Review: Tift Merritt

At her recent show on the elevated stage in the relaxed atmosphere of Nashville’s City Winery, Tift Merritt embraced that spotlight to put her ever-genuine personality on display. Merritt kept it minimal—a choice which could prove risky for some artists, but a… Continue Reading

Interview: David Bromberg

To chat with David Bromberg, decorated multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, and master of all things stringed, is to enjoy a rich slice of American music history; over a storied solo career spanning four decades, Bromberg has collaborated with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Ringo… Continue Reading

Review: Josh Ritter at City Winery

Josh Ritter made a return to Nashville recently for a sold out show at the warm and beautifully intimate City Winery. Ritter, currently on a tour entitled “Works in Progress” with the intentions of road-testing new material, did just that.… Continue Reading

Interview: Cowboy Junkies

“We haven’t been to Nashville in a while; our first Nashville show, we played a little club in 1989, we were drawing a crowd because we were the buzz band at the moment. All the press was there, and we’d… Continue Reading

Jeffrey Foucault Embarks on Fall Tour

“It’s fascinating,” says traveling troubadour and lyrical mastermind Jeffrey Foucault, of the fact that Americana has become “a thing” over the last few years. “In the mid-90s, you rarely heard an acoustic guitar on the radio, you never heard it… Continue Reading

Show Review: BJ Barham

American Aquarium frontman BJ Barham took the City Winery stage with little fanfare recently, in support of of his critically-acclaimed and intensely personal solo debut, Rockingham, which was released in August. Immediately, Barham began singing in his raspy croon, “You… Continue Reading

Preview: Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams at City Winery on 5/5/16

Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer Larry Campbell’s childhood playground came with a view of the 59th Street bridge in the Big Apple; actress and musician Teresa Williams grew up in the midst of a West Tennessee cotton patch.    “We met when… Continue Reading

Darlingside Delights at City Winery

Gathered together around a microphone or two, Darlingside, masters of vocal harmonies and conquerors of all things stringed, dazzled and delighted a rapt City Winery audience; currently on tour with Mexo-Americana group David Wax Museum, the busy Boston folk quartet brought “more… Continue Reading

Preview: Penny and Sparrow at City Winery on 3/29/16

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Andy Baxter, who, with Kyle Jahnke, comprises folkicana duo Penny and Sparrow.  The pair released their delicious new album, Let A Lover Drown You, on March 11th via Single Lock Records, and… Continue Reading