Interview: Applewood Road

Serendipity is the accident of finding something good without even looking for it. Such is the story of harmony-rich Americana trio Applewood Road, composed of Emily Barker, Amber Rubarth, and Amy Speace—all three individually accomplished solo artists. However, a chance meeting… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Goodbye Brushy Mountain” by Nathan Bell

Never one to shy away from controversial topics, truth-telling troubadour Nathan Bell is back with “Goodbye Brushy Mountain,” a heart-tugging tune from his forthcoming release, the stark and stripped-down LOVE > FEAR (48 Hours in Traitorland)—out June 30th via Stone Barn Records. The album captures the naked… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 2/10/17

Kory Quinn & The Quintessentials – Black Gold Blues EP In the grand tradition of socially aware folkies like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, Kory Quinn calls out corruption and turns a critical eye to everything from capitulation to fossil fuel use,… Continue Reading

Album Review: Excuses – Cereus Bright

Nashville may be the country music capital, but musical greatness can be found throughout the fine state of Tennessee.  Cereus Bright, an alt-folk five-piece hailing from Knoxville, are up-and-coming legends in their own right.  Their debut album, Excuses, is a songwriting masterpiece.  … Continue Reading

Show Preview: Smooth Hound Smith Album Release at Exit/In on 1/15/16

When he was younger, Zack Smith, multi-instrumentalist and one-half of Nashville-based Americana duo Smooth Hound Smith, got tattoos on his fingers to insure that he would never get hired to work in an office.  He walked a series of vocational… Continue Reading