Review: Hillbilly Casino at The Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender

I have heard their music. I have watched their videos.  I was still not prepared for the hard-rocking frenzy of Hillbilly Casino at the 2017 Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender. With a loyal legion of fans pressed against the Ryman Garage Stage at Opryland Hotel,… Continue Reading

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

Review: Sarah Vista at The Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender

It happens every time I go to a music festival. Every. Single. Time. It’s also one of my top reasons for going to festivals—there’s always that artist that jumps out at me and makes me ask, “why am I just… Continue Reading

MCP at The Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender, Part 1

Put on by Muddy Roots Music, the Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender, part car show, mixed with vintage vendors, a record convention, and a whole heap of  music, features everything from rockabilly legends to country crooners. With over 90 acts on the bill,… 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

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

Review: Horseshoes & Hand Grenades at The High Watt

As Music City haunt The High Watt began to fill with attendees eager to experience Wisconsin-based bluegrass band  Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, the lights above shone down onto the empty stage and illuminated a lone microphone in the center. The five-piece took… Continue Reading