Live Show Review: Jillette Johnson

Even made of brick and stone, one might wonder how the walls of The Basement in Nashville were able to contain the power of Jillette Johnson’s voice last Thursday night. Celebrating the release of her much-anticipated new record All I… 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

Live Show Review: Travis Linville 

With its intimate interior, the Basement is one of those venues where an artist can build a true connection with the room. Featuring an accoustic, mostly solo set, Oklahoma folkster Travis Linville capitalized on the cozy setting to let his… Continue Reading

Interview: Travers Geoffray

Travers Geoffray has music—and New Orleans—in his DNA. “My grandfather was a musician in New Orleans, so was my great-grandfather who came from France to New Orleans,” he explains. “My dad wasn’t a professional musician, but because of our family… Continue Reading

Preview: Caleb Caudle at The Basement on 3/20/16

“I’m an uphill battle, just fight a little longer.” sings country up-and-comer Caleb Caudle; the Winston-Salem, North Carolina native released his new album, Carolina Ghost, to rave reviews in February.  Brimming with tales of hard times, heartache, and hope, Carolina Ghost is a pedal… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: The Whistles & The Bells

This January, The Whistles & The Bells, the new incarnation and creation of multi-instrumentalist Bryan Simpson, did an intra-city tour of Nashville, with the last show taking place at legendary and intimate venue The Basement–the last two shows were supposed… Continue Reading

Live Show Review: The California Honeydrops

Oakland-based five-piece bluesy soul machine The California Honeydrops performed at The Basement in Nashville recently; on tour in support of their latest release, A River’s Invitation, The Honeydrops have been tearing up the highways, with an itinerary packed full of summer festival… Continue Reading

Interview: Hailey Whitters

Hailey Whitters, the oldest of six children with hippy-esque names like Tyger, Heavenlei, and River, grew up in the middle of a corn field in Shueyville, Iowa, population 600, listening to Shania and thinking she could be the fourth Dixie Chick. Interestingly,… Continue Reading