Interview: Tommy Emmanuel

“It was a difficult birth,” laughs Tommy Emmanuel when asked if he was born with a guitar in his hand—not a far cry from the truth for the Nashville-based Grammy-nominated guitar virtuoso. “I started playing at an early age. When… Continue Reading

Interview: David Rawlings

“It’s always nice to play in the southeast,” says David Rawlings as he watches the snow fall outside of his east Nashville home and prepares to go on tour in support of his latest album, Poor David’s Almanack. “There are… Continue Reading

Review: Sturgill Simpson at The Ryman Auditorium

Few, if any, musical experiences that I have had in my years of attending concerts were quite like what I experienced recently at the historic Ryman Auditorium; there was something different in the air during the second evening of Sturgill… Continue Reading

Preview: The California Honeydrops at The Ryman on 5/3/16 & 5/4/16

“We get labeled as a retro band, and though we draw a lot of influence from older music, I feel like the way we put things together is very different,” says Lech Wierzynski, frontman for soulful rhythm and blues-y collective… Continue Reading

Interview: Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel

For Ray Benson, founder and frontman of legendary country/Western Swing band (and recent Austin City Limits Hall of Fame inductees) Asleep At The Wheel, being on stage is a way of life.  “I was a child performer. I started playing music when… Continue Reading

Interview: Darlingside

Formidable folk quartet Darlingside will be performing at The High Watt in Nashville this Thursday, December 10th.  The band released their latest album, the critically acclaimed Birds Say, in September; I had the chance to catch up with band vocalist and banjo maestro… Continue Reading