Let’s cut right to the chase. Kurt Vonnegut once said that a good story should start as close to the end as possible. So here it is – The End, the take-home message, the down and dirty truth, the not-so-secret skinny. The next “Nashville to New York” show will be held on September 9, and you should be there.
You’ll earn a rare glimpse into the mechanics of songwriting and a short course in the business of music. You’ll hear songs…Continue
Posted on June 30, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment
The beer’s on tap for two men hunkered down at the bar, ball caps pulled low. One turns to the other and mutters, “So what’s goin’ on with the girlfriend?” Comes the pointed reply, “Hey, I ain’t that lonely yet!”
Laughs songwriter James House, “That’s just me being a smartass….and that’s one time it paid off.” His original “Ain’t That Lonely Yet” peaked at #2 on the country charts and returned a 1994…Continue
Posted on June 4, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments
At her February release show for sophomore album This Is Home, Amy Black fronted a band that included Spooner Oldham and David Hood.
This is the same Spooner Oldham who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, the same musician who supported Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, and Percy Sledge on piano and organ. This is the same Spooner Oldham who recorded instrumentals on “When a Man Loves a Woman,” and who wrote Aretha Franklin’s “Do…Continue
Posted on April 20, 2014 at 6:00pm
Amy Black opened for Rodney Crowell at several of his northeast tour dates last fall, then joined the Grammy winner on stage. There she charmed the audience by performing one of his original songs, backed by Crowell on harmony vocals. The two kept in touch after the run of shows ended, and Amy gratefully accepted Rodney’s input and advice on some of her own new music. He was among those to receive an early listen to the freshly recorded tracks and had a reaction that did not…Continue
Posted on February 4, 2014 at 1:00pm