THE CICADAS WERE OUT in full force, buzzing in celebration as the August summer heat had mercifully subsided, at least for a few days. I ordered coffee (black) and took a seat at a tiny round table outside Caffé Driade, […]
The thing one notices about Nashville these days is the confusing amount of construction and the cranes that litter its skyline. So it was quite a juxtaposition to drive into a town with near empty streets, deserted by any reasonable standard. […]
Fluff & Gravy Records is a Portland-based label and recording studio that has an eclectic roster of artists, about two-thirds of which are from the Northwest. John Shepski runs things with the personal touch that comes from also being a […]
In the historic paradise of brick and painted-wall facades of downtown Bristol, nestled into the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee and Virginia, music lovers returned to a reunion of souls seeking new adventures in sound, from the historic to the venturesome. Sixty […]
This October 1988 date found Yoakam headlining a bill with his hero and mentor, Buck Owens. Yoakam had rescued Owens from self-imposed retirement earlier in the year, and together they topped the chart with a remake of Owens’ “Streets of […]
There are probably many people who don’t remember that OJ Simpson was found liable for murder back in 1997. With all the Hollywood weirdness of the earlier criminal trial in which he was declared innocent, there was another civil trial […]
Commercial country music has become so commoditized by its formulas that it’s often difficult to recognize who you’re listening to. Not so with Dwight Yoakam. Not ever with Dwight Yoakam. Not only is his voice a singular instrument, but so […]
NIGHT 1 of 5 Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 On any given night, Nashville can an embarrassment of riches when it comes to entertainment options. And this week AmericanaFest compounds that “problem” for fans of roots-rooted music. Take opening night for […]
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