Considering the foreboding title of Parker Millsap’s newest album, The Very Last Day, it may make sense that he played in a cave two weeks ago. Millsap joined Kasey Chambers, the McCrary Sisters, and Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors at […]
I have always wanted to attend the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida’s panhandle. Not because it’s four days in warmer climes in the middle of winter, but because when I first began my musical quest for the holy grails I […]
It took until the middle of the final day at 30A Songwriters Festival, as Caroline Spence was singing in a dark tent about watered-down whiskey, for me to remember that not everyone in the audience was a songwriter. For many […]
On the whole, the best music this year told the raw truth — whether it was Hayes Carll’s paean to love and loss or Robbie Fulks’ exploration of his Carolina and Virginia roots. Shovels & Rope turned toward autobiography with […]
What a year, right? I hesitate to dwell too much on world events in this space, other than to acknowledge that we have all experienced them, have all no doubt been rocked by them in one way or another. If […]
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 […]
Sixteen years into the annual Americana Music Association Conference and Festival, the event shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, what attendees used to casually refer to as a sort of miniature SXSW gathering for roots music people has […]
Well, after operating this column for months, I figure it’s about time I take a look in the mirror and answer my own questions about radio and being a DJ. This week’s subject is me. What else can I say? I […]
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