Eo8 ON LOCATION: SLOSS FEST, DAY 1

Following the 2017 Sloss Music and Arts Festival, I kept hearing from friends that I had missed out on an amazing weekend.  I wasn’t going to make the same mistake twice, so this year I made the short trek from Nashville to the Magic City–Birmingham, Alabama–to see what all the fuss was about.  Based in…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “GATHERING THE GOOD” EP by DEVON HEATH

I’ve been told all my life, ‘Oh, you should be a singer.’ I’ve never thought of anything else,” says Nashville-based artist Devon Heath, who will release his latest EP, Gathering The Good, on August 3rd. As it goes, Heath’s path has been a long and winding road, one that began in a tiny town in West…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “OH ELEANOR” by FOREST FIRE GOSPEL CHOIR

It’s been said that love is all we need—and in Forest Fire Gospel Choir’s whimsical new video “Oh Eleanor,” that statement rings true between two humanoid bug creatures who meet on a bus and dance their way through the streets of Memphis. Of the video, the band says: “‘Oh Eleanor’ is for daydreamers and hopeless…

PREVIEW: THE SHEEPDOGS at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 7/22/18

Fourteen years ago, newly graduated friends in Saskatchewan were trying to figure out what to do with their lives; none had ever formally played in a band before, but they decided to play music together. “We lived in the middle of nowhere and we wanted to break things off and experience new things,” says Ryan…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with VON GREY

As I tiptoe into Nashville’s High Watt during VON GREY’s soundcheck, I expect to hear some delicious synth-infused pop emanating from the intimate stage. I was met with the sounds of fiddle and a harmonious rendition of Dolly Parton classic “Jolene”— I was completely captivated. I soon learned that any attempt to put this band…

ALBUM REVIEW: “WIDE AWAKE” by RAYLAND BAXTER

Rayland Baxter is an artist whose music falls under the “alternative country” genre, but his unique sound can’t be put in a box. Stylized “rayLand,” the singer and his mustache are about as funky and fun as his music… and for long-time fans, new album Wide Awake is even more abstract, even more incredible, and…

“FIRETRUCK” – NEW VIDEO FROM ARC & STONES

“You can’t stop the bull when he’s on the run, can’t stop the bullet when it leaves the gun,” sings Dan Pellarin of Nashville rock outfit Arc & Stones in their new single “Fire Truck,” released today. In a time when people profess that rock n’ roll is dead, this band is proving the naysayers…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO 2018, DAY 4

Sunday at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival was already upon us. After a year’s anticipation, the preparation, the packing (and unpacking) of camping supplies, the three prior days of music, and all of the new friends and memories made in such a short time, Sunday always has a bittersweet feeling. You know that there…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO 2018, DAY 3

Bonnaroo has a special healing power that somehow allows you to stay up into the early morning hours to squeeze in every possible show and then jump out of your cot with only a few hours of sleep, hungry for more music.  After celebrating the music of Tom Petty until well past 3:30 in the…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO 2018 SUPERJAM!

No matter what brings you to Bonnaroo, no matter what your favorite genre of music, everyone awaits the announcement of the theme and lineup of the festival’s legendary SuperJam!  The Festival has always been known for its collaborative spirit amongst the performing artists, and the SuperJam! has become a semi-organized showcase of collective talent that…