ALBUM REVIEW: “EMERGING ADULTHOOD” by DAN CROLL

When I was a kid, my favorite movie was, hands down, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Sugar addictions aside, the fantastic world behind the factory’s fortified gates presented endless possibilities. Each area explored was more exciting than the last, and contained delicious diversions—served with a side of danger. Willy Wonka literally rolled out the…

ALBUM REVIEW: “HIRAETH” EP by THE HARMALEIGHS

“There’s no place like home,” a quote with which we are all familiar, but what exactly is home? Nashville folk pop duo The Harmaleighs explore that question and more on their forthcoming EP, Hiraeth, set for release on May 5th. Haley Grant and Kaylee Jasperson decided to get rid of their apartment, store their belongings,…

ALBUM REVIEW: “MONTE VISTA” by THE DELTA SAINTS

Sometimes a different perspective can have a profound influence in an album’s spirit. For The Delta Saints, the guidance of producer Eddie Spear created an evolved songwriting structure that is at the creative core of their upcoming release Monte Vista. The album still features the group’s signature blues-rock style, but with a more aggressive nod…

ALBUM REVIEW: “THE MEETINGS OF THE WATERS” by FIONN REGAN

The rich tradition of folk music has its ancient roots firmly embedded in Ireland; while still delivered though the spine-tingling sounds of instruments with unpronounceable names or by a rowdy bunch with acoustic guitars in village pubs, one critically-acclaimed musical native has uniquely blended that heritage with the sounds of the 21st century. With The Meetings…

ALBUM REVIEW: “TO THE TOP” by BLACKFOOT GYPSIES

About seven years ago, Matthew Paige and Zack Murphy staked the tent in the ground for what is now Nashville’s favorite purveyor of 60s-style rock n’ roll revival, otherwise known as Blackfoot Gypsies. On April 14th, the band will release their third album, To The Top, via Plowboy Records. Describing their sound as mere rock would be…

ALBUM REVIEW: “BELIEVE” by STRING CHEESE INCIDENT

String Cheese Incident will release their seventh studio album on April 14th boasting an incredible mix of new and old sounds alike.  The group, comprised of Michael Kang, Bill Nershi, Michael Travis, Keith Moseley, Kyle Hollingsworth, and Jason Hann, hails from Colorado, where they formed over 25 years ago.  SCI’s infectious sounds offer something for almost every…

ALBUM REVIEW: “EASY” by THE WEEKS

With their heritage in Jackson, Mississippi and their adoption of Nashville as homebase (a mutual adoption if you ask Nashville music lovers), it is easy to see why The Weeks have a well-deserved reputation as a “southern-rock band.” While creating their upcoming album, Easy, the group focused on simply making music knowing that their roots…