ALBUM PREMIERE: “INSIDE VOICE” by BIG LITTLE LIONS

“Little by little, bit by bit. That’s how you eat an elephant,” Big Little Lions sing in the opening track of their sixth studio album, Inside Voice, set for release on October 5th via AntiFragile Music. When I heard words I’ve said millions of times being sung back to me, I knew that Inside Voice and I were going to…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “THE IT CITY” EP from THE IT CITY

  Nashville may be famous for country, but it’s really a melting pot for artists from every corner of the world who make music of all configurations. You can’t eat at one of our renowned restaurants, drink crafted caffeine at one of our beautiful coffee shops, or really, even cross the street without encountering someone…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “YOUR ABSENCE, A CLOSENESS” by MONICA MOSER

“If your absence is a closeness your presence is just a lie,” declares Nashville singer/songwriter Monica Moser in “This Ache,” the first song on her new album your absence, a closeness, which is set for release tomorrow, October 5th, Moser’s first official release since her 2013 debut EP Human Heart. The record includes three previously released singles, three…

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…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “LOWLANDS” by SAMECITY

After their sophomore release, Afterglow, in March 2016, Nashville-based pop-rock trio Samecity has spent a relentless year and a half on the road touring across the country. Today, the band unleashes their new album, Lowlands, into the digisphere. The five-song EP features a satisfying blend of harmonies from front folks Justin Bowersox and Hannah Bowersox,…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “BLUE WORLD” by DELLA RAY

As a Southern girl, a real breakfast (and sometimes dinner if there is shrimp involved) includes a big, buttery bowl of grits. Any self-respecting grits aficionado will tell you that while the five-minute kind will do if you’re in a pinch, there’s nothing like the stone-ground, long-cooking kind of grits. Those are a labor of…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “MOONSVILLE III” by MOONSVILLE COLLECTIVE

Southern California rootstastic string outfit Moonsville Collective, purveyors of what they call “California Goodtime,” got their start by sitting in on jug band and old-time music circles where an infectious and pure spirit of “music for music’s sake” lived, and injecting that same spirit into their songs and their lives became their quest. Before 2017, the band…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “TAKING OFF” by FLYING BUFFALOES

Flying Buffaloes, composed of Barry Stone, Johan Stone, Jordan Harazin (co-frontmen), Danny Pratt (drummer), and Tommy Leland (lead guitarist), blend together the traditional rollicking rhythms of classic country with the unapologetically gritty rock n’ roll wave currently crashing over East Nashville. Their debut, Taking Off, features five tracks of storytelling doused in rich vocal harmony,…

ALBUM PREMIERE: THE DULL BLUE LIGHTS

“We acknowledge that genre exists, but have no interest in confining ourselves to being just a soul band, or a mod band, or a reggae band, and on and on,” says Todd Fausnacht, lead vocalist/guitarist of Philadelphia-based band The Dull Blue Lights. A wise speaker once said, “Once you’re through changing, you’re through,” and The Dull…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “LOVE & LUST” by JADEA KELLY

Canadian indie folk artist Jadea Kelly, who counts Nashville as her second home, will celebrate the U. S. release of her new album, Love & Lust, on Friday, April 21st. Love & Lust is Kelly’s third studio album–and her most vulnerable work yet, documenting her journey through anger, shame, mercy, and her ultimate celebration in…