8 QUESTIONS with THE WAY DOWN WANDERERS

Peoria, Illinois-based collective The Way Down Wanderers recently released their latest album, illusions, and are tearing up the highways to bring their unique sound to eager audiences across the land. Foundationally, the band is bluegrass, sonically, they’re a little bit of everything. Consisting of five guys with a variety of musical backgrounds (Austin Krause-Thompson, Collin…

Eo8 PRESENTS: ROANOKE at THE HIGH WATT on 10/3/18

We’re so excited to present The Lil Smokies’ upcoming show at The High Watt on Wednesday, October 3rd, and one of the many reasons why is that we also love the supporting band, Nashville emerging Americana outfit Roanoke. Roanoke is helmed by Taylor Dupuis and Joey Beesley, who followed their respective musical paths to Nashville–fate intersected those…

Eo8 PRESENTS: THE LIL SMOKIES INTERVIEW

Eo8 is super pumped to present The Lil Smokies at The High Watt on Wednesday, October 3rd! Nashville’s own emerging Americana band Roanoke is set to provide opening support. Every day leading up to the festivities, we’ll be featuring the bands and giving away free stuff, like tickets to the show (click HERE to enter)!…

Eo8 PRESENTS: THE LIL SMOKIES at THE HIGH WATT on 10/3/18

  Eo8 is super pumped to present The Lil Smokies at The High Watt on Wednesday, October 3rd! Nashville’s own emerging Americana band Roanoke is set to provide opening support. Every day leading up to the festivities, we’ll be featuring the bands and giving away free stuff, like tickets to the show! Head on down…

#tbt: GREYHOUNDS at THE BASEMENT

In most music circles, Greyhounds are typically pegged solely as a blues outfit. However, even a cursory listen across the group’s many albums quickly reveals the band’s broader influences, spanning from jazz, soul, southern swamp, and a touch of twangy roots. Touring in support of their most recent album, Cheyenne Valley Drive, the band blazed…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: SLOSS FEST, DAY 2

Following Arcade Fire’s epic ending to the first day of the Sloss Music and Arts Festival, I came to the festival grounds with a renewed energy and optimistic mindset.  While the Sunday Sloss schedule carried several country and Americana names, there were also plenty of rock acts, some of which inspired us to make the…

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…

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, DAY 2

Weeks ahead of time, I had eagerly awaited my Friday schedule at the 2018 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.  With the day containing a mix of rising artists I had somehow missed throughout the winter concert season, as well as a few artists that I could not wait to see again, I had assembled the…