AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with RUBY FORCE

Evolution is the the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form; it’s a process that can be slow and painful, but one that is absolutely necessary in order to grow into whom we are meant to be. Such is the story of Erin McLaughlin. McLaughlin, the creative power behind … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with RUBY FORCE

PREVIEW: MATTHEW LOGAN VASQUEZ at THE HIGH WATT on 4/21/17

On April 21st, Matthew Logan Vasquez will release his second solo album, Does What He Wants, via Dine Alone Records, a collection of passionate, hardscrabble anthems about financials issues, death, jerky landlords, and general irritation. However, even with its intense subject matter, Does What He Wants is a seriously fun listen. “Blues is happy music, and … Read more PREVIEW: MATTHEW LOGAN VASQUEZ at THE HIGH WATT on 4/21/17

PREVIEW: THE APACHE RELAY at EXIT/IN on 4/11/15

I recently had a chance to catch up with Michael Ford, Jr., frontman for Nashville-based folk-rock band The Apache Relay; we last spoke in December, right before they were slated to usher us into 2015 with a show for the Music City New Year’s Eve Bash.  Since then, The Apache Relay has been busy doing a good bit of … Read more PREVIEW: THE APACHE RELAY at EXIT/IN on 4/11/15

RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS 2015: NASHVILLE TAKES KNOXVILLE

We’re no strangers to the music festival scene here in Tennessee…there’s the Americana Music Festival, the CMA Music Festival, and of course, there’s Bonnaroo.  Six years ago, the Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival was born in Knoxville; held over three days in the jewel of the Volunteer State’s historic hill country, Rhythm N’ Blooms is set for … Read more RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS 2015: NASHVILLE TAKES KNOXVILLE

#tbt MY ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CAGE THE ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE

At the end of each summer, Nashville hosts a weekly outdoor (and free!) concert series called Live On The Green.  Every year I eagerly await the lineup announcement, so I can plan accordingly of course, and this year’s lineup was…in a word…spectacular.  Unfortunately, the weather refused to cooperate the first two weeks, and since I know … Read more #tbt MY ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CAGE THE ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE

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