For the last 17 years, iconic folk pop band Sister Hazel, who began their storied career in the early 90s, has hosted an event called The Rock Boat; essentially a maritime music festival that occurs every February, adventurous music lovers are treated to a lineup that features the best of what’s next and established artists alike … Read more SET SAIL ON THE ROCK BOAT HOSTED BY SISTER HAZEL!
This list wouldn’t be complete without hometown hero Dillon Hodges, a.k.a. firekid, represented here. The Nashville-by-way-of-Muscle Shoals Rockicana legend-in-the-making is a blog favorite (can you tell??!) and I was over the moon when he finally released his self-titled debut LP this year. There are so many songs from the album that could’ve made the cut (I’m … Read more THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “Movin’ On” – firekid
Nashville four piece alt-rock band Pilot Rouge, comprised of Kevin Terry (Guitars/Strings/Vocals), Niels Michael (Bass/Vocals), Allison Louise (Keys/Vocals), Nathan Phelps (Guitars/Vocals), and Josh Kleppin (Drums), is currently on tour supporting their latest release, a shimmering 5-song self-released EP called Legends that is all things indie in the most delicious way. While Pilot Rouge in its current incarnation … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with PILOT ROUGE
It’s funny how things happen sometimes, you know? My friends had told me about this artist they had seen called Firekid, a.k.a. Muscle Shoals born and raised and Nashville-based Dillon Hodges, and sent me videos of his swampy guitar-picking dubstep-y magic during his opening slot at a Colony House/Knox Hamilton show in Nashville that I, … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE FROM FIREKID
My most recent adventure? Traveling to Atlanta to see an Alex Clare show, as part of Skype’s Ones To Watch tour series! “So Susan, what exactly is this Ones To Watch series?” you may be asking; for six weeks only, Skype and the House of Blues have teamed up to give fans unprecedented access to six of … Read more REVIEW: ALEX CLARE with FIREKID and TAYLOR BERRETT
Y’ALL. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am. I am absolutely beside myself. Why, you ask? Well, allow me to explain! Yours truly has been asked to travel to the lovely city of Atlanta, Georgia to cover a show in the “Ones To Watch” tour series presented by Skype and Live … Read more PREVIEW: ALEX CLARE at CENTER STAGE THEATER ATLANTA on 12/15/14