“I’m trying to make you cry,” says John Paul White, unashamed at the effect his music has on the masses. “I’m trying to make me cry. I mean, those are the kinds of songs that I love. Those are the songs I’ve always been drawn to, like from my earliest years.” The Florence, Alabama-based White … Read more PREVIEW: JOHN PAUL WHITE at THE GRAND OLE OPRY on 6/1/19
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 … Read more ALBUM PREMIERE: “BLUE WORLD” by DELLA RAY
The warm weather is here to stay in Nashville, which means that Musicians Corner is now in full swing–the weekly spring/summer/fall free music event is one of the perks of living in Music City. The series has continuously grown and has an impressive lineup this year; with so many great artists, we had to head … Read more RECAP: MUSICIANS CORNER, 5/13/17
Musicians Corner, a free, weekly summertime concert series held in Nashville’s Centennial Park is gearing up for its 2017 season, and HOLY BUCKETS, Y’ALL! This lineup is the absolute business! The two-day Kick Off Celebration begins on May 12th and 13th, and Musicians Corner has announced 18 additional artists who will perform on the Lightning 100 Acoustic … Read more THE MUSICIANS CORNER 2017 LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT!
Knoxville’s Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival was greeted with perfect weather and a rocking lineup for the second day of events. First stop–the Pretentious Beer Co. secret show stage, where we were kindly surprised by a treat: John Paul White. Though he played solo, his voice and guitar rendered each awestruck attendee utterly speechless; with beautiful … Read more EO8 ON LOCATION: RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS FESTIVAL, DAY 2
HOLY BUCKETS, Y’ALL! Rhythm N’ Blooms, Knoxville, Tennessee’s annual music festival, gets more impressive every year! We were blown away by this year’s lineup Presented by Yee-Haw Brewing Company and co-produced by Dogwood Arts and Attack Monkey Productions, the shindig will descend upon the Old City in Knoxville on April 7th for three fun-filled days … Read more RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT!
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Andy Baxter, who, with Kyle Jahnke, comprises folkicana duo Penny and Sparrow. The pair released their delicious new album, Let A Lover Drown You, on March 11th via Single Lock Records, and were en route to a venue in Seattle: Andy: Social media has been kind, and people have … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with PENNY and SPARROW