PREVIEW: JOHN PAUL WHITE at THE GRAND OLE OPRY on 6/1/19

“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…

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…

RECAP: MUSICIANS CORNER, 5/13/17

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…

THE MUSICIANS CORNER 2017 LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT!

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…

EO8 ON LOCATION: RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS FESTIVAL, DAY 2

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…

RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT!

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…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with PENNY and SPARROW

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…