AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE from THE WHISTLES & THE BELLS

Nashville’s The Whistles & the Bells, alt-rock moniker of acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Bryan Simpson, will release his sophomore LP Modern Plagues via New West Records on April 28th. Prior to launching The Whistles & the Bells, Simpson had already won substantial success as a bluegrass mandolinist, serving a seven-year, three-album stint with the acclaimed progressive-bluegrass quartet Cadillac Sky.…

AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE from RON GALLO

Rocker Ron Gallo, who relocated his frenetic style and his giant curly hair to the Music City last year, has strong opinions about the state of cultural affairs. “It’s like everyone’s asleep these days, we’re all distracted, we’ve become drones, looking at screens, not thinking for ourselves. We are the problem, we just need to take responsibility…

AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE from THAT’S MY KID

We hung out in a garage (yes, a garage) with Murfreesboro, Tennessee’s resident blues/rock band, That’s My Kid, recently and they played a brand new song called “If I Was Your Man” just for you, beloved readers! The band has had a eventful year; they released an EP, TMK, Nashville’s bastion of independent radio, Lightning 100,…

AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE FROM ANTHONY D’AMATO

Modern folk maestro Anthony D’Amato has been tearing up the highways touring in support of his brilliant album The Shipwreck From the Shore, his first with label New West Records.  If you haven’t seen him perform live yet, you’re in luck–he’s still got plenty of dates left, and he’ll probably be in a town near you…