PREVIEW: KEUNING at THE HIGH WATT on 11/14/18

At the ripe old age of 14, Dave Keuning picked out his Christmas gifts from the Sears catalog, and a guitar was the first item on the list. “I didn’t get it, but I got like the next five things after,” he recalls. “Later, I was at a friend’s house who had a guitar and…

PREVIEW: CARL BROEMEL at MERCY LOUNGE on 10/6/18

”To me, it doesn’t get old–if it only lasts less than three weeks. That’s I think that’s my limit,” laughs Carl Broemel, well-known as the guitarist for My Morning Jacket and for his solo work, of his feelings on touring. “It’s a psychological barrier that I personally hit after two and a half weeks or…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “YOUR ABSENCE, A CLOSENESS” by MONICA MOSER

“If your absence is a closeness your presence is just a lie,” declares Nashville singer/songwriter Monica Moser in “This Ache,” the first song on her new album your absence, a closeness, which is set for release tomorrow, October 5th, Moser’s first official release since her 2013 debut EP Human Heart. The record includes three previously released singles, three…

PREMIERE: “GIVE IN TO ME” by CHARLOTTE LEIGH

Nashville-based songrafter and Zac Brown protégé Charlotte Leigh, a self-described city girl who revels in the freedom of the great wide open, got her start singing in church. With a firm grasp on her roots, she spreads her wings with “Give In To Me,” her new single set for release on September 28th. “This song is by far…

PREMIERE: “MORNING SUN” by FINE LINES

It’s a classic “Nashville” kind of story–artist moves to the Music City, works in the service industry by day, performs at open mics by night, meets other talented hopefuls who want to join forces, and magic is made. Such is the journey of Nashville rock outfit Fine Lines, whose melodic brand of rock n’ roll brings…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “HOLLYWOOD GOLD” by THE PRESCRIPTIONS

Nashville-based rock outfit The Prescriptions recently partnered with GemsOnVHS to film a live back porch performance video for their new single “Hollywood Gold.” “‘Hollywood Gold’ happened very fast,” says The Prescriptions’ Hays Ragsdale. “The verses and chorus came together very quickly, probably took 15 minutes to finish writing. It was one of those rare moments…

PREMIERE: “SING!” by COYOTE CHOIR

  In this day of instantaneous information and anonymous criticism hurled without accountability from behind digital screens, it can be a difficult task to stand out on your own and be a voice rather than an echo. It takes courage to use our talents to make the world a better place. Nashville band Coyote Choir,…

PREMIERE: “UNDERTOW” by JON REYNOLDS and THE ACHES

“Find me a groove that I want to play, not worried about yesterday, I’m right here and now,” sings Nashville singer/songwriter Jon Reynolds in his new tune “Undertow.” The track, written with and produced by Ben Cramer of Old Sea Brigade and mastered by Josh Reynolds (Little Big Town), is the lead single from Fear Of…,…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “GATHERING THE GOOD” EP by DEVON HEATH

I’ve been told all my life, ‘Oh, you should be a singer.’ I’ve never thought of anything else,” says Nashville-based artist Devon Heath, who will release his latest EP, Gathering The Good, on August 3rd. As it goes, Heath’s path has been a long and winding road, one that began in a tiny town in West…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “OH ELEANOR” by FOREST FIRE GOSPEL CHOIR

It’s been said that love is all we need—and in Forest Fire Gospel Choir’s whimsical new video “Oh Eleanor,” that statement rings true between two humanoid bug creatures who meet on a bus and dance their way through the streets of Memphis. Of the video, the band says: “‘Oh Eleanor’ is for daydreamers and hopeless…