Eo8 PRESENTS: ROANOKE at THE HIGH WATT on 10/3/18

We’re so excited to present The Lil Smokies’ upcoming show at The High Watt on Wednesday, October 3rd, and one of the many reasons why is that we also love the supporting band, Nashville emerging Americana outfit Roanoke. Roanoke is helmed by Taylor Dupuis and Joey Beesley, who followed their respective musical paths to Nashville–fate intersected those … Read more Eo8 PRESENTS: ROANOKE at THE HIGH WATT on 10/3/18

PREVIEW: DAVID RAWLINGS at THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM on 1/23/18

“It’s always nice to play in the southeast,” says David Rawlings as he watches the snow fall outside of his east Nashville home and prepares to go on tour in support of his latest album, Poor David’s Almanack. “There are a lot of people here who connect with the same music we connect with,” he … Read more PREVIEW: DAVID RAWLINGS at THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM on 1/23/18

ALBUM PREMIERE: “MOONSVILLE III” by MOONSVILLE COLLECTIVE

Southern California rootstastic string outfit Moonsville Collective, purveyors of what they call “California Goodtime,” got their start by sitting in on jug band and old-time music circles where an infectious and pure spirit of “music for music’s sake” lived, and injecting that same spirit into their songs and their lives became their quest. Before 2017, the band … Read more ALBUM PREMIERE: “MOONSVILLE III” by MOONSVILLE COLLECTIVE

PREVIEW: MY POLITIC ALBUM RELEASE at THE FAMILY WASH on 8/28/17

Nick Pankey and Kaston Guffey, who seem more like brothers than life-long friends, met each other in the Ozark, Missouri middle school equivalent of home economics class. “It was a great class, and of course we met girls,” says Pankey with a laugh. The pair bonded over music in high school, and made basement recordings … Read more PREVIEW: MY POLITIC ALBUM RELEASE at THE FAMILY WASH on 8/28/17

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: RISING APPALACHIA at CANNERY BALLROOM

Rising Appalachia is more than just a band–it’s a rallying cry in support of world music, social and economic justice, and cultural preservation. Upon entering the Cannery Ballroom last Thursday, it was apparent that we were about to experience no ordinary show. The normally barren corridors between the entrance and the stage were lined with … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: RISING APPALACHIA at CANNERY BALLROOM

REVIEW: MANDOLIN ORANGE at EXIT/IN

To support the recent release of their fabulous new album Blindfaller, Mandolin Orange has hit the road to share the new tunes with eager listeners—I’ve fallen in love with these new songs and have had their Nashville show date circled on my calendar for weeks. The pair took the stage at the crowded Exit/In with … Read more REVIEW: MANDOLIN ORANGE at EXIT/IN

PREVIEW: THE FELICE BROTHERS at THE HIGH WATT on 10/1/16

Woodstock, New York-based rootsy alt-folk outfit The Felice Brothers are currently on an extensive tour supporting the release of their latest album, Life In The Dark, which came out this June via Yep Roc Records. I recently chatted with James Felice, who filled me in on the details: Me: “I heard you recorded the album on … Read more PREVIEW: THE FELICE BROTHERS at THE HIGH WATT on 10/1/16

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE HOLLOWS

Crowded around a small coffee shop table with 5 of the 6 members of Brooklyn-based rockicana band The Hollows, I noticed that this was indeed a group of individuals as different as the beverages they had ordered at the counter. Comprised mostly of college friends with backgrounds in theater, The Hollows formed in 2009; making … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE HOLLOWS

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE at MERCY LOUNGE

It felt like I was attending a serious hot yoga session last week, as a sold-out and sweaty crowd, a.k.a. The Tribe,  pushed its way into every nook and cranny of the humid Mercy Lounge to see Nahko & Medicine For The People.  I wasn’t exactly sure how this was all going to pan out—I … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE at MERCY LOUNGE

ALBUM REVIEW: “CLEOPATRA” by THE LUMINEERS

The Lumineers have returned to the spotlight bringing with them a resplendent sophomore effort, Cleopatra, due out April 8th via Dualtone Records.  This band holds a special place in my heart, as their self-titled 2012 blockbuster of a debut album was the soundtrack to, well, my life at that time.  Their folktastic style of song arrangement, elegantly … Read more ALBUM REVIEW: “CLEOPATRA” by THE LUMINEERS

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