AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with SUSTO

As SUSTO frontman Justin Osborne and I sit and talk over coffee recently, he delivers some shocking news. “Tony Dong is no more,” he informs me, of the band’s beloved tour van, which was commemorated on a band t-shirt and was integral to SUSTO folklore. “Last time you and I talked, we were on tour—we … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with SUSTO

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: SUSTO at MERCY LOUNGE

In Nashville, there’s no such thing as a school night when it comes to live music, so it was no surprise that there was a healthy crowd at Mercy Lounge last Tuesday to witness the raw energy of Charleston-based progressive Americana outfit SUSTO. The band has been on tour for a while playing shows coast-to-coast, recently … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: SUSTO at MERCY LOUNGE

PREVIEW: PARKER MILLSAP at THE RYMAN on 2/13/15

Parker Millsap’s musical hero is legendary blues man Howlin’ Wolf, he loves pre-war jazz, and he grew up playing and singing in the Pentecostal church.  While old-time religion, slide guitar-driven blues, and growing up in small-town Oklahoma have all influenced him musically, don’t call his style a “throwback; “I’m not interested in regurgitating old forms, … Read more PREVIEW: PARKER MILLSAP at THE RYMAN on 2/13/15

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