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…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: PILGRIMAGE FESTIVAL, DAY 1

It’s Saturday of Pilgrimage Music Festival, and as we arrived to the festival grounds that morning, all I could think about was how hot it was for the end of September in Franklin, Tennessee. After this initial thought, like everyone attending the festival, I decided to embrace the discomfort and take in every moment. This…

EO8 ON LOCATION: RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS FESTIVAL, DAY 3

The third day of Rhythm N’ Blooms was destined to be one for the books–as we prepared mentally and physically for one last day in Knoxville, anticipation mounted as I perused the schedule for the day. First stop–the Cripple Creek Stage to check out Ruby Amanfu + Steelism. Steelism opened the set with a few…

8 QUESTIONS with THE APACHE RELAY

I had an opportunity to chat with Michael Ford, Jr. of The Apache Relay, currently touring to support their new album, the self-titled Apache Relay, which is, hands down, one of the best albums of 2014. If you’re in or near Nashville, you can see them perform at Nashville Dancin’ FOR FREE on July 3rd, along…

ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES WITH STEELISM AT MERCY LOUNGE

I was at Mercy Lounge last week, on a mission to see southern soul septet St. Paul & The Broken Bones, from Birmingham, Alabama.  I say “on a mission” because that’s what it feels like when I set my sights on a show I want to attend; I gear up for it by “spreading the gospel”…