AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with AIRPARK

When beloved Nashville folk rock collective, The Apache Relay, made the difficult decision to disband at the end of 2015, bandmates and brothers Michael Ford, Jr. and Ben Ford decided it was time to explore uncharted territory.  “Ben and I are so passionate about crafting music and doing the band thing, it’s part of who…

REVIEW: THE APACHE RELAY at EXIT/IN

If you follow this blog (and if you don’t, what’s the deal?), you know that there’s a special place in my heart for Nashville-based alt-folk/roots band The Apache Relay.  I first saw them live in April 2012, purchased their album, American Nomad, from iTunes on the way home, and I’ve been a huge fan ever since.…

PREVIEW: THE APACHE RELAY at EXIT/IN on 4/11/15

I recently had a chance to catch up with Michael Ford, Jr., frontman for Nashville-based folk-rock band The Apache Relay; we last spoke in December, right before they were slated to usher us into 2015 with a show for the Music City New Year’s Eve Bash.  Since then, The Apache Relay has been busy doing a good bit of…

RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS 2015: NASHVILLE TAKES KNOXVILLE

We’re no strangers to the music festival scene here in Tennessee…there’s the Americana Music Festival, the CMA Music Festival, and of course, there’s Bonnaroo.  Six years ago, the Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival was born in Knoxville; held over three days in the jewel of the Volunteer State’s historic hill country, Rhythm N’ Blooms is set for…

NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH THE APACHE RELAY? YES PLEASE!

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE? If you’re in the western hemisphere, or breathing, you need to attend the 6th Annual Bash On Broadway in Nashville.  This year’s lineup includes our very own Apache Relay, along with Gavin DeGraw and Lady Antebellum…there will be fireworks as you watch the Music Note drop at midnight, and even though…

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…

THE SPRING HAS SPRUNG PLAYLIST

It’s getting warmer, the sun is shining, the trees are resplendent in their flowering glory, and everyone around me is sneezing.  Yes friends, it’s finally spring time in the Music City.  Here are some songs that I’m really excited about at the moment to help put you in a springtime frame of mind. 1.  Shelter…