country

  • One-Time-Only: Plains in Eraserhood

    Katie Crutchfield has already graced the stage of Union Transfer twice this year, and during her third and most recent 2022 appearance at the Eraserhood ballroom, the singer/songwriter revealed that she was just informed she had played the venue more than any other artist…  Her two sold-out appearances this...
  • Tenille Townes: “It’s such a wonderful thing to see people singing along.” (11/4 at WCL)

    Canadian country singer/songwriter Tenille Townes’ upcoming show at the Music Hall at World Café Live this Friday, November 4th, is at least the third scheduled date for the emerging star’s headlining show at the legendary venue.  This January’s date was rescheduled for June, due to the latest strand of...
  • Michaela Anne: “I feel like my life is very different from what it was in 2019.” (9/28 at WCL)

    Although Americana singer/songwriter Michaela Anne calls Nashville home, she certainly has a special place in her heart for the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.  When we last spoke, in November of 2019, just prior to her headlining show at MilkBoy, she told me that her recent sold-out...
  • Faye Webster Sells Out and Goes Orchestral… Separately, haha (8/20 at UT, Currently Sold Out)

    Not many musicians are acclaimed for their ability to excel in both country and R&B… and even fewer (if any… ever) can claim to be world-class yo-yo-ers…  However, all of these things are true of Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Faye Webster, who grew up playing country in a family of Americana...
  • Getting to Know Jeremy Pinnell, “Pancake King of NKY” (8/13 at Silk City w/ Kelsey Waldon)

    *Unfortunately, the 8/13 show at Silk City has been cancelled/postponed. “I’m pretty blunt, it’s there, you can hear it, it’s obvious.  It’s not stream of consciousness stuff, like Bob Dylan.  It’s not like that at all,” says singer/songwriter (and self-professed “Pancake King of NKY”) Jeremy Pinnell about his classic...
  • Sierra Ferrell, A Night at the Opera

    This past Wednesday, June 1st, folk rocker Ray LaMontagne brought his Monovision Tour to the Metropolitan Opera House of Philadelphia, where he treated fans to 9 of the 10 songs of his Monovision LP, in addition to a number of fan favorites, from the stage of our city’s most...
  • Caitlyn Smith: “The entire evening is going to be a vibe.” (5/6 at MilkBoy)

    Last month Nashville-based country pop singer/songwriter Caitlyn Smith released High, her third LP and the follow-up to 2020’s Supernova.  And while Smith’s biggest credits still come from songs she’s written for others (Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” Cassadee Pope’s “Wasting All These Tears,” Meghan...
  • Waxahatchee, Two Nights for Two Years

    “I’ve been looking forward to this show for so long, for years now,” said Katie Crutchfield, better known as Waxahatchee, four songs into her set last Sunday night, before launching into “The Eye” off of the indie rock singer/songwriter’s 2020 album Saint Cloud.  The performance was the first of...
  • Adia Victoria’s “blues existentialism” (4/19 at MilkBoy)

    In the decade that Adia Victoria has been kicking out twangy blues jams (In the MC5 sense, not the hippie or party-ready sense.), she’s managed to play all of the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection’s favorite barroom dive venues, from local metal mecca Kung Fu Necktie, to...