Nashville

  • Breland Talks Cross Country (9/22 at MilkBoy)

    “I’m in service to the songs.  And what I mean when I say that is songs kind of have a life of their own.  There’s an energy when creating a song where I want the song to do what the song wants to do and not necessarily what I...
  • Riddy Arman: “I’m happy I can travel for a living now.”

    *Update: Sadly, Colter Wall’s entire fall tour (including all of his dates with Riddy Arman) are postponed until next year. “I started writing music as a form of meditation and therapy, without realizing it at the time.  That’s what I was using music and songwriting for.  So, my music...
  • Madi Diaz: “Came back to Nashville, got a fuckin’ bar job, and wrote a record…”

    “I think I’ve learned a lot and grown a lot.  I’ve never gotten so personal, and maybe blunt.  I’ve never allowed things to feel this raw and vulnerable,” says Nashville-based singer/songwriter Madi Diaz of her forthcoming album, History of a Feeling, out August 27th on ANTI-.  The LP, which...
  • Bella White Talks Teendom, Touring, and Joni Mitchell (MilkBoy SHOW CANCELLED)

    *Update: Sadly, and very much at the last minute, Bella White’s show 8/26 at MilkBoy has been cancelled due to health concerns at the venue. “All of Joni Mitchell’s earliest albums are my favorite of her stuff.  She got more honest as she progressed, but a lot of emotional...
  • Get to Know Leah Blevins’ Twenties with First Time Feeling

    “It’s vulnerability at its finest,” says Nashville-based Americana singer/songwriter Leah Blevins of her debut album, First Time Feeling (She’s chatting with me via phone from her Florida vacation.)  The album is out August 6th on Thirty Tigers, although Blevins has been on the scene and making music for quite...
  • Ashley Jordan on What’s Great About Country

    “I’m really real in my music.  I’m very honest and I just love to share stories.  That’s the great thing about country.  We’re not sugar-coating anything.  We’re into telling real stories and being down to Earth with things.  We’re like, ‘Let’s talk about it! Let’s sing about it!’ That’s...
  • The Dead Deads Are Alright

    According to their website, Nashville trio The Dead Deads include, “Failure, Bjork, Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, NOFX, Pavement, Pink Floyd, Queen, Weezer, Helmet, Cream, Beck and The Pixies,” amongst their biggest influences… Although that sounds more than a little bit confusing, the actual sounds churned out by Meta...
  • Mara Connor Talks COVID and Covers

    Last week Southern California singer/songwriter Mara Connor released the Decades EP, a celebration of some of the greatest songs of the second half of the twentieth century and also some of Connor’s best musical friends, with whom she collaborated on the five-song EP.  Connor covers songs by Fats Domino,...
  • Michaela Anne On Growing Up (Wed. at MilkBoy)

    Although the touring season is basically done, there are still a handful of shows set for the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection before the official start of this holiday season that I would recommend checking out.  Perhaps most-worth checking out is Nashville-based Americana songstress Michaela Anne, who...