Off The Stage: Darrell Scott

For most casual fans of music, the forty-five minutes that a band spends on the stage is all they can see. However, when the guitar cases are closed and the venue’s floor is littered with empty beer cans and trash, most bands load their gear into the van and return back to their normal lives.... Continue Reading →

Interview: Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton

“It’s like old times!” exclaims Samantha Parton of her reunion and collaboration with former Be Good Tanyas bandmate Jolie Holland. “It’s better than old times for me,” adds Holland. “I just love this band and the crew. It feels very personal. We both, in the intervening years, we’ve grown so much as musicians, and humans,... Continue Reading →

Off The Stage: Kris Delmhorst

For most casual fans of music, the forty-five minutes that a band spends on the stage is all they can see. However, when the guitar cases are closed and the venue’s floor is littered with empty beer cans and trash, most bands load their gear into the van and return back to their normal lives.... Continue Reading →

Off The Stage: JD McPherson

For most casual fans of music, the forty-five minutes that a band spends on the stage is all they can see. However, when the guitar cases are closed and the venue’s floor is littered with empty beer cans and trash, most bands load their gear into the van and return back to their normal lives.... Continue Reading →

Interview: Max Gomez

“I’m a working-class singer/songwriter who is pretty much always on tour, always writing, and looking towards the next thing,” says Max Gomez, the youngest of five boys from a Taos, New Mexico-based family. “One of my older brothers played guitar, and he was the guy in the family who always stop the show, the coolest... Continue Reading →

MCP Sessions: Suzie Brown

“‘Sweet Tooth’ was the very first song I ever wrote in Nashville, before I moved here,” says singer/songwriter Suzie Brown of her perennially punny tune. “My husband Scot [Sax] was here to write, and I was in the hotel. I thought I might as well write a song too,” she laughs. “And, I love candy.”... Continue Reading →

Interview: Stranger Friends

When you zoom out from your regular perspective of the world, it’s easy to find connections everywhere you look. So-and-so knows so-and-so who introduces you to so-and-so…much like Kevin Bacon, we’re all probably separated by six degrees or less to others in ways we’d never imagine possible. Such is the story of how Nashville-based Americountry... Continue Reading →

Interview: The Novel Ideas

“There’s something about a sad country song sung in a sad way that moves me more than anything else,” explains Daniel Radin of Massachusetts-based country folk band The Novel Ideas. “For all of us, there’s something about earnest, subtly sad music that hits us.” The band released a self-titled album in early September, which features... Continue Reading →

Off The Stage: Domino Kirke

For most casual fans of music, the forty-five minutes that a band spends on the stage is all they can see. However, when the guitar cases are closed and the venue’s floor is littered with empty beer cans and trash, most bands load their gear into the van and return back to their normal lives.... Continue Reading →

Interview: NHD

What would life be like without friends? Your “squad,” your “posse,” your “tribe”— the group of folks who share their lives with you, join in on your weirdness, and open your refrigerator without asking? Great accomplishments can happen through relationships with others, collaborations that enrich lives of not only the participants, but the lives of... Continue Reading →

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