Interview: Ida Mae

A year ago, Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean, otherwise known as London roots-rock duo Ida Mae, pulled up stakes and relocated to Nashville. Was that scary? “Yes!” Turpin says with a laugh. “It was less scary since it was the two of us together. It wasn’t until we landed that we realized how far away... Continue Reading →

Live Show Review: Caroline Spence

There are some things that defy the hands of time.  At her recent concert at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley, Caroline Spence ended her show with the title track from her last album, Mint Condition.  The song, a clear fan favorite, is an ode to the timelessness of love.  However, the song could easily be used... Continue Reading →

Interview: Kellen of Troy

“It was the worst of times, it was the best of times, that’s more like it. The worst came first,” laughs Kellen Wenrich of the birth of his most recent project, Kellen of Troy, formed amidst life transitions, a breakup, and the demise of his band, Apache Relay. “There were a lot of things coming... Continue Reading →

The Monochromatic State of Americana

The Nashville-based Americana Music Association, who has taken up the mantel of preserving traditional music, making it known, and propelling it forward, defines “Americana,” in the musical sense, this way: “Americana is contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B, and blues, resulting in a distinctive... Continue Reading →

Live Show Review: Colter Wall, Pilgrimage Festival

Colter Wall has burst onto the Americana music scene recently with the release of his self-titled album, produced by famed Nashville producer Dave Cobb. His music is straightforward roots country and folk, drawing influence from Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, and Woody Guthrie. His voice is deep and snarled, which renders captivating stories about murder,... Continue Reading →

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