Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, Feb. 24-25 – Brooklyn

Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, Feb. 24-25 – Brooklyn

As reported in No Depression back in 2005: “One February night, along the half-abandoned Brooklyn waterfront, Johnny Cash had a birthday party. A couple hundred people had packed a former longeshoreman’s bar to hear the songs of Cash and his in-laws, the Carter Family. Outside, a steady stream of yellow cabs pulled up, delivering locals […]

LONG-AWAITED SOPHOMORE ALBUM FROM KIERNAN MCMULLAN TO RELEASE MARCH 6

LONG-AWAITED SOPHOMORE ALBUM FROM KIERNAN MCMULLAN  TO RELEASE MARCH 6

Two Years is like a musical diary of life on the road Kiernan McMullan, the talented singer/songwriter and musician, will release his latest album, Two Years, on March 6, 2012 with American Cadence Records here in the United States and on Love Gum Records in the United Kingdom in May and June of 2012. McMullan […]

American Cadence Records: New Artist-Aware Label in Nashville

American Cadence Records: New Artist-Aware Label in Nashville

Nashville recording engineer Logan Buerlein and seasoned music veteran Kiernan McMullan have teamed up to create a refreshing new record label for artists who love their music and want to share it with the world. These talented and dedicated professional have something a little different in mind when it comes to producing and presenting a […]

Billy Joe Shaver, an interview

Billy Joe Shaver, an interview

Maybe I’m a little jaded, but there aren’t too many  people I’d get excited about meeting.  Billy Joe Shaver is an exception.  He’s a writer that proves less is more which meant a lot when my dad showed me “Tramp on Your Street” while I was in college.  Surrounded by people trying to use big […]

Album Review: Nameless Path by Marcus Foster

Album Review: Nameless Path by Marcus Foster

As always, I wish I could discuss every song on this album. Marcus Foster has done something truly special with Nameless Path, and each song deserves a mention, but I’ll try to keep it brief with some of the highest of the highlights. Rest assured that the whole album is worth adding to your collection. […]

New Studio Recording by Ireland’s Premier Female Vocalist Mary Black

New Studio Recording by Ireland’s Premier Female Vocalist Mary Black

BLIX STREET RECORDS LAUNCHES 2012 SCHEDULE WITH NEW STUDIO RECORDING BY IRELAND’S PREMIER FEMALE VOCALIST MARY BLACK Stories From The Steeples Set for Release on February 14 followed by New Albums by Cathy Jordan, Maia Sharp and “Dreams of the San Joaquin ” Anthology   Independent Blix Street Records will inaugurate 2012 with the U.S. release of STORIES […]

Bobby Long – Live at 3rd and Lindsley

Bobby Long – Live at 3rd and Lindsley

On November 17, 3rd and Lindsley welcomed Bobby Long – this time without his band.  As much as I enjoy hearing him play with a full band, I became acquainted with his music when it was just Bobby and a guitar, so there’s a special place in my heart for his acoustic sound. Bobby Long’s […]

Jabe Beyer at 3rd and Lindsley – November 17

Jabe Beyer at 3rd and Lindsley – November 17

It’s happened again.  I attended a show and found an opener that blew me away.  At 3rd and Lindsley on November 17, Jabe Beyer warmed the stage for Bobby Long and found a new fan in me.  I was embarrassed to admit that I’d never heard of him, and I’m even more embarrassed now that […]

Live Review: Other Voices — Irish Music and Literature (Le Poisson Rouge, NYC)

Live Review: Other Voices — Irish Music and Literature (Le Poisson Rouge, NYC)

By Jacob Blickenstaff (All photos c.2011, Jacob Blickenstaff) On October 27 and 28, Irish music series Other Voices marked its ten-year anniversary with two sold-out shows at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge. The three-hour-plus program featured an interwoven lineup of Irish and American musicians as well as several notable Irish writers. The program featured Glen […]

ATF Self-Interview: Folk Family Revival

ATF Self-Interview: Folk Family Revival

Texas roots quartet Folk Family Revival released their debut full-length, Unfolding, back in July of 2011. It’s an honest record, a gritty effort straight from the heart of these three brothers and one honorary brother. Produced and mixed by Jeffery Armstreet at Red Tree Recording Studio in Magnolia, Texas, the album also features Scott Davis, […]

Deer Tick: “Divine Providence” (Partisan Records)

Deer Tick: “Divine Providence” (Partisan Records)

By Crystal Murphy For better or for worse, Deer Tick’s Divine Providence (Partisan Records) documents the life of having been at it for some time. The Deer Tick men let you know what this album about right from the start: “We’re full grown men; we act like kids.” And the shouting background choral affirms: the […]

Good Times with Swear and Shake – Interview

Good Times with Swear and Shake – Interview

When New York band Swear and Shake visited Nashville at the end of September, I got a chance to talk with them in between a photo shoot with MD Laidlaw and their show at the Music City Bar and Grill.  In thirty minutes, we covered a lot of ground, during which I discovered the origin […]

Interview with Matt Duke (and Sometimes Jay Nash)

Interview with Matt Duke (and Sometimes Jay Nash)

On September 26, two-thirds of TFDI performed at 3rd and Lindsley.  Matt Duke was kind enough to speak with me before the show, and Jay Nash was kind enough to join on occasion.  In thirty minutes, we discussed everything from love songs to bobsledding.  These are seriously talented and very funny guys, and I enjoyed […]

The Backing Singer by Bobby Long – An EP Review

The Backing Singer by Bobby Long – An EP Review

I’ve been listening to anything Bobby Long has to offer since I picked up my copy of Dirty Pond Songs at his first show here in Nashville three years ago.  Over the years, he has proven to be prolific and exceptionally profound, but his latest offering, The Backing Singer, goes above anything he’s ever done […]