Kelly Does Her Best: 10 Albums That Changed the Game for the Artists Who Made Them

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Reviews
Kelly Does Her Best: 10 Albums That Changed the Game for the Artists Who Made Them

Each year, it’s nearly impossible to narrow a “best of” list down to 10 entries. It’s also clearly impractical to define what “best” even means. This year, though, it wouldn’t much matter what my list’s theme was, Brandi Carlile and Marlon Williams would be sitting next to each other at the top of it, as […]

Rosanne Cash: She Remembers Everything

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Reviews
Rosanne Cash: She Remembers Everything

Aging is a fact of life that can be resisted, but never outrun, so the smarter tactic is generally to embrace the wisdom that comes from having witnessed so many years passing by. Those who do so recognize that it is better to be the grand old oak towering over the land than the small, […]

JP Harris: Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing

Posted on Nov 7, 2018 in Reviews
JP Harris: Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing

The lived experience is what gives music, of any kind, meaning. After all, conveying truth, of every kind, is the songwriter’s job. No matter where on the emotional spectrum a song falls, if it’s not steeped in the honesty of human existence, it can’t fulfill its artistic potential. Few songwriters in Nashville have had as […]