Nerissa and Katryna Nields share some memorable tour van names (“Moby Juan Van Kanobe”), rehearsing in the car, and how they spent the money that they earned at their first gig.
If you’re someone who enjoys really good blues harmonica in the tradition of Little Walter, Andrew Alli is your guy. A relative newcomer from Richmond, Virginia, when Alli blows the harp he can capture the blues vibe of the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, Chicago and points in between. In his early thirties, Alli is part of […]
Here’s another installment of my informal trip down memory lane to savor favorite songs from the past few years. This time it’s a pair from Hannah Aldridge, whose Gold Rush was a favorite from 2017. Here’s “Burning Down Birmingham” from that release, plus a bonus cover of Jackson Browne’s “These Days”.
Self-proclaimed “legacy cat” banjoist Danny Barnes talks about the words of “encouragement” that he received from a former day job boss and talks about why he still plays shows.
Guitarist Larry Keel talks about writing his first song while sitting in a corn field, the time that his van transmission went out, and the weekly pickin’ jams that took place in Fauquier County, VA.
Some songwriters have a sort of osmosis whereby they can synthesize wonderful stories from the lives of people they meet, or sometimes just read about. Others are destined to write about the life they live and live the life they write about. Glenn Jones seems to be cut from the cloth of the latter. He […]
Singer-songwriter Robert Vincent talks about overcoming self-doubt and shares tips for touring Scotland.
Folk singer Vance Gilbert talks about why he buys guitar strings by the pack and why songwriters should pay close attention to the melodies of the greats.
Singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling talks about going through tour vehicles like Kleenex, reusable water bottles, and the musician’s waiting game.