Category: Five-Star Fridays/Music

Five-Star Fridays

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Given that he seems to have been the theme this week, a commenter has asked for some John Hiatt. Here’s “Lift Up Every Stone,” of Hiatt’s 2000 back-porch stomper, Crossing Muddy Waters.

Five Star Fridays

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Heard this band for the first time in Nashville last week. The rich, smoky, throwback voice belongs to Katie Robertson. The band is called Stagolee.


Five Star Fridays

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

I was introduced to the Alabama Shakes last week by way of the No Depression Twitter feed.


Five-Star Fridays

Friday, November 25th, 2011

One of my favorite covers. Beck and Emmylou Harris sing Gram Parsons’ “Sin City.”

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Five-Star Fridays

Friday, November 18th, 2011

New at Nashville Byline: The Cold Stares

Friday, November 11th, 2011

I have a new post up at Nashville Byline that profiles Nashville blues band the Cold Stares. It includes the acoustic tunes they played from my couch earlier this year, an interview with the band, and my first attempt at using iMovie, below.

Photo of the Day

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Here’s another one of Keb’ Mo’ at the Americana Music Fest.

Photo of the Day

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

The Blind Boys of Alabama, in Nashville.

Photo of the Day

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

The Jayhakws, in Nashville.

Photo of the Day

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Kenny Vaughan, in Nashville.

Photo of the Day

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Carrie Rodriguez, playing in Nashville.

Five-Star Fridays

Friday, November 4th, 2011

We’ll go with a Nashville-based Griffin House this week. Love the ambiguity in this song. Can’t decide if it’s a sappy love ballad, or a sarcastic, passive-aggressive kiss-off.


Nashville Byline Returns

Monday, October 17th, 2011

My Nashville Byline blog has relaunched over at Huffington Post.

The first post today is my report from the Americana Music Fest. It comes with a slideshow of photos from the festival, including an uncomfortably up-close photo of John Oates.

Buddy Holly, “Rock and Roll Specialist”

Monday, October 17th, 2011

The introduction to this Buddy Holly performance on Arthur Murray Dance Party . . .  is simply wonderful.

(Hat tip: Lucy Steigerwald.)

Photos of the Day

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Here are a few shots and a short video of a great old-timey band I caught on Royal Street in New Orleans Saturday. They’re called the Loose Marbles.

Still working out how to shoot video with the new camera, as you can see by the (lack of) focus.