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MICHELLE EVANS INTERVIEWS TYLER CHILDERS

MICHELLE EVANS INTERVIEWS TYLER CHILDERS

Louisa, KY-based musician Tyler Childers has more talent for his 22 years than his fair share. At least, that’s what I’ve heard people say since he was about 19, and I think I’m prone to agree with them. For those who may not know of him – or even for those who do – here’s […]

MICHELLE EVANS INTERVIEWS MATT WOODS

MICHELLE EVANS INTERVIEWS MATT WOODS

As anyone who follows me on any of my social media sites has probably gathered, I’m a huge fan of Knoxville-based musician Matt Woods. I have to be in a strong state of mind and heart to listen to his music, and anyone who writes songs that make me feel that much is automatically Essential […]

MICHELLE EVANS INTERVIEWS JUSTIN WELLS OF FIFTH ON THE FLOOR

MICHELLE EVANS INTERVIEWS JUSTIN WELLS OF FIFTH ON THE FLOOR

The first time I met Justin Wells, I wasn’t quite sure how to take him. He’s well over 6 feet tall with a booming voice, a self-described “full o’ shit” jokester mentality, and a rather intimidating albeit charismatic stage presence. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to dine with him, see some more Fifth on […]

Michelle Evans Interviews Todd Farrell of Todd Farrell Jr. & the Dirty Birds:

Michelle Evans Interviews Todd Farrell of Todd Farrell Jr. & the Dirty Birds:

Todd Farrell & The Dirty Birds is a Nashville-based band celebrating the release of their first full-length album, All Our Heroes Live In Vans, due out October 31st. You can catch them tomorrow night, though, performing new and old songs alike at Mercy Lounge in Nashville, with the likes of Arliss Nancy, P.J. Bond, and […]

An Interview with Rachel Brooke

An Interview with Rachel Brooke

Rachel Brooke’s A Killer’s Dream came out at the end of 2012. I didn’t know who she was then and didn’t hear the record until a few months ago. It has quickly become one of my favorite records of 2013. We didn’t review the record when it came out and so I wanted to try […]

MICHELLE EVANS INTERVIEWS M. LOCKWOOD PORTER:

MICHELLE EVANS INTERVIEWS M. LOCKWOOD PORTER:

M. Lockwood Porter grew up outside Oklahoma admiring the likes of Bruce Springsteen and John Moreland. Sounds like a recipe for, at the very minimum, good taste to me. I caught up with Porter to talk about his Christian upbringing, coming of age, and his new solo album, Jonah’s Gone, due out July 11th. Tell […]

MICHELLE EVANS INTERVIEWS CORY CALL OF ARLISS NANCY

MICHELLE EVANS INTERVIEWS CORY CALL OF ARLISS NANCY

Cory Call at the Ninebullets Anniversary Party, 2012. I caught up with Cory Call of Arliss Nancy to talk about their upcoming record (and accompanying tour), due out this October. The interview is pretty lengthy and speaks for itself, so I’ll just leave you to it. Let’s start with the new album. Where are you […]

MICHELLE INTERVIEW'S JOHN MORELAND:

MICHELLE INTERVIEW'S JOHN MORELAND:

Like a lot of you, I’m guessing, I go to a lot of shows. There are many benefits to this, one of which is asking your favorite musicians who they’re listening to these days. Over the course of the past year or so, I noticed their lists almost always had two names in common: Townes […]

MICHELLE INTERVIEWS BRYN PERROTT (THE LUCERO EP COVER DESIGNER)

MICHELLE INTERVIEWS BRYN PERROTT (THE LUCERO EP COVER DESIGNER)

Bryn Perrott, a Morgantown, WV-based artist who works at Wild Zero Studios, created the artwork for the new Lucero EP, Texas and Tennessee. I caught up with her via email to see if she might answer a few questions, and she graciously obliged. What is the story behind the artwork for the new Lucero EP cover you […]

MICHELLE INTERVIEWS LUCERO'S RICK STEFF ABOUT HIS SOLO EP:

MICHELLE INTERVIEWS LUCERO'S RICK STEFF ABOUT HIS SOLO EP:

Rick Steff of Lucero has come out with a three-song EP on Archer Records, “Rick’s Booogie” (additional “o” an’ all). I caught up with him at one of the Illinois Lucero shows to talk about the makings of his EP, and what it was like to have his fellow Lucero members backing up one of his projects. I’ve said it before, […]