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On Tragedy and Friends through Music

On Tragedy and Friends through Music

This is what I woke up to this morning. This was the first indication to me that something had gone horribly wrong while I slept. I was immediately filled with relief that my friend Larry was safe, about a millisecond later came sinking dread because if Larry was marked as safe that meant someone else […]

Arliss Nancy- Greater Divides

Arliss Nancy- Greater Divides

  Mike Tyson once said, “Everybody’s got a plan ‘til they get punched in the mouth”. That’s how I feel about the new Arliss Nancy album “Greater Divides” which was released this past week. I turned it up and pressed play in my car during the 15 minute commute home from work and by the […]

Left Arm Tan – Lorene – 2016

Left Arm Tan – Lorene – 2016

It was almost three years ago, to the day, that I wrote about Left Arm Tan’s Alticana. That was my first foray in to LAT and I’ve never looked back. I even talked them in to playing the worst show, for the band, that I’ve ever booked. The sound system never showed up and the […]

Support ART – M.Lockwood Porter and Michael Dean Damron need your help!

Support ART – M.Lockwood Porter and Michael Dean Damron need your help!

Hey Cats and Kittens! I am a HUGE fan of crowdfunding. I think eliminating the middle man is the best thing ever. I think it’s rad that I get the opportunity to be a patron of the art that I support. How fantastic is it that bands that are amazing can ask their fans to kick […]

Scott Nolan- Silverhill

Scott Nolan- Silverhill

Texas songwriter Hayes Carll definitely knows how to identify a great song to cover. I listened to “Bad Liver and a Broken Heart” about 50 times before I found out Hayes didn’t originally write the song. I was even more surprised to find out that the original songwriter hailed from Winnipeg ,Canada, which is about […]

Spring Fest 2016 Huntsville, Alabama

Spring Fest 2016 Huntsville, Alabama

First time I heard Lynyrd Skynyrd I was 10 years old, sitting in the passenger’s seat of a 1974 Ford F-150 while my biological father sat in the driver’s, drinking a beer and eating a chili dog. Or maybe it was when my cousin in North Carolina got high as hell after rolling his joints […]

Richmond Fontaine – “You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing To Go Back To”

Richmond Fontaine – “You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing To Go Back To”

Sometimes I’m just late to the party. When I was in high school I figured out that I was in love with a girl about two days before I found out I was going to be moving out of town. I just never let myself notice her until it was too late. That brings me […]

Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters – Midwest Heart/Southern Blues

Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters – Midwest Heart/Southern Blues

Nick Dittmeier and The Sawdusters Midwest Heart, Southern Blues is good time, Saturday night, Honky Tonk music that keeps the dance floor packed and the Preacher’s Sunday sermon at least one last call away. Like his Indiana contemporary, Austin Lucas, Dittmeier writes songs that are upbeat in the classic Southern Rock tradition but with thoughtful lyrics about […]

Austin Lucas – Between The Moon And The Midwest – 2016

Austin Lucas – Between The Moon And The Midwest – 2016

Welcome to my first piece for Ninebullets. Romeo Sid Vicious has been wanting to get me on the staff here and its an honour to be onboard. Yes, he reviewed the demo EP I put out recently but that was RSV’s own doing and his love of my music Without a doubt, Austin Lucas is […]

Rock Report – “Shoot the Mariner” in San Luis Obispo

Rock Report – “Shoot the Mariner” in San Luis Obispo

Hey buddies! Let me start this the way I start most of my relationships, with an apology. I’ve been slacking on making a first post for 9b, sorry. When RSV invited me to write a few pieces for the site I was beyond honored to do so. Like many of you’ve I’ve been following the […]

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