Articles By: Jennifer Barry

Nashville author of young adult novels who can't abandon her love for music of all kinds.

Interview with Matt Duke (and Sometimes Jay Nash)

Interview with Matt Duke (and Sometimes Jay Nash)

On September 26, two-thirds of TFDI performed at 3rd and Lindsley.  Matt Duke was kind enough to speak with me before the show, and Jay Nash was kind enough to join on occasion.  In thirty minutes, we discussed everything from love songs to bobsledding.  These are seriously talented and very funny guys, and I enjoyed […]

The Backing Singer by Bobby Long – An EP Review

The Backing Singer by Bobby Long – An EP Review

I’ve been listening to anything Bobby Long has to offer since I picked up my copy of Dirty Pond Songs at his first show here in Nashville three years ago.  Over the years, he has proven to be prolific and exceptionally profound, but his latest offering, The Backing Singer, goes above anything he’s ever done […]

Audio Fidelity Aims for Broader Audience with New Midline ‘Target Series’ Imprint of Classic Reissues

Audio Fidelity Aims for Broader Audience with New Midline ‘Target Series’ Imprint of Classic Reissues

Via W3 Public Relations: Premier Audiophile Music Company Launches High-Quality, Affordable Product Line with October 11 Release of New York Metal Band Riot’s Acclaimed Fire Down Under With the October 11 release of metal band Riot’s classic 1981 album FIRE DOWN UNDER, Audio Fidelity launches its new Target Series imprint, designed to broaden the company’s audience beyond its longstanding […]

British Singer-Songwriter Lee MacDougall Wraps Up Second U.S. Tour with Plans for Return Visit in Spring, 2012

British Singer-Songwriter Lee MacDougall Wraps Up Second U.S. Tour with Plans for Return Visit in Spring, 2012

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Swear and Shake – September 29, Music City Bar and Grill

Swear and Shake – September 29, Music City Bar and Grill

Sometimes I get to see a band performing live and I wonder, “Do they even know?  Can they feel that magic they’re making, or are they just hoping they don’t mess up?”  I’m not talking about smoke and mirrors magic either.  I’m talking about real magic – the kind that earns a letter to Hogwarts […]

Words with Buffalo Clover

Words with Buffalo Clover

Back in August, I got a chance to sit down with some of the members of Buffalo Clover, Margo Price, Jason White, and Matt Gardner.  In thirty minutes, we covered carnivals, scalawags, and cliff diving.  Read on to get inside the minds of Nashville’s most eclectic band. ATF: How would you describe your music for […]

TFDI – When I Stop Running

TFDI – When I Stop Running

Individually, the members of TFDI (Totally F***in’ Doing It) are some of the most prolific, musical, and creative artists in the singer/songwriter circuit, so I could only imagine what these three amazing musicians would do when recording together.  Their first EP of four songs was just a tiny taste of what they can do – […]

From the Bottom of My Punk-Pop Heart – Reviewing Since Forever and Yours Truly

From the Bottom of My Punk-Pop Heart – Reviewing Since Forever and Yours Truly

There are a few things that I just won’t apologize for, and loving punk-pop is one.  While I like to read deeply into lyrics, feel guitar chords rolling up my spine, and drown in complex harmonies, sometimes I also just like to open the sunroof and blast something fun and fresh while driving through the […]

Heather Bond Trio Blows My Mind – August 13, 3rd and Lindsley

Heather Bond Trio Blows My Mind – August 13, 3rd and Lindsley

It’s not often that a warm-up act really blows my mind, so when they do, I know they’re special.  When I went to see Lee MacDougall at 3rd and Lindsley on August 13, the Heather Bond Trio became the latest in a very short line of mindblowers.  I was skeptical when they took the stage, […]

A Night with Buffalo Clover (and Others) – August 20, The Basement

A Night with Buffalo Clover (and Others) – August 20, The Basement

It’s always a pleasure to see some live music in Nashville, but it’s especially brilliant when every act that takes the stage is entertaining and magnetic.  The night I went to see Buffalo Clover at The Basement, I experienced one of those rare nights–when everything came together and the bands warming the stage were stellar, […]

Lee MacDougall Speaks – Interview, August 13

Lee MacDougall Speaks – Interview, August 13

Before Lee MacDougall took the stage in Nashville on August 13, I got a chance to talk with him for a few minutes.  With his easy, charming wit, Lee discussed heavy metal, TJ Maxx, and his mom.   ATF:  How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard you? LM: Um, wow.  […]

Album Review: Buffalo Clover – Low Down Time

Album Review: Buffalo Clover – Low Down Time

As one of the most diverse and well-rounded bands in the Nashville area, Buffalo Clover can always be counted on to give us music that makes us think and move and wish that we could make music just like they do.  I first fell in love with their sound when I heard Midnight Circus from […]

Lee MacDougall Brings It – Live at 3rd and Lindsley, August 15

Lee MacDougall Brings It – Live at 3rd and Lindsley, August 15

It’s not unusual to hear an artist nail it on an EP or LP but fumble when performing live.  Lee MacDougall is NOT one of these artists.  From the moment he opened his mouth on the stage at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, he gave us the very same vocals, dynamics, range, and wit that […]

If Walls Could Talk – Lee MacDougall EP Review

If Walls Could Talk – Lee MacDougall EP Review

Never has an entire album or EP made it into my regular playlist rotation, but Lee MacDougall broke that record with If Walls Could Talk.  Not only did I gleefully add every song to every playlist, I turned up the volume every time one of the songs queued up.  This is an extended EP with […]