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Bobby Long – Live at 3rd and Lindsley

Bobby Long – Live at 3rd and Lindsley

On November 17, 3rd and Lindsley welcomed Bobby Long – this time without his band.  As much as I enjoy hearing him play with a full band, I became acquainted with his music when it was just Bobby and a guitar, so there’s a special place in my heart for his acoustic sound. Bobby Long’s […]

Jabe Beyer at 3rd and Lindsley – November 17

Jabe Beyer at 3rd and Lindsley – November 17

It’s happened again.  I attended a show and found an opener that blew me away.  At 3rd and Lindsley on November 17, Jabe Beyer warmed the stage for Bobby Long and found a new fan in me.  I was embarrassed to admit that I’d never heard of him, and I’m even more embarrassed now that […]

Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Not Fragile” Remastered by Audio Fidelity

Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Not Fragile” Remastered by Audio Fidelity

I’m often told that I’m “too young” to enjoy a certain type of music – specifically anything that was released before 1990.  After all, what would a 33-year old know about the Beatles, the Eagles, Led Zeppelin, and many other classic bands that shaped the music I’m “supposed” to like?  Well, I can tell you […]

Deer Tick: “Divine Providence” (Partisan Records)

Deer Tick: “Divine Providence” (Partisan Records)

By Crystal Murphy For better or for worse, Deer Tick’s Divine Providence (Partisan Records) documents the life of having been at it for some time. The Deer Tick men let you know what this album about right from the start: “We’re full grown men; we act like kids.” And the shouting background choral affirms: the […]

Good Times with Swear and Shake – Interview

Good Times with Swear and Shake – Interview

When New York band Swear and Shake visited Nashville at the end of September, I got a chance to talk with them in between a photo shoot with MD Laidlaw and their show at the Music City Bar and Grill.  In thirty minutes, we covered a lot of ground, during which I discovered the origin […]

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 […]

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 […]

Little John the Conqueror: An Interview with The Reverend John DeLore

Little John the Conqueror: An Interview with The Reverend John DeLore

Back in August, with Hurricane Irene bearing down on NYC and New England, Brooklyn singer/songwriter The Reverend John DeLore tweaked the lyrics to the old Leadbelly classic, “Goodnight Irene,” giving it a timely Gotham City theme, a musical plea to spare the island metropolis. DeLore recorded a solo acoustic version around 3pm on August 28, […]

Album review of Paladino: Paladino

Album review of Paladino: Paladino

The Los Angeles, California based band Paladino will release their self-titled debut album on November 15, 2011. The album is a mix of original songs and covers of classic country tunes like the standard Have You Ever Been Lonely and the seminal Green Green Grass of Home which was made popular by the late-great Porter […]

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 […]