Archive for the ‘Artists’ Category

Album review of Lydia Loveless: Indestructible Machine

Album review of Lydia Loveless: Indestructible Machine

Bloodshot Records is set to release Lydia Loveless: Indestructible Machine on Tuesday September 12, 2011. Loveless is a 21 year old songwriter from Columbus, Ohio with the heart of a traditional country singer and the attitude and bravado of a gutter punk musician. Her songs range the gamut from Loretta Lynn style country vocals and […]

Nashville’s Derek Hoke: ATF – Beyond the Music

Nashville’s Derek Hoke: ATF –  Beyond the Music

We’re introducing a new feature here at The Flood called Beyond the Music. (Yes, in the spirit of VH1’s sensationalistic “Behind the Music” series, but without the ubiquitous tragedies.) Each installment of ATF – Beyond the Music will feature a video with commentary by the artist about the song, the video shoot, the album, juicy […]

Album review of Bearfoot: American Story

Album review of Bearfoot: American Story

Compass Records Group will release Bearfoot: American Story on September 27, 2011. American Story is the follow up to the bands critically acclaimed 2009 Compass Records debut album Doors and Windows, which reached #1 on Billboards Bluegrass chart. The Nashville quintet has experienced a few personnel changes since their last release. Angela Oudean (fiddle) and […]

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, […]

Good Night, Hurricane Irene — Rev. John DeLore

Good Night, Hurricane Irene — Rev. John DeLore

Hurricane Irene (NYC 2011) by The Reverend John DeLore & Friends As a Florida native, I’ve been through a handful of major hurricanes. Now, living in the Georgia Piedmont, I’ve also experienced the horrifying fury of a tornado. It tore off the top of my neighbor’s house and obliterated my aluminum shed, which I never […]

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.  […]

Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening with Bottle Rockets

Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening with Bottle Rockets

White Bluff, Nashville, and all of Middle Tennessee, today August 16, 2011, Bloodshot Records will release Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening with Bottle Rockets. The album is a departure from the plugged in rock sound the band has been playing since their inception in 1992. The signature raucous rock sound has been stripped down […]

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 […]

Scott H. Biram free Mp3s and Tour News

Scott H. Biram free Mp3s and Tour News

Scott H. Biram “The Dirty Old One Man Band” and high priest of the “First Church of the Ultimate Fanaticism” is back home in Texas from his Midwest tour. There will be little rest for the wicked, however, as Biram has a new album, Bad Ingredients, set for release on October 11, 2011 and a […]

Wagons: Rumble, Shake and Tumble

Wagons: Rumble, Shake and Tumble

Rumble, Shake And Tumble is the latest release by Australian country-roots-rock band Wagons and is set to drop August 16, 2011, on Thirty Tigers records. Wagons have carved out a following in their native Australia with their wily personalities, boisterous live performances, and roots based sound. Country music fans will find a lot to like […]

Guy Clark “Songs and Stories” Dualtone

Guy Clark “Songs and Stories” Dualtone

The first thing I noticed looking at the cover art for “Songs and Stories”  was on the inner part of the gatefold.  There are three photos — one of Guy Clark and one each of Verlon Thompson and Shawn Camp, who are both good friends and long-time collaborators of Clark’s. Perhaps the most interesting thing […]

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 […]