Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

CJ RAMONE & Strung Out Talk About “It’s Not Dead Fest”

CJ RAMONE & Strung Out Talk About “It’s Not Dead Fest”

Tomorrow Saturday Oct 10 marks the first “It’s Not Dead Fest” at San Manual Amphitheater in San Bernardino, Ca. – and for old burnouts like me its like 1997 all over again, only this time I am fat, bald, and old. On the bill, to name a few, will be Descendents, 7 Seconds, Swingin Utters, […]

Bobby Long’s Wishbone: Album Review

Bobby Long’s Wishbone: Album Review

A Talk with Bobby Long: Part Three It’s not accurate to say Bobby Long reinvents himself with every album, however much evidence the music gives. Instead, I think each EP and LP is a step toward something greater, and Wishbone is no exception. Bobby Long told me he never intended to be labeled a singer-songwriter—that […]

A Talk with Bobby Long – Part Two

A Talk with Bobby Long – Part Two

I grew up listening to folk music and murder ballads, thanks to my parents. While other kids were glued to Casey Kasem on Sunday afternoons, I nodded along to The Kingston Trio or Joan Baez in the backseat of the car. I probably wasn’t old enough to appreciate Little Boxes, and that’s why I take […]

Spotlight on Anderson East

Spotlight on Anderson East

I’d only met him once, after a show at The Basement on 8th Avenue, where he performed before Sam Bradley and Marcus Foster and completely stole my heart. Any other knowledge I had of his appearance came through professional photographs on his website. Anderson East is magnetic on stage and sultry in pictures, and I […]

A Talk with Bobby Long – Part One

A Talk with Bobby Long – Part One

Bobby Long is one of the most dynamic singer-songwriters of the last five years, and as his world gets bigger, so does his music. He puts everything he has into each song, giving very personal experiences in veiled, metaphorical phrases. Hearing his lyrics or reading his poetry is like having a conversation with the man, […]

The Trishas to Release High, Wide and Handsome on August 7 – Interview

The Trishas to Release High, Wide and Handsome on August 7 – Interview

Prior to January of 2009, Jamie Wilson, Liz Foster, Kelley Mickwee and Savannah Welch were mere acquaintances, each pursuing their own musical ventures through various outlets. It wasn’t until the four songstresses gathered in Steamboat, Colorado to perform a tribute to Savannah’s father, singer-songwriter Kevin Welch, that a much stronger connection became evident.  Alas, it […]

The Be Good Tanyas Are Back with ‘A Collection’ – Interview

The Be Good Tanyas Are Back with ‘A Collection’ – Interview

By: Gillian McClellan For Canadian trio The Be Good Tanyas, 2012 marks the end of a four year long hiatus – and the start of a new learning curve. The group, formed in Vancouver in 1999, is set to release their newest album, entitled ‘A Collection (2000-2012),’ on July 17. The career retrospective boasts fan-favorites […]

Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes Offer Infectious Sounds, Intelligent Music, and Mass Appeal

Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes Offer Infectious Sounds, Intelligent Music, and Mass Appeal

Nashville is a veritable breeding ground for the very best new music, no matter the genre, and Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes is just one more piece of solid proof supporting this theory of mine. If you haven’t heard of them, it’s okay. You will, and very soon. The quartet, headed by Daniel Ellsworth, […]

Father’s Day Special: An Interview With Jim Avett (Father to Scott and Seth Avett)

Father’s Day Special: An Interview With Jim Avett (Father to Scott and Seth Avett)

[Originally published on Father’s Day 2010, ATF decided to re-run this interview in honor of good fathers everywhere. Jim Avett is the father of Scott and Seth — you know, the Avett Brothers. Jim Avett’s latest album, Second Chance, was released in February 2012 and is available on iTunes. Enjoy.] When asked about his plans […]

Breaking Down the Fourth Wall with The Vespers’ Phoebe Cryar

Breaking Down the Fourth Wall with The Vespers’ Phoebe Cryar

Phoebe Cryar on Songwriting, Nashville, and Jam-Session-Campfire-Cookout-Things By Dacey Orr Not many kids get the opportunity to sing background vocals and hanging around studios in Music City, but for sisters Callie and Phoebe Cryar of family folk band The Vespers, it was just a part of growing up. “It’s crazy because when you grow up […]

American Cadence Records Set to Release Charlie Abbott’s “Brand New Weather”

American Cadence Records Set to Release Charlie Abbott’s “Brand New Weather”

In the wake of the undeniable success that is Kiernan McMullan’s sophomore album, Two Years, American Cadence Records is preparing to bring something a little grittier to the table. Charlie Abbott embraces the indie scene and takes pride in stepping on the cracks, and this is evident in his forthcoming record.   Charlie’s no stranger […]

Charleston Trio Heyrocco Prepares for Album Debut, COMFORT

Charleston Trio Heyrocco Prepares for Album Debut, COMFORT

My regard for the unheard music of the world is widely known, and as a result I get emails from friends all over the place, telling me I should check out this band or that one. Most of the time, I have an enjoyable experience, but I move back to the favorites in my playlists […]

Canada’s Doing Something Right – A Chat With Your New Favorite Band Elliott BROOD

Canada’s Doing Something Right – A Chat With Your New Favorite Band Elliott BROOD

I was just at the time starting to be annoyed with The Avett Brothers that the stars aligned and I first heard Elliott Brood. I’m a sucker for minimalism, but rowdy; for harmonies, but raspy; and these 3 cats that make Elliott Brood did the trick. They got some slow jams that you kind of […]

American Cadence Records: New Artist-Aware Label in Nashville

American Cadence Records: New Artist-Aware Label in Nashville

Nashville recording engineer Logan Buerlein and seasoned music veteran Kiernan McMullan have teamed up to create a refreshing new record label for artists who love their music and want to share it with the world. These talented and dedicated professional have something a little different in mind when it comes to producing and presenting a […]