I got to write about the two albums that tied for #8 on the year-end critics’ poll: Natural Child’s granola-flavored Okey Dokey and Western Medication’s debut LP, The Entertainers’ Secret. Others who made the cut include Margo Price, Sturgill Simpson, William Tyler, and (the face on the cover of the print version) Adia Victoria. Below are links to the article and a like to stream both of these ace full-lengths.
Top Local Albums 2016: The Nashville Scene Critics’ Poll
This is a Writer’s Choice piece for the Nashville Scene “Best Of” issue.
Nashville Scene Writers’ Choice – Best Metal Band: Loss
Hands down, one of the best rock records Nashville has launched in years.
Best Rock Album All Them Witches’ Dying Surfer Meets His Maker
It was an honor to get to write a piece about Paul Booker, a man who made art out of living on the fringe of Nashville.
Best Underground Stalwart We’re Going to Miss Paul Booker
I got to write about Billy Brag, a personal hero. I also got to write up Chapel Hill, NC guitar basher Dex Romwebber
Who to See Tonight (and This Weekend) at AmericanaFest
I had the good fortune to get to see one of my favorite rappers and write it ou for The Nashville Cream.
Del the Funky Homosapien Spits Hits at Exit/In
So this one time, I got to go see Ian Svenonius at Third Man Records in his team of criminals known as Chain and the Gang. Then I got to write about it and create a headline with a Public Enemy reference. Then you got to click below and read it.
Party for Your Right To Fight