COVID-19 has hit few professions harder than touring musicians. Like players all across the country, when the pandemic shut down live performances, Nashville bassist James “Hags” Haggerty lost his primary source of income. Facing an uncertain future, Haggerty decided to try to make some brea…

Vicki and Ronni Gossett are in an enviable position. A well-respected indie label recently released their debut album Tale of My Lost Love. The all-female surf band La Luz covered the title track. Another song, “Sooner or Later,” has appeared in an episode of the NBC sitcom Young Rock, with …

In an effort to spread some extra love and generate revenue for record stores, artists and labels who were hit especially hard by COVID-19, Record Store Day 2021 is split across two RSD Drops dates: June 12 and July 17. With new CDC guidelines and an increasing number of vaccinated Tennessea…

Mark Harrison, who has lived in Nashville for a quarter-century, doesn’t come across like a typical Nashville rocker. In fact, you might mistake the guitarist, singer and songwriter for a low-key session cat from the past. Harrison speaks carefully and, when you get to know him, humorously a…

He’s been one of the top session musicians in Nashville for three-plus decades. His name has appeared on the back (or on the inside) of more than a thousand albums, usually in some variation on this phrase: “Piano: Matt Rollings.” But with his first solo album since 1990, Rollings’ name is n…

There’s lots of live music to look forward to through the summer — see our Summer Guide for recommendations on outdoor and reduced-capacity shows. But Music City musicians continue to release stacks of great music, and our writers have eight new titles to recommend. Add ’em to your streaming…

To name an album Showtunes is to establish a certain set of expectations. The show tunes genre has a long, rich lineage, one that includes some of music history’s finest songwriters. The storied Great American Songbook is built on show tunes, many of which have become cultural touchstones. 

The Black Keys weren’t sure they were going to release the results of their December 2019 jam with two veterans from Mississippi’s Hill Country blues scene. After all, the session was so impromptu that they didn’t even know what songs they were going to play. But because Kenny Brown and Eric…

The saying “time heals all wounds” often simplifies the complicated process of moving forward from personal turmoil. For Allison Russell, a simple moment led to a creative turning point. While on a tour bus during a trek with her bandmates in Our Native Daughters, Russell was comforting her …

Even in a city like Nashville that’s brimming with music, Monday night is generally thought of as an evening when precious little of interest happens. The organizers of Monday Night Jazz are working hard to disprove that notion. The event, which recently launched its third iteration with a m…