Last week I travelled to Nashville to cover Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' show at Bridgestone Arena.
It has been 20 years since the Breeders' "Last Splash" was released and broke into the top 40 -- and yet, judging by the crowd and the band's energy, it was clear that the album has aged well.
International and inter-generational, Nashville band the Dynamites, featuring veteran singer Charles Walker, delivers funk and soul originals with a bang.
Blending classic-rock influences with Southern soul, the Kicks' second studio album "Tonight Changes Everything" makes a strong argument that this Nashville band is ready for the big time.
If you were cooking up a dish of Kevin Gordon's music you'd start with a solid base of rock 'n' roll, and then add in various complimentary ingredients of country, folk and blues.
Possessing a humor that draws fans in, singer-songwriter Todd Snider often covers topics that run much deeper.
It isn't easy being a string band in Nashville. If Music Row doesn't kill your spirit, the competition from the pickers will. But the Farewell Drifters more than hold their own.
For years, Darrell Scott has been one of Nashville's best kept secrets. But with his work with Robert Plant's Band of Joy and a stream of solo albums, fans of roots music have taken notice.
There are no easy labels for Darrell Scott. In his career he's been a first-call session musician in Nashville, a songwriter, performer, collaborator and producer -- and he recently toured with Robert Plant as part of his Band of Joy.