Big Weekend Fun on the Farm

As I grow older, I find myself taking up that time-honored hobby of middle age: worrying about what “the young people” are thinking. In particular I worry that the younger generations might not have the perspective ...

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Meet The Real Bob Carty

You would think that writing about a man with more than 40 years experience as a singer/songwriter, a man who’s been everywhere, done everything and who by rights ought to be famous throughout the world would be easy. more »

Sep 11, 2014 Features (1 Comments)

Way Beyond Just Loud and Louder

Gabe Williams, Drew Hamilton, Nick Sterchi, John Barrett and Mat Turner. They are Folk Killer, and they are brilliant. more »

Sep 4, 2014 Features

Tribute to a True Original

In the year and a half since the passing of native Chattanoogan Dennis Palmer—musician, visual artist and educator—it has become abundantly clear that his influence and inspiration is still deeply felt in the community... more »

Aug 28, 2014 Features

Still Unnamed, But This EP Is Radio-Ready

As much as we tend to eschew labels (particularly in music), there is nothing inherently wrong with them. They have a place and a function. The trouble arises when we attach too much significance to a label... more »

Aug 21, 2014 Features

Multiple Influences, Powerful Melding

Well, kids, today I want to tell you about the band Gunpowder and Pearls—but first I want to get a little chatty and talk about an aspect of my process for writing about bands. I assure you, it will be germane to the task at hand. more »

Aug 14, 2014 Features (1 Comments)

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