Art of Cameron Bentley KY Ingen Gallery

Have you ever seen a dog kill a snake?  Here’s what happens:   Man’s Best Friend slips up on the reptile, toys with it, stealthily but quickly grabs it, and furiously shakes it from side to side until the snake falls limp.  Shock and awe, basically.  Mother Nature doing what She does. That’s what walking…

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Guy Clark: Stuff That Works…And Why

To be very honest with all of you, I have learned more about music in the past several years than I ever did in the early ones. To go even deeper, I’ve learned more due to the fact I am now willing to do so. My general lack of wisdom (read: cocky youth) had no…

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It’s Not Right But Lefty’s Gone

There’s a restaurant in East Nashville, Marché, where I sometimes have Sunday brunch with my parents. I would never eat there otherwise. It’s a bit fancy (read: expensive) for my taste, but who can resist a free Bloody Mary? Not me. Marché doesn’t have its own parking lot, but there are a few meter spots…

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Duck Duck Punch – Human Chemistry

The 1980’s gave us a lot of bands that embraced new technology and used it to bridge the gap between post-punk and new wave and express paranoia, economic angst, the death of Flower Power, and the fear of a future without it. Duck Duck Punch (Bryan Rudell and Trent Waterman), a great electro duo from…

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DAC: For The Soul & For The Mind Demos of ’71-’74

Over the past half century or so, the country music machine in Nashville has morphed (metastasized?) into a beast barely recognizable to those who once bared their souls at the guitar pulls all around town.  There’s still a vibrant songwriter scene in the city, but those with something to say are relegated to the shadows…

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The Statesboro Revue: Ramble On Privilege Creek

As a child of the 70’s and a lifelong music lover, I remember well the days when my first love, classic Honky Tonk Country Music, had been forced into the back seat of a figurative squad car, hand-cuffed, and door slammed shut. Then this figurative “law” gave way to a brand of country radio that…

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Mudhoney Album Review: Vanishing Point

You know you’re in a kick-ass band when you celebrate your twenty-fifth anniversary by releasing your ninth album.  Mudhoney, one of the best bands to come out of the Seattle grunge scene of the 1990’s (and the most enduring, thank you very much), have given us Vanishing Point.  I don’t know if it’s named after…

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Back To The Basics (Of What I) Love

I have found it remarkably difficult to fully convey my most recent task of putting into typed form just what my experience in Texas was, and what it means to me today. While I have a strong grasp of the English language and a thesaurus, I can also admit when I am overmatched and acknowledge…

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Peter Cooper’s Opening Day Due Out Sept 10

Red Beet Records has announce the release of Peter Cooper’s new record, Opening Day, set for Tuesday, September 10. (There will be a Nashville CD release show on Friday Sept. 13 at the Station Inn.) This is Peter’s third solo release, his finest yet — and that’s saying something. These songs – nine originals and two…

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