Jim Lauderdale was hard at work on an album of traditionally minded country songs when the pandemic brought his progress to a halt in early 2020.
New Releases: Old Sea Brigade By Kristin Whittlesey Ben Cramer, the mastermind behind Old Sea Brigade. Photo by Sophia Matinazad New Releases Share this story! Ben Cramer, the multi-instrumentalist better known as Old Sea Brigade, has been spending a good bit of time in the North Carolina mountains in recent years, building himself a recording …
One morning in November 2013, Andrew Leahey drove with his wife to Vanderbilt hospital. He was scheduled to undergo a craniotomy to remove an acoustic neuroma tangled in the nerves behind his right ear, culminating months of excruciating headaches, strange tones no one else could hear, overwhelming fatigue, loss of balance, and one disastrous medical misdiagnosis.
Saying that Nashville’s network of locally-owned and operated music venues have taken it on the chin the last few years is an understatement. Between a decade of “It-City-itus,” supercharged gentrification, corporate absorption, and a pandemic that put the live music industry on life support, it’s been more like a jackhammer to the breadbasket and parts south.