Posts by Chris Parton:

The Art of Seclusion

After writing in an abandoned rubber band factory for three months, Nashville native and roots-rock poet Rayland Baxter has emerged with Wide Awake, a politically charged anti-manifesto that’s still fun enough to play at a backyard cookout

Happy Place

Following his Hap EP, creative powerhouse Groh is finally making art on his terms

Crazy Like a Fox

Road to Roo champs The Foxies on grunge-dance situations and empowered pop females

Don’t Rock the Jukebox

With Mr. Jukebox, Joshua Hedley keeps traditional country on repeat.

Up in the Air

At Harlan Ruby, one creative family is spreading “sparkle and joy and happiness” across Nashville

The Sweet Spot

With Shugga Hi Bakery and Cafe, sisters Kathy Leslie and Sandra Austin are betting on a Dickerson Pike revival

Happy Days

Sad Baxter cuts through the fog of depression with triumphant grunge pop

Aah, Nuts

At ninety years old, The Peanut Shop offers a piece of Nashville's old Downtown

Tuesday Night Fever

How honky-tonk politician Brendan Malone is making country great again

Lover’s Quarrel

For his full-length debut, Careless Soul, Cale Tyson breaks up with classic country and moves on to a sound straight out of Muscle Shoals

A Good Woman’s Hard to Find

WITH HER DEBUT ALBUM, GOOD WOMAN, BECCA MANCARI OPENS THE DIARY OF A WELL-TRAVELED MISFIT

The Rock Reformer

RON GALLO SETS OUT TO CHANGE THE WORLD WITH HIS GARAGE ROCK MANIFESTO, HEAVY META

School of Pop

After three years of study under Justin Timberlake, The Shadowboxers are ready to make you rethink contemporary pop.

Sweet Mercy

Amanda Shires’ My Piece of Land Maps the Craziness of Becoming a Mom

Hog Wild

Pat Martin builds a mecca to West Tennessee barbecue in the heart of downtown Nashville.