Salty Songs and Songwriters

I got to meet country singer and songwriter Cody Jinks on Wednesday, and I am pleased to report that, as his album title asserts, he is Not The Devil. While his merch is full of flaming skulls and his web site depicts him as the black-bearded former death metal artist turned honky tonker that he… Read more »

Strike Up The (Big) Band

TICKETS TO SEE THE NASHVILLE JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH DARRELL SCOTT, ELIZABETH COOK, JOHN COWAN AND THE MCCRARY SISTERS ARE ON SALE NOW AT THIS LINK.    Our executive producer John is a music man through and through. I’ve seen this son of the Motor City, a long time rock and blues guitarist himself, swoon with… Read more »

Hay, Jinks – MCR 1.18.17

From upper left: Jesse Kramer, Cody Jinks, Colin Hay, Old Salt Union, Peter Case.    What do a Scottish-born Australian pop rock star of the 1980s and a bearded former thrash metal singer who now plays hard country music have in common? Just about nothing, except that both are scheduled to play Music City Roots… Read more »

Well Traveled – MCR 1.11.17

  All anyone really wants in life is to feel valued – to be there and make a difference when called on in a pinch. So when Texas band Greyhounds was about to start its second song and guitarist Andrew Trube realized he’d forgotten to bring a beer bottle to the stage to serve as… Read more »